|When I was just
a kid I would watch for hours while my grandfather built small steam engines.
Then he would show to me how another contraption he had hooked up to a car battery was splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. He always declared that hydrogen and steam would one day
power the world and that they were the answer to the pollution being
released into the air. The "infernal combustion engine will be the end of us all " he would rant.
My grandpa was a great inventor but suprisingly he never used the sun in any of his energy eperiments. Sometimes I wish that he were still alive today so that I could join his knowledge of steam and hydrogen with my infatuation with harnessing the power of the sun.
In 1996 I built my first solar panel tracker to steer a Solorex 53 watt panel. I used what was on hand ... a windshield wiper motor, some bicycle parts, scrap lumber and some spare parts from Radio Shack. I spent many hours marveling at the magic of turning sunshine into electricity.
Now several friends have joined me in the heliostat and solar tracker obsession. This is our vision...
Eliminate our dependence on oil one solar tracker at a time.