I call Bull - I Save $30 a Month With My Solar Panels

I know - the title is really harsh on this article but it really ticks me off when people claim things that just cannot be true.

Just now I read a comment on my article about how I recycled some old solar panels. Someone left a comment that was really flattering (probably so I'd leave it up), but he also made sure to include a link to his web site about solar panels and wind power and Green Powered Homes. I've also come across the coolest solar fountains!

Gravity is Green

Gravity should be considered as a source of energy in all your planning. Gravity is actually a more reliable and constant source of energy than the wind or the sun. Gravity, without fail, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can save a lot of energy by planning to use gravity as a source of energy in some of your green installations.

One of the things that I like about my property is that I have a hill on it. I've carefully planned to use the hill to take advantage of the difference in elevation from one end of my property to the other.

Miracle Tree (Moringa) Revisited

Moringa Oleifera - The Miracle Tree

It's been almost a year since I planted my first Moringa trees. I had read about them and people considered them to be a "miracle" tree because of their rapid growth and their nutritious qualities. I know people who grow the tree in a different and more humid region and was able to get some seeds from them to begin my experiment with this Miracle Tree. Read the full article »

How I Recycled Some Used Solar Panels

Recycled Solar Panels

I came across some used solar panels but I didn't know where they came from and they didn't have any markings on them to tell me what they were. The price was right even though I didn't know the wattage or the voltage - I took a chance and bought them anyways. The solar effect of the low southern sun is very important.

There were six of them in all, mounted on a fiberglass backing and covered in a silicone or rubbery substance to hold everything in place. I put them in the sun and pulled out my multi-meter to see what I had bought. Read the full article »