Homemade Power


CCAT- Campus Center for Appropriate Technology- http://humboldt.edu/~ccat/

Goal is to demonstrate that living lightly on the earth is neither burdensome nor difficult.  Provides information on evaluating technologies through social, economic and environmental impact.  General info provided on renewable energy, pedal power, water products (recycling, compost toilets, etc.), waste, gardening, material and products, of course with links.  Published 2001. AM


Home Power- www.homwpower.com

Hands on journal of homemade power.  Published for 15 years, online is free! Maps with solar and wind data, event listings international and state-by-state, and links indexed with separate area for advertising links. Updated monthly AM



This website has resources for rural landowners.  It provides information on harvesting wind, biomass power and fuels, solar energy for stock watering, and geothermal heating.  There are links to other energy related websites.  Upcoming renewable energy conferences in the Pacific Northwest are posted.  This site is maintained by Climate Solutions, a non-profit organization with the goal of building awareness of the benefits of renewable energy technologies and support implementation through technical and educational resources.  The site is updated on a fairly regular basis. WM



Journey to forever is a “pioneering expedition” by a small NGO involved in environmental and rural development work.  The expedition will focus on soil and water issues, sustainable farming, sustainable technologies, and family nutrition.  The site has a lot of information on a wide variety of topics including:  organic farming, composting, rural & community development, BIOFUELS (mostly biodiesel), and solar cookers. MD



An Introduction to Biogas

This site is useful because it clearly explains biogas production in understandable terms.  There are slide shows that contain detailed information on anaerobic digestion and “plug-flow digesters.”  The photo gallery is particularly helpful in showing the variety of bio-digesters built in the past.  I like this site because it shows how diverse digesters are in relation to location, size and type of effluent being used.  With a little ingenuity, one can build their own bio-digester for production of electricity and fertilizer.  BB



This web site (www.flexyourpower.ca.gov/state/fyp/fyp_homepage.jsp) is maintained by the State of California and is kept current. This web site has a few energy saving tips for residents, government, agriculture, and industry. It also has basic information on renewable energy. But what I like most about this web site is its database for rebates and incentives for Californian residents using energy-efficient technologies. SF



Maintained by Wilson Strategies this web site (www.energyhawk.com/) contains consumer information on appliance efficiency, government policy, and many links to alternative energy web sites. SF



Home Energy Magazine is a nonprofit organization that maintains this web site (www.homeenergy.org/homeenergy.html). It includes information on residential energy conservation, articles for do-it-your-self home owners and a training calendar for contractors to build more energy-efficient homes. SF



This is a personal web site of a couple that lives in Portland Oregon. On it is a collection of articles written about them from various newspapers as well as articles they have written or collected and posted. There are some links within articles to external sources, but not many. I like this page because it gives you a good idea of what things you can do to achieve sustainability on a small scale for yourself. It was last updated about a year ago. E