Free PDF: Elements of Solar Architecture for Tropical Regions

Elements of Solar Architecture for Tropical Regions
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Solar power is much more than planting some solar cells on your roof and getting the electric company to pay you.

Elements of Solar Architecture for Tropical Regions is a free PDF is a lay guide on inexpensive principles for cooling and air conditioning such as:

Free PDF: Electric Vehicle Design, and Build your Own

Electric Vehicles Design, and Build your Own
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There is no part of an EV, or most anything else, that’s not important. If it wasn’t part of the whole, it wouldn’t be there. You might be killed in an automobile because of its poor design or because a cotter-pin fell out of a steering knuckle.

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Free PDF: Design and Operation of a Full-Scale Anaerobic Dairy Manure Digester

Design and Operation of a Full-Scale Anaerobic Dairy Manure Digester
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I have had an interest in biogas generation for a long time, I have done my own small scale experiments in using rabbit manure, but the design and operation of a full-scale anaerobic dairy manure digester is already pretty established.
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Free PDF: Basic Information Multi Purpose Power Unit with Horizontal Water Turbine

Basic Information Multi Purpose Power Unit with Horizontal Water Turbine
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Hydropower is a great resource for those living offgrid.  It doesn’t have to be hydroelectric either, water power provides constant power and his high torque – you just need to ensure your stream has the right combination of flow and head and your turbine is designed to maximize the energy contained in the water.

Basic Information Multi Purpose Power Unit with Horizontal Water Turbine is a PDF from the CD3WD set and discusses a proven setup used in multiple villages to run mills and oil expelling presses for community agriculture.

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Free PDF: A State of the Free PDF: Art Survey of Solar Powered Irrigation Pumps Solar Cookers and Wood Burning Stoves

A State of the Art Survey of Solar Powered Irrigation Pumps Solar Cookers and Wood Burning Stoves
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This report presents the results of an-in depth survey of solar powered water pumps, solar cookers and wood burning stoves.

The purpose of this survey was to collect, organize, and disseminate pertinent information on available solar power technology that will benefit the people of less developed countries of the world.

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