Solar Powered Tractor: A Small Step Towards Fossil-Fuel Free Agriculture?

OK, it looks like this one is a little old, but we couldn’t help but post it anyway. We’ve talked so much about the fossil fuels involved in food production, we were delighted to come across a home-made antidote to energy intensive agriculture – the solar powered tractor. Similar to the solar-powered Prius project we covered here, John Howe, a retired engineer and inventor, has wired up his 1954 vintage tractor to a solar array, making it completely self sufficient in energy. Howe claims that we need to make drastic efforts now to reduce our energy dependence, especially when it comes to farms and farming. The book mentioned in the report is available here. :: WMTW:: via YouTube::

Tags: Agriculture | Peak Oil | Renewable Energy

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