How We Turn Solar Energy Into Electricity

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ALEKO T10 Wind Generator Tower Wind Turbine Pole 10 Ft

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The ALEKO® T10 Wind Generator Tower Kit 10 Ft supports wind generators, such as ALEKO® WG100, WG200, WG300, WG400, WG450, WG500, WG700, WG800, WG900 Wind Generator, up to 10 feet. Pole diameter: 2 inches (48mm). This all-weather tower kit is easy to assemble, and an excellent choice for almost any portable wind generator. The kit includes a plastic bag, manual, wire ties, guy wire plate stamping, hardware box, pipe pox and cable crimps. The manufacturer recommends using a cement base for best performance.Tower kit supports wind generators up to 10 feet
Compatible with the most portable wind generators, pole diameter: 2 inches (48mm)
All-weather and easy to assemble
Includes a plastic bag, manual, wire ties, guy wire plate stampings, hardware box, pipe pox and cable crimps
Manufacturer recommends using a cement base for best performance

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Aquaponics for a Better World

Aquaponics for a Better World

Hi friend,

A couple of months ago my friend Andrew told me about this great new way to grow Organic food.

Get this, – It grows your food 4X faster. – There is ZERO maintenance. – FISH do all the work for you.

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Sustainable Aquaponics Farm Using Systems Solar Power, Biointegrated Greenhouse and Vermicompost

Solar Power Energy, Biointergrated Greenhouse, Vermicompost Technologies, System, Methods, Tips and Tricks for Sustainable Aquaponics Farm (RainFresh Harvest). Another farm organisation called Growing Power Produces Million Pound of vegetables and 35000 fishes on just 3 acres of land !! Lastly sharing with you vertical Open source greenhouse From Magpie.

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2) Million Pounds of vegetables and 35000 fishes

3) Open-Source Greenhouse

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Off Grid Homestead Aquaponics (Using Solar Power)

Discover the system processes of solar powered cells for off grid homestead aquaponics system. This is shared by a individual person from Auckland, New Zealand. His tips and experiences are also shared with you too besides sharing the understandings.
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Dogtown Farms basic 2 panel 2 battery 12 volt off grid solar installation powering aquaponics

Check out our sustainable, 100% organic backyard farm in South St. Louis City, Missouri. Dogtown Farms.

In this video I show how to install and connect a basic, 2 solar panel and 2 battery, 12 volt, off grid solar system with 2500 watt inverter.

There are a million different methods and sizes of solar installations, but I feel this is an excellent “beginner” setup that has worked well for us so far. We are able to run the aquaponics 400 gallon per hour water pump, as well as the small aerator for the 250 gallon pond.

2x 158 watt solar panels, 12 volt.


Pair of solar Mc4 Connectors/combiners

These “combine” the two positive cables coming off the 2 solar panels into ONE WIRE.

These “combine” the two negative cables coming off the 2 solar panels into ONE WIRE.

Everything simply snaps together.


15 foot solar extension cables to run from the ” MC4 branch connectors/combiners” to the solar charge controller


You strip the ends of the solar extension wire, and inser them into the “solar” inputs on the charge controller.

Of course everything on the charge controller is secured with little flat head screws.

These 10 AWG cables connect the output of the charge controller, which is labeled “battery”…to the LEAD 12 volt battery.

Of course all connections to the batteries are made using loops and galvanized steel nuts, bolts, and washers available at any hardware store.

Shorter 10 AWG cables to connect the LEAD battery to the SECOND BATTERY.


Nice thick 2 AWG cables to connect the LEAD battery to the terminals on the inverter.


The inverter


Simply turn on the inverter, let it power up and tell you what voltage it’s running at, and then plug in a standard three prong cable to one of the outputs of the inverter. You simply run whatever device you need to run off that extension cable (assuming that there is enough charge in your batteries and the inverter is sized appropriately to the device.)

This video is for demonstration/education purposes only and is not
intended as any form of advice or instruction. Consult a licensed electrician before
handling or installing any electrical components whether on grid or off grid.


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African Catfish and Tilapia are on the menu.


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The Pros and Cons of Online Shopping

Online shopping is becoming more and more popular each year as people embrace the convenience, selection, and low prices available when shopping online. In this article I speak to some of the pros and cons of online shopping.

There is something to be said for walking into a physical store and being able to see, touch, and easily ask questions about a product. One could argue that brick and mortar shopping is a more engaging experience, often filled with background music of some sort, along with the sights and sounds of other customers and clerks available to provide assistance when needed. Different products can be compared side by side with very little effort. One benefit of brick and mortar shopping is its organization, which allows one to locate the right department and the right shelf very easily. Everything the store offers is made available via a layout of straight-forward, logical departments. Online sites provide an organizational layout and text search capability, but this different way of locating a product of interest is one online shopping difference that takes some getting used to. Other benefits of brick front shopping is being able to get out of the house, exercise a bit, breathe some outdoor air and avoid cabin fever (this type of activity was quite important in the winter when I lived in Chicago).

People that are cautious in nature may find certain features of online shopping a bit hard to get used to, such as getting acclimated to what would be the equivalent of searching for merchandise with tunnel blinds that only permit a very narrow view of what is directly ahead of one's eyes. Brick and mortar stores are physically arranged to make it more probable that certain items will be seen more than others. Online stores also provide focus on certain products over others. Most websites contain product descriptions, but the descriptions can be either too general or too detailed, making it difficult to compare two or more products on their features. If the shopper has a question that is appropriate for a human being such as a clerk in a store, where does the online customer go to ask the question? There is something lost in not having an informed person available to provide an immediate answer. Many popular online shopping sites now provide customer reviews-independent reviews provided by customers that have bought each product. These reviews go a long way toward providing sufficient detailed information about a product so one can determine whether or not to purchase it.

In the USA online shoppingalls and websites address the limitations found in the online shopping process by offering near enough to a no-questions-asked return policy to ensure the happiness of the online customer. Even so, one downside of online shopping is having to wait to obtain the product, depending on whatever mode of shipping is selected. If a product needs to be refunded or returned for whatever reason, there's the inconvenience of returning the product. This often involves a phone call and trip to the local post office, after which one waits again to either receive a replacement or refund. Compare this to just running the item and receipt back to a local brick front store and having either a refund or an exchanged product in hand within a few minutes.

Let's talk about security. In a physical store, cash can be used, and if a debit or credit card is used the shopper gets to see who processes his or her card. Also, one is usually not required to provide personal information such as a name and physical address. Not so with online shopping, as the item must be addressed and delivered to a person at an address. Cash can not be used online, so what entity processes the card and captures the personal information over the web? And how well is the personal information protected? One way to greatly reduce risk when shopping online is to use virtual credit card numbers. These numbers are provided by credit card issuers such as Citi and Discover, and can be used only once, so even if the credit card information is captured by some other entity during the transaction, it can not be used to complete a second purchase. I use virtual credit card numbers when I shop online, and I highly recommend this practice.

Let us look at the benefits of shopping online. If the four-wheeled vehicle in one's driveway is expensive to gas up, then it's an obvious plus to be able to shop the virtual market and save transport costs. It is also a "greener" arrangement-computers emit little or no carbon even when powered. For those who find it tiring to deal with crowds, there are none in cyberspace, and no lines to wait in during checkout. The magical online domain has no weather to hinder one, either-all shopping is done within a sheltered environment, safe from inclement weather. And there's no need to worry about keeping one's children together and in sight when shopping. But despite the best feature of all is the cost savings that can be realized online. Online items can more often that not be purchased and shipped for substantially less, because the price does not include any overhead costs associated with having a physical brick and mortar store. In most cases there is also no sales tax either, unless the merchant sustains some type of physical presence in the state where the item is purchased. For example, only charges sales tax on orders that are shipped to Kansas, North Dakota, New York or Washington, and only charges sales tax on orders that are shipped to Utah. To sweeten the deal, many merchants offer special online coupons, coupon codes and promotional codes that provide additional discounts.

As an example of the money that can be saved when shopping online, I bought a "Cuisinart Prep 11 Plus" food processor and used the online comparison shopping engine at to find the best deal, which was at for $ 172 with no sales tax and free shipping. A local Sears store had it listed at $ 199.99 and would have charged about $ 16 in sales tax for a total of $ 216. In this particular case I saved $ 44 (20%) shopping online and using Shopzilla to put online stores in competition for my business. And it only took me about 10 minutes of effort. With the advent of cheaper computing and increasing levels of online competition, people are generally becoming used to access the world through the eyes of cyberspace. So it is the coming thing, and a tide that is not likely to be turned. We as a society have adapted to other significant changes over time, such as the advent and convenience of air travel, trains and automobiles over horses, and online shopping is yet another paradigm shift we will adapt to.

In summary, when looking at the pros and cons of online shopping, the pros outweigh the cons, especially for items that are widely available and for which the best price is being sent. Shoppers save time and money buying what they need online and virtual store owners can run their businesses on far less overhead. The fact that the pros outweigh the cons is evident when one looks at the sharp increases in online shopping that have occurred on a global basis over the past few years.

Source by Mark Minks

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Solar panel upgradation to 148~ 150W and a review for Luminous solar panels

Here a hand made frame has been used to mount the solar panel for home use.The solar panels are of luminous.A review video. Subscribe – Top 30 projects …


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Alternative Energy – Available and Affordable?

Why are more and more homeowners turning their interest towards the idea of ​​solar panels and often adding wind turbines as well?

In this time of economic insecurity people are looking to become self-sufficient, people who have solar energy do not worry about when the next blackout hits. Second or maybe first is saving money and then there is the reason that sits high with many and that is taking that step towards a green planet.

Electricity From the Wind

When the wind blows the blades spin the wind turbine, which in turn makes electricity. A small windmill will not run the whole house but it can be hooked into the electric panel for the house as a power source so it uses less than the power companies.

The giant windmills seen along highways are referred to as "wind farms" for harvesting the wind. They are providing a new source for jobs and bringing needed power to our cities.

Small homemade windmills are being used on farms and backyards and a few roofs of homes in mostly rural areas. Placing a wind turbine or generator on the roof is not recommended due to weight-bearing factors. Height is important for getting a steady wind current. Be prepared to build a tall sturdy tower for your wind turbines.

Likewise with the discovery of the photovoltaic effect, which is the production of electricity from the sun, solar panels have only gotten more efficient at using the sun's power that it is another source of energy to provide the home's power needs. With enough solar panels to generate power to the home often there is an excess that the power company has to pay the homeowner for the electricity. Now that sounds nice.

Governments and Alternative Energy

Similarly, the satellites that orbit the earth operate solely from solar cells as well as buoys, lighthouses and warning signs on the highway. Surprisingly, many countries have been using solar energy for more than 50 years.

On Sept. 7, 2011, the Department of Energy issued a $ 340 million loan guarantee to SolarCity and US Renewables Group Renewable Finance and Bank of America Merrill Lynch's $ 1 billion SolarStrong project, which will put solar on the homes for service members living on base across all branches of the US military.

Under the project, 160,000 homes on military bases will have solar systems under the SolarStrong project, which will likely be the largest residential project in the world.

Available and Affordable?

Does this mean that we are moving forward to having solar panels on every roof in the US and the world?

That will depend on the ability of homeowners to afford the cost of professional installation which can run anywhere from $ 6,000 to $ 20,000 according to the home's need and size.

An alternative is DIY method, buying online manuals with step by step video instructions for building your own solar panels and wind turbines. The money it costs plus the materials is a fraction of what professional installers are charging. Beside it is a great project that sends a message to friends and family that this homeowner wants a green planet.

According to experts, a professionally installed solar system will last for 20 years or more and the Do It Yourself panels last about 6 to 8. With extra consideration given to protecting the panels from the elements the home ones can last even longer.

This is a subject that continues to bring hope for a country so dependent on non-renewable sources like oil, coal and natural gas.

Here we have a renewable resource, call it Infinite Energy, where the sun keeps on shining and the wind is still blowing over mountains and down through the valley floor.

Source by Debbie Shockley

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Residential Wind Turbines – Just How Do They Work?

Residential wind turbines are really taking off in popularity. The commercial version has been around for a while, but it's only been recently that the technology has become available for individual homeowners. You can purchase them already made, or you can make one yourself. Using the power from your turbine can drastically lower your power bills, or even eliminate them altogether. That's an incredible thing!

The typical size of residential wind turbines is small enough to fit comfortably in most back yards. Seven to 25 feet in diameter is common. As long as your community does not have any restrictions against their use, there's no reason you should not be able to enjoy their energy saving capabilities. In fact, there are many books available on how to build your own and enjoy lower utility bills year round. Anyone can build them, even you.

But how do they work? Basically, the windmills collect kinetic energy from the wind and convert it to power that can be used in your home. This energy can also be saved and stored for use during times when wind is weak or non-existent. At a cost of about $ 7,000 for a cheap one to $ 25,000 for a top of the line model, putting one up will not be cheap, but you'll soon recoup your money in the savings you'll experience on your utility bills.

With the cost of energy getting more expensive every day, doing whatever you can to save money is always a good idea. Not only that, but every time someone puts up a residential wind turbine, they're doing their part to save the environment. There is no pollution with wind energy. It's totally clean and produces no toxic emissions. Therefore, it does not contribute to the production of greenhouse gasses. The more people who use these miraculous but simple machines, the greater chance there is that we can clean up our environment and avert the looming catastrophe of global warming. So, the next time you see a windmill doing its work, know that for every time the blades go around, we're one step closer to a clean planet.

Source by Paul K Dennis

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Inergy Kodiak Solar Generator Full Review: Pros/cons, load test, how to use it and much more!

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Reduce the Size of Your Power Bills With Renewable Energy

Wind power and solar power is a brilliant way to generate your own electricity. There is information on the internet in the form of guides to producing renewable electricity. This renewable power source will trim down your electricity costs, and at times gets rid of it. A good resource puts in plain words the methods to generate electricity at home. Once a system is in place, the sooner to get rid of the scary power bills you now face. If you really want to save money on your electric bill, renewable energy is for you.

Many guides includes a complete set of do it yourself instructions on how to produce power to power your home with renewable energy by constructing your own wind power generator or installing your own solar panels. In order to make these work for you, you need to follow the step by step instructions provided.

The guide should show you how to harness wind power as well as the suns rays using solar panels to harness the elements for power. The use of renewable power will help you out to save on your electricity statement a minimum of $ 1000 annually. The internet is a good teacher for the person who is looking for renewable power sources using sun and wind.

Your home will be the setting for your power creations either through a wind mill or solar panels. You may have solar panels on the roof of your house or in the back yard and your windmill is in an airy place, with this you will be saving money as well as having a healthy environment. We need to preserve our environment by making use of the natural resources in the safest method, because this earth supports us as well as the coming generation.

You may be a bit apprehensive about the whole system of power generating. Bit by bit you will come to see that wind and the solar energy both are the safest and greatest ways to create electricity and save bucks as a result. Why do we have to spend money for the electricity bill when nature is so cooperative and caring? It is high time that we realize this technology and make use of it. Nature is the best acquaintance you can have. Preserve our nature and future with renewable energy.

Wind power and solar power is is definitely good value if you want to save money on your power bill in your home or business with renewable energy.

Source by Abbi Newsum

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Dragonfly Accessories for Solar Fairy Lights (100 accessories in one order)

Dragonfly Accessories for Solar Fairy Lights (100 accessories in one order)


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Global Warming, Wind Energy and the Turbine

The greatest concern that plagues any nation today is the issue of Global warming. Pollution has led to environmental degradation causing widespread climatic changes and also resulting in various health hazards. It is not only the various governments of the different countries but also the business houses and the companies who are spending time and money to bring about radical changes in development of sustainable, renewable and alternative sources of energy. It is here, that the power generated from wind energy has emerged as one of the fastest growing renewable energy technologies. Wind power energy is one of the most viable options among the various renewable energy technologies today.

Wind energy technologies have matured over the years and the usages of wind turbines for power generation have gained momentum. The latest are the vertical axis wind turbines that need to be pointed towards the direction of the wind in the homes that will result in generating the cleanest energy. The kinetic energy of the wind is transformed into mechanical energy by these specially designed wind turbines. Most wind turbines have start up speed of 8 MPH but it requires a minimum average speed of 12 MPH. The height at which the wind turbines work best is approximately 100 feet. Another important thing is it requires half an acre of land to make it efficient without many obstructions. There exist three types of wind turbines especially designed for the residential owners.

Wind power generators are again one of the most reliable sources of green power on the planet. The concept of wind farms is also gaining in popularity. Wind farms install many turbines, scattered over a larger area thereby harnessing the wind energy to its maximum capacity. It is said that the largest wind farm is in Texas known as the Hollow Hollow Wind Energy Center has about 421 wind turbines that can generate electricity to power approximately 230,000 homes per year.

In recent times, there are companies that are specializing in providing information on wind "resources" around the world. This is before erecting any wind turbine, the area should be properly chosen, and the companies in this respect can provide data on wind that is blowing 80 m high over an area of ​​15 km for a year. This detailed information in turn would open up vast areas for the development of this renewable and clean source of energy.

To leap forward over fossil fuels, it is imperative that we spend more time and research on developing this most economic renewable source of energy.

Source by Summer Cavalier-Banks

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Residential Wind Turbines – Great Renewable Resource Under the Right Conditions

With ever increasing energy costs many homeowners have made the switch to renewable energy systems in an attempt to control cost. Federal and State tax incentives and rebates have allowed renewable energy systems to become more affordable to the average consumer. Net metering has also allowed for increased proliferation by allowing homeowners to reduce their dependency on utility companies while not forcing them to rely solely on solar or wind for all of their energy needs.

These factors along with an increased environmental awareness of the average homeowner have made renewable energy systems increasing popular. While Solar Photovoltaic systems have been extremely popular, residential wind turbines have become increasing popular choice for homeowners. Solar historically has been a popular choice due to its relatively non evasiveness however advances in residential wind turbines have made this option increasing popular.

Wind power has several advantages over other renewable energy options but one of the most compelling reasons is the cost. Typical home wind turbines are often a fraction a cost of the same sized solar system. However there are several factors that must be estimated before deciding to install a Wind turbine including average wind speeds, surrounding obstructions, lot size, and zoning regulations. Average sustained wind speed is the first factor that must be assessed.

Most residential wind turbines have a cut in speed of 6-8 mph so if the average sustained speed is not at this level then a wind turbine will not reach its predicted power output, similar to putting solar panels in a shady place. I'd suggest first checking the wind speed maps to get an idea if your area has the wind speed potential and then going a step further by purchasing a wind meter to confirm that the turbine is indeed sufficient.

Surrounding obstructions and topography also play a very large part in the placement and efficiency of the turbine. The wind turbine must be placed in an area that is free from obstacles that block the wind or produce turbulence. Much turbulence can be overcome with increased tower height, as a general rule your turbine placement should either be 30 feet higher than the surrounding obstacles within a 300 foot radius or if the tower height can not exceed the obstacle height at least 500 feet away.

In addition topography of the surrounding area should also be considered, valleys, mountains and ridges can all have an effect on the efficiency of the turbine's output. A related consideration is lot size, often times the property does not lend itself well to placement of a wind turbine. I often recommend that the property should be at least one acre to provide sufficient placement and have flexibility to conform to local zoning laws.

Zoning is another important consideration. Many communities have laws that provide for what properties can support a wind turbine installation by having restrictions on tower height and set backs from property lines. Be sure to check your local zoning and permitting requirements. Residential wind turbines can be an excellent source of power in the right conditions so be sure to do the research prior to making a reliably large investment to be sure that you can efficiently generate electricity and get a good return on your investment.

Source by Bart DeCesari

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RAVPower 15W Portable Solar Charger Review RP-SC02

RAVPower 15W Portable Solar Charger Review RP-SC02 Product Link: Product Description Size Name: 15W RAVPower 15W Solar Charger with iSmart iSmart technology enable faster…


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Torque of a Wind Turbine

The use of wind energy has grown consistently during the last 10 years. This has led to an increase of research and development of larger and more effective wind turbine in order to offer renewable energy to the customers. This has also lead to, as the sizes of the systems increase, that controlling of wind turbines are beginning to be more flexible and also critical.

The future promises a further increase in the use of control systems as new designs investigate controlling load and power excursions by using variable speed operation, and also aerodynamic controls and other devices in more complex schemes.

Early modern-era wind turbines used passive blade controls to regulate power, yawing and rotor braking. As the size of turbines and the knowledge of automation control systems increased, other passive devices became impractical and active control systems areose. Today a 1-2 MW wind turbine often has active pitch control.

The wind turbine is a device for conversion of kinetic energy in the wind into electricity. Although there are many different configurations of wind turbines systems they all work in the same way. The available power originates from the mass ow of the moving air, referred to as the wind speed. The transformation to mechanical torque is done by aerodynamical forces acting on the rotors blades, the actuator disc. The wind turbine shaft then transports the power to the generator which is connected to the electrical grid. Usually there is a gearbox between the slowly rotating turbine shaft and the more rapidly rotating generator shaft.

As the incoming wind contains the energy input to the system, the power output is dependent on the wind speed. A lowest and highest wind speed, WScutin respectably WScutout, determines the range in which wind turbine can operate.

The aerodynamics behavior of the wind turbines is described with mass ow rate which must be the same everywhere within the stream-tube. When kinetic energy is extracted from the wind at the actuator disc it slows down its velocity.

The mass of air which passes through a given cross section of the stream-tube in a unit length of time is

Source by Alexandro Fante

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Security Cameras And Solar Panels Part 3

This is the third and final video in the series. I was delayed in posting it because of issues connecting my cameras to my network. The technical support at Lorex did a great job helping me…


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Facts on Home Solar Power Systems and Wind Generators

There are some very important points you need to take into account when considering installing a Home Solar Power System.

Firstly a very important consideration is, where to place your solar panels. They must get plenty of sun where they are not blocked by tall building or trees.

Secondly despite building your own solar panels or wind electrical generators can save you thousands of dollars you will need proper detailed instructions with ongoing technical support. Make sure you have an expert ready to answer any questions you may have and will to offer sound technical advise. Be wary about relying on free information as it may cost you more in the long run through costly mistakes. Your success or failure may well depend on the guide or expert you chose.

You can download inexpensive home study courses, but make sure it is designed by experts to guide regular non technical people. Further the course should be designed to take you from the very beginning through to the completion and the system is up and running. This support is absolutely vital to the success of your project.

Although hooking up to the grid is free and uncomplicated, you will need to spend some money. You can easily build solar panels for under $ 200 saving you thousands on conventional commercially installed systems and recover your costs within months rather than years.

You could be saving 80 to 90% on your energy consumption. Some users are even reporting that they are producing more electricity than they can use and are feeding it back into the grid and being paid by there power energy company to do so.

In addition to the monetary savings from converting solar power into electricity, solar panels are also considered a renewable energy source for the environment. They do not add to the global warming crisis and produce no pollution.

Building Home Solar Power Systems and Wind Generators is a very satisfying and rewarding undertaking and can save you thousands of dollars in the long run. It is very important that you use a sound and reliable step by step easy to follow set of instructions designed specifically for this purpose.

Source by George Bartels

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Pros and Cons of Bow Hunting vs Rifle Hunting

Most rifle hunters say that bow hunters should rifle hunt while bow hunters say that rifle hunters should pick a bow. In the end do what makes you most happy and most comfortable.

1. Pros-Bow Hunting: Bow hunters definitely don’t have the crowd that rifle hunters have to deal with. Bow hunters rarely see anyone else and being surprised if they do happen upon another bow hunter. Your chances of seeing bigger and more animals increases by 3 times. During the bow season elk and mule deer tend to stay out longer during the morning and come out earlier in the evenings increasing your odds for success. Hunting with a bow requires skill on many levels therefore making it more rewarding in a bow hunters eyes. The weather is better during this season.

2. Cons-Bow Hunting: Bow hunting is difficult. Your percentage for success is much lower than a rifle hunter. Bow equipment is more expensive than a rifle equipment. It can be very frustrating at times, I’ve talked to bow hunters who have spent all day stalking a trophy buck only to get within 70 yards and have the deer catch wind of the hunter and they vanish like a fart in the wind.

1. Pros-Rifle Hunting: Shooting a rifle through a scope at long range is fun and can be challenging especially if you’ve got buck fever. Your success for harvesting an animal increases greatly because of the distance the rifle has that the bow doesn’t. Rifle hunting doesn’t take as much practice as a bow does. It’s cheaper and more people can enjoy and go rifle hunting. The leaves have fallen off the trees making it easier to see the game from longer distances.

2. Cons-Rifle Hunting: Lots of people. Last year I counted 50 trucks coming into the mountain where I was hunting mule deer. Luckily I was already sitting in my position when the rest of the hunters started up the hill. The weather can be horrible and nasty. Many hunters love the cold, snowy, freezing weather because it brings out the deer however some people beg to differ.

Source by James Fackrell

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Use and maintenance of solar lights – French

This instructional guide for consumers gives advice on charging and making best use of portable solar lights, as well as information on warranty periods.


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Wind Power Generators

Most consumers know it all too well, the end of the month arrives, and so does your utility bill. That monthly utility bill can be a burden on the wallet, especially in the wintertime when heat is needed to stay warm. The fact is, you do not have to waste your hard earned money on power that can extremely be obtained for free. Harnessing the wind by use of a wind power generator is one such way that you can get power absolutely free by using Mother Nature. A turbine is generally what is used to harness power from the wind, which is then used to power your home or what have you.

One of the most important things that you will come across when building it or having one built, is location. The location of the these are absolutely critical due to a number of factors. One of those factors being the fact that you need wind to power it, so you will want the turbine to be place in an area that has constant winds that are strong enough to power the turbine. So go out and find a good location near your house that can sustain a wind turbine; after you have done that, you will now need to go check your local laws and regulations surrounding wind turbines. The fact is, that wind turbines are usually very visible and can sometimes create an eyesore for people to look at, therefore, a lot of housing developments and similar establishments may not allow for it. The next thing that needs to be checked on is the utility company. The wind is not always guaranteed to blow everyday so you may be without power on some days unless you establish an agreement with the utility companies that allows you to use their power on days when there is not enough wind.

Now you are going to need to figure out how much power your home is actually using every year; the average home will use around 10,000 KWh of electricity every year. Taking this into consideration, you will need to calculate how much electricity you will actually need to power your home every year. After you have figured out how much electricity you will need, you can have the right size wind turbines built or you can even build one yourself with the right materials. You can even purchase or build smaller wind turbines that can be implemented to power a camp site, cabin, vacation property or something else that does not require constant electricity. Some wind turbines end up generating absolutely much much electricity than what is needed, but this is actually a good thing because you can sell excess electricity back to the utility companies.

The only cost associated with these are actually building it because you have to pay for materials and labor. Once the wind turbines are built, it should pay for itself in no time. Wind turbines are also pretty green, meaning that they are environmentally friendly. Wind turbines create absolutely no pollutants that can harm living plants, animals and people. The government may even give you a nice tax break on the wind turbines meaning you will be saving even more money on from your renewal source.

Source by John Mathew Silva

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