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From – the Fayson home of Gaelan and Jasna Brown, where they’ve constructed a Jean Pain mound to provide their home with inexpensive heat for a hot water system. This fascinating energy system is just one of many post-oil energy options being explored and implemented in Vermont’s Mad River Valley.

This is a 2008 video of the Solar Power Village at Tamera Community in Portugal.


The Jompy a water boiler which allows you to carry out two tasks at the same time over any fire whether a typical three stone fire, a jiko or a gas stove. This allows you to boil water at the same time as cooking drastically reducing fuel use by up to 60 % and also reduces time spent over a fire. Rapid heating is achieved with the Jompy taking only 10 seconds for the Jompy to reach temperatures of over 60 degrees (Celsius = 140 F and up to 98 C = 208 F)

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This is one of the Biolite camp stoves, they now have updated models. This ingenious woodgas stove runs on twigs and produces its own electricity to power a fan for efficient combustion and the new models feature a USB plug to charge you cell phone or other gadgets. Check out their site – http://www.biolitestove.com

This is part 1 of 8 of a video from Aprovecho Research Center shows how to build a large rocket stove from readily available materials.

Torresol Energy in Spain has overcome one of solar energy’s biggest challenges – operating when the sun does not shine.

Sir Charls Shults shows us how he can make 6 kw Solar Systems for a fraction of today’s PV solar panel costs.

Micro-hydro power in the South of England Gants Mill in western England has been harnessing water power for nearly a millennium. And now, it powers a turbine generating enough hydroelectric power to supply ten homes.

Frye gave us the rundown on installing a microhydropower system in your backyard. Original content here:

Jim Meaney, owner of Cansolair Inc. displays how he converts pop cans into a powerful solar heating panel.

Low cost but durable and efficient locally manufactured ram pump based on spare parts available in any hardware. AID Foundation is willing to transfer the ram manufacturing technology to other developing nations. What is a Ram Pump?

Welcome to the world of Open Source Ecology (OSE) and the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS), also known as the Resilient Community Construction Set

Our company continues to strive to bring our customers the best industrial heating, mixing and reactor solutions. http://www.hydrodynamics.com/

This project examines the potential of producing biogas from the food waste at Broward Dining Hall on the University of Florid

In this video we go through the starting process of the Syngas Powered Electric Generator and show the AC output as well as some items you can run off the generator.

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