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Have you ever wanted to live in a Tipi ? Maybe an igloo ?  http://www.offgrid-living.com/2008/08/tipi-pattern-for-extreme-off-grid.html
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Any tips on Mylar bags with De-oxidisers
to take the oxygen out the bags...
for long life storage of dried products..
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Thought I'd try getting hold of a solar cooker...as I think we have so much sun over here in Australia, why waste energy when there's a great giant oven outside...

I decided to buy one rather than make one as I wanted something that would last and be a bit more professional looking...
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Just cooking a curry as we speak !!! shame I had to move it as the sun (moving to winter sun) gets shaded by the house...
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um...not that quickly....at the moment (winter is coming...)
If I could get a good 5-6 hours of full sun (60Ah an hour...max output for my regulator and wiring...and solar panels)
That will be 300A (where 50% would be 500A) I don't intend to go below 80% if I can help it...so means I can get it all back the following day and make the batteries last longer...
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What's Next: 3D Solar Cells to revolutionize the photovoltaic industry

http://www.ecofriend.com/next-3d-solar-cells-revolutionize-photovoltaic-industry.html

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Looking forward to these arriving in the next week...

VACUUM EVACUATED SOLAR TUBES...

Time to boil some water !!!
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hoping this is a solution to boiling the kettle...
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OK JUST CHANGED THE DIRECTION OF THIS, TO MORE SUSTAINABILITY, RATHER THAN JUST SOLAR
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My system at the current time...
(still need to add 2 more "Circuit" breakers to make sure everything is safe)

4 x 190W Solar Panels
4 x 250Ah (C10) - (1000A's of Gel Deep Cycle Batteries)
Outback FM60 Regulator
Enerdrive Battery Monitor - also controlling a SS Relay (to stop the batteries discharging below 50%)
Generic 5000W Inverter (not used beyond 500W)
Projecta IC5000 Battery Charger (to top out the batteries once in a while)
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Me too !!!
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My wiring is not the best, but still quite tidy !
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Tips and Ideas to Self-sustainability
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Trying to make our lives a little less of an impact on the planet...