Here is an idea that ought to be included in Revolution, the new JJ Webber series, on NBC.
When I was writing my book OFF THE GRID I travelled all over visiting people – this picture was taken in an Amish community in Kentucky where electricity was banned – only motive power is allowed.
What you see here is true green energy:- the horse eats grass and produces energy. Several homes in this community have adopted horse-power. As the horse turns the treads, motive power is generated via the red tube to power an icebox, washing machine, or any other motor. A few hours per day keeps the icebox cold. In the book I describe how th eresidents of the comminorrt are running a $3m a year engineering company on the farm. It appears the horse enjoys the confined walk, although only for a few hours, but it is not clear what impact the uphill slope has on the animal. The community is filling orders for more of the walkways df===
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