- I am new to this group. My background is designing automated
manufacturing equipment, worked as an instrument technician for the
Safeguard Missile sites, and worked in R&D as a engineering tech for a
solar panel start-up company (which I later found was owned by a major
I witnessed a local transmission repair business in El Paso, TX build
a prototype car and test it at the shopping center near me in the
early 70's. It converted energy from braking (electric generator) into
stored power (battery) that was recycled when accelerating (via
motor). It may have been the first practical hybrid car.
My experiences have convinced me that if there is to be an alternative
to petroleum, it is going to have to come from amateurs such as us.
What will be required (in MHO) is the equivalent of the drinking bird
novelty that actually does something useful; perhaps pumping water.
My focus is on low temperature conversion of solar power, since it is
the ONLY non-polluting source
Love to hear from other members.