Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Video From The Green Products Expo

Please paste the text below to your browser for a great video about green products recycling etc.

http://donoevil.netscape.com/embed/320/BEPHUGJVSMCVKGDMYJJL

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Lightest Electric Mobility Scooter Program In India

We have spent the best part of 2006 designing and developing the lightest handicapped mobility scooter in the world. It is electric and can run up to ten hours on a single battery charge. It easily and quickly folded up and fits into the trunk area of the smallest cars. We are currently negotiating with over six hundred malls in India to either sell or use this unit. There are optional solar charging units and also on board the automobile charging units. This scooter weighs about 35 pounds. We will be looking for dealers in Europe and the Americas. Mass production starts in December 2006
For more information please contact: info@chinadepot.com

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Building The Solar Micro Home by Walt Barrett



We have started what is rapidly becoming a very successful campaign to gather free recyclable building materials for our project. The Solar Micro Home will be a totally off the grid design with full solar power, passive solar heating, composting toilet, solar hot water heating, solar water pump, solar lighting etc., and a back up dual fuel waste vegetable oil/ wood fire fired space heater.
It is amazing to see the amount of free building materials and tempered glass door panels etc. That you can gather just by putting the word out. I have also been tipped off by a friend of mine who is a construction worker that every week he sees container loads of all kinds of surplus building products being sent of to landfill. Many of these products were the wrong size, or too many pieces were ordered and the workers just want the stuff out of the way in a hurry! I got eight full sheets of plywood free from him the other day just for the asking. They were in a dumpster at $32.00 a sheet if we had to buy them! I also got about $100.00 worth of treated 4 x 4's and decking from another guy the same way.
We salvage tempered glass door panels, and each one of them makes up a 4' x 8' piece of passive solar wall for the Micro Home with minimum use of wood for framing. I also believe we can now salvage the double glass pieces that have become fogged by air and moisture leakage. I will try the process as soon as I get a glass door panel that is fogged. It is important to note that all of this glass is tempered like the glass in automobiles and is much safer to use.
For those of you who are not yet familiar with the term Micro Home, it is just as the name implies, a very small home. There are many excellent examples with photos on the great web site
www.inhabitat.com . I visit this site on a daily basis and also have all of their new postings e-mail to me, as you can too, and that includes our blog too if you are interested.
Since the Micro Homes have caught my interest I have made an in depth study of the subject, and it is actually possible for a semi handy person, who is willing to learn, to build one of these tiny homes practically for free by using my methods above. To me, this is a very exciting idea. There are many simple small building construction books in the libraries etSo so the information is free for the taking.
I was brought up in a 20' x 24' two story home myself.
There were three of us, and we all had our space, and got along fine. These homes are cheaper to build, cheaper to heat and cheaper to maintain. The one problem that we are up against in our area is that the land is more expensive to buy than the cost of building the Micro Home itself. Land that is off the power grid should be cheaper and we need to find some!
Some of the sizes we are considering are 8'x12', 10'x10', 12'x20'. If you build the units 10' high there is plenty of room up top for a sleeping loft etc. The ceiling under the loft space can be as low a seven feet to gain the extra head room in the sleeping loft. Sleeping lofts will not usually work for the elderly, but still make excellent storage spaces. You can easily go up another story on the same footprint if necessary. This is easy when you using free materials etc.
Only a certain type of individual will choose to live permanently in a Micro home, but these homes make excellent summer camps too.

If you are looking for a chance to get into a business of your own this may be a good business to consider. Personally, after we complete our studies here on the subject we may set up a production line to produce these homes in Prefab and in Kit form. They are also an excellent vehicle for our solar energy products that we are selling world wide on our web sites www.chinadcdepot.com and www.solar100.com. We will be looking for dealers.
We invite you to send your comments, questions, and criticisms to:
CEO@CHINADEPOT.COM and please tell your friends about this blog.
Thanks,
Walt
Walter H. Barrett is the CEO of A to Z Global Marketing Inc. in Rhode Island, USA, India, and China.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

The Lowest Cost Solar Water Pumping Kit by Walt Barrett

We are currently packaging a very low cost solar water pumping kit. It will provide up to 100 gallons per hour and works down to a depth of 230 feet. The basic kit sells for $895.00 plus shipping, and consists of the pump, a special controller that allows the pump to be more efficient, and a 64 watt solar power module. No batteries are required due to the use of the linear current booster controller. This kit may be viewed along with full specifications at www.solar100.com
We also offer at additional cost a float switch for non pressurized tanks, and a wiring and connector kit. All spare parts are available from our company and are all made in North America. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by e-mail.
We would appreciate it if you would pass along the links to our blogs to as many people as possible. We also need your comments -- good or bad. We do ,however, remove comments advertising products without our permission.
Thanks,
Walt