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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY PRODUCTS
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Utterpower.com
Check out a slow-running, fuel efficient, quiet, last-forever, and affordable Diesel generator from Utterpower.com! This company imports Indian clones of the venerable Lister CS lightplant into the USA. They are experts on getting them running, and also supply AC generator heads for them. These engines can truly be called "brand new antiques."
Aardvark Alternative Fuel Systems
OEM that offers propane generators and alternative energy components that will allow the user to function on propane, natural gas, and other gaseous fuels.


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Wind Power Links

Scoraig Wind Electric
Hugh Piggott's homebuilt wind power homepage. Great information about small-scale wind power--one of the best websites out there. Lots of interesting pages and links. Blade design and construction techniques, Tip Speed Ratio explained in plain english, Rotor design info and other downloads, and pictures and information about Hugh's Brakedrum Windmill. The newest pages of his site describe in detail the axial flux designs that Hugh is building at his seminars now, both an 8-foot dia. and 4-foot dia. model. You can order the plans for these new machines from his site.
WindStuffNow.com
Ed Lenz's excellent homebuilt wind power site. Lots of projects! Alternators from scratch, converting induction motors to permanent-magnet alternators, useful formulas, blade building, 3-phase explained in plain English, inexpensive blade design software, and more. Really cool site, with lots of informative pictures too.
Building a Wind Generator from Scratch
Chuck Morrison's highly informative homebuilt windmill site. A 7 ft. rotor with lots of pictures and templates of rotor construction. Powered by a fan motor re-wound into an alternator. Great project!
Otherpower.com's Homebrew Wind Generators
A collection of all of our experiments with wind power, including our Volvo brake disc wind generator designs. A great resource for the homebrew wind experimentor, with lots of informative photos.
Mike Klemen's Wind Generator Page
Lots of information, photos, maintenence logs, reliability reports, windmill sound clips and data aquisition plots from a variety of working wind installations. A really nice site!
Detronics.net
Wind turbine and wind data acquisition dealer, with a very informative website. He's flying a Bergey XL.1 and a SWWP Air X at his wind test site, and posts the collected monthly data to this site, along with solar data. The numbers show very dramatically how important swept area is!
AWEA Wind Discussion Board
A very active, moderated discussion board about wind power and other alternative energy topics. Populated by a bunch of very knowledageble people, including many professionals in the wind power field!
The Otherpower.com Discussion Board
Our own discussion board, populated by hundreds of folks who like to build wind turbines, hydro plants and other power-generating equipment from scratch! A great place to go for help with your projects and renewable energy questions.
Paul Gipe's Website
Lots of small- and large-scale wind power articles and information from an expert in the field. Paul Gipe is also an active participant in the AWEA wind Discussion Board, and has written excellent books on the subject. Great information on avoiding wind power scams.
Airheads -- the GarboGen wind generator
The GarboGen is a wind generator designed by Jerry and built by him and many others worldwide -- made from a surplus garbage disposal motor converted into a permanent magnet alternator, and plastic blades on a metal hub to drive it. Many detailed pictures on the site, and the blades and hubs are available for purchase inexpensively.
Savonious Rotor
Savonious Rotor windmill sketches and information from Australia. This windmill design is built from 55 gallon oil drums.
American Wind Energy Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to wind power. Large archives full of articles and free information.
Windmission of Denmark
Danish windmill manufacturer's site with many pages about windmill and propellor design and construction.
TopGreen.co.uk
Homebuilt brake disc wind turbine information and pictures from the hamlet of Top Green, Sibthorpe, Nottinghamshire. An excellent array of pictures of every step of the construction process.
Jemmett Engineering
Free windpower information, inexpensive plans for wind, hydro and bicycle generators, books for sale, including Al Forbes' �Homebuilt Dynamo� book. Cool site!
Integrated Energies
Lots of informative material about aerodynamics and blade design, plus lots of renewable energy technology links.
The Illustrated History of Wind Power
An excellent site that traces the complete history of windpower. Great information, and BEAUTIFUL wind power pictures!
Picoturbine.com
Includes a unique educational windmill kit, wind power books, and Savonius rotor simulator software, as well as many links.
New Belgium Brewing Company
The world's first wind-powered brewery! They don't have their own wind turbine...but they participate in our local program with the city of Fort Collins and Platte River Power Authority, where power consumers can voluntarily pay higher rates for their electricity...and the extra goes to subsidize building more wind turbines for Colorado. Otherpower.com's shipping office in town also participates in the program. Plus, without their absolutely SUPERB ales and lagers, most of the experiments at Otherpower.com HQ would never be completed!
Van alles wat
A really cool site, with wind power and solar power projects. Really cool wooden wind generator designs! Now includes a version translated to English. Well worth a visit.
Dragonfly Power
Home of the Dragonfly Wind Generator, a very interesting design that uses an automotive alternator and gearing. Neat furling and field control system.
Windpower.org
Big Danish wind power information site in 5 languages. Many FAQs, power calculator programs, and formulas. Excellent technical explanations and formulas on Betz, turblance, available power and many more topics! Focused on wind energy in general and primarily commercial products, the information and math are excellent for anyone.
Bryant Wind Electric
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Bryant Wind Electric has been providing parts and service for Pre REA 32 and 110 volt Winchargers for over 30 years. They have the tooling to provide many of the impossible to find parts for the large Pre REA machines. They can provide new slip ring brushes, new turntable shafting, new galvanized tail assemblies, new field coils, new generator brushes, new Wincharger manuals and more. They buy, sell, trade, and repair exclusively Wincharger. Good used parts always wanted.
Lake Michigan Wind and Sun
They provide parts for small wind turbines and still support the old pre REA Jacobs and Wincharger lines as well as most currently USA produced wind turbines. Parts they can provide include props, brushes, bearings, towers and tower tops. Excellent wind power resource.
Windstream Power Systems
Manufacturer of reliable and simple wind, water and human-powered generators. Their Windstream wind turbine has been built for over 2 decades -- it tilts back to furl out of the wind when speeds get too high.
Windstroom.tk
Wind power information from the Netherlands, written in Dutch. We can't understand it, but it looks good!
Windmill World
Huge wind power resource, about all types of wind power, big and small, past and present. Loads of pictures from worldwide, FAQs, resources, links, and more. An excellent site!
Steve's Tape Drive Motor Wind Turbine
Lots of great photos and construction details about this working, flying wind turbine made with a tape drive motor as the generator.
The Back Shed
Homebuilt wind turbine site from an Australian friend from our discussion board. Lots of pictures and construction details, plus kits for sale based on Fisher-Paykel smartdrive motors converted to alternators. The kits take care of the complicated metalworking bits for you. This site is well worth checking out!
WireFreeDirect Ltd
UK company that's a full-line dealer for wind and solar power systems, plus system design. Rutland, Aerogen, and Fortis wind turbines.
Aerostar Wind Turbines
Manufacturer of 6-meter diameter, 9kw wind turbines in the USA. Excellent wind power information on the website, with extensive knowledge and experience-- and ZERO hype! If you need some serious power, be sure to check out these turbines.

Renewable Energy Electronics and Data Acquisition Links

Circuits for the Hobbyist by VA3AVR
Tons of circuits and electronics tutorials! Including our Easter egg anemometer. A very valuable site for learning electronics, and experimenting with circuits.
Circuits Maximus
Micro wind generators built from stepper motors, converting motors to permanent magnet alternators, and more. Inexpensive wind power dump load controller available for purchase as a kit or just the circuit board. Plus lots of other interesting information...including an incredibly sensitive homebrewed magnetomer.
Design Specialties
Home of the Tach-Plus digital tachometer, an essential tool for any wind generator or alternator builder -- free information, and available for purchase inexpensively as a kit or circuit board. As featured in Poptronics magazine, Sept. 2002. Also Rob's high-power star/delta switch for 3-phase low rpm alternators.
Low-Cost DIY Logging Anemometer Kit
A brilliant microprocessor-controlled logging anemometer kit from Australia. It senses wind direction without a separate vane! Total cost less than $100 US. Interfaces directly to a PC, and includes Windows software.
Vortex Anemometer from Inspeed
A slick, low-cost, ready-to-fly anemometer, only US$65. Check it out!
Make Your Own Windmeter
Free details on building a solar-powered logging anemometer with data retrievable by laptop computer. Detailed construction photos, parts lists, and instructions.
MTM Scientific
Really neat online alternator rewinding tutorial, alternator modification booklet and kits, long range AM radio antenna kits and info for remote areas, and more. Even info and kits for aerial photography from kites!
Red Rock Energy
Tons of electronics projects for alternative energy--charge controllers, the LED solar tracker, shunt regulators, heliostats... Free schematics and information; kits, parts and assembled products available. Tons of links; very informative site.
Draker Solar Design
Specialists in the design and implementation of renewable energy data acquisition systems....you can see a very impressive system on their website. Also, full service professional system design, sales and installation. Burlington, Vermont area.
GM Alternator Modifications
GM Alternator modification to output more voltage at lower RPMs. Also, self "boot-strapping" to get the rotor field started without a 12v battery.
12 volt fluorescent lamp drivers
Homebrew conversion of standard fluorescent lamps to 12 volts.

Hydro Power Links

Water Wheel Factory
The coolest hydro site around, with pictures of some amazing waterwheels! Plus energy calculations, waterwheel history, a pictorial guide to waterwheel and water turbine types and their advantages and disadvantages, hydro power links, and more. We are fond of waterwheels here at Otherpower.com, since we don't have the water resources for high-head turbines!
MicroHydroPower.net
Wim Klunne's Micro Hydro power portal. Lots of free information, extensive hydro power links directory, downloads, web ring...lots of information!
Joe Cole's Microhydro Site
Excellent information! Formulas, flow measurement, pipe tables, turbine types explained, and homebrew designs. Includes great information on using AC induction motors as asynchronous generators. Great site!
Yahoo Microhydro E-group and Discussion Board
Another valuable resource! Lots of microhydro experts frequent this group, it's a great place to get your hydro questions answered.
WaterTurbine.com
Excellent site...these folks make high-quality microhydro plants that run in low-head situations where a normal Pelton or Turgo runner won't work!
Canyon Industries
Manufacturer of high-quality hydro turbines, ranging from residential-sized to utility sized!
WindStream Power Systems
In addition to wind- and human-powered generators, WindStream also makes hydro generators from 150W to 10kW. They even have a floating waterwheel version available as a kit! They also supply permanent magnet generators and alternators to home builders.
Eco Innovations
Parts, kits, instructions and finished units for homebrew hydro and wind power experimentors. Big selection of pelton and turgo wheels and buckets. Sells reconditioned, rewired, and de-cogged Fisher-Paykel Smartdrive PM motors for use as wind and hydro alternators.

Solar Power Links

Heliotrack
Local inventor of a simple, easy-to-build heliostat that uses hardware store materials and simple electronics that can be built, understood and maintained by the casual experimentor. His tracker circuit can be used for tracking PV arrays, too. We met Justin at the 2005 Sustainable Living Fair in Fort Collins, and got to see his heliostat in operation. Worth checking out!
WireFreeDirect Ltd
UK company that's a full-line dealer for wind and solar power systems, plus system design. Rutland, Aerogen, and Fortis wind turbines.

Make your own PV panels

Kit includes raw solar cells, insructions, and all supplies needed to wire them together to build a small solar panel. Also an excellent student's science project!
Freesunpower.com
We get many requests for help in sizing renewable energy systems, we don't have time to help, and we refer people to Google for for finding online system sizing guides. Here you'll find FREE basic and advanced system design tutorials for every component and aspect of solar power. Plus system sizing calculators, battery bank calculators and wire size calculators. A great read for the beginner, and valuable resource for anyone that's designing a remote power system.
Fitch Consulting
An expert in solar hot water heating, and dealer for evacuated tube solar collectors. Very friendly and helpful! The proprietor also gives solar energy presentations at schools, and has helpful information and links on the website.
CirKits.com
Kits for building your own solar power regulator, and power center. Great information for the do-it-yourselfer, and you can buy just the PC board, parts and plans for cheap. Lots of links to other DIY power info too.
Nevada Solar Living
News, articles, free information and links about all things solar--solar electric, passive solar heating and cooling, energy conservation, and more. Not just for folks who live in Nevada. Very informative site!
Batteries.com
Very comprehensive selection of small batteries, up to car battery size. You can search and cross reference online by battery part number, manufacturer, or device--from laptops to MP3 players to dog collars. Great for hard-to-find batteries.
SustainableHost.com
Internet Web hosting powered completely by solar and wind power! A great place to get your RE website hosted.
Cansolair
Manufacturers of innovative solar hot air space heating panels in Canada. Heat your house with solar without having to remodel and install giant windows! The units mount on an exterior wall. Very informative and fun website too.
SustainableHost.com
Internet Web hosting powered completely by solar and wind power! A great place to get your RE website hosted.
Alternative Energy Resources
Offers an ebook titled "Understanding and Installing Your Own Solar Electric System". The ebook includes lots of info, charts, worksheets, a glossary and a large online alternative energy resource section. Written for the beginning to intermediate alternative energy enthusiast. No techie jargon!
Bill Darden's BATTERY FAQs
A definitive resource for deep cycle and car battery information, with a huge battery link directory. Excellent!
Green-Trust.org
Steve Spence's monster link directory for many Renewable Energy topics! Formerly WebConx.com.
Solar Hot Water Heater - home construction - in French
All-French language page with details about building a solar water heating system from scratch. Deatiled photos and instructions. We translated it using BabelFish and could understand it just fine. Great project!
Independent Power Providers (IPP)
A non-profit organization dedicated to small-scale energy producers. State and Federal law info, net metering, list of qualified installers, links, and more.
Arizona Solar Center
Non-profit organization with information and links.
Solar Energy International
Non-profit renewable energy education organization. They hold classes about all aspects of solar, wind and water power.
Renewable Energy Information in Portuguese
We can't read it, but if you speak Portugese this looks like a good site!
The Skylight Guy
Specializing in tubular skylights and solar attic fans. Tubular skylights install just like a stove pipe, making skylight installation simple.
California Solar Panels
Huge selection of renewable energy books. Also solar panels, lighting, chargers, and more.
Incandescent Replacement Technologies
LEDs, LED replacement modules for flashlights, LED striplights and worklights, and more.
SolarBlog.com
Big and active news and discussion forum about solar power technologies, news, government programs and regulations, products, and more.
LED Lighting Blog
News, new stuff, articles, videos and more from an LED lighting engineer and enthusiast.
Don's Green Store -- efficient lighting
LED lighting products, with excellent information on their proper application.
LED lighting for RVs
Extensive information about do-it-yourself LED lighting for RVs--homebuilt LED lighting modules, circuit diagrams, user reports, links.
12 volt ballast kit for fluorescent lights
Run a standard 120VAC fluorescent light from a 12 volt battery with this simple, inexpensive electronics kit.
Sree Nandhees Technologies, India
India-based supply and consulting firm offering solar photovoltaic and solar water heating solutions for home and business, including back-up power for critical applications.
Batteries Plus
A great source for every type of battery you can imagine, from tiny electronics batteries to large ones for home renewable energy systems. They have a wide network of local stores, where you can drop by, buy batteries, and talk to battery experts in person.

Fossil Fuel Energy Links

Rock Creek Consulting
Wisconsin Generator / Engine parts and service
DanF says his used, $200 pawnshop Wisconsin generator is the best he's ever owned. He named the genny Big Red, and you can see the picture here. Rock Creek sells all the new and used parts for Wisconsin engines and generators, and services the units too. DanF is considering upgrading Big Red to electric start from this great source of parts.
Utterpower.com
Check out a slow-running, fuel efficient, quiet, last-forever, and affordable Diesel generator from Utterpower.com! This company imports Indian clones of the venerable Lister CS lightplant into the USA. They are experts on getting them running, and also supply AC generator heads for them. These engines can truly be called "brand new antiques."
A & A Power Generators
Wide selection of gasoline, diesel and propane generators ranging from tiny to giant. Lots of resources and free information.
America's Generators
BIG generator site! Gas, diesel, propane, natural gas, from tiny to huge--3 kW to 2000 kW. Controls, transfer switches, light towers, transfer swtiches, trailers, enclosures, soundsproofing, and more. All major brands, new and refurbished.
GeneratorJoe.net
An incredible variety of generators for sale new, used, for rent, for lease....plus transfer switches, enclosures, battery chargers and more. Lots of free information pages to help you select the right equipment. Factory authorized reps for numerous brands. Gasoline, diesel, PTO and propane/natural gas gensets in single phase, 3-phase, marine models...ranging from 1000 watt portables for $700 up to containerized 2000 kW behemoths for $300,000 and up! Very informative website.
Generator Gus Old Engines
A great gallery of old engines, with neat pictures.
Homemade Electricity
Old gasoline powered battery chargers. Lots of information on alternators and generators, too...including great details on running induction motors into generators.Cool pictures!
DanB's Old Engine Page
Boss DanB's early page about his extensive collection of antique engines. The pages on this little sub-site were the inspiration for Otherpower.com! Includes a wood gasifier engine that runs on sawdust.
RustyIron Workshop
A whole bunch of old engine and generator photos. Great stuff!
Animated Engines
Animated GIFs that show how a huge variety of different engines move and work. Internal combustion, steam, Stirling, etc...Great page!
Oilcrash.com
A collection of essays, links, quotes and articles about our modern, worldwide oil-based energy systems. How government and oil company math vs. population growth and energy consumption math might add up to a future energy disaster. This site will make you think!
Aardvark Alternative Fuel Systems
OEM that offers propane generators and alternative energy components that will allow the user to function on propane, natural gas, and other gaseous fuels.

Hard to Categorize -- Science, lighting, fun, experiments, other resources

The Science Hobbyist
Bill Beatty's experimental science website is simply THE BEST out there! You can get lost for days exploring his projects and links--this happens to the Otherpower.com staff frequently. Highly recommended, and FAR more interesting than television!
Hamsterific
Everything about Hamsters--breeds, care, diet, discussion board, links, housing, health care, and more! Skippy, who powers a nightlight for DanF by running on his wheel, loves this site. He's a workin' hamster!
Electronic Circuits for the Hobbyist
A great electronics circuit resource -- dozens of useful circuits for experimenting with your own electronics projects. We dip into Tony Van Roon's circuits library here all the time when building projects.
Convergance Tech -- Electric Bicycles and Pedal-powered Generators
Plans, kits, parts, and completed projects for bicycle conversion. Make power while getting a workout, or let the sun and wind charge your battery for easy travelling. And check out his Bat and Rat detector too! Cool site.
FORCEFIELD
New, used and surplus Neodymium and Ceramic magnets, magnet wire for building your own alternators, and other items. Lots of useful information, magnet science demonstrations, links. The best source for strong magnets on the internet!!! Our sister site.
AlienObserver.com
Monster links directory! Alternative energy links, plus UFOs, SETI, paranormal, free energy, conspiracies, skeptics, alchemy...you could easily spend days here...
Woodworker's Workshop
Big online resource for woodworking information, plans, tools, and more. An excellent resource for folks who want to learn woodworking for carving their own props.
Steve Redmond's site
Extremely detailed information on building a Tesla Disc Turbine. His test model did 10,200rpm on 75psi of compressed air. Detailed pictures and information. Also lots of info on casting your own metal and using the castings to build your own machine tools. The turbine was built with home-made machine tools!
No Job is Too Small Machine Shop
Machine shop specializing in manufacturing custom parts, even if you only need one! They also do work for restoration and collectors -- if the part you need is made of "unobtainium" they can make a new one for you.
Science Toy Maker
Great pages on making science toys at home. Excellent ideas for science fair projects, and the site explains the science behind the projects in simple terms that kids (and adults) can read without having a dictionary nearby. Colorful format that kids will like.
Super Science Fair Projects
Offers a step-by-step guide to science fair projects for students - middle through high school. There are links to over 100,000 science projects, science experiments and science fair project ideas. Parents and Teacher's Guide and Resources. They feature a variety of renewable energy projects, too, including ours. Good, deatiled information for students on the "Scientific Method" of hypothesis, experimentation, and conclusion--essential for doing well at a science fair.

Magazines


Green Trust

Free online renewable energy news Blog, covering all renewable energy topics that make the news. Also a large renewable energy bookstore!
Energy Self Sufficiency Newsletter banner

FREE monthly on-line magazine covering all aspects of renewable energy -- from solar, wind and hydro power to biodiesel, methane, ethanol, electric vehicles, solar heating, energy conservation...you get the idea. Back issues also available for free download. Otherpower.com's DanF is now a contributing author for the ESSN, too.

Home Power Magazine

A great magazine for anyone interested in renewable energy. Lots of links and good information. Download free articles, plans and power system software. Current issue always available for free downloading.
Backwoods Home Magazine - practical ideas for self-reliant living
Alternative energy, homesteading, farming, building, survival, and more.
Back Home Magazine Logo
Back Home Magazine

Renewable energy, homesteading, organic gardening, and remote living. DanF and DanB have many articles published here -- a great magazine! The Dans at Otherpower have a whole array of articles published here...ranging from remote communications and internet to a big series on how to build a wind turbine.
Off-grid.net logo
Online E-Zine about all things off-grid and renewable. News, discussion, projects, ideas and articles for off-grid residents, folks wanting to go off-grid, renewable energy enthusiasts, homesteaders, and the simply curious. Check the site frequently, as the feature articles change regularly.
American Energy Independance
Online resource of relevant articles and valuable links about why America must wean itself from foreign oil, and soon. No liberal OR neo-conservative bias here--just a rational discussion of the issues with scientific papers, articles, links and discussion.

Government and Non-Government Agencies and Organizations

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
In Golden, Colorado. This site has lots of free wind and solar information. Your tax dollars at work! Includes average wind speed map of the USA--a useful tool.
Sandia National Laboratory
Department of Defense laboratory involved in solar and wind research, located in New Mexico.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Power Page
A site with plenty of useful information concerning solar power.
Journey to Forever
A NON-governmental organization that spreads information about the environment, renewable energy, and sustainability worldwide with student 'road trips' all over the globe. The students learn, and the locals benefit from their knowledge and technology. The trips are documented online by the students. A great organization!
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
The largest non-profit, non-governmental wind energy advocacy organization in the USA. Lots of free information about wind power on their website, and also a comprehensive index of federal, state and local subsidy programs for installing wind power, including state-by-state information on net metering laws.
Latin American Wind Energy Association
Asociaci�n Latinoamericana de Energ�a E�lica

Non-profit, non-governmental wind energy advocacy group covering all of Latin America, from Mexico south. They also host an annual Wind Energy Expo. P�ginas web en Ingl�s y Espa�ol.

Remote Living, Homesteading, Survival

Freckle Farm Log Homes
These folks know all about remote living -- they are in Northern Ontario. The owner is a contributor to our discussion board, and they build beautiful log homes in beautiful remote areas. WARNING: If you live in the big city, the photos here will make you want to quit your job and move to the mountains!
Chatter Creek Mountain Lodge Construction
Photo journal of mountain lodge construction at Chatter Creek, deep in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Follow the impossible task of building a 9300 sq. ft log building in one short summer. Editor's note--we at Otherpower.com thought we lived in a remote area until we read this web log. Wow!
TheWorkshop.ca
Plans and projects for renewable energy and self-sufficiency. Electric bike, meat smoker, solar fish finder, rural survival skills, maple syrup, and more!
Off-the-Grid Living
Large collection of links to equipment suppliers, information sources, and practicing off-the-grid homesteaders.
BagelHole.org
An excellent rural living, renewable energy and survival site! Big links directory.
Sustainable Building
Resources, information and links about sustainable living in all forms -- building, agriculture, energy, recycling, and more.
Watersaver.com
Pond liners for all purposes --from homestead ponds to industrial uses.
Survival Dealer .com
Products for remote living, renewable energy systems, remote living, gardening, defense and more.

Steam Power

TinyPower Steam Engine Kits
A whole bunch of slick little steam engine kits for sale, and a cool website too. If you have a machine shop and are interested in steam power, this is great resource.
Pearl Engine Company
Steam engines, both in kit form and already completed. From small models to engines large enough to produce substantial electricity!
Turbo Engineers
Need a BIG steam turbine? Check out these folks from India. 50kW to 140MW -- that's 140 MEGA watts, not Milli!

Bio-Fuels

VeggiePower.org
Great information about biodiesel fuel! How to make it at home from vegetable oil, and how to convert engines and vehicles to run on fuel from vegetables. Lots of links and free information.
National BioDiesel Board
News articles, information, and links about biodiesel fuel. See cars, buses, and airplanes that run on vegetables.
Green-Trust.org
An awesome collection of wood gasification and biodiesel information and links. Run your truck on waste wood or used french fry oil! Lots of links and free information here, and pages about biodiesel, methane, methanol, etc. also. There's a working wood gas generator near Otherpower.com headquarters, we just haven't written a page about it yet.
Ethanol India
A detailed and informative site from India with information, links and resources about ethanol fuel worldwide. Detailed articles about new ethanol production technology and specific info about ethanol production and use in India.
Extreme Samoa - Coconut Oil BioDiesel
Extreme Samoa promotes the use of coconut oil as a substitute to diesel in power generations. Tim Jones and company have successfully modified generators to use coconut oil and are now promoting its use starting with small communities around the world.

Hydrogen

American Hydrogen Association
Information and links about all aspects of Hydrogen fuel, including fuel cells. News articles and links to manufacturers of Hydrogen power equipment.
National Hydrogen Association
Information and links, and hydrogen-powered cars.
US Dept. of Energy Hydrogen Page
Our government actually does have an interest in clean Hydrogen fuel...this is the DOE's Hydrogen Network homepage.
Hydrogen Energy Center
Information and links. Lots of current news articles!

Used/Surplus

Energy Matters
A great resource for used and surplus power equipment. Hundreds of categories, and you can place free ads.
Generator Mart
Generatormart is an online classified ads site that includes listings for Wind Turbines. The site is also used for various types of other power generating equipment. The Generatormart Web site has an easy to use user interface for adding your turbine generator equipment and pictures on to their site.

New Equipment

Energy Matters
Full-service and full-line renewable energy design, sales and installation, in Melbourne, Australia. Free online system planning calculators.
Sol�ner
Spanish manufacturer and distributor of renewable energy equipment, with free information, retail store listings, and freqently asked questions, in Spanish, English, German and French. Fabricante y distribuidor espa�oles del equipo de la energ�a reanudable, con la informaci�n libre, de listados de la tienda al por menor, y de preguntas freqently hechas, en espa�ol, del ingl�s, del alem�n y del franc�s.
Don Rowe Inverters
Inverter specialists, they carry a wide range of inverter brands and accessories, from top-of-line Xantrex down to bargain specials if you are on a budget. Lots of free information and FAQs too.
Colorado Solar Electric
Full-service, full-line renewable energy equipment supplier located in Silt, Colorado. Free, detailed system design manual online, with grid-tie information.
Affordable Solar
Online supplier of a full line of renewable energy equipment, at a discount. Many free technical articles available on their website.
Northwest Power Co.
Supplier of a full variety of solar panels, wind generators, inverters, and all related equipment. Great online power calculation tools for system planning and sizing! Located in northern Colorado.
Planetary Systems
Full selection of alternative energy equipment and free information. Nice site!
Solardyne.com
New equipment, free information, and links. Lots of efficient appliances for sale!
Pine Ridge Products
Dealers for high-quality wind turbines from Bergey, Aeromax, and Turbex. Excellent wind generators, friendly, knowledgable folks!
www.4lots.com
A large selection of new renewable energy equipment. Large variety of inverters, solar panels, and more!
Pine Ridge Products
Dealers for high-quality wind turbines from Bergey, Aeromax, and Turbex. Excellent wind generators, friendly, knowledgable folks!
Inverters R Us
Specializes in high quality, low cost power inverters. Modified sine wave, pure sine wave, 12 volt, 24 volt and inverters with chargers. 25 to 5000 watts. Free information and FAQs.
Don Rowe Power Inverters
Power Inverters, Xantrex, Prosine, Trace, Coleman, Aims, Vector and more...Weekly Specials, Low Prices. Very Informative FAQ Pages. Worth checking out...lots of other interesting gadgets too.
Solar Energy Alliance
European distributor and retailer of a full line of renewable energy products and systems.
Panelectron Ltd, Hungary
Hungarian manufacturer of sine-wave inverters, charge controllers, battery chargers and DC/DC converters. They do custom OEM work also. A good source and reference within the EU.

Friends and Family

Links to sites from our friends, neighbors, and families
Lynn Fecteau
Artist Lynn Fecteau is our next-door neighbor. She's famous for her 'window' paintings, where the frame is an integral part of the painting. We enjoy gazing out at tropical scenes through her 'windows,' while outside our real windows there's 3 feet of snow!
ShopDog Annie
Forcefield owners Dan and Matt's Mom's website--Heather Dieter Bartmann. She makes our steel shipping box liners, and continues to carry the surplus magnets that we've dropped from our line over the years...plus weird surplus bits and pieces, magnet science experiments, magnetic tools, and her awesome photo-realistic wild bird paintings.
Canyon Spirit Gallery
Neighbors Scott and Bonnie's gallery website. Fine art, pottery, wood furniture, custom ceramic funeral urns, and more. Scott builds the incredible laminated cedar wind turbine blades that we've been using on our most recent turbines. Don't make fun of Bonnie's East Coast accent!
Dog Mountain Band
Otherpower.com's DanF plays banjo, dobro, washtub bass and kazoo in this band...they play "Home-Skooled Vintage CrabGrass" music. You can download the demo CD and live shows tracks off the website, and see some great dog pictures. At Otherpower.com HQ, there are more dogs than people, and there's some questions about who's really in charge....
Little South Fork LLC
DanF and neighbor Ken Sample are trout bums, and they started this company to build fine-furniture quality fly tying desks. If you flyfish, you should check this site out!


Alternative Energy News - Back issues of Network 6000's alternative energy newsletters
OTEC - Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion
Tesla Death Ray - Has Tesla's death ray gun finally come to life?
Tesla Turbine - Information about teh Tesla Turbine - Tesla's greatest invention?
Jatropha - All about the jatropha plant - a great source for oil in making biodiesel.
D1 Oils - a biodiesel producer with a portable biodiesel processor.
Biodiesel News - Two more oil producing trees - the African Oil Palm and the Paradise Tree
Edward Leedskalnin - Edward Leedskalnin's Coral Castle secret revealed!
Peak Oil - Peak Oil, Hurricanes, and the Price of Gas.
Peak Oil Update - More information on the Peak Oil crisis.
Magic with Magnetism - Professor Felex Ehrenhaft and how his magnetic electrolysis experiment.
Atmospheric Engine - The Power of a Vacuum, Atmospheric Pressure, Atmospheric Engines, and the Newcomen Engine.
Composting for Heat - How Jean Pain extracts heat and methane from a simple compost heap.
E85 Ethanol - Why E85 ethanol may or may not be in your future and FFV - Flex Fuel Vehicles.
Cornish Generator - a unique way to generate hydrogen using aluminum wire and smaller amounts of electricity.
Solar Water Heating & Cooking - A simple, easy, low cost way to heat your water or cook your dinner with the sun.
Enviromax Plus - Add this simple liquid to your gas tank and save up to 35% on your gas or diesel.
Magnetricity - A comparison of the Ed Leedskalnin and Howard Johnson magnetic theories.
Hydrogen on Demand - HOD... can you run an engine totally on Hydrogen created as you need it?
Sustainable Living Information - Over 800 FREE publications on green energy and sustainable living.
Glycerin Soap Recipes - How to make soap from the byproduct of making biodiesel - glycerin
Update on Jatropha & Biodiesel - What is the current status of making biodiesel from jatropha?
Surging Demand for Fossil Fuels - Do you eat, drink, and sleep fossil fuels?
Free Alternative Energy News - Energy Self Sufficiency Newsletter (ESSN)
Solar Flares - How extreme solar activity is predicted to knock out the entire electrical grid sometime soon.
Free Energy - Some current technologies that look very interesting.
Survival Supplies and Equipment - Lehman's - a great source for supplies for off-grid living.
Nikola Tesla Information - and... a huge database of other useful alternative energy/sustainable living info.
Wind Turbines - Learn how to build your own wind turbine, get free batteries, and more!
Biodiesel - Book review of "The Rise of Biodiesel"
Nikola Tesla's Birthday - Some of my favorite sites about Nikola Tesla
Peak Oil - peak oil and a look into the future to 2015.
Garrett Yazzie's Solar Water Heater - If this kid can do it using parts found in a dump, then you can too!
Energy Conservation Tips - My top 10 energy conservation tips.
Hydro Boost and Dennis Lee Scam - Old Dennis Lee is at it again with a hydro boost scam - don't buy into it!
Boone Pickens - Learn about his plans for natural gas and a 4000MW wind farm in Texas.
Algae Biodiesel - All about biodiesel from algae and how you can cultivate it in your back yard.
Cars of Tomorrow - All about the Tesla Roadster, The Smart Car, an Air Powered car, and the chevy Volt.
Electric Car Conversion - Convert your car to all electric for under $500.
Cause of Financial Crisis - Did high oil prices cause the sub-prime financial crisis?
Energy for the Future - What to do about the future economic & energy crisis - a 52 week course.
Victory Gardens - Why it would be wise to start your own Victory Garden now.
Static Electricity - Can static electricity be a source of power?
Solar Water Purification - simple low tech "Sodis" technology could save your life.
Green Energy - example on a highly efficient dairy farm.
Credit Bubble - All about the coming credit bubble and consequences.
Water Powered Cars - Can you run your car on 100% water using electrolysis? (not hydro boost scams)


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