How NOT to install Midnite Solar Equipment


We really like working with Midnite Solar products, made in the USA, but the best part is the people who run the place. boB, Robin, Ryan, Walter, Roy, Tom, Doug, the list goes on... they even have a shop cat.

Wind Turbine Design and Construction - Homebrew Wind Power - North Carolina, March 28 - April 2, 2016


More wind turbine fabrication fun and learning in Graham, North Carolina, March 28 - April 16, 2016. $800 per student, limit 7 students.

MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION LINK HERE

Workshop - Renewable Energy for the Developing World - Costa Rica, April 2-10, 2016


Hands-on workshop covering solar thermal, solar electric, solar ovens, methane biodigesters and more...in beautiful Costa Rica, taught by our friend Ian Woofenden and his company Renewable Reality.

You can register for the workshop here.



Code Craziness Part 1 - Auxiliary Grounding Electrode

NEC 2014 codebookguide to NEC 2014 codebook

The purpose of this series of Code Craziness articles is to gently poke some fun at the more absurd additions, omissions and twisted, incomprehensible language in NFPA 70, the National Electrical Code®.

142kW of PV modules in container rollover -- MAKE OFFER

SOLD - no longer available

But if you come across any similar situations, let us know and we can post them here.

If you are near Georgia, USA you might want to inquire on this one...a rolled over shipping container filled with 1400 PV modules, 102 watts each (Pmax) and ~87 volts open circuit (Voc). They are First Solar from Malaysia, UL listed, etc. Extent of damage unknown.

Wind Turbine Design and Construction Workshop - Yellow Springs, Ohio, Sept. 21-26, 2015

At Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
September 21 - 26, 2015
Cost: $800
Student-built homebrew wind turbine from our 2014 class at Antioch College
REGISTER HERE.

Homebrew Wind Power - Viroqua, Wisconsin, June 25 - 30, 2015

Viroqua, Wisconsin at the Driftless Folk School, June 25-30 2015

We're offering our favorite, awesome 6-day HANDS ON Wind Turbine Design and Construction (Homebrew Wind Power) in Viroqua this year, the first of 2015! Cost is $700 per student.
You can see the class syllabus here.

Solar Power for the Developing World - HANDS ON WORKSHOP - Costa Rica, March 2015

Solar Power for the Developing World - Costa Rica, March 2015
Our good friend Ian Woofenden has been teaching some awesome classes down in Central America for years now, and here's his latest offering! We all wish we could go......
Here's all the info about the class and how to sign up.

Homebrew Wind Workshop - Antioch College 2014

Homebrew wind power class, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio 2014
Yet another successful Homebrew Wind Power workshop, this one sponsored and hosted by Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, thanks to the hard work and efforts of Professor Barbara Sanborn.
Our 2015 class schedule will be going up in the next few days, and be sure to check it regularly or follow us on Facebook, as we'll be rapidly adding classes over the next few weeks.

Buckville Sawmill Action


Fun day at the historic Yahoo Sawmill in Buckville!
Ward needed some 8x8 posts to get going on completing his house, and some dandy big beetle-killed Ponderosa pines blew down in the gales of last winter....
Powered by the PTO on a 1948 FarmAll H, the saw blade dates back farther than that (you can still buy new teeth inserts). Carb rebuild kit on the tractor was all that was needed.

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