Monthly Archives: October 2005

Phantom Loads

The boys had a sleep over the other night. In the morning, Tami attempted to serve up waffles all around, and when she fired up the waffle iron, all electricity came to an end. Good bye solar array. Good bye … Continue reading

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Lunch with Amory Lovins

Last Tuesday night Amory Lovins was in town speaking to a packed house at UNC’s Friday Center on the benefits of renewable energy.

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Elsbett Rides Again

On Friday last week we embarked on our third Vegetable Oil conversion workshop with Elsbett engineer, Alexander Noack. Last year in August we held our second workshop converting four vehicles, doubling our numbers from the first.

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Local Foods, Local Fuel

Pittsboro, NC– October 18, 2005– Eastern Carolina Organics (ECO), a distributor of locally-grown organic produce, announced today that it was switching its fleet to biodiesel fuel.

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Kitchen Dashboard

With the new solar array in the field, and an Outback Power Systems LCD panel lying on the floor of the kitchen, Tami has a newfound interest in renewable energy.

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Solar Tonight

Last spring the NC Legislature passed a law that would allow distributed electrical generation to attach to the grid as long as the systems were smaller than 100Kw.

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Winterization

Last winter hit us like a sledgehammer to the forehead. It was the first winter with a good number of B100 users in the area.

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Guatemala Calling

Matt Rudolf passed through our project on his way to Guatemala. I had the pleasure of doing a grease run with him, among other things. He was an SVO enthusiast, with a million ideas, and he had one foot out … Continue reading

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Strain on the Coop

Piedmont Biofuels membership is swelling. Each month we are adding as many members as we once added in a year. The number of visitors to the farm has more than doubled.

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Tchotch Management

This weekend Madison Avenue came to Piedmont Biofuels. David, the intern, started it. We were all hanging around our booth at the Shakori Grassroots Festival. He was making coffee on his camp stove, and was short on mugs.

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