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About meAbout me!

There is nothing particularly special about me other than my passionate fascination with renewable energy. I am not a green fanatic though and my interest includes reducing costs as much as anything else. If it is possible to also be green at the same time as saving money, then so much the better.

I have been very lucky to have worked or trained in various industries and gained skills that are directly applicable to renewables. These include: Engineering, electrical, electronics, computers, refrigeration, farming and physics.

For a long time I lived and worked up on the Pennines in Yorkshire in a very windy place. If anywhere was ideal for windmills it had to be there. The winters were hard and long so my interest in renewables is, in part, driven by the practical necessities of where I lived. There were many violent storms during the year and frequently the mains electricity supply would be lost. Often I was completely cut-off due to heavy snow. This all leads to manic self-reliance and back-up supplies of power, food and heat were just a normal routine. There was always a certain feeling of virtue if the backup came from renewables.

I am now looking for a new location to continue my experiments, possibly in Norfolk, UK. There's lots of work yet to be done and, with all of the wonderful energy equipment coming onto the market, I believe there's far more to be achieved than just a few PV panels on the roof!

This website is really a summary of the last twenty five years although I hope that some of the ideas are worthy of further consideration in the future. I doubt I would ever have finished the website without a few months of spare time between projects. I am really pleased to set it all out in the hope that it may be of some use and save time for others.

I wish good fortune to experimenters everywhere in the world. Kind regards, GUW


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