Archive for August, 2010
More on Free Energy
Energy is important to me. I have to generate ALL my Own Power, as I live on an English canal narrowboat.
I never connect to a “Landline” source of electric power, as I am always cruising on the canal network and rarely visit a Marina.
Up to last Christmas, all my energy was produced using my Main boat engine. This is fitted with a large powerful 24-volt alternator, rated at 100-amps. It is American design.
For those who are interested, it is “Prestolite” make, Type “Loadhandler” SC series (110-302 8SC3015U W/ATTACHED REG. 105-229), which is the RF suppressed model. (This means it will not interfere with radio reception etc).
I was running the engine for around 4 to 5 hours daily, to replace the energy used and keeping my battery bank charged, until I fitted Solar Panels.
I fitted 4 Voltic Solar Panels x 130 watt rated (12-volt output) on my cabin roof at the beginning of 2010.
The solar panels are wired in pairs giving me a 24-volt output to match my 24-volt DC installation on my boat. I was able to wire the panels directly into my main power inverter, as it has a solar regulator built in, (Lucky me!)
This has reduced my engine running from 4-5 hours a day, to about 1.5 hours a day, (A considerable saving). I do run my engine for longer when I am using my washing machine, or cooking with my induction hob and electric oven etc., so that the load is shared between the battery and alternator; (That’s being kind to the batteries, so that the last longer).
I am intending to add a “Wind Generator”. The particular one I am interested in, is German manufacture and it is called “Superwind” It does appearf to be more efficient than many other types of wind generator.
However, I may change my mind!
Read on and you will see why I might invest in something more interesting!
Now I have just “Discovered” another fascinating source of energy – FREE ENERGY – Yes, according to the inventors, it IS free energy. Now I am personally interested in this, because it would make such a difference to my fuel bills – It does seem a large claim.. I have just read all I can about this new product and have become quite enthusiastic about it.
After reading everything I could find about it and the Australian inventors, I believe they may have something that is immensely interesting to me and I am going to build their “free energy” electric generator and instal it in my narrowboat!
Now there may be some readers to my Blog that are also interested in reducing their energy bills, so I am including a link <Click Here>, and go directly to the “MagniWork” web site.
You can also read about this fascinating, (And for me, potentially valuable), generator. It is so interesting and includes some YouTube videos as well as explaining how it works.
After you have had a look at this new invention, I would be interested to have your views, so do please let me have some comment, (Feedback), on this new exciting energy potential.
NOBODY’S DOING MUCH ABOUT IT UNTIL NOW!
I was browsing the Internet this week and came across some interesting information about “Free” energy from the weather (Wind Turbines) and “Free” energy from the sea, (Water Turbines).
I became immersed in the complexity and found the subject matter extremely interesting, so I thought I would share it with you.
It seems that the largest Water Turbines are about to take advantage of the energy produced by the sea off the coast of the Shetland Islands and off the coats of Ireland. Apparently the water around the British Isles has the second highest rise and fall of tides in the world.
Rather than form large barriers, which would almost undoubtedly change the “Wetlands” around our coasts, affecting the wildlife and migrating birds, a totally different approach is foreseen, with little disturbance to nature. I like this idea!
I have copied and pasted a few published articles below, (The Authors and Publishers have been included, as well as the source of the information, so you are in a position to delve deeper in these most interesting technical achievements, should you wish to do so.
I personally find modern technical achievements almost beyond belief these days and consortiums, companies and financial wizards, making all this possible, should be commended.
One thing puzzles me though in the articles! Two companies, both claiming the largest energy producing invention, cannot be right! I will be watching these two quite different water turbine plants, still to be brought in commission, with great interest. The ideas are quite different and both have their merits, (To a non-engineering person like me!)
Regarding Wind Turbines, I have copied some articles about early results in various parts of the world, where there has been quite severe difficulties regarding the death of wildlife and migrating birds, with some of these. This is due to two main points, One being the turbines themselves and the other, the locations picked for the turbines.
There are potential ideas to improve the situation, making them more acceptable but all the possibilities seem to be quite expensive and in some cases, prohibitive, cost-wise.
I cannot see any way that the visual look can be tackled. I love the beautiful sculpture like designs of modern wind turbines but not everybody takes my view.
There are many others that think these turbines destroy the beauty of the natural countryside. However, not many people complained about the 1000’s of miles of high tension electricity lines that criss-cross the countryside in the past; surely these have more of a detrimental effect on nature’s beauty?
Perhaps we have become an unhappy civilisation, ready to complain about anything? (Further food for though perhaps?)
Now have a look at these manufacturing reports below and let me know what you think?
WORLD’S LARGEST MARINE TURBINE
(Thursday, 12th August 2010 – Greenmuse staff)
The Atlantis Resources AK1000
The world’s largest tidal turbine was recently unveiled in Scotland, weighing 130 tons, 74ft (22.6m) tall, with two 60ft (18.3m) diameter rotors and generating 1MW on both tidal ebb and flow. The Atlantis Resources AK1000 can supply power to 1000 homes, and is to be installed at the European Marine Energy Centre in the Orkney Islands, and has taken more than ten years to develop.
Atlantis Resources’ chief executive Tim Cornelius explained that, ” The turbines turn at six to eight revolutions per minute, so are incredibly slow turning and will have zero impact on the surrounding environment.” Theoretically, the turbine rotors should not harm marine animals.
Visit: Atlantis Resources Corporation
1.2 MEGAWATTS: WORLD’S LARGEST TIDAL TURBINE TO BE INSTALLED
A company called Marine Current Turbines will be installing a 1.2 megawatt tidal turbine in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough in August. The SeaGen turbine will be the world’s largest ever tidal current device by a significant margin. It will generate clean electricity for approximately 1000 homes. The turbine is a prototype to be replicated on a large scale over the next few years. The rotors on the SeaGen turbine turn slowly: about 10 to 20 revolutions per minute. A ship’s propellers, by comparison, typically run 10 times as fast. The risk of impact from SeaGen rotor blades is small, because the marine creatures that swim in strong currents tend to be agile, and can avoid slow-moving underwater obstructions.
Future turbines will generally be rated at from 750 to 1500 kilowatts (kW), and will be grouped under the sea, at places with high currents, in much the same way that wind turbines in a wind farm are set out in rows to catch the wind.
Commenting on the future prospects for tidal current energy, Martin Wright, Managing Director of Marine Current Turbines said: “We will build on the success of SeaGen to develop a commercial tidal farm, of up to 10MW in UK waters, within the next three years. With the right funding and regulatory framework, we believe we can realistically achieve up to 500MW of tidal capacity by 2015 based on this new SeaGen technology.”
By John Ritter, USA TODAY
Posted 1/4/2005 11:17 PM Updated 1/5/2005 3:23 PM
WIND TURBINES TAKING THE TOLL ON BIRDS OF PREY
ALTAMONT PASS, Calif. — The big turbines that stretch for miles along these rolling, grassy hills have churned out clean, renewable electricity for two decades in one of the nation’s first big wind-power projects.
(SeaWest Windpower wind turbine generators stand near Tracy, Calif.
By Ben Margot, AP)
But for just as long, massive fiberglass blades on the more than 4,000 windmills have been chopping up tens of thousands of birds that fly into them, including golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, burrowing owls and other raptors.
After years of study but little progress reducing bird kills, environmentalists have sued to force turbine owners to take tough corrective measures. The companies, at risk of federal prosecution, say they see the need to protect birds. “Once we finally realized that this issue was really serious, that we had to solve it to move forward, we got religion,” says George Hardie, president of G3 Energy.
The size of the annual body count — conservatively put at 4,700 birds — is unique to this sprawling, 50-square-mile site in the Diablo Mountains between San Francisco and the agricultural Central Valley because it spans an international migratory bird route regulated by the federal government. The low mountains are home to the world’s highest density of nesting golden eagles.
Scientists don’t know whether the kills reduce overall bird populations but worry that turbines, added to other factors, could tip a species into decline. “They didn’t realize it at the time, but it was just a really bad place to build a wind farm,” says Grainger Hunt, an ecologist with the Peregrine Fund who has studied eagles at Altamont.
Across the USA — from Cape Cod to the Southern California desert — new wind projects, touted as emission-free options to oil- and gas-fueled power plants, face resistance over wildlife, noise and vistas. The clashes come as wind-energy demand is growing, in part because 17 states have passed laws requiring that some of their future energy — 20% in California by 2010 — come from renewable sources.
Environmental groups, fans in principle of “green” power, are caught in the middle. “We’ve been really clear all along, we absolutely support wind energy as long as facilities are appropriately sited,” says Jeff Miller, Bay Area wildlands coordinator for the Center for Biological Diversity, which took 12 companies to court.
Wind energy is a tiny but fast-growing share of U.S. energy — 0.4%, up from less than 0.1% five years ago. Since November, when Congress reinstated a key tax credit for wind producers, the industry is poised to expand by as much as a third this year, the American Wind Energy Association says.
In 2004, wind generated enough electricity to power 1.6 million households, the association says. Altamont’s turbines are the nation’s No. 2 producer. Few energy experts think environmental concerns will discourage wind development long-term because the tradeoff is too appealing.
“When you opt for wind turbines, you don’t opt for pollution that harms children and crops from fossil-fuel power plants,” says Dan Kammen, an energy professor at the University of California-Berkeley.
But windmills — derisively dubbed by some “toilet brushes in the sky” — draw fire when they’re planned in areas prized for their pristine landscapes:
• Cape Cod groups are fighting what they call visual pollution from 130 turbines, each taller than the Statue of Liberty, sought for Nantucket Sound. Fishermen fear loss of prime fishing grounds from the USA’s first offshore project.
• Rep. Nick Rahall, D-W.Va., asked the Government Accountability Office to study the effects more windmills would have in the Appalachians. Research found that existing turbines killed up to 4,000 bats on Backbone Mountain last year.
• In the Flint Hills of Kansas, the Audubon Society worries that windmills could despoil views in one of America’s few remaining stands of native tallgrass prairie and harm habitats of migrating prairie birds.
• Acting Gov. Richard Codey last month ordered a 15-month wind-power moratorium on the New Jersey shore, where the desire to preserve Atlantic views has collided with plans for offshore turbines near Ocean City and other sites.
Altamont Pass bird kills have been known for years, but turbine owners and federal regulators ignored them except to urge more research, says Miller of the Center for Biological Diversity. But a California Energy Commission study in August found bird fatalities much higher than had been thought and laid out steps to limit them.
At the same time, 20-year-old county permits were up for renewal, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decided to crack down. “Twenty years has just been too long to resolve this problem,” says Scott Heard, the agency’s chief Northern California enforcement agent.
Fish and Wildlife can prosecute those responsible for kills under federal laws that protect eagles and migratory birds.
The center’s lawsuit was withdrawn but filed again in November because the wind companies’ bird-protection plan was “not a serious attempt,” Miller says. The center is appealing Alameda County’s approval of new permits.
The state study’s key recommendation would be costly for companies: replace old turbines with fewer, larger-capacity modern ones, relocate them away from favorite bird haunts and build them more than twice as high so blades rotate above the birds’ flight paths.
Environmentalists want 3-year permits that can be renewed only if companies show progress. The companies, citing financial pressures, have proposed at least 13-year permits and want their own timetable for installing new turbines.
Alameda County is trying to broker a deal. “We can’t put them out of business by telling them to take out all their old turbines,” says assistant planning director Steven Buckley.
Turbine owners say Altamont’s 4,000-plus windmills are outdated and eventually will be replaced by 1,000 or fewer new ones. G3 Energy, a small Altamont operator, is replacing 180 obsolete turbines with 38 larger ones.
Others are more cautious. FPL Energy, Altamont’s biggest operator with 2,000 turbines, wants the study’s findings tested. “Certainly the turbine owners hope fewer, taller turbines reduce collisions,” says FPL spokesman Steve Stengel. “But there has not been research done to verify that.”
If you want to look at the photographs (MOST INTERESTING), until
I can add them to my blog please go to these URLs below
I thought you might be interested in both sides of a debate.
Below is the URL below about the wind generatorsCONS
MY OWN COMMENT
It seems that “Free Energy” is gaining momentum. The recent deep sea oil Tragedy, in the Gulf, may speed this up.
I like the idea of sea turbines, especially around the coast of GB where we have the second rise and fall of the tides in world, which in turn must increase water flows and currents in this area.
Have a nice day, ~Allan~
Just for MasterClass 2010 Students
Please do NOT copy me
I am writing this short summary advice - To suggest that you DO NOT COPY ME by creating your own blog graphics. It creates complications whilst studying John’s “MasterClass” course, in as much that Google Ads and Ad-Sense are not optimised on my blog page and they do not work.
This means that I do not have the opportunity to “Cash-In” on any clicks to these adverts – They are not there!
However, I’m working on this, (Which is hard for me), as I have very little experience in doing anything technical by manual means, (Not Automated). I have no guarantee that I can get this Google-Ads added to my “Unique” blog page and I might have to revert to the “Prosense” ones again.
I like a challenge though and as I have more time on my hands than most students of John’s, (I am semi-retired and drive a delivery truck fitted with a rear-mounted crane, part time), I call the truck, my “Big Boys Toy”, as I enjoy the work and meeting the customers!
It has its downside though! I am “Anchored” to the Herdforshire area of the UK. That’s one reason I am keen to succeed with John Thornhill’s MasterClass course, as it will set me FREE from my Hertforshire Anchor.
As I live on a Narrowboat, (And when I am free), I will have the option to crane my boat on to a flat bed truck, then have it transported to France, so that I can cruise the French canals; something I have wanted to do for many years. The flat-bed truck, complete with boat would cross the English Channel using a “Roll on – Roll off” ferry.
This is not a cheap option. The whole process, (Hire of crane 2 cranes and hire of transport including the ferry charges), runs to about £1200.00 minimum, (About $1800 – £2000 US dollars at a guess). One mustn’t forget – To return to the UK is another cost of similar proportions!
By this time, (He says with tongue in cheek), I might be earning enough from the Internet, by following John’s example with a Mindset to help people, using my wide knowledge gleaned through a colourful array of different jobs and trades.
I have already written my first digital Ebook. This was done whilst studying with John on his 2008 course, (The forerunner of his 2010 MasterClass course). I subscribed to his latest course, as I fell by the wayside half way through the 2008 course and never finished it! It’s too complicated a story to go into details here. If you are wondering about the earlier course, there is no comparison – the 2010 course is streets ahead, both in video content and John’s teaching, (Lecturing methods), and he is now as good as any Top University Lecturer! (My Opinion)
By the way, if anyone is interested in reading my Ebook on canals or having a holiday on the canals, (It has shed-loads of information), you are welcome to a free copy. I know I am biased but others have told me it makes good reading and is interesting – Lots of photos too!
At the moment, I don’t know how to automate a free download, so just Email me, or leave a “Request Comment”, on my blog. Let me know where to send it and I’ll email a zipped up copy for you.
I wish you all every success and I will be looking at YOUR website. It’s always interesting to see what other people are doing and I might even get some new ideas into the bargain!
Modelmaking for the Family
Gunner’s Model Designs
There was an interesting article I came across not so long ago. This is an especially interesting Web-Site for any reader who has children. It was written by Gunnar Sillén, of Sweden. I came across his very interesting website because he took a holiday on the English Oxford (Narrow) Canal in 2009 and made a model narrowboat design.
When you visit his website, (Click here), you will see the stunning English countryside, all green and lush. I am sure you will enjoy the stand of his photography too!”
From his very successful holiday, there appeared a reference in one of the Canal forums regarding the making of his model Narrowboat, which is how I came upon his website. It is mostly written in English.
All the models and directions for making them, (They are excellent), can be downloaded from here and there are a variety of his creations, (Models) to make. It includes Christmas decorations too! The narrowboat was is primarily due to his recent holiday on one in 2009.
When you view the photographs of his finished models, you will be amazed at the realism. Take note of the water the ships are “floating” on, in the models. The finish is very realistic and every model is to an extremely high standard. The photography is also worthy of noting, as it compliments his work.
Gunner has been very generous and has made all his designs “Downloadable” and Free of Any Charge. He does stipulate though, that he gets upset if anyone uses this for profit. Please don’t do this!
I have reprinted an extract from Gunner’s personal Email to me:
### EXTRACT ###
I have nothing against you presenting a reference or a link to my web page (www.bildrum.se/narrowboat.htm) as long as your mission is of serious nature.
If I could help spreading the interest in British canals I am just very happy. The tour in the Narrowboat is no doubt among the best tours I have ever made.
What I do not like is to have my models presented as downloads (free or for sale) from other web sites. ### END OF EXTRACT ####
Please do not abuse Guner’s generosity and don’t use any part of his web site for gain or any form of business activity!
I hope you noticed that he makes a comment that his holiday on the English Canals was one of the *BEST HOLIDAYS* he has ever had!
This confirms my experiences. When talking to holiday makers on hire narrowboats they too, ofetn make similar comments. Some, (Like me), have taken a number of these holidays. My family booked over 20 canal holidays over the years. We usually took our immediate relatives.
My continued interest in canals and boating led me to obtaining my own boat and I now live on “Pengalanty”. It is my floating home and I love it!
Become an Internet Marketer
on a Budget with Kevin Riley
Now here’s a Good Study Course, created by a Marketer I know.
Kevin is a lot less expensive than what I am doing at the moment with John Thornhill. Kevin’s “Home Study Course” is only one fifth of cost of my present studies!
One product I particularly like of Kevin’s is his Home Study course, found in his:- Product Creation Labs web-site.
The main reason I like this product, is that it is a 6-week course, (Plus a Bonus week), and gets you started on the road to success in 7 weeks! (So I suppose it should really be called a 7-week course).
This means you will enjoy Kevin’s One-to-One Mentorship during the course and you will have a valuable product of your own “On-Line” and earning money. I found the realistic cost of his course particularly attractive at the time, as I was in an overdraft situation at the bank, with no real available cash to spare; Heard this story before?
– Yep! I’ll bet you have!
I have a bit of a soft spot for Kevin, because I earned my first $75 as an Affiliate with him. Had I kept up my Blog and studies with him, I know that I would have received more commissions of this nature, because of the high quality of his “Information Products”.
It is always very exciting when this happens and the adrenalin flows like magic!
Now I’m just an ordinary person and if I can do this, there is no earthly reason why you cannot do the same
– Remember, Big Oaks grow from Little Acorns! -
I studied with Kevin some time ago and I learned a great deal from following him and his home study course.
He also has a great “Fast Response” reply to any queries too! Sometimes I received replies within a couple of hours and I never had to wait more than 24-hours which is a pretty good record!
The Product Creation Lab course has a great deal of information in it and is complete.
If you think this may be of interest to you, click here to go straight to his Product Creation Labs course and have a look at what Kevin is offering.
Have a look around his Web-Site; Listen to his short videos; He is quite different, and he is genuine too!
Kevin has a slightly different style to most Mentors and I personally find his style “Bubbly” rather than many, who are bland and boring.
Another thing I like about Kevin -
Kevin has a Cast Iron Guarantee!
If there is anything you don’t like about any of his products, he is easily contacted by a straight forward and simple Email and you will get his 100% Money-Back guarantee, (From Personal Experience), with no quibbles or arguments. (There are many IM’s out there who will take your money and that’s the last you see of it!)
Yes, I have had my fingers burnt too, so I am most careful whom I recommend on my blog!
I like to have a situation so that when I purchase something that is not to my liking, or I find not quite what I was looking for, I have the confidence that I can get a full refund, without any hassle.
I hope you have found my Kevin Riley’s personal revue interesting.
All you have to do, is to keep focused on one thing at a time, whilst you are learning and I wish you success with your very own Internet Marketing. Good Luck!
DON’T FORGET – If you are on a tight budget – Go To Kevin Riley - It’s Interesting!
PS: You won’t get anywhere without a Mentor to hold your hand and guide you, because there are many small things that you will miss. It is these small things that make a BIG difference! – Personal Experience again!
A COMPLETELY NEW COURSE
Written and Created by John Thornhill (UK)
ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING THOUGHT OF
IMMENSLEY INTERESTING & ABSORBING
MY PERSONAL VIEW – FIND OUT WHY?
Yes! John Thornhill’s 2010 MasterClass course has been completely rewritten with much more valuable information and simply every action shown with videos and written description. Whilst the 2008 course was an excellent product, the 2010 “NEW” Masterclass course is as good as any “Open University” course.
This is evident from the course introduction and all the new videos.
I don’t often recommend anything these days but MasterClass is so complete and thorough, I have no hesitation in talking about it in my Blog.
Over the past 3 years or so, I have been searching for a way to supplement my income. I still have a manual job driving three days a week. This earns me enough to add to my State Pension and my Private (Pru) pension (Much Smaller) and these three sources of revenue enable me to have a few extra luxuries.
However, the driving job keeps me in the Hertforshire area, in the UK, like an anchor! In itself, this is restrictive for me, because I live on my well appointed, self built narrowboat with the name “Pengalanty” – Surprise, surprise!
I am looking for a way to increase my income from a “Home” based working environment – In my case, it would have enormous advantages as I live on my narrowboat 24/7.
I disposed of my bricks and mortar on the outskirts of Bristol around 2008 and have never regretted this move.
If I had an Internet business, (One of the only “growth” areas), as the Internet is expanding at around 10 per cent per annum, or maybe even a bit faster! Some people earn a substantial income from the Internet and I intend to be one of them.
Up to now, I have only had small successes, with only small receipts from time to time. This has always been exciting although it has really only been pennies (Dimes).
It does prove one thing though; the Internet is a good place to persevere with a “Home Based” business.
Just log on to John Thornhill’s introductory Video. Have a look and have a listen. It is most interesting. I have taken the trouble to copy his “Introductory” web-site address (URL) below:
It describes how a car worker on a production line was able to change his life from living with a bank account that was always in the red and struggling to pay the monthly bills, to a lifestyle that enabled him (John Thornhill) to move to a larger house, move his growing Internet business to a small office complex, instead of his “front room”.
Within a relatively short time, his banking situation was in credit, he gave up his repetitive production-line job and had his first “REAL” holiday. I could go on an expand this exciting and interesting success story but John tells it in his own way which holds your attention right to the last word.
I thoroughly recommend this amazing and absorbing “True” story.
I actually subscribed to John’s 2008 course. Unfortunately, I didn’t complete it. Some other Internet Marketers (IM) did stick it out and have become very successful at making IM a full time business. Don’t read “Full Time” as a business that keeps you working well over a standard 40-hour week; I mean full time income, perhaps working just a few hours a week, after the initial “Starting-up” period, which will take you many hours to set up.
If you want to elaborate on this, just click on some of John’s testimonials, (Which is what I did). I was most impressed.
I have actually located a video that another of John’s students has made fairly recently. He lives in the States and he started his Internet Business with John. I’d like you to have a look at this video, as Omar Martin, (Who created this video), did start out with John with his Personal Mentor facility. I can also say with honesty, any of John Thornhill’s personally produced courses, is as good as an “Open University” course. I am also speaking from personal experience.
You have an advantage over me, John has improved tremendously in his teaching methods over the last year or so; He makes his lessons interesting and his efforts to give you his best, is there for all to see.
Now here is the video, just click on it and watch it through to the end – I can vouch for every word of Omar’s, as I have found exactly the same qualities in John Thornhill.
What other people can do, I can do and I’m not a high flying “Whizz Kid” – far from it, I am an ordinary sort of guy who enjoys every day and I am keen on keeping my brain active.
Internet Marketing is an ideal medium for me.
It may be ideal medium for you too?
That’s why it is worth you delving a bit deeper into this way of earning an income.
Go to John Thornhill’s ”Masterclass” site and see what is on offer for you.
You will never, ever, regret this move!
(For a trial course – Only $4.95)
Why not do it now?