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Battery Charging Lockers for Haiti?

Ever since the earthquake in Haiti I’ve been thinking about how we could get some small scale solar empowerment to those poor displaced people. Shanty towns and tent cities are the sad reality of Haiti for the foreseeable future. Nano-scale PV lanterns and small battery charging systems could get them some…

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Added by Eric Youngren on March 3, 2010 at 9:57am — No Comments

Post your system pictures!!

Please post some pictures of your systems. Show us how you power yourselves.



They do not have to be pretty pictures. I like 'em raw and funky. (this means you, Sparky Candoo) We don't judge here by the tidiness of your wiring. We are about empowerment, not regulations and rules. The electrical inspector is not watching. And even if he was, he'll never find you.



Hopefully your systems are safe, and at least follow the spirit of the NEC. But the beauty of PV, especially low… Continue

Added by Eric Youngren on April 10, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Welcome to the Solar Empowerment Network!

Calling all solar powered people! If you use renewable energy (RE) systems in your home, vessel or business, stand up and be counted by joining the Solar Empowerment Network. Share some pictures or videos of your system or start a blog to share your off-grid adventures with the grid-dependent masses. Use the forum to ask questions or start a discussion.



If you use PV, wind, microhydro or solar hot water systems please join the network! If you are a RE system installer or contractor… Continue

Added by Eric Youngren on April 4, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

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