Saturday, July 15, 2006

Saving Energy -- Saving Money

Fuel prices are high because it is a supply and demand business. They are also high because our government has been very short sighted since the major fuel crisis we suffered in 1973. Congress had thirty-three years to enact legislation that would have kept us out of this terrible energy quagmire we are steadily sinking into ( Please remember that at election time.) and perhaps we should clean house literally. Well, we know we cannot depend on congress any longer. Congress has left us to the "mercy" of the foreign oil suppliers. So it's time that we go back and take another look at conservation on our own.
Conservation starts with simple inexpensive things like turning off lights and appliances when they are not in use. All those little transformers you have plugged into your walls constantly draw power whether in use or not. Computers and monitors can be either turned off or placed in sleep mode.
Another cheap fix is when it comes to your cars and trucks. Cars are the sacred cow in the USA " O boy, now he's going to screw with my car syndrome!" Did you ever stop to think of how many unnecessary trips that some people take with their motor vehicles? When I see the figures on how many gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel we use in a week I cannot help but wonder why we have not totally used it all up already! There are some simple things you can do to save fuel (money) without spending a fortune. Keep your tires inflated properly. I keep mine at the highest range allowed by the manufacturer because higher pressure reduces the friction on the highway, thus saving fuel. Do not over inflate though because over inflation will wear out the center of the tire treads prematurely. Make sure your engine is tuned up and running properly. Try to slow down. Besides saving fuel, it is much safer. I think the number one fuel saver is planning the number of trips a day that you make with your car. Even better, if you can share a ride to work and back you are really saving a lot of fuel and money, never mind the wear and tear on your car. Remember, it takes a lot of energy to build a car. If you drive a diesel you can convert it to vegetables oil very cheaply and drive virtually free thanks to your local neighborhood fast food guys that are paying to have their used cooking oil hauled away. Also, remember that Detroit doesn't make a lot of money building econo cars, and you better get rid of that giant SUV gas hog before it's too late!
A solar hot water heater (30 million now used in China) will save at least $300.00 a year for the average family. Solar Hot water systems are now available for well under $1000.00 on a DIY basis. Turn that oil burner off for the summer!
Never heat water with electricity. It is far too expensive and will go higher soon, as will fuel oil, natural gas, LPG and of course gasoline and diesel fuel. Turn down your thermostat a few degrees and save even more in the heating season. Reverse the process in the cooling season.
For a more expensive fix you can make sure that you are insulated properly and that you have energy saving windows installed. Put film on them to block out the summer heat from the sun. Get a free energy audit performed on your home from your State Energy Office.
Use your head, think of other ways to save energy. Who knows, you might even invent the next leading edge energy saving product. We have to take it more seriously this time around, or we are going to feel very foolish within the next three years.
If you are a multimillionaire who could care less about the energy crisis and has money to burn, then you could disregard all of the above. But if you are not, remember -- When the consumption goes down -- The fuel prices go down, and you save even more money! Money, money, money, money, money!
Please pass this along to your friends. This informational reminder should be shared.
Thanks,
Walt

Friday, July 14, 2006

Rapidly Rising Fuel Costs by Walter H. Barrett

Well it looks like it has finally hit the fan regarding fuel costs. Things are rapidly deteriating in the Middle East and the American motoring public is paying the price as usual! Our policy at China Depot is that we are developing inexpensive products to help cut down on the use of foreign oil. Our most recent effort is that we are manufactuing dual fuel diesel -- vegetable oil conversion kits at our plant in India and are about to offer them at very low prices in the USA.
We are currently offering dealer opportunities as these kits will be available within 60 days at very attractive pricing. There is money to be made in both selling to the DIY market and installing these systems for people who just can't be bothered. We will also soon be offering a major line of diesel generators that will be dual fuel too. A dual fuel unit will run on either diesel fuel or straight filtered vegetable oil. There has never been a better time to get in on a leading edge of a new business! www.Chinadepot.com and our sister site www.solar100.com offer many alternate energy products to dealers, and prospective dealers. Don't miss your big chance-- act now!
Sincerely,
Walt
You may contact Walter H. Barrett at: info@chinadepot.com. He is the President of www.chinadepot.com

Friday, July 07, 2006

The Solar Energy Business by Walt Barrett

If you are looking to start a part time or full time business you should consider purchasing a twenty foot or forty foot container load of USA certified solar hot water heaters from China, or a load of solar electric modules. We have suppliers for these items in China. If you need more information on this business please contact me. I have forty years experience in the field and there is serious money to be made in your local area, but you need inventory. You can't sell from an empty wagon is what the old timers in sales always told me. You customers want it now, not two months from now. With high energy prices going even higher, the time is ripe!
Walt

Saturday, June 24, 2006

A business opportunity in Green Fuel

I have encouraged a couple of my friends locally in New England to begin collecting and storing used vegetable cooking oil from the local restaurants. Most of them have to pay to have it hauled away. If you take this oil and let it "settle out" over a month or two in barrels it cleans up very nicely. The next step is to build or buy a simple filtering system consisting of a pump and a filter that is rated at five microns. We have recently made a decision to build these filters using stainless steel at our plant in India, but they can be locally purchased from any number of suppliers on the Internet. Once you have a filtering system you can begin filtering and selling this oil by the 55 gallon drum loads. Never pump from the bottom of the barrel as most of the water and sludge is there and that would defeat the whole purpose of the initial settling process. There are many web discussions about filtering and using Straight Vegetable Oil (SVO) if you search them out on www.google.com. I do not claim to be a leading authority on the subject, but the main goal is to get all of the debris and water out of the oil. A good SVO system on a car or generator using a diesel engine will include a device to capture any water that escapes the settling and filtering process. We are currently building and testing SVO systems at our plant in India. There is a complete education on SVO systems and Bio Diesel fuels on the Internet if you take the time to search out the info on www.google.com. SVO fuel is one of the most simple of the energy businesses and one of the main side benefits is that SVO is very low in pollutants, besides being much lower in cost as compared to diesel fuel. Do not attempt to use it in gasoline-powered engines.
I will try to think of something interesting for next time.
Walt



Tuesday, June 20, 2006

How can I make money in the alternate energy business?

There are several ways that you can make a great deal of money in the alternate energy business, but first we should review the many facets of the business.
There is solar power, which includes heating and also making electricity with solar electric modules. Wind power, Water (Hydro) Power, Alternate Fuels, Electric Vehicles and Mass Transportation. Each one of these fields breaks down into literally hundreds of sub categories. We are currently building (I like to invent things) a very lightweight portable electric mall cruiser at our facilities in India.

The best way to find all the alternate energy products is to do a search on www.google.com.
So what does all this mean to you? First of all, cleaner air! Basically, most of these fields have been virtually ignored in the USA for 35 years because our government (congress) did not do their job properly due to the influence of “big energy and big automotive.) Now we are all paying the price. Almost every other country in the world is light years ahead of us when it comes to the number of free energy systems in use. China for examples has over thirty million solar hot water heaters in use. It means that due to recent events we have all just received a giant kick in the belly when it comes to our energy bills. Very soon now the costs will rise even higher. The American public, which is crisis oriented, will do their usual panic routine and rush out to buy energy saving products, as witnessed by the fact that many of them are already dumping their gas hogs and going back to more economical vehicles. Remember the Y2K generator panic? Many generator suppliers got rich on that one. We were right on the leading edge.
Now you don’t have to be the wizard of Wall Street to figure out that if you are one of the proud owners of a business that is offering a viable energy saving product that is selling for a reasonable price and a quick delivery – you are going to make a lot of money. Six dollars a gallon fuel costs are not that far off -- trust me!
There are several avenues that you can explore in process of getting a good quality product. You can buy it (the easiest) invent it, build it, sell your idea to someone else (be very careful) for a royalty. Energy products can be sold outright to consumers and businesses or leased in the case of larger and more expensive systems.
We will go on in future blogs to discuss the various products in the energy field on a more detailed basis. Here is a quickie product idea for you. We are currently designing a product for a client in Thailand that is a quick and reasonable solution to burning palm oil in their diesel vehicles. Think about it! As the man says, “I got a million of um, just as good!) It is interesting to note that the king of Thailand is one of the largest boosters of alternate energy of any world leader. (Look up SVO on
www.google.com ) Next time we will go into more about ideas that work if you have the time, and most of all, the spine to focus on one of them and make it work.
By the way, I am not ashamed to tell you that I have failed many times in my life. It was my own fault for trying all those crazy ideas. But I found out that if you “never give up and you never stop trying” you would succeed!
Please feel free to send questions or comments.

Copyright 2006 Walter H. Barrett

Why should you listen to me?

Why should you listen to me?
Because I have made a good living in the alternate energy and other businesses for many years beginning in 1954, and I am not trying to sell you a bill of goods. Another reason is that we need fresh ideas, and new blood in the business.
The main reason that you need your own business is because there is absolutely no security in a private sector job any longer no matter how high you are up in the food chain because there are sharks (accountants)(bean counters) that will eat you up and spit you out to save a handful of dollars on the bottom line, and because our business is putting other people in business all over the world thanks to the Internet and we (I’m bragging now) have done well at that. Now, next time we'll get down to business.

Copyright 2006 Walter H. Barrett

The coming of the green mega millionaires


I think I should fill you in on myself first so you will understand where I am coming from and what my experience is. Those details are available here. If it bores you, skip it! http://www.chinadepot.com/aboutusnew.html
The next thing you should know is that the purpose of this blog is to get more people interested in the Alternate Energy Business. Believe me, this time it is no false alarm, and we have to exploit every source of cheap or free energy we possibly can. This blog will go into the reasons why, and how we can realistically accomplish the goal of cheap, clean energy. The people who listen to what I have to say and apply the knowlegde can become the next green energy billionaires.
I will add to this blog as often as possible. Next time I will discuss some possible business opportunities.
Your comments on this blog will be appreciated.
Thanks
Walt Barrett
copyright 2006