AltEnergy eMagazine August / Sept 2009

Featured Articles

  • My Geothermal Home Sweet Home
    My long and winding path through the selection of the best heating and cooling system began six months ago and culminated with the selection of a geothermal system, which is right for us for so many reasons.
  • The Cutting Edge of Sustainable Home Design
    One university’s quest to revolutionize the built environment. The SEED [pod] is one of only 20 finalists selected from around the globe to compete in the Solar Decathlon Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.
  • Using Smart Technology to create a RealGreenHome
    In 2005 I swapped a perfectly good town house on 198sq m of land for 5400 sqm of land of “valley Grassey Forest” vegetation. This block some 22 km from the centre of Melbourne Australia (Australia’s 2nd largest city) was going to be perfect for my growing family.
  • Single Seat Volkswagen
    You can go to Shanghai for a vacation, buy two or more of these cars, one for your wife and one for yourself, and one for each of your kids, have them shipped home and still spend less money than if you bought a car at home.
  • Solar-Powered Compactors Put the Squeeze on Trash Collection Costs
    The solar compactors save time, money and fuel by reducing demand for collection trips.
  • Superconductor Electricity Pipelines: An Optimal Long-Haul Transmission Solution
    Expansion and modernization of the North American power grid will be required to transmit that power to where it is needed.


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Posted by Randy Cox on 09/16/09, 12:26 PM

Thank you for your newsletter, I learn so much here. I just built a solar horse waterer on some remote property in Northern Idaho. Fell free to copy my design. See it at

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