At the PackRat WorkShop Lee Bell has archived Power-Energy Ideas, Mechanical Howto and Robot Designs too. A Practical Man, His drawings are a language by itself. He has created a useful resource which will keep a DIY Enthusiast busy for many months.
Alternate Energy Plans by Lee Bell
"I already had a marine deep cycle type battery and an alternator that someone had traded me a while back in exchange for a 1hp dc treadmill motor. He was building a windmill and the car alt needed too many rpm's for what he wanted to do. I think it's a standard GM type." - Lee Bell
Alternate Energy, storing and managing your own small power source, are an invaluable asset for Home or Small Business.
Depending on oneself, not only develops skills but also keeps you in form always. Building an energy source cost-effectively, requires you to put in a lot of learning and building efforts.That itself may become your future Small Business
Remember Fossil Fuels are Running out fast, Only Internet Communications and Alternative Energy will keep Business Blooming.
The lifestyle has to change, The future Generations are going to face the Heat, or is it Bitter Cold ! Even Freezing ?
Coal and Steel with Steam brought about the First Industrial Boom. Then Oil created unprecedented Magic, the Second Technological Revolution. This will not last long. If only Rover found Oil in Mars, this post was not needed.