Local Energy For All
A time is coming when oil and gas will start to run out in the quantities required by the millions who live on this planet.
Electricity will be the main energy that will run our world, generated by wind, hydro, solar, nuclear and Off Grid Generators.
Learning from the Past
But, have we missed a way of generation from the past that could provide all the energy anywhere on earth 24 hours a day, 365 days a year?
About the Inventor
I have always been interested in machinery from the past especially the Victorian area and believe we have lost the ability to do many things for ourselves. We have become so dependant on large commercial enterprises and have lost many of the skills our forefathers were so use to applying each day. For example; how many of us now produce our own food or know how to fix the roof when it leaks. Do we know how to replace a window? I confess I just go to the supermarket or call an expert if the roof needs fixing.
Now in semi-retirement I am trying to rediscover my DIY skills (at least some of them) and start making things for myself again. So the idea of generating my own electricity has been in my mind for some time. I have looked at many crazy inventions and some very interesting renewable energy systems on the internet but it was not until I saw machines from the Victorian period my mind started to explore an idea, so the "Off Grid Generator" was born.
I am David Smith, born in Birmingham in 1959 and have lived in Northern Ireland, Kidderminster in Worcestershire, Lincoln, Wimbledon in south west London, Sittingbourne in Kent and I currently live in Eastleigh Hampshire. I have always loved to travel and have visited many European countries as well as many cities and towns here in the UK. I have never married so travel is something I am free to do when time and money allows, that is.
I started to get interested in tourist websites around 2004 and paid over £4,000 for my first site. A huge mistake on my part, so I began to teach myself how to build websites using CMS and HTML, Joomla and WordPress. Although I have now reverted back to HTML static sites for their simplicity and speed. I administer two other sites currently, Friends of St Anne's Hospital, about a charity run hospital in Tanzania.
Created in July 2009 originally under the name of WebPoland, and until October 2014 called Poland Explorer Travel and Tourist Guide, now goes under the name Poland Travel Guide and is administered by me. I have now been travelling to Central and Eastern Europe for over 13 years and try to visit it about two or three times a year to gather information and experience the culture of the different countries. This has now become part of David's Travel Guides.
I like to design websites that have a clean code as I have discovered this is very important if you want search engines to position your site high in their rankings. Many company websites are requiring improvement and I am happy to help them obtain better rankings. Please contact me for assistance.
I have been a Christian since the age of eleven and although I struggle sometimes with my faith, I can honestly say that my God is with me and I have discovered many times his care for me when travelling far from home. He has made a fantastic world for us to live in but it does seem that we want to do our best to destroy it. I am not into “just religion” , for me it is about the truth.
Returning to Doing Things for Ourselves
We have all witnessed the tragic events of Covid-19 this year and a number of you who are looking at this website will have personally suffered as a result of it. We are also witnessing many large companies making workers redundant as a result of what has happened. Many of these companies have in my personal opinion, been on the blink for decades. Directors have mismanaged businesses for a long time with many company bosses allowing huge debts to pile up while they personally have made millions.
Our grandfathers probably would be ashamed of us due to the way we have become so dependant on these large institutions and loosing the skills that they had. I believe the time is right to start to reverse this and start learning to make our own products (example: furniture), growing our own food again and live more fulfilling lives.
If you have a trade, or are a crafts person and want to share your talent with others please consider writing for this website. Contact me if you are interested.
Looking for an Mechanical Engineer
I am looking for a mechanical engineer who is more interested in helping people than making money. Maybe you are now retired and looking for something to do with your time. My "Off Grid Generator" project would benefit from a trained mechanical engineer as I move it forward. I believe my electrical generator can provide electricity to some of the poorest people in our world as well as those that want to live off the National Grid. If you are intrested please contact me by email or letter. My contact details are shown below.