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Im thinking of ways to store energy and run things off grid, and the amish style of using a windmill to store pressurized air, and just converting everything to pneumatic motors.

The two questions I have are:
-Converting a fridge from an electric compressor, to a mechanical compress like a car AC compressor , run by an pneumatic motor.
-lighting using fiber optic cables, dispersing the natural light using fresnel lenses.

I understand you can always use an alternator to power things, but im thinking of ways to get away from electricity.
Thanks!
 
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If there is moon light I have light in my bath room in the middle of the house because of the natural light using Fresnel lens on the top of a tube.
 
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We have not had a lot of discussions here on the forum about using wind power.

Dear hubby wanted to do this using a treadmill motor:

https://permies.com/t/130319/treadmill-motor-work

Here are some other threads that might be interesting:

https://permies.com/t/52954/building-wind-turbine-system

https://permies.com/t/6112/wind-powered-electric-refrigerator

I would love to here more on your thoughts about using wind power.
 
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Hans Quistorff wrote:If there is moon light I have light in my bath room in the middle of the house because of the natural light using Fresnel lens on the top of a tube.


This is a cool idea, It would actually be quite simple to seal off, rather than a larger window.
 
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Anne Miller wrote:We have not had a lot of discussions here on the forum about using wind power.

Dear hubby wanted to do this using a treadmill motor:

https://permies.com/t/130319/treadmill-motor-work

Here are some other threads that might be interesting:

https://permies.com/t/52954/building-wind-turbine-system

https://permies.com/t/6112/wind-powered-electric-refrigerator

I would love to here more on your thoughts about using wind power.



I will have to check those out. Ive seen people making treadmill motor turbines. The style I want to build would be purely mechanical, a windmill turning a  pulley, which could be hooked to a compressor engine. I think this is the way the amish do it.

Its a very interesting method of storing and gathering energy, less fuss than batteries, along with the more environmentally friendly aspect.

Something else you can do, is generate electricity with wind, then use it to run a hydrogen generator, the hydrogen can be used to run engines, and torches.

lots of exciting possibilities.
reference :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc0b4aBOyBw
 
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