At the distance of Earth, the sun is relatively benign. It is not all about extreme power, crazy speed, or explosive growth. It is steady, it is there, it has served life well for nearly 4 billion years and is likely to continue to do so for another billion years until it goes red giant. Until then, our sun is a sustainable presence to hitch humankind's wagon to. It is perhaps the only Earth-friendly (life-friendly) source of energy. Meteors can cause a splash, earthquakes and volcanism get our attention, but most nucleated life (not wedded to deep sea thermal vents) depends on Sol. The sun is not broken, is not in need of fixing, so there may be no imperative to find 'better' alternatives. Solar is not alternative. Fossil is the alternative energy currently fueling explosive industrial growth and it will not last for a billion years.
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Electric Bike Related (If you're sure the whole point is to go faster, hit back button now.)

The Limits of Human Power: For average humans, why bicycle technology fails
What is an E-Bike?: Defining the nature of the beast—legally and otherwise
A Guide to Low-Power Cycle Tech: Why low-power may be good power and better than no power
A Guide to Mid-Power Vehicles: The Mid-Car
The SolTech Solar eTrike: Solar-Human hybrid powered touring trike
Hub Motors and Regenerative Braking: Why regenerative braking is useless—or essential to have
Car2: A second car alternative
Cycling Health and Safety: Benefits outweigh manageable risks
Cycling Power and Speed: The Power of Enough
Why SolTech has No Customers: The client-based open-source business model
On the Superiority of Human Power: When the hoof is mightier than the wheel
On the High Cost of Pioneering: To e-cycle or not to e-cycle, it's not all about the money
Cycle Theft: Dealing with it
Geek Out Your Bicycle Helmet: Why protecting your skull is too little to ask of your helmet
Deciding Who to do Business With: SolTech on businesses to do business with
Decision Path Leading to Buying an E-Bike: Which e-bike or conversion kit to buy is a non-trivial decision
SolTech on Li Batts: Why overcharging is the norm

Solar Related

Going Solar: USB Charging cell phones, AA batteries via USB charger, and so on
Solar E-Trike Touring: The options depend on human power
The SolTech Solar eTrike: Solar-Human hybrid powered touring trike
Going Solar: Saving the life of seldom used batteries
Sun Tour the Americas by Solar Power: Solar-Human hybrid powered touring site
Solar Cooking Options: Solar slow cooking site
The Post-Car Culture: Why the passing of another Golden age is thinkable



Product Reviews

Greenspeed Magnum Trike
All American SUN OVEN®
Bionx E-motor System
Falco E-motor System
Solar Security Devices


News from Future:

From 2153 comes From Horses to Ecycles: A brief history of vehicle regulation
From 2357 comes The Future of Transportation: How transportation needs were met


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Tinyer Home Trailers
Multi-story Sheds
SolTech Solar Ovens
SolTech Aquaponics Systems
Tensegrity Pools
Rainwater Catchment Tanks
Sunken-bed Irrigation System
Trellis Arch Vertical Garden
SolTech Wall Garden
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