From: sr on
Solar , cheaper in Wales, (even us poor people will be able to afford
solar, eventually)

March 8, 2007 10:52 AM

http://money.cnn.com/2009/02/16/smallbusiness/wales_solar_power.fsb/index.htm

Green" entrepreneur Robert Hertzberg is making solar panels in an unlikely
spot: Wales. He tells Sheila MacVicar the panels can work despite the
clouds, and says Europeans are open to the technology Most of his rivals
produce silicon solar panels for the first world. Hertzberg is building
silicon-free solar strips, and says his earliest customers are in the
developing world, especially Africa and India. Most solar companies seek
government handouts; Hertzberg avoids them like the plague. And while few
solar firms would think of bringing their product to a cloudy climate,
Hertzberg set up his headquarters in Wales - in part to prove that G24i's
technology can work anywhere.

When the hot water tank quite, I did a little solar tech. myself. caught
rain water in barrel on South side, it was hot enough in the afternoon to
use as warm water.



"Al" <albundy2(a)mailinator.com> wrote in message
news:ff7bdee8-03d2-4b85-83be-d93a4023907f(a)k17g2000yqb.googlegroups.com...
> On Oct 17, 3:54 pm, "sr" <solo...(a)uninets.net> wrote:
>> There seems to be so many survival suggestions, and techniques, how to do
>> much with little to do with,
>> made for an interesting group.
>> Wish I had the money I spent on mobil solar panels, crank up radios, etc.
>> That I really never
>> figured out. Than again, if cap and trade goes through, ---- guess I'll
>> hang on to the stuff
>> a little longer, now that I think about it.
>
> I'm sure many here were here back then. It seems like yesterday.
> Frugal tips are always welcome here. If you had trouble figuring out a
> crank up radio, you are not made for survival.
> The crank up flashlights I see from China use a NiCad battery that is
> charged with the cranking. NiCads have a limited lifespan so the light
> won't work when it expires. Lately, the Chinese are using high density
> capacitors to hold a charge and they should last almost forever. With
> just a 30' charge, they can power a small model plane for a decent
> flight. Maybe we need a new crisis to highlight some of these simple
> technologies.


From: Gary Heston on
In article <36184$4ada2117$ccb58419$18196(a)ispn.net>,
sr <solos42(a)uninets.net> wrote:
>There seems to be so many survival suggestions, and techniques, how to do
>much with little to do with,
>made for an interesting group.

I've been on Usenet since about 1989.

>Wish I had the money I spent on mobil solar panels, crank up radios, etc.
>That I really never
>figured out. Than again, if cap and trade goes through, ---- guess I'll
>hang on to the stuff
>a little longer, now that I think about it.

You should be able to find plenty of information about how to set up and
use any of it. Research and practice now, and archive printed copies in
the event that you lose internet access and can't refer back to online
resources.

While you're at it, look up information how to properly store emergency
and survival material. Some, like food and batteries, needs to be rotated
periodically.


Gary

--
Gary Heston gheston(a)hiwaay.net http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
"Where large, expensive pieces of exotic woods are converted to valueless,
hard to dispose of sawdust, chips and scraps." Charlie B.s' definition of
woodworking.
From: sr on
"The Real Bev" <bashley101(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:hbdg2h$bp8$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
> Al wrote:
>
>> On Oct 17, 3:54 pm, "sr" <solo...(a)uninets.net> wrote:
>Al said

Maybe we need a new crisis to
>> highlight some of these simple technologies.
>
> Unlikely that a new crisis would help. Katrina presented an interesting
> new
> crisis which seemed to generate more whining and dependency than simple
> and
> practical solutions.
>
> --
> Cheers, Bev
> -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
> I bought a tape called "Subliminal Advertising"
> The next day I bought 47 more.
Good Quip:
love your tags, felt good to have a laugh today, thanks Bev


From: sr on
Good suggestion.
Not knowing much about computers.Back than,
and not anymore today,
I did put all that
information on frugal living and survival tips ,on the computer ,I lost
all of it, along with my income tax returns, stocks, all gone

So, when the Big Bang didn't happen, what did you think?

"Gary Heston" <gheston(a)hiwaay.net> wrote in message
news:U76dnQhlG_9G5kfXnZ2dnUVZ_gWdnZ2d(a)posted.hiwaay2...
> In article <36184$4ada2117$ccb58419$18196(a)ispn.net>,
> sr <solos42(a)uninets.net> wrote:
>>There seems to be so many survival suggestions, and techniques, how to do
>>much with little to do with,
>>made for an interesting group.
>
> I've been on Usenet since about 1989.
>
>>Wish I had the money I spent on mobil solar panels, crank up radios, etc.
>>That I really never
>>figured out. Than again, if cap and trade goes through, ---- guess I'll
>>hang on to the stuff
>>a little longer, now that I think about it.
>
> You should be able to find plenty of information about how to set up and
> use any of it. Research and practice now, and archive printed copies in
> the event that you lose internet access and can't refer back to online
> resources.
>
> While you're at it, look up information how to properly store emergency
> and survival material. Some, like food and batteries, needs to be rotated
> periodically.
>
>
> Gary
>
> --
> Gary Heston gheston(a)hiwaay.net http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
> "Where large, expensive pieces of exotic woods are converted to valueless,
> hard to dispose of sawdust, chips and scraps." Charlie B.s' definition of
> woodworking.


From: The Real Bev on
sr wrote:

> "The Real Bev" <bashley101(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> Al said
>
>>> Maybe we need a new crisis to
>>> highlight some of these simple technologies.
>>
>> Unlikely that a new crisis would help. Katrina presented an interesting
>> new crisis which seemed to generate more whining and dependency than
>> simple and practical solutions.
>>
>> I bought a tape called "Subliminal Advertising"
>> The next day I bought 47 more.

> Good Quip: love your tags, felt good to have a laugh today, thanks Bev

I wish I had made ALL of them up, not just some of them. That one I stole.

--
Cheers, Bev
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You know how dumb the average person is?
Well, by definition, half are *even dumber*!