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Building a solar powered (photovoltaic) vaccine refrigerator with a community hospital in Northern Mexico. Now the sun helps keep the vaccines consistently cold.
Building a solar powered (photovoltaic) vaccine refrigerator with a community hospital in Northern Mexico. Now the sun helps keep the vaccines consistently cold. Read more or check our book



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Converting a very used gas power lawnmower into a solar charged, low emission, almost silent, lawn cutting machine.
Converting a very used gas power lawnmower into a solar charged, low emission, almost silent, lawn cutting machine. Read more or check our book

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Year round veggies in a homemade, just under the permitting limit, strawbale greenhouse.
Year round veggies in a homemade, just under the permitting limit, strawbale greenhouse. Read more or check our book

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A very hot (400 °F) parabolic solar cooker. Made from an reclaimed satellite dish using bicycle powered tools.
A very hot (400 °F) parabolic solar cooker. Made from an reclaimed satellite dish using bicycle powered tools. Read more or check our book

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The Hexayurt is a refugee shelter system that uses an approach based on "autonomous building" to provide not just a shelter, but a comprehensive family support unit which includes drinking water purification, composting toilets, fuel-efficient stoves and solar electric lighting. 8/15/07 Update: Winner of the Treehugger Participate! contest for Burning Man.
The Hexayurt is a refugee shelter system that uses an approach based on "autonomous building" to provide not just a shelter, but a comprehensive family support unit which includes drinking water purification, composting toilets, fuel-efficient stoves and solar electric lighting. 8/15/07 Update: Winner of the Treehugger Participate! contest for Burning Man. Read more or check our book

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Creating a solar cooker out of local invasive species and waste materials in order to pasteurize water and be an alternative to the use of fossil fuels for cooking food.
Creating a solar cooker out of local invasive species and waste materials in order to pasteurize water and be an alternative to the use of fossil fuels for cooking food. Read more or check our book

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Building a solar powered (photovoltaic) vaccine refrigerator with a community hospital in Northern Mexico. Now the sun helps keep the vaccines consistently cold.
Building a solar powered (photovoltaic) vaccine refrigerator with a community hospital in Northern Mexico. Now the sun helps keep the vaccines consistently cold. Read more or check our book

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A scary earthen oven that uses three layers to maximize efficiency, and all three types of heat to maximize the flavor.
A scary earthen oven that uses three layers to maximize efficiency, and all three types of heat to maximize the flavor. Read more or check our book

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Conventional showers minimize thermal comfort, maximize energy use and water consumption, and exacerbating moisture problems... A solution?
Conventional showers minimize thermal comfort, maximize energy use and water consumption, and exacerbating moisture problems... A solution? Read more or check our book

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Years of pedal powered innovations from CCAT, all in one place.
Years of pedal powered innovations from CCAT, all in one place. Read more or check our book

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Turning corn cob agricultural waste into a cooking fuel that combats deforestation and indoor air pollution.
Turning corn cob agricultural waste into a cooking fuel that combats deforestation and indoor air pollution. Read more or check our book

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"It can be built as a : Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project where expert masonry skills are not required" and "by using common and inexpensive materials available anywhere."
"It can be built as a : Do-It-Yourself (DIY) project where expert masonry skills are not required" and "by using common and inexpensive materials available anywhere." Read more or check our book

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Determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources.
Determine the cost inputs and energy outputs of small scale ethanol production from local and conventional sources. Read more or check our book

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Hotel Perote solar pool heating system

Hotel Perote solar pool heating system


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Floating drum biogas digestor

Above ground portion of floating drum biogas digestor - used chiefly for digesting animal and human feces on a continuous-feed mode of operation, i.e. with daily input.


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How to Build a Mechanically Powered Battery Charger for LED Lighting

How to Build a Mechanically Powered Battery Charger for LED Lighting


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