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Link won't work for me.
 
                        
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It all looks good, but it looks like the system is only available in Africa.  I'd like to at least get the foot-powered generator!
 
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His website is www.solarflower.org, and will have tutorials.

I loved what he said about making his ideas "open source".
 
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concentrating is the easier part.  Line a satellite dish with mirrors and you'll see what I mean....

Turning that heat into something useful is the difficult part.  That small collector wouldn't even produce 50 watts of electricity...
 
                                            
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you could replace the solar chip with a peltier chip and you would get a higher gain than a concentrated solar cell, its cheaper too.
 
                              
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velacreations wrote:
concentrating is the easier part.  Line a satellite dish with mirrors and you'll see what I mean....

Turning that heat into something useful is the difficult part.  That small collector wouldn't even produce 50 watts of electricity...



http://www.permies.com/permaculture-forums/9482_0/alternative-energy/the-best-method-for-solar-energy-generation
 
Don't listen to Steve. Just read this tiny ad:
DIY solar dehydrator - have you built one?
https://permies.com/t/90672/DIY-solar-dehydrator-built
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