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See-saw energy

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Here’s a novel idea: creating electricity using a children’s see-saw!

Doesn’t the idea sound so simple, and yet effective.  Especially the idea that other playground equipment could be used to create electricity as well.  How about a roundabout with a built-in dynamo?

Well anyway, having read that article it set me thinking.  Why does the project just have to be for Africa?  Why can we not develop and use this novel idea for European playgrounds as well?

After all, we talk so much these days about carbon-emissions and finding a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly way of generating electricity.  Here’s an idea that could really work!

I could just imagine the local playgrounds here generating and storing electricity during the daytime, in order to use it for the street lighting at night.

I think that inventor deserves a lot more funding and hope that one day his idea becomes a reality – all over the world!



Buying property in the Canary Islands

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Have you ever considered buying a holiday flat on a sunny island?

If you have more than 300,000EUR to spare, then this may be just the time to do so.

Take Lanzarote, for example. Apparently most people are interested in looking at apartments and studios – priced below 300,000EUR, according to one of the islands largest property portals: Lanzarote Guidebook.

Anything above 300,000EUR is only attracting 13% of enquiries, so if you’re looking for something larger then you are going to be in the minority and may possibly have a good choice of properties available.

Whether you decide to move to the island on a permanent basis, or let out the property as an investment, you might get a better deal here than in some, more expensive European countries.



 

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