Community development, sustainable technologies, rural-urban (colonia) projects, unconventional/alternative construction techniques. These pictures (scroll down) are from a few past projects...
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Solar Water Distiller Projects
Sharon Cornet was Project Manager for EPSEA (El Paso Solar Energy Association) in 2000-2003 and installed over 100 solar water distillers in west TX, southern NM, and Colonias in Anapra and south Juarez, Mexico.
article on past projects: http://www.txses.org/reflector/reflector-summer-2001.pdf
BorderPACT/CONAHEC Solar Distiller Project Report with water issues tables,
photos, project details:
Foster, R., SWTDI New Mexico State
University, Amos, W., SolAqua, Inc. and Eby, S., El Paso Solar Energy Association, 2005:
Gupta, B., Vogel, G., Amos, W., and Cormier, M.,
SolAqua, Inc. and Eby-Martin, S., and Foster, R., El Paso Solar Energy Association, 2003: Solar
Distillation Applied in Texas
Eby-Martin, S., and Tirres, A., El Paso Solar Energy Association, and Foster, R., SWTDI New Mexico State University, 2002. Solar Water Purification for the Border: EPA Grant for Solar Distillation, PDF version http://www.sunstar-solutions.com/EPA final pres.ppt
Eby-Martin, S., El Paso
Solar Energy Association, and Foster, R., SWTDI New Mexico State University, 2001. Solar
Water Purification for the Border: Solar Distillation, PDF version http://epsea.org/pdf/borderpact.pdf
Eby-Martin, S., El
Paso Solar Energy Association, and Foster, R., SWTDI New Mexico State University, March,
2001. Targeting Drinking Water in Border Colonias: A Solar Still Development Resource url:
CERM (Center for Environmental Resource Management) at UTEP was in charge of a composting toilet (some of them with solar design). A large composting toilet (CT) also is located at Tom Mays park in the Franklin Mountains, El Paso, TX
Papercrete (fibercrete) with Mike McCain
Mike McCain is one of the "Papercrete Guru's" for alternative fibercrete (recycled paper and cement) construction methods
Straw Bale Houses
Tierra Madre is the Straw Bale housing community (sweat equity homes) in the Sunland Park, NM area
Our Straw Bale home in Nebraska
Alternative Construction with Tires, Bottles, Fidobe, etc.
These locations range from Columbus to Taos, NM, etc.
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