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Solar Water Heater

Installing Solar Water Heater for Home – Information and Costing

Recently we installed 150 Litre Solar Water Heaters at our terrace. Below are the Information, photos and costing for Installation of Solar Water Heater. When you decides to install solar water heater, you need to consider following factors, How many people are there in your home who will be using hot water ? Based on …

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Innovative Products from Pelamatic for fruits and vegetables peeling

Recently we come to know about some of the interesting machines used for peeling fruits and vegetables from Pelamatic located at Valencia, Spain. Do watch the videos of the machines, Orange Peel –  The founder of the company (José Pérez) wanted to make a machine that will peel the many oranges ate. And after a …

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The Solar Power Tree – An Intervention by Indian Scientist aimed at Utilizing Minimum Land to Harness Maximum Solar Energy

CSIR-CMERI,Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI), Durgapur, West Bengal has designed and developed a “Solar Power Tree” to harness maximum solar energy utilising minimum land – In general, it requires about 3.5 acres of land to produce 1 MW of solar power. For any state in the country to survive on green energy there will be …

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Mitticool – Inspiring story of craftsman who built Refrigerator without electricity

Born in the Prajapati family, originally belonging to the village Nichimandal of Morbi, Rajkot, Mansukhbhai had exposure to the clay tradition since childhood, as this was his family’s traditional profession. He used to load clay from the ponds and fields on the donkey and ferry it to his place. Other than this, his contribution was limited …

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Opensource softwares for Agriculture / Farm Management

FarmOS  farmOS is a web-based application for farm management and planning. It is built on Drupal, which makes it modular, extensible, and secure. Openlayers is used for mapping and geodata manipulation. Check the article “Installing FarmOS on Linux/Ubuntu Desktop” if you want to try the FarmOS software by your own. The source code is also …

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Organizations working for opensource in agriculture and allied sector

Open Food Network Founded in Australia, the Open Food Network started as a little experiment with a van, some farmers and some friends. Since then it has grown to become an open source platform collaboratively nurtured by like-minded people around the world. The Open Food Network is the flagship project of the Open Food Foundation …

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Low Tunnel

Low Tunnel Farming for Off season cultivation

Low Tunnels which alternatively also called as “Plastic Tunnel” are small greenhouse-like structures, covering the plants along the row. These tunnels are erected with wire hoops and covered with clear plastic. The tunnels promote early growth by warming the air surrounding the plants, using heat from the sun. The tunnels also protect plants from frost that can …

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