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Sustainable micro grid brings hope in the Himalayas

The bright light of hope has been kindled in Chetang – a remote community of subsistence farmers in the Himalayas, 50km from Kathmandu. Surrounded by the breathtaking mountains and precipitous valley floors – which tourists travel thousands of miles to explore – residents look forward to the prosperity that a solar-powered electricity micro-grid will bring. Installing it can be dangerous work, however, as engineers from Gham Power found out:

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DIY ingenuity: Hydro Power MkII – Part II

Just over a year ago there was a blog about Hydro Power, in which Markus Pauritsch used a Victron  MPPT solar charge controller loaded and driven by a Pelton wheel water turbine to charge his off-grid cabin battery system in the Austrian Alps.

As you may also recall a few weeks ago we left the subsequent blog: DIY ingenuity: Hydro Power MkII – Part I at the point where the rebuilt system (after a storm) and his neighbour Werner’s brand new (joint venture) system were at the testing stage. But how did that go, did it all work?

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DIY ingenuity: Hydro Power MkII – Part I

You may recall a year ago a blog about Hydro Power, in which Markus Pauritsch used a MPPT solar charge controller loaded and driven by a Pelton wheel water turbine to charge his off-grid cabin battery system in the Austrian Alps.

This year (the last day of 2018 as I write this) things have moved on from one man’s DIY system. The installation has now grown by necessity. Whilst the original install had worked well, that all came to a halt when a summer storm turned the hydro supply stream into a torrent.Continue reading

Event Horses Travel First Class

If you have even a passing interest in Equestrian sports: Horse Racing, Polo, Show Jumping, Dressage or Point to Point, you will know that in order to compete in international events, both Horse and Rider need to arrive in tip-top condition. Horse Truck Ltd. is a bespoke transport maker – helping them do just that.Continue reading