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Why The Coming Oil Crunch Will Shock The World

And why we need a new energy strategy -- fast
Friday, July 6, 2018, 7:42 PM

A responsible global society should have a credible and very publicly-stated energy strategy providing a road map for weaning itself from fossil fuels before they become prohibitively expensive/scarce.

But since we don't have one, the alternative path we're taking is to sleepwalk into the future with no plan for feeding 9 billion people or re-building a crumbled global infrastructure -- let alone facing the additional challenges of running out of critical minerals, dealing with destroyed ecosystems, and being unable to field the necessary fuel and economic complexity to install a brand-new energy infrastructure measuring in the hundreds of quadrillions of BTUs.

This business-as-usual path will be marked by the three D’s: despair, demoralization, and death. » Read more

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Chaz Peling: Backup Power Solutions

Be prepared if the lights suddenly go out
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 1:20 PM

Without electricity, our capability to conduct our modern way of life becomes immediately and severely curtailed. Communication instantly stops. Food quickly spoils. Sundown puts an end to all activity. Air conditioning and water well pumps no longer function.

And as prolonged blackouts often go hand-in-hand with gas shortages, disaster victims are often truly forced into a "dark ages" lifestyle.

This week, Chaz Peling, founder of Sol Solutions, joins the podcast to share his expertise on residential backup power options. The good news is that recent technology advancements offer more robust and affordable solutions than ever before. The bad news is, you have to invest the effort to procure an install them in advance of the next crisis for them to be of use. » Read more

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AspectSolar - Deal of the Week

AspectSolar - Special Savings

Reliable portable solar systems
Friday, June 5, 2015, 7:58 PM

5% Special Discount for PeakProsperity.com Readers

We are pleased to announce that PrepareDirect is offering PeakProsperity.com members an exclusive discount of 5% off Aspect Solar hardware and accessories. » Read more

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How Solar Rooftop Installations Can Protect America's Energy Security

How Solar Rooftop Installations Can Protect America's Energy Security

Save energy. Create jobs. Protect from 'grid-down' threat. Just don't hold your breath...

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Building a Fresnel Solar Cooker

Simple Solar DIY
Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 5:23 PM

An awesome tutorial on how to build a high powered solar cooker using a Fresnel Lens.  Time to find an old rear projection TV on Craiglist. 

http://graywolfsurvival.com/84068/solar-diy-building-fresnel-solar-cooker/

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How To Construct A Simple Solar-Powered Water Heater

How To Construct A Simple Solar-Powered Water Heater

A how-to guide for inexpensive construction

What Should I Do?

Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater

Solar water heater using a thermosiphon loop
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 5:18 PM

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 efficient method for solar water heating and works rather slowly, it effectively demonstrates the operation of a thermosiphon and its connection to hot water storage.

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Energy Economics - Crash Course Chapter 19

THE reason why growth will be more scarce in the future
Friday, October 24, 2014, 7:45 PM

The central point to this latest video is this: as we’ve shown in previous chapters of the Crash Course, our global economy depends on continual growth to function. And not just any kind of growth; but exponential growth.

But in order to grow, it must receive an ever-increasing input supply of affordable energy and resources from the natural world. What I’m about to show you is a preponderance of data that indicates those inputs will just not be there in the volumes needed to supply the growth that the world economy is counting on. » Read more

Daily Prep

Solar Water Heating Basics

Learn the ins and outs of solar water heating
Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:35 PM

A great summary article and information to get you thinking about and installing a solar hot water system.

http://commonsensehome.com/solar-water-heating/

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No Solar Roadways Anytime Soon

Sadly, bad science & scant common sense
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 11:54 AM

Recently, the idea of creating 'solar roadways' s is sweeping across the social media universe. A lot of emails are hitting my inbox as people want to know what I think of this marvelous idea.

Sadly, the concept as pitched is awful. » Read more