Yet another successful Homebrew Wind Power workshop, this one sponsored and hosted by Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, thanks to the hard work and efforts of Professor Barbara Sanborn.
Our 2015 class schedule will be going up in the next few days, and be sure to check it regularly or follow us on Facebook, as we'll be rapidly adding classes over the next few weeks.
Fun day at the historic Yahoo Sawmill in Buckville!
Ward needed some 8x8 posts to get going on completing his house, and some dandy big beetle-killed Ponderosa pines blew down in the gales of last winter....
Powered by the PTO on a 1948 FarmAll H, the saw blade dates back farther than that (you can still buy new teeth inserts). Carb rebuild kit on the tractor was all that was needed.
Great news! The class project for our upcoming November 8, 2014 Off-Grid Systems class will be to design electricity and water systems for the Fast Horse family of Wounded Knee, SD, so they can move back to their ancestral lands. More information below!
Right click and save to download the color brochure for the class HERE.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Yellow Springs, Ohio, at Antioch College, September 23-27, 2014
We're offering one final 5-day Wind Turbine Design and Construction (Homebrew Wind Power) class for 2014! This is your last chance to take this awesome class until Spring of 2015. Cost is $800 per student.
You can see the class syllabus here.
Come join us for 6 days of intensive wind power boot camp in Chadron, Nebraska May 31 - June 5, 2014! Learn the practical details of small wind power in a fun, hands-on learning environment at a gorgeous off-grid conference facility.
The new 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC 2014) contains a somewhat controversial new rule intended to protect firefighters who have to work on rooftops where solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are installed - Article 690.12, Rapid Shutdown of PV Systems on Buildings.
It requires a shutdown system with which emergency responders can de-energize the entire solar array within 10 seconds from a clearly-marked central switch before venturing onto a rooftop for firefighting.
A tidy install of eight 6-volt L-16s for a typical small, off-grid home.
How Insulation Can Help to Save Energy
(and earn you federal, state and local tax credits)
Midnite Classic MPPT controller for solar, wind and hydro
First, the helper gin pole goes up by hand, and then the gin pole. Yes, it's a gin pole for the gin pole.
And then the lift; 2 hours 45 minutes total time...(80 meter MET tower)