Thanks to all the posts so far, with of course the exception of houdanny who has ignored my request to resist the temptation to post the same old
'you can't get something for nothing' drivvel. Congrats, you made my ignore list 50% bigger!
I do hope other posters don't get drawn into a theoretical debate by the naysayers, there are plenty of open threads on ATS for that.
I will request once again, this thread is intended for practical discussion for those either engaged in the DIY free energy, or wishing to contribute
I'll answer questions in more detail, just a quick reply now as it's way late here:
I'm not in Germany, a couple of countries further south
I collect rainwater, I don't have access to a stream or river.
Wind is certainly an option and one I am intending to explore.
The thing that most put me off the solar and wind a while back is the need to use large banks of lead acid accumulators or similar for storage, which
are expensive and don't seem to last long.
One of the appeals of Bedini motors was the idea of increasing life and performance of lead acid batteries and even recovering capacity in 'dead'
batteries, or at least those that are sulphated, so this did rekindle my interest in the battery idea for storage.
From Bedini's videos, it appears that a large bank of batteries on the output of his 'energizers' to catch the radiant energy, using solar and wind
as the input to trigger the coils, would be a good way to go.
However, when I signed up with the yahoo group and started down the path to building my first SSG motor, I just felt something was missing.
Not sure if it is a sense that something is not right with the claims, or they are keeping the good info private for now, or just my own laziness.
Would love to hear from anyone whose built an SSG and then moved on to the advanced groups, and what is going on there, before I put my energy, time
and money into the first steps.
Would love to hear from FurnaceMan if you are still around, and if you got any further with the Puhairic (spelling) stuff.
ciao for now