Land, sky and wind... 400W Wind Turbine Generator Pros and Cons

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Pros of Wind Turbine Genrator:
- Zero gas emission
- It can provide high wattage in areas with strong wind
- does not generate poluttion
- the wind energy is permanent and will exist even there is no sun
- it is available around the globe

Cons of Wind Turbine Genrator:   
- There are day's when wind is not strong enough to supply energy.
- It is not silent and quite once running.
- The structure of wind turbine is huge and bulky.
- Wind energy is dependent on location and topography
- Can endanger wildlife and birds
- Prone to lightning strike.

Below if my the picture of 400/600w 12v wind turbine.
The turbine was installed at hilltop. This 12v wind turbine is a HAWT (horizontal Axis Wind Turbine).



You can view the video of the turbine in action.


 

I will share you setup instruction later on how to install a wind turbine generator.

Materials:
- 2 inch GI Pipe
- 2 inch to 1 1.2 GI Pipe reducer
- outdoor grade wiring
- steel wires
- steel wire tensioner(adjusters)
- wind turbine charge controller





Please check my post this week for stepby step instruction on how to install a wind turbine for your home.

How to Setup Electric Fence for Grazelands

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Materials:
- Solar Panel 5-25w
- Solar charge controller 
- 12v Battery 
- Fence Charger (Patriot Fence Energizer)
- Polywire, tie wire, or steel wire 
- Pole insulators (porcelain insulator, plastie insulator, or plastic/rubber hose)
- Fencing Poles (wooden poles, bamboo pole, steel rods, or GI/PVC pipes) 
- Lightning Arrestor (protection for fence charger against lightning strike) 
- Electric Fence Tester (optional)




Bamboo Pole (3 feet with nylon hose insulator)

Patriot Lightning Arrestor (Electric Fence Charger Safety Protection)

Solar Panel (battery shed for charge controller, and fence charge)

Solar Panel (25w)




Steps on how to setup solar/battery feed electric fence:
1. Determine what kind of animals will dwell inside your fenced property. 
2. Prepare the lot and place your fencing poles. The height of fencing poles depends on the kind of animals. For goat, chicken, sheep (3 feet smaller poles) while for horses, cattle's, cows (4-5 feet strong poles). 
3. Attached iron wire to poles and makes sure the insulator was attached as well. 
4.Once you you are done enclosing your property you may begin erecting your grounding rod. The length of grounding bar depends on the area of your property. For larger properties, the grounding pole must be erected 3-4 feet below the ground. 
5.Connect you solar panel, battery and charge controller accordingly. 
6. Once all set, connect the Fence Energizer (+) positive wire tor your battery 
7. The fence charger blinks every second. The blinking status shows that the fence energizer is working 100% 
8. Check your entire property fencing line. If you are hearing tickling sound then your fencing wire is touching the ground. Fix it by adding insulator.


Below is my solar electric fencing setup with additional purpose. I use my solar fencing setup to power my 12v motion sensor gate light, grotto lighting and 12v water pump for garden fountain.




Happy and healthy goats,Nuvian, and Boer goats soon.




Renewable Livestock Raising and Healthy Goat Meat :)

I will published setup guide on how to setup 400w wind turbine soon. Please subscribe to my blog entry and share on Facebook. Thank you.

The Tomato- The World's Most Popular and Healthiest Fruit (Vegetable?)

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Fruit...vegetable...fruit...vegetable...and the debate goes on and on and on. Are tomatoes fruit or vegetable? Now, it can be told. Just like the pumpkin and the brinjal, tomato is a fruit, botanically speaking, and not a vegetable. However, if you insist that it's a vegetable or a fruit, there is only one thing that all people will agree regarding tomatoes, they are one of the healthiest bunch of fruit (vegetable) that is made available for man ever since the dawn of time. Today, more than 70 million tons of tomatoes are produced annually and they are even 16 million tons more than banana, the second most popular fruit ( and this is definitely a fruit!) Next in line are the apples, then, oranges and then, watermelons.

If you are speaking in botanical terms, it's really indeed a fruit. The French call it "the apple of love" and the Germans "the apple of paradise". There are even some who said that the apple mentioned in Genesis is actually a tomato.

So, why are tomatoes the most popular and healthiest fruit (vegetable)? First and foremost, they are rich in Vitamins A and C and they are cholesterol-free. Because of the its high content of lycopene, tomato is regarded to be a great help in preventing cancer. Lycopene is what makes the tomatoes red. Lycopene is a part of the family of pigments known as carotenoids, compounds that make up the colors of fruits and vegetables. Because of the high content of carotenoids, lycopene makes the tomato become the sentinel of our bodies, always on guard for cancer cells that might come and do harm. We know for a fact that cancer is one of the most devastating health problems known to man and that's why, everyone is encouraged to eat tomatoes and/or tomato-based food. This is the reason why I want to have tomatoes all the time whether cooked or raw. But experts say that cooked tomatoes has higher concentrations of lycopene compared to non-cooked tomatoes.

I always see to it that whenever I go out with my wife for groceries, we can buy a whole bunch of these fruits (vegetables). My wife loves to cook Italian pasta dishes for all of us and I just love to drink tomato juice whenever I could. I don't buy them from cans, however, but I make tomato juice from freshly-squeezed tomatoes. But....

But these days, it seems that these lovely and healthy fruits (vegetables) are getting expensive. The producers of tomatoes have seen the rising demand for these healthy gems. So, naturally, just like any other businessmen, they jacked up the prices of their produce. As consumer, we can’t do anything about it, right? Wrong. There is something we can do. Have you thought about learning how to grow tomatoes right in your own garden, in your backyard or in your patio? This is one idea that has been going through my mind. We have a vast vacant area at the back of our house and we need to use that area for a good purpose and planting tomatoes might be a bright idea.

How about you? Do you have any idea on how to grow your own tomatoes and let them grown naturally and healthy? If you have any ideas, why not write your comment below and share it with us? We'll be happy to know some of your ideas in growing your own tomatoes!