Glad I found this forum... So many people sharing a common idea to obtain the same results. Freedom! I've read most of this thread complete and only wish I knew what all the acronyms stood for. In general I see that we all would like to see viable alternative energy sources that are real and available now. Of course we know why it is necessary to find the answers on our own.
I have studied everything from Earthships to Rocketstoves and a look at the Stirling Engine along the path. Curating content like Paul does with his massive on-line presence with Permies Forums, and the companion sister sites is by far the best method to get the ideas stirring and with all of you crafty observers taking action viable solutions are just around the corner.
I wrote a small article on the Stirling Parabolic method as being a solution. I would consider it a great honor if you would take a lookproduce electricity at home
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