Links
Category: Solar PV (1) Referrals
 
http://re.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pvgis/apps3/pvest.php PV performance calculator
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Category: General (11) Referrals
  Satelite Imagery/Google Earth/Microsoft Plane Maps
http://www.flashearth.com/
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  World Live Lightning Strike Map
http://wwlln.net/TOGA_network_global_maps.htm
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  Environment agency regulations for small scale home/business biodiesel production
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/yourenv/857406/1173616/?version=1&lang=_e
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  UK Live Lightning Strike Map
http://www.isleofwightweather.co.uk/live_storm_data.htm
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  Adopt an Ex-Battery Hen
http://www.bhwt.org.uk/
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  Oxfam Manuals (eg how to dig well)
http://www.oxfam.org.uk/resources/papers/emergency.html
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  Green Horizon Festival
http://www.greenhorizon.org.uk
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  Ecofont
http://www.ecofont.eu/downloads_en.html Saves 20% ink with minimal effect on appearance
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  Radon Exposure Area Maps of Great Britain
http://www.hpa.org.uk/radiation/publications/hpa_rpd_reports/2007/hpa_rpd_033_placenames.pdf
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  Heights profiler Mapper (based on Google Maps)
http://www.heywhatsthat.com/profiler.html Useful for investigating hydro/wind potential of a particular site, and also for estimating line-of-site for wireless transmissions.
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  Mushroom Box
http://www.mushroombox.co.uk Grow your own gourmet mushrooms at home on waste materials
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Category: Fun Stuff (6) Referrals
  How to build a DIY PolyTunnel
http://
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  How to Fight Tax Credit Injustice
http://www.taxcc.org/index.html
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  Physcs/Electronics Fun Experiments
http://home.earthlink.net/~lenyr/index.html
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  Motorcycle Training
http://www.kneedown.org.uk
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  Solar Soap Company
http://www.solarsoap.co.uk Solar powered Soap
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  Iridium Flash Predictor
http://www.heavens-above.com/ Predicts the extremely bright flashes of sunlight reflecting off the Iridium satellites. For most locations, you can see one or two flashes per day. Much brighter than any other sky object except sun and moon. You'll need to enter your location (look up co-ordinates by zooming in on your location in 'Google Maps' and then press the 'link button') to get predictions accurate for your site.
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Category: Energy (6) Referrals
  Mother Earth News
http://www.motherearthnews.com/ Long running magazine with general tips on renewables and environmentally conscious living with a heavily DIY content
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  Home Power Magazine
http://www.homepower.com/ Homepower Magazine - offgrid living
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  'Sustainable Energy -without the hot air' by Prof David MacKay
http://www.inference.phy.cam.ac.uk/sustainable/book/tex/cft.pdf Free download of 370page book written for the popular press, highlighting the energy crisis we will be facing over the next few years, together with potential solutions. The viability and contribution of various types of renewable technologies are discussed.
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  Table Comparing different types of Insulation
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/uploads/documents/housingbuildings/CE71%20-%20Insulation%20materials%20chart.pdf
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  National Energy Foundation
http://www.nef.org.uk/services/training.htm The National Energy Foundation recommends Epogee Certification
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  Passive Refrigerator - Stores 'coolth' from outside
http://fourmileisland.com/IceBox.htm
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Category: CHP (1)
Combined Heat and Power Systems (incl DIY)
Referrals
  Stationary Engine Spares
http://www.stationaryengineparts.com/ Lister CS engines form the most popular choice for DIY CHP systems. Many of the engines are over 50years old, and clones are still produced to this day in India. This is one of the most useful resources for Lister CS clones and Spare parts at affordable prices
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Category: Biodiesel (9) Referrals
  Biodiesel Forum
http://biodiesel.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x?a=cfrm&s=447609751
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  High Speed DIY Electrostatic Separation of Emulsions/Biodiesel etc
http://www.graham-laming.com/bd/nr.htm
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  Producing Biodiesel from Fish Oil Waste
http://www.sfos.uaf.edu/directory/faculty/sathivel/biodiesel.pdf
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  Technical Chemistry Article
http://www.uidaho.edu/bioenergy/biodieselED/publication/01.pdf
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  Glycerine Reactions
http://www.boulderbiodiesel.com/john/Glycerol/index.jsp
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  Waste Transfer Note - template
http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/commondata/acrobat/waste_transfer_note_1558346.pdf
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  Graham Laing's Informative and Novel Biodiesel Site
http://www.graham-laming.com/
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  Biodiesel Emissions compared to Fossil Fuel Diesel
http://www.biodiesel.org/pdf_files/fuelfactsheets/emissions.pdf
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  Why Oil Grade is important with modern engines running on Biodiesel
http://www.ueil.org/news/documents/McCabe.pdf Explains the reason that VW insist no biodiesel should be used with their PD engines with particulate filters. Also gives some clues as to how to avoid potential problems.
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