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Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 08:55 PM   #111
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Indeed. What happened to the "delivery by the end of the year" promise from EEStor? For those living on faith, could be a good time to buy in early January...
We shall see, mi amigo. We shall see. Que sera sera. Paz.
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I want to see a mat for the Wii that requires players to move like maniacs to power the Wii itself!
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Old Dec 23rd, 2009, 12:39 PM   #113
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Ah if we are talking about what we would like, how about a small, reasonably priced wind generator, maybe 2KW or so. Something that doesn't require huge towers, can be installed in an urban setting and won't kill birds or bats.

In a windy area like mine, combined with legislated power buy back and elimination of the gouge fees it would be possible to power my home at no charge.
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Japanese Inventor Uses Solar Orbs to Power Lights in Home



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Just take a set of orbs that look like giant light bulbs, install them on your roof and watch them reflecting the light of the sun into your house. This obviously just works during the day, but if you have buildings around your house that block the sunlight, the orbs might help to light up dark rooms and save electricity costs. And they look kind of cool, too.
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Very interesting. We have nothing blocking our windows ............... just a lack of sun.
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HYDROFILL - personal desktop hydrogen station



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The HYDROFILL is a small desktop device that plugs into the power supply, a solar panel or a small wind turbine, and automatically extracts hydrogen from its water tank and stores it in a solid form in small refillable cartridges. The cartridges contain metallic alloys that absorb hydrogen into their crystalline structure, a storage method which the company claims offers the highest volumetric energy density of any form of hydrogen storage, even higher than liquid hydrogen.
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Cool Your Fridge with Ice from Outdoors?



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"I was inspired this month to unplug my refrigerator and cool just with ice that I can make outdoors. I can keep the refrigerator at 45 degrees for about five days with a couple of big pot fulls of ice. It had occurred to me how wasteful it was to be cooling something in the winter in a northern climate! It takes more attention and effort than just having a plugged-in refrigerator, but perhaps there are others out there that might also try this if they were given the idea."
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The winter ice box bit had occurred to me as well. However in cooling the interior the fridge warms the air around it. So in winter there is no waste of energy.

However if one were to build an old fashioned icehouse, fill it during the winter, and do the icebox bit during the two months that Canadian homes do not need supplemental heating; that would indeed be a net energy saver after you pay off the energy that goes into building and insulating an icehouse.
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