Saturday, May 09, 2009

Our 8' X 12' Micro Home Plan Set 42 Detailed Page Drawing E-File Only $99.95 on CD from Walt Barrett


These are very complete drawings that give the DIY user every single saw cut and angle. Also, A complete bill of materials. contact wbarrett1@aol.com to purchase plans by credit card or pay pal. This is sheet 19 of 42 sheets.
Double click on drawing to see full page.
Only $99.95 for complete 42 page set of drawings in an E-File.
CD included
These plans will pay for themselves instantly by saving a lot of wasted lumber due to typical DIY mistakes. They give you every single saw cut and angle. The math is already done for you.
Walt

Friday, May 08, 2009

Solar Lighting Systems For Micro Homes.

We now have solar lighting systems for micro homes starting at $100.00 plus TNT shipping from China.

10W Solar Home Systems
Features:
→ A universal solar power system for family, office, camping events, as well as field works
→ An alternative power solution for areas short of public utility
→ Compact, durable and highly efficient
Applications:
→ A home lighting system driving up to three 12V DC lamps
→ A charger for fixed wireless phones, cell phones and small electronics gadgets
→ A home power system driving 12V DC electrical fans, TVs and radios
→ A camping power system driving small coolers and camping lanterns
→ A handy field power system driving electric screwdrivers, electric drills, and soldering irons
Specifications:
→ 10W solar panel (tempered glass encapsulated)
→ 12V/7Ah sealed maintenance-free lead-acid battery
→ Input: two separate charging outlets for sunlight or regular 110V/220V AC
→ Output: one DC 6V outlet and three DC 12V outlets
Accessories:
→ 2pcs 12V/5W fluorescent lamps and lamp holders included
→ Power cable for cell phone charging included
→ 5 cell phone adapter plugs included (Nokia / Motorola / Samsung / Siemens / Ericsson)
→ Multi-purpose adapter plug for small digital electronics included
→ 110V/220V AC universal charger (optional)
→ 12V/5W DC electrical fan (optional)
The price is USD $100.00 per set Fob china
20W Solar Home Systems
Applications︰
1) A solar compact system driving up to 12V DC lamps (LED lamp/fluorescent lamp)2) A charger for fixed wireless phones, cellphone and small electronic gadgets3) A home power system driving 12V DC electrical fan, TV and radio4) A camping power system driving small cooler and camping lantern5) A handy field power system driving electric screw driver, electric drill, and solderingiron
Specifications︰
1) 20W multi-crystalline silicon (tempered class encapsulated)2) 12V/12Ah sealed maintenance-free lead-acid battery3) Input: sunlight and regular 110V/220V AC4) Output: 4 x DC 12V outlets
Accessories︰
1) 2 x 12V/5W fluorescent lamps, both with lamp holder included2) Power cable for cellphone charging included3) 2 fuses included4) Multi-purpose adapter plug for small digital electronic products (optional)5) 110V/220V AC universal charger (optional)6) DC fan (optional)
Packaging︰
Carton dimensions: 34 x 28 x 16cm (solar panel is packed separately)Carton volume: 0.026m3N.W.: 9kgG.W.: 10kgQty/20' FCL: 1,150pcsQty/40' FCL: 2,300pcs
Features︰
1) A universal solar power system for family, office, camping events, as well as field works2) An alternative power solution for areas short of public utility3) Compact, durable and highly efficient
The price is USD $165.00 per set Fob china


40W Solar Home Systems
The price is USD $275.00 per set Fob china

Saturday, May 02, 2009

A Movie From Mark Becker

My Power from Free to Adventure on Vimeo.



Mark Becker is a new friend of ours from South Africa and is very much off the power grid.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Solar energy DOA -- What goes around comes around by Walt Barrett

Solar Energy DOA – What Goes Around Comes Around by Walt Barrett
I have studied solar energy since 1950, and have found that it is a fairly simple and practical science in most cases, like home heating and hot water heating. However, it does get more complicated which translates into expensive when used to make electricity.
I actually went into the solar hot water and heating business in 1973, and hung on until 1983. I would describe the business as only a fair performer, and it took massive income tax credits just to put the business on break even basis. I sold all of my manufacturing equipment and walked away in disgust. We were only one among hundreds of US companies that did exactly the same, and some of them had plenty of money, and could have afforded to hang in. Solar Heating and hot water systems have failed to become a mass market product. We have had thirty-six years to benefit from the lessons of the 1973 energy crisis, but it would appear that we have not learned a thing.
I really made a big mistake by believing that solar was going to be the next big thing when I decided to go into to solar energy business in 1973. I had also considered going into the computer manufacturing business instead. I had been studying electronics since the late nineteen forties, and had both military electronics training, and college courses under my belt. Well I chose solar instead because of all the energy shortages talk and then the actual energy crisis. Well that was a huge mistake, and by 1983, I was totally convinced of that.
If this sounds like sour grapes, it probably is. Oh well, we all make mistakes.
Now why has the solar energy business failed to really take hold in the USA?
I will give you my honest opinion.

CONTINUED AT WWW.WALTBARRETT.COM