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I just ran into Heaps of alternative energy ideas, had to share

 
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I just heard about this site as the survival podcast had him on twice and REALLY got my wheels spinning. Especially the bio gas bit. They didn't mention, but seems like it would be able to handle your refrigeration needs and even easier if combined with root cellar level insulation!

Off the shelf or used propane refrigerators require a very small flame to give lots of cooling.

considering refrigeration would be a major draw of electricity, maybe a biogas version would allow for a smaller power system! Id love to hear any thoughts on this. Seems like lots of upsides, (the by-product is great compost) AND I know a guy who can fix LP refrigerators locally in Post Falls!

Anyway, here is what i found and there are tons of links and rabbit trails from there. I recommend checking out his podcast with Jack too.

http://www.solar1234.com
 
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Casey Halone wrote:
I just heard about this site as the survival podcast had him on twice and REALLY got my wheels spinning. Especially the bio gas bit. They didn't mention, but seems like it would be able to handle your refrigeration needs and even easier if combined with root cellar level insulation!

Off the shelf or used propane refrigerators require a very small flame to give lots of cooling.

considering refrigeration would be a major draw of electricity, maybe a biogas version would allow for a smaller power system! Id love to hear any thoughts on this. Seems like lots of upsides, (the by-product is great compost) AND I know a guy who can fix LP refrigerators locally in Post Falls!

Anyway, here is what i found and there are tons of links and rabbit trails from there. I recommend checking out his podcast with Jack too.

http://www.solar1234.com



Cool, how about using a magnifying glass and the sun to heat for cooling? I too have been impressed with how well those fridges work.
 
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I got lens from an overhead projector. It was very sunny today and I started a fire quick. They are also in projection tvs so you might check with a repair shop.
 
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Casey Halone wrote:
I got lens from an overhead projector. It was very sunny today and I started a fire quick. They are also in projection tvs so you might check with a repair shop.



Gotta find a (free) propane fridge to play with first
 
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