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How rooftop solar can prevent the apocalypse

Here's an article explaining the dangers of a takedown of the US electrical grid and how a distributed national network of rooftop solar installations would offer one of the best defenses against such a dire scenario. The article also details the ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Mar 30 2015 - 2:34pm - 29 comments - 0 attachments

Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater

Cross-posting from the WSID blog series This is a very simple design for a batch-type solar water heater that uses a thermosiphon loop to move water between a solar thermal collector and a storage barrel. While it’s not the most ...

Discussion - Adam Taggart - Dec 4 2014 - 5:46pm - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Solar Power Cooperatives

As I wrote in a post in the Michael Shuman interview thread, I have joined a solar power cooperative here in my area of Switzerland and I would like to share what I know so far about how this cooperative works, and also some of the technical aspects ...

Discussion - HughK - Mar 24 2014 - 7:52am - 4 comments - 0 attachments

Alternative Energy Tourist

Last year we went on vacation to a writing retreat in the wilds of Michigan during an off-peak season at a Boy Scouts camp. The had a very impressive solar array, that made enough power for 1/3 of their kitchen when the huge camp was full of campers ...

Discussion - Wendy S. Delmater - Feb 21 2013 - 10:09pm - 1 comment - 0 attachments

Need practical advice on solar system

Hi, I am about to plunge for the first time into the solar world... I am going to buy a 100W (12V) panel, 20A charge controller, battery and 12V/220V converter. The idea is to "wet my feet" with this small off-grid system, and I would ...

Discussion - z - Sep 12 2012 - 3:37am - 6 comments - 0 attachments

Saskatchewan Resiliency Forum

To create connections through various manners with others of this region.  Learning skills and developing knowledge in order to be best prepared for our future.  To create educational events in our region to help prepare others for a different future.  ...

Group - citizenman - Jun 22 2012 - 10:47pm - 0 comments