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    Post  Pris on Sat May 07, 2016 2:03 pm


    Uh-huh.  Keep the cost too high for the average person (notice I'm not using the word 'consumer').

    Sell to the utilities/corporations 'wholesale' so those controllers can keep their victims -- er, I  mean customers.

    Isn't it interesting how money/capitalism is used to keep the masses in check.

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    Post  bobhardee on Sat May 07, 2016 3:32 pm

    You want to see something interesting go to You Tube and search Bloom Box energy. About 5 years ago, there was a 60 minute report on how an amazing device was going to be out to the consumer and they would be able to run their houses off from this device and not be tied to the power grid. The follow up reports (and I think I have posted all of these) is that Wal Mart and Google and companies such as that are using them to supplement their power consumption but no one is reporting that they are off the grid. It is a fuel cell device that is revolutionary and supposedly is out there but not available to the small consumer. It's coming. I truly believe its coming. If not the Bloom Box then it will be something else. When the ex-CIA director tried to give one of these things to Stephen Greer (Disclosure Project), his car (the ex- CIA Director) (look under Disclosure Project: Phil Crisco) ran off the road and he died. The powers that control our society have been keeping it from us but that day is coming that they can no longer do that. Power companies and the oil industry have fought for years to keep any kind of advances in energy under raps.

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    Post  Pris on Sat May 07, 2016 4:05 pm

    bobhardee wrote:You want to see something interesting go to You Tube and search Bloom Box energy.  About 5 years ago, there was a 60 minute report on how an amazing device was going to be out to the consumer and they would be able to run their houses off from this device and not be tied to the power grid.  The follow up reports (and I think I have posted all of these) is that Wal Mart and Google and companies such as that are using them to supplement their power consumption but no one is reporting that they are off the grid.   It is a fuel cell device that is revolutionary and supposedly is out there but not available to the small consumer.  It's coming.  I truly believe its coming.  If not the Bloom Box then it will be something else.  When the ex-CIA director tried to give one of these things to Stephen Greer (Disclosure Project), his car (the ex- CIA Director) (look under Disclosure Project: Phil Crisco)  ran off the road and he died.  The powers that control our society have been keeping it from us but that day is coming that they can no longer do that.   Power companies and the oil industry have fought for years to keep any kind of advances in energy under raps.

    :)   Bob H.

    Bloom Box energy?  Ah, yes... I have heard about this...  I will take another look.  Thanks, Bob.

    I completely agree with you that the time is near for all of this to come out.

    So much has been held 'under raps', it's ready to burst.  This is just the tip of the ice berg.  

    It ought to be interesting.  There's so much tension in the world right now.

    When it 'blows', I think it will be like a domino effect.




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    Post  bobhardee on Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:20 am

    7/1/2016
    I love this kind of stuff.  Who ever thought you could melt rocks with a big magnifying glass......in your back yard?clown

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    7/16/2016

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    Post  bobhardee on Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:39 pm

    7/21/2016
    This is so totally cool.  It's here and it's now.  YEEEEE  HAAAAA  !!!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxABosWfuus
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    Post  bobhardee on Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:26 pm

    8/23/2016
    This material was aired in October of last year so there maybe other developments that have not made it to youtube yet.

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    9/2/16
    Dominican Republic encouraging the use of solar ovens

    Children gather near new solar-powered ovens in the Dominican Republic. (Photo: Makenzie Huber)
    How Solar Ovens Are Changing Lives in the Dominican Republic
    Rice, corn, and beans are just some of the staples getting the high-tech treatment and helping families spend less on utilities.
    AUG 31, 2016Makenzie Huber is a news editorial journalism major at South Dakota State University who reported from the Dominican Republic as a Pulitzer student fellow this summer.
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    VILLA LIBERACIÓN, Dominican Republic—“The rice is done!” someone proclaimed from the chapel courtyard.

    A second later, another person yelled the same phrase in Spanish.

    That’s when everyone came running.

    Women jumped out of their plastic chairs in the shade. Children sprinted from across the courtyard to be the first to see the pot of rice taken out of a solar oven.

    They crowded around the oven where the rice had cooked while sitting in the sun for a few hours. The demonstration was part of a solar oven workshop at the Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana chapel here.

    Reyna Esthel was one of the women vying to taste the rice. She attended the workshop after she heard that using a solar oven could help save her money.

    “Because of the expenses of gas, it’s cheaper to use the solar ovens and using natural energy from the sun,” Esthel said in Spanish through a translator.

    A small number of communities in the Dominican Republic are buying solar ovens to cook their meals, avoiding cooking with gas stoves or wood that present financial and health problems.



    Forty-one percent of people in the Dominican Republic are living under the national poverty line, according to a 2013 national labor force survey. Petroleum and products made from it, such as propane, are a top import to the island nation, and propane accounted for about $3.72 million in imports in 2014, says the United Nations. Purchasing gas for cooking takes a toll on most families in the country because of their limited incomes. Families who are even further into poverty use wood as a cheaper cooking material. Inhaling the smoke or standing over the fire can damage the lungs.

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    The solar movement was initiated by a U.S.-based nonprofit, Solar Oven Partners, which presented workshops on how to use the ovens like the one in Villa Liberación. Rick Jost, the organization’s director, hopes solar oven use will allow people in the Dominican Republic to save money to better their quality of life and reduce the risks of cooking with wood.

    Families who use solar ovens increasingly save money by depending less on gas stoves.

    The organization reported between 200 and 250 solar ovens sold in the Dominican Republic between August 2015 and July 2016. Each oven costs 1,000 pesos, or about $22. Although funding to build and transport the ovens comes entirely from donations in the United States, the purchase price goes toward running the workshops throughout the country.

    At a workshop, women serve rice that was cooked using solar ovens. (Photo: Makenzie Huber)
    After the workshop, Esthel bought one of those solar ovens. With the money she hopes to save, she wants to buy better-quality food for her family. But she does have a few concerns—such as working around cloudy or rainy weather and having to adjust her daily life to cooking with the new oven.

    “We will have to wake up earlier,” she said. It takes two or three hours to bake a meal in a solar oven instead of about an hour on a gas stove.

    Idalia Batista bought her solar oven about six months ago and starts preparing lunch by 8 a.m. She’s adjusted her schedule to cook for her family of eight, preparing rice, beans, corn, and occasionally meat in the oven.

    While the food cooks, she does other chores around the house. She said she’s used the solar oven almost every day since she bought it.

    “There never was a day when it was too cloudy,” she said in Spanish through a translator.

    She’s already seen a difference in her budget. Before she bought the solar oven, she said, she would buy a 15-gallon tank of gas, costing her up to 1,600 pesos, or about $35, each month.

    Now that she uses a solar oven, she only buys a nine-gallon tank of gas to prepare other food on her gas stove, saving up to 380 pesos, or about $8, each month. (Because she cooks for eight, her solar oven can only prepare a fraction of the food. She still uses her gas stove to prepare portions of each meal.) The change is significant, she said, and she spends the extra money on more food to feed her family.

    Batista sees solar ovens as an opportunity for her community.

    “Everybody loves the oven because...the sun is something they always have, and it’s there for them,” she said. There are about 35 solar ovens in her community of Jaquiemeyes.

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    Solar Oven Partners worked in Haiti for 14 years before starting in the Dominican Republic in 2015. The organization sold and distributed almost 10,000 ovens there.

    “We don’t have any illusions of saving the world or even a society or country, but our philosophy is that if you help one family improve their situation by cooking, then you’ve done something important,” Jost said.

    He wants to empower people to change their lives in small ways, affecting their societies in turn, by using solar ovens. The organization works through the IED church system to reach places in the Dominican Republic where the ovens are needed most.

    The church gives the organization guidance and has the “ultimate control” over which communities get ovens, Jost said.

    “As so often happens, even with international outreach programs, if you just go in and start doing for people what you think they need without any consideration of their culture, you’re not doing them any favor—you’re actually harming the situation,” Jost said.

    Other organizations have been bringing solar ovens to Central America, other parts of the Caribbean, and Africa.

    A team led by Molly Enz, a professor at South Dakota State University, conducted a three-year survey response to solar ovens in Haiti completed in 2014.


    A woman uses wood to cook. (Photo: Makenzie Huber)
    The survey of 900 people found that women are using their solar ovens half of the time when they prepare meals for their families. The money saved from purchasing other cooking materials goes toward more nutritious meals, medical care, and sending children to school.

    Jost estimates the life of an oven is at least seven years based on the plastic materials used to make it. Replacement materials and repairs are available from the IED church headquarters in Santo Domingo when an oven is damaged.

    Enrique Antonio Solel, a member of the church in Sabaneta de Yásica, compared the use of solar ovens in the Dominican Republic with men walking on the moon.

    “[The organization is] introducing a new technology to the Dominican Republic that will create a new era,” Solel said in Spanish through a translator.

    Reporting for this article was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Center.


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    Post  bobhardee on Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:58 pm

    10/29/16 Forget solar panels! Replace the roof with a solar roofing material.


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    Post  bobhardee on Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:54 pm

    3/11/2018

    It handles heat bettering c cheap to build.   And it's not silicone.
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    3/21/2018

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    Post  bobhardee on Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:35 pm

    4/11/2018

    Concentrated Solar Power


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    Post  bobhardee on Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:26 pm

    4/23/2018
    Here's another middle eastern country that is investing money into solar.  Their ultimate aim by 2020 is solar being only 7% of their energy plan but it beats the heck out of anything that the Trump administration has proposed.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUj9MfB5BAo

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