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Miro Bay residents get DIY hydro lighting

posted May 3, 2012, 8:31 PM by ema-1 ema-1   [ updated Aug 7, 2012, 5:48 PM ]
"A Pelorus Sound resident is helping his neighbours create home-made electricity using washing machine motors.

Miro Bay resident Peter Crawford has been building and fixing simple hydro-electric alternators for 13 of his neighbours, so they can power their lights and be less reliant on diesel and petrol-powered generators.

The design was created when he helped former St Luke's Anglican Church Havelock vicar Eric Sears build the direct-current alternators, often wrongly referred to as generators, using water from house piping that spun plywood wheels to turn Gentle Annie [SmartDrive] washing machine motors"

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