Category: Energy Systems

When Industry Goes Permaculture

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Do you want to see a peek into the future? Imagine a 50,000 square foot industrial building that is hyper-insulated with running costs of only $300 per year. Sounds incredible doesn’t it? Well then take a look at this Industrial Permaculture place built by the Hunt Utilities Group in Minnesota. They are making appropriate technologies at an industrial scale that can also be applied to an everyday domestic house. Geoff […]

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Solar Energy: What is the Problem and What is the Solution

When it comes to our energy needs, there are three main problems. We have confused needs and desires, cheap energy and not educated ourselves enough on understanding energy. Let me explain. Need is a word that gets used out of context all the time, it falls into the category of words like have to, should, got to and must. When we hear those words, we feel as if our choice […]

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“Perma-Tech” Renewable Energy Course

This “Perma-Tech” Renewable Energy Course is no ordinary offering by any means! On completion, you will gain a multi-faceted view of how to design and construct an advanced next generation solar power system and be able to relate to others on how to do the same; In other words, it is a ” Solar Trainers Training Course”! Make no mistake; this is a renewable energy “boot camp” and is not […]

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Building Your Own Wind-Powered Generator

Please exercise due care when working with electricity The Non Rocket-Scientists Guide To Building Your Own Wind-Powered Generator. As you’ve probably found out by now unharnessed energy sources are literally all around us. Be it solar power from the sun or geothermal energy from the Earth’s constant core temperature we are definitely wasting money and resources when we rely on utility companies for power. Another huge asset that we can […]

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Free Screening: The Greenhouse of the Future

The Greenhouse of the future Trailer. This screening has now Concluded. Thank you to everyone who watched this film. Hi Everyone, Curt from Greenhouse of the Future here. This weekend we are very glad to offer you a free streaming version of our film: The Greenhouse of the Future on www.permaculturenews.org Our mission is to help propel the Permaculture movement forward by developing an easy to build, 100% self-sufficient greenhouse/temple […]

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Free Screening this Weekend: The Greenhouse of the Future

The Greenhouse of the future Trailer. Hi Everyone, Curt from Greenhouse of the Future here. This weekend we are very glad to offer you a free streaming version of our film: The Greenhouse of the Future on www.permaculturenews.org Our mission is to help propel the Permaculture movement forward by developing an easy to build, 100% self-sufficient greenhouse/temple of health and abundance. We hope that our film will inspire and support […]

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Build your own PotBot Irrigation – An Example of Growing Permaculture Systems from First Principles

Introducing POTBOT irrigation – no it is not the name given to a tubby robot that does the mundane and time consuming task of watering. POTBOT is short for Plant Pot – Bottle dripper Irrigation. Batches of water are trickle released from the main water tank (for security) to batch storage then electronically released to fill in effect little water tanks all set at the same elevation around the garden. […]

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The Humanure Bank, Vault 1

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast, talks about and shows the sites first Humanure Bank, where regular deposits are made! This video does discuss compost toilets and using that in a Permaculture system.

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BioDigester Wrap Up and Making Thatch

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast shows the end result of the Bio Digester setup: the gas. He also talks about and shows making thatch for a roof from vetiver grass.

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Playing with Cow Poo – Bio Digester Routines Part 4

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast describes the process after the cow manure goes through the biodigester. The biodigester compost pits and reed bed are shown and how he generates soil fertility through the cycling process is discussed.

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Playing with Cow Poo – Bio Digester Routines Part 3

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast shows how he feeds the 5m3 biodigester to create biogas for use in the kitchen.

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Milking – Bio Digester Routines Part 2

Tom Kendall from the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast shows the milking routine with the cows, which follows on from the manure collecting and gets done before the biodigester gets fed.

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