RE General Discussion

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Best hybrid Solar/Wind off-grid system ???

Dear Friends: Im newbie in this field. I should use a laptop 10 hours/day + 2 x 5w lights 4 hours a day. My cab...
Bhikkhu Samahita 0

Triple Hybrid 1.5 Kw Solar, Micro-Hydro, Wind-turbine system.

Friends: My recently installed Triple Hybrid 1.5 Kw Solar, Micro-Hydro, Wind-turbine system is depicted here: ...
Bhikkhu Samahita 5

Questions installing a Solar panel system?

Has anyone installed a Solar panel system themselves and if so is there a way to use the power from the Solar system first befor...
Biohaz25 1

Wind and solar in hilo

Im curently helping my father build a home on hawaii and im hoping to sell him on the Idea of wind and solar power know I dont n...
bob barker 1

Hydro power from 60 foot water falls

I own a 60 ft plus waterfalls I am not sure how to figure out the water flow, it flows year round and was used in the 1800s to s...
Bob Brown 9

Help for newbe?

Hi Folks,  I just discovered AltE and what a great company and this board is excellent info.  I'm planning a smal...
Bob Coco 9

Sun tracking solar hot water system by Solar Resource International

I have a tracking system that just keeps sweeping back and forth. The company was out of Phoenix Arizona. Can I get parts or...
Bob Zaik 10

solar panels

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Bobby Key 5

What type of generator

I'm planning on building an off-grid house in two years.  I plan to use a solar/wind combo with a propane generator for tho...
Bone Scavenger 2

wind-powered fountain

I'd like to build a wind-powered fountain for my garden.  Something on a small scale that wouldn't justify buying a huge tu...
brenda ellis 3

Get Off the Grid with Wind Power

Of all the alternative energy available, wind power is perhaps one of the most practical and effective solutions.  Wind pow...
Bri Hd 4


I want to purchase a windmill to bring electricity to my home.  I am new at this.  I only have 1 3/4 acres of land out...
Brian 1

Need replacement absorber plate

Hi, My freeze protection for my 4'x10' solar hot water panel failed during a cold night and water froze in th...
Brian Dombrowski 3

20 amps at 120v. or 2400w of power

I want to build a system that I can use at an off the grid site. I wanted to know how many 100w panels I would need to power a b...
Brian Eicke 0


Hi eveyone, I'm new to the site. I am a mechanical engineer and am looking to move (back) to MA from Rochester NY....
Brian Lelli 0

New to AE, need some advise

Hi Everyone:Thanks to Hurricane Ivan, my home is now without electricity (I was lucky: most people lost their roofs, if not thei...
Brian Steele 1

The Strive to be independant

Okay so after watching the Al Gore movie, I've decided that I 'm going to build an environmentally friendly house.&nbs...
Brian Wilcox 6

Need information about on the grid solar power

Hello, my name is Brian.  I live in Arizona and am trying to figure out a way to make my electric bill cheaper.  I hav...
brian wirth 2

Tilt Rotor AR-10 Wind Turbine PPT

Hello Everyone, Here is a link to a marketing presentation that was put together for a trade show in Las Vegas last week.&nb...
Bruce Boatner 4

Blackhawk AR-10 Tilt Rotor - In the news!

What's the old saying?  Everybody's famous for 15 minutes?  OK, start your watches. http://www.ktvb...
Bruce Boatner 2

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