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It’s Your Money => Building in the Philippines => Topic started by: Gray Wolf on January 29, 2008, 09:19:24 AM

Title: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on January 29, 2008, 09:19:24 AM
If you\'re thinking of building your own home in the Philippines, you probably have wondered how to make your home more eco-friendly, self sufficient or perhaps just more energy efficient.  Here are some resources to help you decide what would work for your home design and budget.  Many of these are home made designs while others are state of the art technology modified for individual or small community use.  There are also some links for information to help the non-techie understand how things work.

Homemade BioDigester
http://www.habmigern2003.info/biogas/Baron-digester/Baron-digester.htm

How to Make a Solar Power Generator
http://www.rain.org/~philfear/how2solar.html

Renewable Energy Businesses in the Philippines:
http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byGeo/byC/Philippines/byP/byProd.shtml

Renewable Energy Labs website:
http://www.nrel.gov/

How Stuff Works -- Science for the common man:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/electricity.htm

Solar Water Heating Systems:
http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byP/solar/sWH/byGeo/byC/Philippines/Philippines.shtml

Solar Water Heating Systems
http://www.sunearthinc.com/





Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: RUFUS on January 29, 2008, 05:45:24 PM
cool ...

i have been becoming more interested in this stuff lately.
for here and future use in the PI.

RUFUS
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: grizzi on March 03, 2008, 09:03:18 PM
And another tip, if you want to know more about self sufficiency and renewable energy, get a copy of Mother Earth News..better yet, a subscription. It has many wonderful ideas... 8)

I personally thought about making the lighting in my girlfriends SariSari store and Carrendaria 12v and making up my own generation system using the year round creek that runs past the house. Just another thing to add to my list when I retire... ;D
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on March 03, 2008, 11:46:02 PM
And another tip, if you want to know more about self sufficiency and renewable energy, get a copy of Mother Earth News..better yet, a subscription. It has many wonderful ideas... 8)

I personally thought about making the lighting in my girlfriends SariSari store and Carrendaria 12v and making up my own generation system using the year round creek that runs past the house. Just another thing to add to my list when I retire... ;D

Greg,

Good idea!  12volt systems are relatively easy to find and simple to maintain by using a battery storage system.  There are small hydroelectric generators available.  I used to have a link, but lost it somewhere along the line of crashed computers.   :D  Do a Google search for hydroelectric systems in the RP and see if you can find a good link to add to our list.  Many of us could take advantage of this knowledge, maybe even on a larger community effort.

Jack
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: stillbilly2002 on March 04, 2008, 07:21:38 AM
 :) what great links.......... thanks , some of us have a lot to learn .......... ;D
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on March 18, 2010, 11:41:08 PM
I found the original Renewable Energy Resources topic buried in the archives.  I\'ve made it a sticky so it will always be seen at or near the top of the list of topics in the board \"Building in the Philippines\"

I\'ve checked the links and they all work.  Feel free to add your own links, just make sure they work and that the links abide by our rules prohibiting self-promotion. 

Save any discussion about renewable energy for the proper topics, found elsewhere in this board.  This topic is reserved specifically for the sources of renewable energy systems. 
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on March 18, 2010, 11:50:03 PM
Philippines harnessing small-scale wind power

http://www.undp.org.ph/?link=news&news_id=338&fa=3


MINI-WIND TURBINE GENERATOR SYSTEM - Article

http://tinyurl.com/yzb779m



Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: on June 09, 2010, 03:35:46 PM
Well now Gray, give you-self another chauk mark on that AT-A-BOY board.

Just watch out for those Ah-Shi*s though!!  ;D

Not so sure about wind generation here in the Philippines???

I guess it depends on location within or on an Islands in the Country?

My buddy is at the 1,500\' mark in the mountains of Bacong, Negros, next to a deep 1/4 mile ± gorge and doesn\'t figure after a few years living there that wind power would be the way to go.
B-Ray
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on June 10, 2010, 09:21:01 PM
Thanks B-Ray!  I\'ll take any Atta Boy I can get at this point.   ;D

The property we choose for our house will depend on several things, not the least of which is the prevailing winds and proximity to a free running creek or river.  If we can find the right piece of land, I\'ll make use of all available resources to generate as much \"free\" power as I can. 

I\'m especially interested in the possibilities offered by using a bio-digester to convert \"natural\" sources of methane into useable cooking gas.  I\'ve seen several examples of this and it appears very workable.  All you need is a few animals to generate poo and you can collect the methane for use in your kitchen cooking.  I wouldn\'t completely rely on this, but let\'s face it, if I can generate any amount of power, electrical or otherwise, then that\'s just that much less I\'ll have to purchase. 

This is one of the main reasons I\'ll be looking at buying at least 1.5-2 hectares of land for our house.  I don\'t intend to raise pigs, ducks or any other animal right next to my bedroom window.   I ain\'t that dumb!  ;D 
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: on June 12, 2010, 01:11:02 AM
Ah yes....hydro, now that\'s the one that has interested me since a reader of Mother Earth News Pub for a decade back in the 70\'s. With a decade now in the bicycle business dealing with gear ratios and sealed bearing hubs, even more so today.

In fact, bicycle parts can be used in wind generation projects also.

Also something to think about is an underground air cooling system for a house.
B-Ray 
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: southern92 on June 23, 2010, 07:19:56 AM
What about Thermal??  I recall living in Napoli and there was a pump that sent water down about 80m or so and back up came the hot water.  Free hot water for life!
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: on June 23, 2010, 12:04:04 PM
In the Philippines there is Thermal power plant(s?) and talking about more.

If such a plant is done like other Countries with taking the steam back to a liquid and pumping back in the area  in a different location, it should be endless power.
B-Ray

What about Thermal??  I recall living in Napoli and there was a pump that sent water down about 80m or so and back up came the hot water.  Free hot water for life!
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Knowdafish on June 23, 2010, 01:39:02 PM
Geothermal plant in Valencia, Negros Oriental

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_power_in_the_Philippines

The predominant source of power generation in Iceland is geothermal.
In some areas of Iceland they use it for an unlimited source of  hot water for homes too!
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: on July 22, 2010, 01:20:48 PM
\"Geothermal plant in Valencia, Negros Oriental\"

Then the question is...................WhY SO MANY BROWN OUTS from 10/15 minutes to all day PLUS???

UNLESS, the popular feeling is to SPIN the friggen meters on start-up.

HUMMMM, if so.......... maybe I need to find a drop out when the power goes off and reset manually when everybody in the subdivision has power???
B-Ray

 
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: coutts00 on July 22, 2010, 01:56:58 PM
They need to sacrifice a virgin to the Volcano God every so often to appease them...
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Knowdafish on July 22, 2010, 02:50:04 PM
Then the question is...................Why SO MANY BROWN OUTS from 10/15 minutes to all day PLUS???

\"We need to trim too many trees sir.\"   ???   ;D
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: RUFUS on July 23, 2010, 01:28:05 AM
The predominant source of power generation in Iceland is geothermal.
In some areas of Iceland they use it for an unlimited source of  hot water for homes too!

Even Podunk Oregon uses geothermal... so can the Philippines

http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=7342952
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: on January 07, 2011, 10:08:30 AM
I realize this thread is like 7 months old.

But, with new members and how the world is turning so fast these days, MAYBE some new information can be added?
B-Ray
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n on January 07, 2011, 07:09:34 PM
The predominant source of power generation in Iceland is geothermal.
In some areas of Iceland they use it for an unlimited source of  hot water for homes too!

Even Podunk Oregon uses geothermal... so can the Philippines

[url]http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/national_world&id=7342952[/url]


Geothermal is used in Philippines!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_power_in_the_Philippines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geothermal_power_in_the_Philippines)

Plenty of other supporting articles just google it
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: OldManBill on October 29, 2011, 02:37:15 AM
There is an old book from Reader Digest available in reprints called \"Back to Basics\". It has some good info about where to begin with wind, water, and solar power. Some of the info is a bit outdated, but still useful. It also contains info in it from how to make your own paint to making your own softdrinks. Dont confuse the two. ;) Its part of my DIY library.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Kid Carabao on December 14, 2011, 12:29:07 AM
I really like Home Power Magazine.  http://homepower.com/home/

Believe it began over 20 years ago as a do-it-yourselfer and still is a great resource for DIY.  Today solar and wind power dominate.  Archives are amazing. 

Kid Carabao
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on December 14, 2011, 12:46:09 AM
Great link Kid!  Defintely a \"keeper\" and a must read for all DIY energy projects.   :)
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Metz on January 04, 2012, 08:30:52 AM
If you want some cheap solar, you have to make it yourself.  Buy the solar cells, watch the free videos on YouTube, learn how to solder. 

The good reputable solar places will sell solar cells at around $2-2.50 for a 4.6 watt solar cell.  It will take around $250 to build a 250 watt solar panel, plus the inverter and deep cycle  batteries which are 5000 pesos each on sulit.  Save the headache. Import the cells which you can fit enough for 1000 watts in a jumbo balikbayan box. Get the inverter wires and battery locally on sulit.  We are doing 500 watts of solar cells which will power the lights, fan, and computers for about $1000.  Cheaper than a gas generator in the long run.

For wind, you can google \"axial flux generator\"  there are several DIY how to generators out there.  I\'m surprised some crafty Filipino has not already started making them at a good price.  Alas sulit only has one guy selling them at a higher price than the US.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: BingColin on January 21, 2012, 02:01:42 PM
Just been searching for replacement cells for my battery drill, and found this forum http://board.fieldlines.com it discusses all alternative sources of power such as solar, wind etc.

I found from one discussion that it is cheaper to buy a complete new drill than re-cell mine  :( A good suggestion was to just run a lead to an external 12v battery  :)
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: RUFUS on January 22, 2012, 12:41:10 AM
colin, go back and modify your link to drop the semicolon off the end...
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Lunkan on January 22, 2012, 01:52:02 AM
Just been searching for replacement cells for my battery drill, and found this forum [url]http://board.fieldlines.com;[/url] it discusses all alternative sources of power such as solar, wind etc.

I found from one discussion that it is cheaper to buy a complete new drill than re-cell mine  :( A good suggestion was to just run a lead to an external 12v battery  :)

Interesting forum.

Concerning your drill someone told the cheapest solution can be employing Filipinos to drill by hand :)
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: BingColin on January 22, 2012, 06:45:18 AM
colin, go back and modify your link to drop the semicolon off the end...

done, thanks.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: BingColin on January 22, 2012, 06:52:13 AM
Just been searching for replacement cells for my battery drill, and found this forum [url]http://board.fieldlines.com;[/url] it discusses all alternative sources of power such as solar, wind etc.

I found from one discussion that it is cheaper to buy a complete new drill than re-cell mine  :( A good suggestion was to just run a lead to an external 12v battery  :)

Interesting forum.

Concerning your drill someone told the cheapest solution can be employing Filipinos to drill by hand :)


Hard on the hands in solid concrete ;D

A lot of Filipino workers can\'t afford tools so they borrow mine  :(
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Metz on January 22, 2012, 10:02:52 AM
I\'m my house we have a strict, no tool lending policy.  No renting either.  My tools are soon to be my bread and butter.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: OldManBill on June 17, 2012, 08:11:45 PM
If you have cattle of any kind, you can always build a methane digester and convert a gas generator to use it...for the \"rare\" blackouts Ive heard about in the RP.  ;)
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on June 18, 2012, 07:24:18 AM
OMB,

\"Methane digester\" is an incorrect term.  It\'s actually called a Bio-Digester and it creates methane.  You can use most any kind of waste matter as \"fuel\", including your own.
    
Here\'s a link to one guy\'s construction plans, complete with photos and drawings
http://www.appropedia.org/Home_biogas_system_%28Philippine_BioDigesters%29 (http://www.appropedia.org/Home_biogas_system_%28Philippine_BioDigesters%29)

This is a link to his BioFuels website
http://www.biofuelswork.com/index.php (http://www.biofuelswork.com/index.php)

Very interesting stuff on his website!
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Metz on June 18, 2012, 08:29:45 AM
The wood gasifier is also a good device to check in to.  You can run a car, boat, jeep, generator, or cook stove with wood that is converted into gas to power the vehicle.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: OldManBill on June 18, 2012, 09:44:57 AM
Must be the \"new\" name for it, GW. Like Bio-diesel instead of cracked vegetable oil. The plans I have for it were made 30 years ago. Ive always been interested in power systems, not to save the enviroment, but because I am a cheap son of a gun.  ;D
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Metz on June 18, 2012, 08:39:36 PM
http://gekgasifier.com/  see this for a wood gasifier...
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: OldManBill on June 19, 2012, 08:00:19 PM

Yep, everything is bio-this or bio-that.  The Philippines is a great place to work on bio-fuels.  They have lots of natural ingredients readily available for converting and storing methane, as well as plants for making your own bio-diesel.  I\'ll seldom have a dull day with all the projects I have planned.   ;)  :)

I know what you mean. When I was in my late 20\'s, I designed a hydroelectric system that didnt require a large body of water, like a lake. Unfortunately, I didnt have the money to build a large scale prototype. The small scale one worked, but the patent lawyers I contacted said I needed one to obtain a patent. I still have the designs, but not the time. Like you, I cant wait until I have the time and money to put it into action. The RP sounds good based on the lower materials/labor costs.

The renaming of things really gets to me sometimes. Especially the \"organic\" this and that. Organic beans, organic meat, organic fruits... For pete\'s sake, we certainly arent going to eat inorganic foods. I mean, a granite turkey would be a bit hard to slice. Lead celery? Cast iron potatoes?  ::) :: ;) ;D Although, I had an ex gf who\'s biscuits were as hard as cast iron. lol
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: richardsinger on June 19, 2012, 11:52:54 PM
I know what you mean. When I was in my late 20\'s, I designed a hydroelectric system that didnt require a large body of water, like a lake. Unfortunately, I didnt have the money to build a large scale prototype. The small scale one worked, but the patent lawyers I contacted said I needed one to obtain a patent. I still have the designs, but not the time. Like you, I cant wait until I have the time and money to put it into action. The RP sounds good based on the lower materials/labor costs.

Bill, it ounds like you were unlucky with your patent lawyers. You don\'t actually need a working prototype to get a patent, you just need to word the patent application carefully to satisfy the examiners that there is novelty (something new) in your idea, and that it is based on sound principles. I filed several successful patent applications (for my previous employer) and never had to demonstrate a prototype.

But apart from that Bill, I am not sure if a patent would give you much protection in Philippines anyway. If you come and sell a good system that has a viable commercial purpose, I am sure there will be competition based on local copies available soon enough, whether or not you have a patent for it. Making sure that your new invention/business idea has a relatively high start-up cost could reduce the number of local competitors initially and maybe buy you some time to market advantage.

Richard
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: OldManBill on June 20, 2012, 03:16:39 AM

............The renaming of things really gets to me sometimes. Especially the \"organic\" this and that. Organic beans, organic meat, organic fruits... For pete\'s sake, we certainly arent going to eat inorganic foods. I mean, a granite turkey would be a bit hard to slice. Lead celery? Cast iron potatoes?  ::) :: ;) ;D Although, I had an ex gf who\'s biscuits were as hard as cast iron. lol

OMB, I\'ve had some bisquits here in the south that the Canadians could use as hockey pucks.  ;D

I know what you mean, lol. I asked her if one of her ancestors had created the recipe as a replacement for iron during the Civil War. Maybe to replace grapshot. lol She didnt like that too much. lol ;D
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: OldManBill on June 20, 2012, 03:32:46 AM
Bill, it ounds like you were unlucky with your patent lawyers. You don\'t actually need a working prototype to get a patent, you just need to word the patent application carefully to satisfy the examiners that there is novelty (something new) in your idea, and that it is based on sound principles. I filed several successful patent applications (for my previous employer) and never had to demonstrate a prototype.

But apart from that Bill, I am not sure if a patent would give you much protection in Philippines anyway. If you come and sell a good system that has a viable commercial purpose, I am sure there will be competition based on local copies available soon enough, whether or not you have a patent for it. Making sure that your new invention/business idea has a relatively high start-up cost could reduce the number of local competitors initially and maybe buy you some time to market advantage.

Richard

Thanks for the information, Richard.

I dont think I would have much competition. The estimated cost for each system, just materials/labor/misc., would be about $18,000. On the upside, it is low maintenance, no brownouts/blackouts, and will last 25+ years as long as you maintain it. There is no trashrack and you only need to lubricate the moving parts once a year (the turbines, generators). Of course, if I built the generators and turbines myself, the cost per unit would decrease and it wouldnt be that difficult to adapt the system to carry 220v and 110v.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: swandivr on November 12, 2012, 05:15:05 PM
I thought we had a member here who builds and sells gasifiers,but I can't seem to find it now.I'll keep looking,it may be too expensive for me to contemplate,but it is always something to think about.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on November 12, 2012, 10:06:33 PM
Are you interested in making your own fuel? There is a lot of info available online about gasification.  Some of the homemade systems I've seen are relatively cheap and simple to make.  There are quite a few YouTube videos showing various setups for making fuel from common materials.  HTH   :)
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: swandivr on November 14, 2012, 09:16:52 PM
Making my own fuel...or a home power situation.Just thinking out loud mainly.We have a half acre here where we currently reside.We are on a river,but being so close to the ocean (1/2 mile) that the only movement we get is due to the tides.We also have a hectare over on the coast nearby.I have long thought about using some sort of tidal generator there.The wife prefers it here on the 1/2 acre..(it's near the family....you all understand the notion I am sure).I've also thought about building solar panels,but I had heard that heat affects the efficiency.I dunno exactly what to do,as I don't know much about no 'lectric...or gasifiers and such.I don't learn very well from drawings..I just can't "see" it if you know what I mean.If I could find good instructional videos that would be nice.I couldn't follow a drawing to drive a screw if it showed the screwdriver inserted in the screw along with arrows showing rotation etc.,but show me a video,and I'll be screwin with the best of 'em.  :)

I know that one of the members here sold Gasifiers (and something else too),and had a website and everything.I thought I had it bookmarked,but alas I have misplaced it or something.I don't think it was Metz tho.The guy I am thinking about had a diffferent handle.Oh well,likely more that I could afford to pay anyway.I have looked at quite a few gasifier videos,but I don't remember seeing one that was very descriptive.Maybe for folks who had a basic understanding,but most videos aren't geared to the total dufus.Lol
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Art, just a re(tired) Fil-Am on November 14, 2012, 09:53:51 PM
Just did a Google search on gasifiers:

https://www.google.com/search?source=ig&rlz=&q=gasifiers+for+sale+in+the+Philippines&oq=&gs_l=

http://www.crushermaker.com/country11-15/gasifier-for-sale-in-philippines.html

Also You Tube has plenty of video clips on gasifiers:

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wood+gasifiers&oq=gasifiers&gs_l=youtube.1.1.0j0i5.4458.7435.0.9710.9.7.0.2.2.0.255.352.6j0j1.7.0...0.0...1ac.1.mRs-txUGO_U

For solar equipment:

http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/PH/solar-system-for-sale.html
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on April 30, 2013, 11:50:55 PM
[url]http://gekgasifier.com/[/url] ([url]http://gekgasifier.com/[/url])  see this for a wood gasifier...


Is this the post you were looking for?
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: fred on December 27, 2013, 06:18:48 AM
Are you interested in making your own fuel? There is a lot of info available online about gasification.  Some of the homemade systems I've seen are relatively cheap and simple to make.  There are quite a few YouTube videos showing various setups for making fuel from common materials.  HTH   :)

I built a palay gasifier with a fan and the thing goes like a rocket!!
It can burn sawdust and dry Mahogany leaves etc too,but the material have to be loaded into the chamber differently..
Ive boiled a full kettle of water in less that 3 minutes!!
Man,this is fun!
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: FMSINC on July 03, 2014, 03:59:51 PM
Fred,

The gasifier works well for replacement of LPG but you start running into trouble when you try to run an IC generator on it due to the tar in the gas

After a while it will close the valves and you need to remove the heads to free them.

Been to several gasification power plants 1-2 MW installed in rice mills here.

They all have major problems with tar build up in the engines even though they have wet scrubbers and Electrostatic gas cleaners

Watch out if it bridges over it may turn into an IED

Tom / Roxas City
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Lei on July 20, 2014, 04:15:14 PM
Does this qualify as a renewable energy resources...the Super Kalan? A couple of wood sticks will cook you dinner. I just bought one for my house in Baguio and one for the province. Not bad and kinda fun testing it. My brother is cooking Filipino beef stew for dinner using the super Kalan. It should save me a few hundred pesos a month and helped reduced my carbon footprints lol.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Gray Wolf on July 20, 2014, 10:22:48 PM
That's a very neat little cooking stove!  Where did you find it and how much did it cost?  I'd like to replace the junky little charcoal burner my family uses.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Leinster Lad on July 21, 2014, 05:31:28 AM
helped reduced my carbon footprints lol.

Not really sure this will reduce your carbon foot print.
Think of all the carbon that is stored in the wood, be re-released into the atmosphere :o

Pretty sure gas is still the best option ( besides solar power PV powering an electric hot plate )
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Lei on July 21, 2014, 11:23:57 AM
Thanks Leinster Lad for pointing that out. What I know about wood is that it is made of carbon and is renewable and sustainable. But Burning it is a different story, I didn't think about it. It releases gases and airborne particles into the air. Whether it's bad for the ozone layer, I don't know. In my mind, I was thinking of LPG gas which is a fossil fuel and non renewable. I was thinking of the vast energy needed to extract the gas from underneath the earth until it's delivered to your kitchen compared to the little twigs that I pruned from the tree, or the leftover wood/bamboo materials from the construction. The super Kalan or a rocket stove that I was talking about uses just a couple of small twigs once the fire is started. The smoke is not in your face so you are not inhaling the smoke. An hour of wood smoke going up in the air for sure is a better alternative to the smoke coming out of one's car or a tricycle or a jeep and is a good mosquito repellent! Never mind that your hair and your clothing smell smoke after cooking! Oppps that is not a good argument lol. But anyway, not many can afford to install a solar panel and if you are living in Baguio where only during the summer time that you can have a 4 or 5 hour sun during the day what is then a better alternative.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Leinster Lad on July 21, 2014, 11:45:41 AM
Hi Julie,
at least wood is "carbon neutral" in that as it goes, it stores the carbon, then, when it decomposes or is burnt, it releases the carbon.
Really has nothing to do with the ozone layer.... this is associated with hydroflurocarbons ( refrigeration gas ) in the upper atmosphere.

Carbon, as CO2 gas, acts as a blanket and as such, slows down the loss of heat from the planet.

Nature has evolved to a very fine balance of all "things"
This balance point is such that it allows life to exist.
When the balance point moves too far from our current "ideal" point........ well......life as we know it will be gone.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Lei on July 21, 2014, 11:52:14 AM
That's a very neat little cooking stove!  Where did you find it and how much did it cost?  I'd like to replace the junky little charcoal burner my family uses.
Hehe Kuya Art I be happy to tell you here where I got it as long as I don't get in trouble for advertising the business. It cost I think 2500 pesos( sori, getting senile due to old age) and locally made in La Union.
Title: Re: Renewable Energy Resources
Post by: Lei on July 21, 2014, 11:58:56 AM
Hi Julie,
at least wood is "carbon neutral" in that as it goes, it stores the carbon, then, when it decomposes or is burnt, it releases the carbon.
Really has nothing to do with the ozone layer.... this is associated with hydroflurocarbons ( refrigeration gas ) in the upper atmosphere.

Carbon, as CO2 gas, acts as a blanket and as such, slows down the loss of heat from the planet.

Nature has evolved to a very fine balance of all "things"
This balance point is such that it allows life to exist.
When the balance point moves too far from our current "ideal" point........ well......life as we know it will be gone.
Thank you. Just to let you know I flunked chemistry twice in college. My professor took pity on me gave me a passing grade so I can graduate.  Lol.