Energy

Test ground for appropriate energy sources:

The Project is not connected to the electricity grid.  Instead, energy needs are met through two systems – one a mixture of pico-hydro and solar, and the other wind and solar.  In both cases, the systems supply 220 volts to the buildings. 

A solar panel provides hot water for the main house. 

The water for the pico-turbine is captured from a small stream and transported via pipe about 800 meters to a small tank.  It is then dropped about 70 meters through pressure pipe to the turbine.  The water is then returned to the stream.

wind turbine

More photos of energy solutions

01.2018 - January 2019

A Nature restoration project shall use small non-invasive and Nature-friendly sources of energy:

- No use of dams hydropower - kills lots of fish and other freshwater creatures and plants. Transmission lines are deadly for birds and bats.

- No use of high or large wind turbines - kill millions of birds and bats every year. Animals and birds avoid sites disturbed by wind turbines, there are average 50% less wildlife in disturbed sites.

Wind turbines kill up to 39 million birds a year!.pdf

Wind energy is tough on bats.pdf

- Large solar farms seriously harm wildlife:

Effects of Solar Power Farms on the Environment.pdf

Solar Farms Threaten Birds.pdf


“Sustainable” solutions are quite often not Nature-friendly.