solar pumping technology

last nov. 16th & 17th, a solar pumping technology seminar was conducted by lorentz at max’s restaurant, scout tuazon, quezon city.

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i’m very much interested in the swimming pool application, coz pool filtration is a regular activity & is the second biggest consumer of electricity next to aircons! together w/ chemical free disinfection, one can have a truly green pool that is good for the people using it as well as the environment. chemical free pools (using saltwater chlorinators, ultraviolet filtration, ozone generators, etc.) don’t harm the swimmer’s clothes, their eyes, skin & hair like what chlorine does (u won’t have teary eyes w/ chemical free pools!) cancer survivors would definitely go for chemical free pools….u also save money on chemicals…in d near future, only stubborn ones will still be using chemicals in their swimming ‘fools’…

if ur running on diesel generating sets to filter ur pool…then ur a polluter. u can prevent d diesel emission by going solar! of course one can retrofit their pool pumps w/ solar panels, but you’ll be needing a lot of solar panels to run an a/c pump (w/ all the losses from the inverter). btw, inverters are expensive & seldom last a long time (except….but i’ve seen expensive branded inverters that are already dead but not old enough…could be the users?) if you have a cheap inverter from (hmmm)….buy another one, you’ll definitely need to change it in the near future….retrofitted solar powered pumps are not robust. the solution to the problem is the direct current brushless motor (dcbm) technology, they’re 90% efficient (so less solar panels needed!). german quality stuff are proven long lasting products (lorentz solar pumps are working w/out problems for more than 12 years in africa & other harsh environments – hope my memory serves me well). there are many solar pump systems installed in the phils. that are no longer in service today….many are even donated by developed countries…

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submersible dcbm pump demo unit

lorentz solar pumps can be accessed via android devices (almost everybody got one or two of these). the system can be monitored via bluetooth. a pump manager software can control (remote configuration/programming) & monitor the system via a cloud based management. this can create a worry-free system.

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monitoring using android device via bluetooth

maintenance of dcbm pumps are not complicated especially the helical rotor technology…non-engineers can be easily trained on the ground…

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this is the future! (of course other applications like farming & water supply are cool but for starters… swimming ‘fools’ r better!) if ur wasting money on pumping as well as polluting the environment, u better stop d pollution…

d price of carbon

hu’s paying for all tis pollution?

solar bulbs


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talkin bout cheap day lighting techniques….towards a low carbon society…re-using empty soda plastic bottles is not a bad idea, they last a hundred years anyway…

day lighting s using no artificial lights when d sun is shinning! definitely saves money!

Save The Human! “Don’t Eat The Planet” Music Video

"V" icon as as symbol for vegetarian...

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vegetarians r definitely more greener than meat lovers!

low carbon society 2050 scenario

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Background of the Scenario Report

Whether by conscious choice or more coincidence, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation‘s Center of Technology Foresight (APEC CTF) couldn’t have picked a better venue for its scenario workshop to systematically anticipate and manage impacts from the changing climate. The world-class tourist destination of Patong Beach in Phuket was one of the hardest hit human settlements by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Although the catastrophe did not have climate change connections, the tsunami that took some 230,000 lives across Asia serves as a reminder that we have to be better prepared for and increasing rate and magnitude of natural disasters due to the climate change consequences predicted by science.

Human societies have always been climate dependent, but we are only now coming to grips with the fact that our climate also depends on us. As the second decade of the 21 century gets underway, we now recognize that we are faced with two challenges created by our ever-increasing emissions of greenhouse gasses. First, the atmosphere is warming, setting the stage for a host of problems from droughts, extreme weather events, coastal erosion and inundation, to which we have to adapt. And second, we must begin implementing strategies to slow down our greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate the scale of these impacts while putting in place corresponding adaptation measures.

Theses challenges are particularly problematic for countries and economies in the Asia Pacific. On the one hand, the region is slated to face some of the greatest climate related impacts relative to other regions of the world. On the other, developing economies in the region will see substantial expansions of their middle-classes and the greenhouse gas emissions their lifestyle generate.

2download d scenario report pls. follow d link below (files kinda big bout 62meg):
low carbon society_report_scenario

4more info visit d site:

low carbon society scenario workshop international working group

apec workshop on low carbon society 2008

tis is a video of d 2008 technical working group mtng of the apec center 4technology foresight held at bkk, thailand. tis video was created by my friend robert arivara, jr.

International Workshop on “Futures of Low Carbon Society”

The APEC Center for Technology Foresight (APEC CTF), National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) will conduct an International Workshop on “Futures of Low Carbon Society: Scenarios for Asia-Pacific”, during 2-4 November 2009 at BanThai Beach Resort and SPA in Phuket, Thailand. The workshop aims to generate region-wide scenarios on the future society where low carbon economy and adaptive lifestyle becomes the principal driver governing trade and development.

This is an important part of the project “The Futures of Low Carbon Society: Climate Change and Adaptation Strategy for Economies in APEC Beyond 2050” whose ultimate goal is to provide policy options for the region.

The workshop will assess the likelihood of low-carbon society through a number of plausible scenarios describing adaptive lifestyle up to and beyond 2050. Approximately 40 selected experts mainly from the Asia-Pacific region are invited to participate in this international workshop. The program of the workshop is attached herewith.

LCS 2050_Scenario Workshop 2009(2)