winter helmetCAM triology: Winterbiking, Snowkiting, CarWakeBoarding

A friend borrowed me his HD helmetCAM for a week, check out what I do in winter:

Winterbike to work: Söll 2011 helmetCAM HD from solarthermienator on Vimeo.

Snowkiten @ Kitearena 2011 - helmetCAM HD from solarthermienator on Vimeo.

Winter CarWakeBoarding 2011 - helmetCAM HD from solarthermienator on Vimeo.

life is great :)

Diplomarbeit: Fernüberwachung und - wartung thermischer Solaranlagen

will post my diploma thesis here soon - as free PDF for the world !

EcoEnergy engineering studies DONE, welcome: Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Martin Meingassner !

Cool, I'm so happy:

FH-Wels Logo

my OET semester on the FH-Wels main stairway:
Gruppenfoto OET 2009

... would never like to miss this time in my life!
Thanks to all people who made this possible. And one special thank to Beate, who does a really great job in the OET department!

Photovoltaics balcony system planning

Check out this draft render I did for my dad to motivate him for a photovoltaic system on his balcony:

Building integrated photovoltaics, beautiful!
Foto Haus mit PV Entwurf2
check out the GIPV project reports here:

South facing: OK
Süd-Ausrichtung Haus Häring
(c) google...

Himmelfahrtskommando 2010: DWS, Psicobloc Mallorca

Summary of the "Himmelfahrtskommando 2010" DWS climbing trip to Mallorca!

DWS, Psicobloc Mallorca - Himmelfahrtskommando 2010 from solarthermienator on Vimeo.

Porto Cristo = homebase
Cova del Diablo
Cala Barques
Cala Magraner
Cala Serena
Es Pontas
Torrent de Pareis
Cala Sa Nau

Music in Video:
Blue October - Into the Ocean
Collective Soul - Heavy
Sektion Kuchikäschtli - Checksch dia Ironie

Zeitsparwerk - hackerspace to boost the DIY(do-it-yourself) culture

I'm now a proud member of the club "Zeitsparwek" in Wörgl.
The idea behind is simple: Everybody who likes to do handyman's work and be creative has some great tools lying around at home and some small place to follow his passion (alone). ALONE is not fun enough - so why not build up a community with the same spirit, share the experiences and tools. So we rented a 130sqm hall in the center of Wörgl and began to fill it with tools, furniture, people and life. Feel free to pass by and have a look what we are doing there, on weekends there are always some members in the club, following their passion:


update: the 2010-report of will be online soon! expect it to be unexpected :)


Himmelfahrtskommando 2009 - Cassis Calanques!

The 4th Himmelfahrtskommando is done!

The title Himmelfahrtskommando has resulted from the puplic holiday called "Christi Himmelfahrt". Each year around this date I go with friends on an action trip, where we focus on mountain biking and rock climbing. We prefer to camp in tents and look for beautiful locations, which fit our special needs.

This year we chose South France => Cassis => Calanques and stayed there for a full week.

I don't want to describe the incredible week we had with just plain words. Turn up our speakers and enjoy this video:

Himmelfahrtskommando 2009 - Cassis Calanques from solarthermienator on Vimeo.

Feel free to write a comment if you need some tips for a similar trip to the Calanques!

Working semester at TiSUN GmbH

Studying "Eco-Energy Engineering" at FH-Wels also includes a semester of full time working. I did it at TiSUN GmbH in Tirol, where I had build up a good reputation when working there in my study free time.
This guaranteed a fast start with all the collages I already knew in the company and interesting, advanced projects.

Down there you find the report I did of my working semester.

It's written in german, a google translated english version can be found here. Otherwise you might be disturbed by the heavy usage of the word "Die" - which simply means "the" in german. :-)

(click to view the pdf)

Interesting work, good money and the feeling of doing the right thing !

That's it,

Solar Wind Surfing

Solar Wind Surfing, originally uploaded by Bemep.

What a great photo!

So inspiring - I had to blog it:

"Sun, Wind and Water ... isn't that all we need for our energy-future?"


Understanding Peak Oil

It's time to understand "Peak Oil" for everybody. This video is very well done and describes the situation clearest:

The other parts:

Part 2 of 8
Part 3 of 8
Part 4 of 8
Part 5 of 8
Part 6 of 8
Part 7 of 8
Part 8 of 8

Each one it about 10 min.

Be sure not to miss this knowledge, it will influence our further decisions in a positive way and at least you won't run blind into the future.

The economic crisis maybe slowed down the oil consumption a bit, but don't under-expect the daily increase of oil demand in China and India ...

More information can be found easily here.

Act now!
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