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Offline Knowdafish

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Re: Renewable Energy Resources
« Reply #15 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

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« Reply #16 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
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« Reply #17 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

Offline c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n

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« Reply #18 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

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


Geothermal is used in Philippines!

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

Plenty of other supporting articles just google it

Offline OldManBill

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« Reply #19 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 Some of the info is a bit outdated, but still useful.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.

Offline Kid Carabao

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« Reply #20 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

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« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2011, 12:46:09 AM »
Great link Kid!  Defintely a \"keeper\" and a must read for all DIY energy projects.   :)
Louisville, KY USA - Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, PH

Offline Metz

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« Reply #22 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.

Offline BingColin

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« Reply #23 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  :)

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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2012, 12:41:10 AM »
colin, go back and modify your link to drop the semicolon off the end...
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2012, 01:52:02 AM »
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  :)

Interesting forum.

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

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2012, 06:45:18 AM »
colin, go back and modify your link to drop the semicolon off the end...

done, thanks.

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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2012, 06:52:13 AM »
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  :)

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  :(

Offline Metz

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« Reply #28 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.

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« Reply #29 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.  ;)