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Building a solar panel: manufacturing tips

Tips for making a solar thermal panel yourself in self-construction Keywords: energy, solar, thermal, heating, self-construction, homemade, DIY, Do-It-Yourself, construction, tips, tricks, ideas, help… With a minimum of tools and material it is possible to build an efficient and durable solar thermal panel yourself. A solar water-water system will heat your domestic hot water […]

Wolvendael Magazine: The Kitchen Garden Lazy, better than permaculture, Didier Helmstetter

The number 621 of Wolvendael Magazine of September 2016 devotes a 2-page article on the technique of the Potager du Laesseux. This article was written by Stève Polus (former editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Le Soir") and it is the very first written press article on the improved permaculture technique initiated and […]

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INRA: economic study of permaculture

INRA published a four-year study on the economic viability of organic permaculture. This study entitled “Permacultural organic market gardening and economic performance” shows that permaculture can be quite competitive economically compared to conventional intensive agriculture. The study was carried out on a fairly small area of ​​1000m², ie […]

Virtual video tour of the vegetable garden of the sluggard

Le Potager du Paresseux, virtual tour in video (s) by Didier Helmstetter (alias Did67) Caption of the introductory photo: “Didier, the lazy gardener, in the middle of… gardening! "The" Potager du Laesseux "is a way of producing vegetables" more than organic "(ie without any treatment or fertilizer, neither organic nor, of course, chemical) […]

Le Potager du Sloth: origin, objectives and principles Video

Le Potager du Paresseux, presentation video by Didier Helmstetter (alias Did67): its origin, its objectives and its principles… Caption of the introductory photo: "The owner of the Potager du Laesseux surprised at work… explanation! "The" Potager du Laesseux "is a way of producing vegetables" more than organic ", in abundance, without any labor […]

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Le Potager du Paresseux: producing “more than organic” vegetables almost without work!

Le Potager du Laesseux, producing "more than organic" vegetables, almost without work, with yields equivalent to those of a classic garden with chemical treatments: a dream? Not with the "Potager du Laesseux"! DR photos: Didier Helmstetter. Introductory photo “The Sloth of the Vegetable Garden in action, its motto: less active ingredients; more […]

Download: Transforming an engine AC generator

How to turn a small engine into a generator? This document helps to understand how it is possible to quite easily transform different types of motors into generators for small renewable energy applications at home. Find out more: Converting an automotive alternator to a wind turbine Forum Electricity supply Forum self-construction and DIY Download the file (an inscription […]

Download: solar oven cooker Scheffler, detailed plans for manufacturing

Manual construction of a 2m2 Scheffler solar cooker reflector. Cooking with the sun will give you pleasure! by Daniel Philippen, Adrian Konrad, Benjamin Leimgruber. With the help of Wolfgang Scheffler, Heike Hoedt (Solare Brücke) Translation: Guillaume Renault This 56-page document explains, step by step, how to make a solar cooker by parabolic concentration of […]

Pico hydropower plant on an isolated site

Pico Hydroelectricity: presentation of a pico hydroelectric power station in private homes in France Summary: Since 1985 Mme and Mr X have lived in an isolated house located below a mountain side in the Alpes de Haute Provence (04). When they moved in in 1985, Mrs and Mr X made a request for connection to the electricity network […]

Installation, maintenance and use of a Buderus wood boiler

Assembly, maintenance and use of a Buderus wood boiler. Assembly and maintenance instructions for the correct use and maintenance of a Buderus wood-fired boiler. How to clean your wood boiler? How to avoid bistrage and tarring? How to limit condensation? Some answers are present in this notice edited by Buderus. Notes: This manual contains important information […]

Download: Calculation of a solar exchanger

Estimation of the area and length of a solar exchanger in simple copper tube (without fins) immersed in a solar thermal buffer .xls spreadsheet (OpenOffice compatible) allowing to determine the area and length of a solar exchanger for solar tank or buffer thermal. This exchanger is the primary solar exchanger, it is therefore mounted on the primary circuit side. […]

Download: Cogenerator with raw vegetable oil

How to make a simple cogeneration based on a recovery car engine -PSA XUD-? General presentation. Article intended for farmers or individuals wishing to self-produce their energy. Written by a farmer for the Agriculture Renouvelable Energie association. Contact them for more information. Links for more information: - Monitoring of an oil cogenerator project […]

Download: Solar Stirling Engine by Sunmachine

Filmed in Paris at the end of June 2008: a solar stirling cogeneration engine with parabolic concentrator. Price: € 30 excluding tax. Availability: summer 000. Power: 2008kW electric + 3kW thermal. Find out more: Paris Renewable Energies Fair or read concentrated solar thermal power plants. Download the file (a subscription to the Newsletter can be […]

Download: Solar water pump without electricity, Fluidyne

Study, plans and realization of a solar water pump (or by other heat source): the Fluidyne by François Lanzetta, Julien Boucher, Philippe Nika. FEMTO-ST Institute, CNRS UMR 6174, CREST Department. Technology park, 2 avenue Jean Moulin, 90000 Belfort Summary The Fluidyne type water pump is a low thermal energy conversion machine […]