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Wind Power: The World’s Fastest Growing Source of Electricity


Wind power, the conversion of wind into kinetic energy is the world’s fastest growing energy source.


Wind power is one of the most promising energy sources that can serve as an alternative to fossil fuel-generated electricity.


Wind Power Advantages:

  • Wind power is a freely renewable energy source (unlike batteries) that will never run out.
  • The total amount of economically ex tractable power available from the wind is considerably more than present human power usage from all sources.
  • Wind power does not pollute the environment. Compared with other low carbon power sources, wind turbines have some of the lowest global warming potential per unit of electrical energy generated.
  • Wind power is cheaper than any other new electric generation except natural gas, which emits large amounts of greenhouse gases.
  • As renewable energy source wind power will never be subject to embargoes or ‘price shocks’ caused by international conflicts.


Wind Power


The wind’s kinetic energy is converted into electricity by wind battery turbines. Wind turbines are manufactured in a wide range of vertical and horizontal axis types. Aerodynamic modeling is used to determine the optimum power conversion rates.


Small wind turbines may be as little as a fifty-watt generator which is far more than a battery could ever use for boat or caravan use. The smallest turbines are used for applications such as battery charging for auxiliary power for boats or caravans or to power traffic warning signs.


Larger, more costly turbines generally have geared power trains, alternating current output, flaps and are actively pointed into the wind. Direct drive generators and aero-elastic blades for large wind turbines are being researched.


Wind Farms


Arrays of large turbines, known as wind farms, are becoming an increasingly important source of renewable energy and are used by many countries as part of a strategy to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels.


Wind battery Power Density


Wind power in an open air stream is proportional to the power of the wind speed; the available power increases exponentially when the wind speed increases.


Wind Turbines


Wind turbines may be used for a variety of applications including on- or off-grid residences, telecom towers, offshore platforms, rural schools and clinics, remote monitoring and other purposes that require energy where there is no electric grid, or where the grid is unstable and they last a lot longer than batteries and are better for the environment.


Hybrid solar and wind powered units


Hybrid solar and wind powered units are increasingly being used for traffic signage, particularly in rural locations, as they avoid the need to lay long cables from the nearest mains connection point.


Rural applications


Small-scale wind power systems with the capacity to produce up to 50 kW of electrical battery power are ideally suited as alternative for isolated rural and remote communities that may otherwise rely on diesel generators.


Wind power internationally


Wind energy production is currently around 4% of total worldwide electricity usage, and growing rapidly. Denmark generates around 40% of its electricity from wind, and at least 83 other countries around the world are using wind power to supply their electricity grids.


World wind generation capacity is doubling about every three years.


South Africa has a number of wind farms and some are being built. The wind farms in Coega, Jeffery Bay (138MW), and Cookhouse (138MW) are the largest.


The Jeffery Bay Wind Farm can power more than 100,000 homes an avoids the generation of 420,000 Tonnes of CO2 per annul


The largest Wind Farms in Africa are:


Ashegoda in Ethiopia- 120 Mega Watts


Jeffery Bay South Africa- 138 Mega Watts


Cookhouse South Africa- 138 Mega Watts


Tartary in Morocco- 300 Mega Watts


There remains many areas on the African Continent where Wind power can be installed to supplement the shortage of electricity supply.

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Shark and irobot cordless vacuums

With a Shark cordless vacuum there is no more rolling, unrolling, or untangling of vacuum leads and pipes. All you do is switch it on when you would like to use it and then switch it off and store it when you are finished. Easy as that!

All shark cordless vacuums do wonders for a household, you don’t have to bend your back or crawl on your hands and knees.


It is also easy for the kids to use, so they can now take care of their own cleanliness of their bedrooms and even help around the house.


Buying cordless vacuums like Shark or roomba models can be a good choice because some houses don’t have plugs in every room therefore you have to get an extension lead and most of the time that proves to be an irritation and it puts people off their daily chores.


So with a cordless one, you don’t need to go through all that trouble and because of that, a lot of people actually look forward to cleaning their houses.


Shark Cordless Vacuum Cleaners Popular Models


  • The Shark 3-Speed Sweeper covers every 13 inches of the floor with one stroke and it works on all floor surfaces.
  • It has a hard bristled brush on the side that gets into those hard to reach places and brushes the dirt off the bottom of the walls when vacuuming.
  • There is no need to move furniture when spring cleaning as the speed sweeper goes under the furniture with ease. If fully charged, the sweeper will work for one hour.


The job also gets done quicker because the vacuum is 13 inches wide, cleaning a bigger area. Using a irobot vacuum which can be found at cordless vacuum takes a lot of pressure off cleaning and makes it so much easier giving you more time to do other things around the house.


The Shark cordless hand vacuum has amazing suction that will leave no dirt behind, it has a brush that is detachable for those stubborn pet hairs that will just not move and the dirt and grime in between the tiles.

It also has a HEPA filter that will provide cleaner air in you home. There is a light emitting diode that will let you know when it needs charging and when it is charging.

You won’t have to go out and buy any extension tubes or anything like that because it comes with three of its own, one brush to clean your upholstery, a crevice tool to get into all those creases and cracks, and one motorized brush.


It also comes with a charging stand so it is easy for you to put it on charge and to store its accessories.

  • If you are for some reason not interested in any of those, my last recommendation would be the Shark cordless wet and dry vacuum, or the irobot vacuum for handsfree.
  • This is one amazing product, what ever the situation might be, sticky, wet or dry, the shark cordless vacuum will eliminate it. It has very strong suction power and is able to clean just about anything.


Whether it’s wet spills on carpets, or any other dry mess you might come across. This one also comes with a crevice tool for the hard to reach places, a dusting brush that has removable bristles and an extension hose.


So no more excuses about not being able to reach in that far corner under the bed, just apply the extension hose!


There are also lots of accessories that you could buy separate from your shark cordless vacuum. There are items like HEPA filters, batteries, hoses, floor wax and much more.


Be sure to check what the vacuum includes before you go and buy accessories because it might already include what you are looking for.

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What to Do if You’re Lost While Hunting

One minute you are happily walking along, observing the natural beauty around you. Then suddenly it hits you. Tranquility quickly makes way for blind panic, then fear. You’re lost!

This sudden reaction to being alone and not sure where you  are something that every one of us has felt at some stage as a child.

You’re in your own world, playing away with your favorite toy. Your parent is busy, gets distracted for a second, and suddenly they seem to disappear off the face of the earth. Suddenly it dawns on your little self that you don’t know where you are. Your bottom lip starts quivering, followed by a big wail and then the waterworks.

Sounds funny now but as mentioned, adults display frighteningly similar behavior when lost. And that is why you need to pay attention. There’s no place worse than getting lost in the woods (ok maybe a desert, but that’s a whole different kettle of fish), and if you revert to a child-like state in this scenario, things can become life-threatening. But it really doesn’t need to get to that stage.


Your knife is your friend

I am assuming you are going to be lost in the wilderness, as in, NOT lost in your back garden. If you are the type of person that gets lost in their own back garden, then I don’t know what advice to give, and I certainly wouldn’t advise people to pack a knife just in case whenever they head out to trim the garden bushes.

No, this advice is generally aimed at the budding hikers? Amongst you. And everyone who has a vague interest in such a hobby should know the value of a knife. First of all, make sure the knife is sharp (I use a Premium Electric Knife Sharpener which I picked up at, because a blunt knife is about as good as no knife at all. If you are lost and you have a knife, its mere sight should send a soothing wave of comfort over you to ward off any emotions of panic and fear.

A good knife can be used as a building tool, something to prepare and eat food or something that allows you to defend yourself.

A compass is a friend too

Yes, it really is that simple. Use your compass (because you packed one with a knife didn’t you?) and point yourself back in the direction you think you came. If this is the wrong direction, use the inverse of the direction you came to land back at your starting point. Head in another direction, and repeat until you find your way home.

It’s really that simple. If you have a knife and a compass, there’s no reason to worry. Train your brain to know that you are packing these two items, and panic should be averted. No matter where you are mountains or wide open spaces, you should be prepared for whatever happens.

responsibility of having hamsters

responsibility of having hamsters

One important aspect and responsibility of having hamsters as a pet is cleaning the cage. This endeavor revolves around making sure that the cage is safe from any threats of contamination or materials that can endanger its life of your hamster. Seeing this, it is relevant for owners to understand what materials can be used for cleaning to foster an environment for safety which in turn can facilitate a healthy hamster growth.

Looking at it, cleaning Dwarf Hamster cages is relatively an easy task to accomplish provided that owners understand what cleaning solvents to use and what areas need careful attention. By carefully studying this and with constant practice, it would be an easy step to achieve and do, read more at . Here are several steps that one can do to help clean their Dwarf Hamster cages in a more effective and efficient manner.


The first part involves knowing where your dwarf hamster usually stays. This is important because it will help you determine what areas can be cleaned. Since majority of Dwarf Hamster cages have a relatively simple design, it is easier to pinpoint these areas. It might be a good idea to spend five to ten minutes of your time to observe your hamster. This will give you a very good idea what significant areas need attention and cleaning.


The next part involves the cleaning process itself. It may be good to clear the litter and droppings of your dwarf hamster first to make it easier to wash the cage. In here, the process does not need any complicated cleaning solvents. Rather, it only requires soap with a sponge to actively rinse and wash the residue and dirt that your pet hamster may have excreted. This process can help prevent scratches or the cage absorbing other chemicals that can affect the health of your dwarf hamster.


After this, it is important to make sure that Dwarf Hamster cages be washed effectively and remove all residue of soap. This is relevant because it can prevent poisoning or cause implications in the health of your hamster. After rinsing, it is recommended that the cage be dried off with a clean cloth so as to prevent rusting or oxidation to occur especially in metal cages.

In the end, these are some tips that create fast yet effective maintenance of you hamster’s home. By following these easy steps, your hamster’s safety and comfort is assured.

As this site gets ready to move

As we get ready to move on here at you will find that many of the pages that used to exist are no longer here and we didn’t bother to redirect them back to anything either, as they didn’t mean much to us. We decided to revamp this entire site and recreate all databases that belong to anything. It’s been long overdue, but if you stick with us I promise you will enjoy the ‘noise’ along the way. Look forward to talking with you soon!