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Harvesting Green alternative Wind Energy Costs Man Six Months in Jail

Minnesota Man gets Six Months in Jail for Harvesting  Green Alternative Wind Energy on His Property

After the city passed a draconian law to stop one man using clean energy, Go Green Energy founder, Jay Nygard, found himself in prison.

Six Months in Jail for trying to  Use Green Alternative Wind Energy. ~Cararta

A man from the city of Orono, Minnesota, was sentenced to six months in jail for refusing to completely remove a wind turbine that he had installed on his property to harvest clean energy.

The man, Jay Nygard, was put behind bars in October 2015. 

Using Clean Energy in the U.S. is often against the Law

According to media reports, Mr Nygard is a known clean energy advocate, after founding Go Green Energy.

His company makes solar panels, hot water systems and attic fans, as well as turbines that mount onto roofs or stand freely, like the one he built that resulted in his prison sentence.

Jay Nygard

Nygard is said to have built a 29-foot-high wind turbine on his property in 2010, to make personal use of the clean energy that the machine generates.

Zoning Laws Can be Used to Deny Property Owners Use of their Property for Green Energy

When Nygard was about to erect his wind turbine, he was reportedly denied the appropriate permits by city officials.

The city officials said then, the turbine violated so-called zoning laws, and that it made neighbors uncomfortable.

Zoning is the way government controls the physical development of land and the kinds of uses to which each individual property may be put to.

But Nygard and his lawyer held that the wind turbine was similar to light poles or basketball hoops erected without needing city clearance.

He erected the wind turbine, which was generating clean power for his house.

Officials In Charge Often Pass Unfriendly Laws

City officials then demanded he take the turbine down, going further to pass a new law banning wind turbines within the city limits.

Jay Nygard

After passing the draconian law, the city then dragged Nygard to court.

The court ruled that the city cannot ban residents from erecting wind turbines to harness wind energy.

However, strangely, the court also ruled that Nygard take down his wind turbine because it caused disturbances to his neighbors, despite being situated on his property.

The court battle carried on for over a year. As a law abiding citizen, Nygard did eventually remove the turbine, leaving only the cement base – because removing it would cause structural damage to his house.

City Continued to Make Demands, Even After the Alternative Green Energy Wind Turbine Was Removed.

However, not to let matters rest, city officials demanded he remove the base of the structure.

It is said three different engineers advised city officials that removal of the base would cause damage to Nygard’s house. 

Yet, the city refused to heed to this advice.

Jay Nygard

The city went back to court.

The court ordered the base of the structure to be removed.

While Nygard was still contemplating on how best to remove the base without causing damage to his house, he was arrested and taken into custody, and later put before the court for contempt charges.

The court sentenced Nygard to six months for not complying with a previous court order to remove the base.

The Nygard family told local media that the sentence was a display of unfair treatment.

City Officials Were Determined to Make an Example of Nygard.

According to them, the ruling was not done in accordance with the law. They told how they were in the process of removing the base, when Nygard was arrested by the police.

“He was arrested, handcuffed, and taken to jail. Tonight will be night No. 4 in jail. That was the best place to harvest the wind on our property. We don’t have a very big property. I don’t know where else we could have put it,” Kendell, Nygard’s wife said.

But despite being sentenced, Nygard still operates three smaller alternative green wind energy turbines on their property. The family said they believed they would be able to keep them, in order to generate clean energy.

Jay Nygard

Governments around the world are encouraging their citizens to harness clean energy.

However, it is unclear why in the United States, people would have to follow needless bureaucracy before being able to do something they have the right to do.

There are often instances of this backward behavior.  Many are caused by interference from local power companies fighting to maintain their monopoly of energy and its distribution.  ~Cararta

Nygard has the right to do whatever he wants with his own property, but unfortunately, in a democracy such as the United States, the property rights of an individual can be overridden according to the whims of politicians and the demands of uninvolved third parties, irrespective of the potential benefits, such as clean energy.

It is a shame, because many countries are moving forward to the use of Carbon Free energy production.  ~Cararta

Here is a link to Mr. Nygard’s website.  Many interesting pictures and examples of Alternative  Green Energy Installations.

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Hope you enjoyed this share.

By the way, further checking shows Nyland only spend 4 days in jail, somehow got offending foundation removed over the weekend while he was in jail, so he was released and back to work constructing and selling Green Alternative solar and wind Energy everywhere in his state, except for the city where he lives!

So much information, and some of it on the negative side.  To bad our Alternative Energy development is being hindered by the providers in charge.

They ought to be leading the way to develop better energy sources that they can use without having to pay an arm and a leg for it.

So Many energy companies could make a great impact by converting to Green Alternative Wind and Solar energy and probably reap a higher profit…just by maintaining their new equipment, supporting research and development and Clean up the Air and water being polluted by their current energy sources.!

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Stirling Engine What Happened to the Development?

Who Bought the Stirling Engine and Ran Away?

Two years ago, I wrote about the Stirling Engine and how it had been scheduled in 2008 or 2009 by an Australian Developer to go on the market for electric production.

It seems to have vanished from the face of the Earth!

I had linked to a video, and it disappeared off my Blogger Blog….

The only information I came up with is that the system in Australia was purchased by an Asian Consortium and taken off the Australian Market. Here is a video I found today..interesting stuff, even if it was uploaded in 2008.

In case that just whets your appetite, here is a video demonstrating the Telsa Magnetic motor which can be used to run a generator to produce electricity direct…the current model being worked on is an 80/20 it runs from an input which is stated as produces 80% energy by using 20% of energy produced to continue running. Telsa’s original design required only energy to get started…but friction of moving parts will eventually slow down the rotation. Have a look!

For a look at a good solar plan using solar panels or wind turbines Quick Access Here
The last time I went there, they had a free downloadable pdf with a lot of information included.

How to Build a Home-made Free Energy Generator

What You Need To Know To Make Your Own Free Energy

Free energy generators are either a solar panel or wind turbine which can be built from unused equipment which you can often find at a junk shop. A home-made  wind turbine can be made from used car parts. If you are a newbie make sure you have a good instructional  guide at hand before starting out on this type of  project otherwise you might run into safety issues and also just lack the ability to make a workable project.

Parts are  usually safe and useable regardless of where you get them from. Your construction method is very  important when it comes to putting parts together and setting up your homemade electric generator.

You should be sure that the information you have on  hand includes up to date and  correct assembly methods otherwise your free energy generator may not work.  Many websites are offering information about how to make free energy generators but I suggest you  do some homework about different programs and find out about who  to trust.

Many  scam sites with substandard information are also available with their only intention being to make some money, not really help and guide you to completing a working solar project,  so I suggest you buy from a site with reviews and recommendations!

Not all websites are scams, but some are so do your online shopping wisely.

A high quality guide book  written by an  expert can show you how to build free energy generators with a low budget or no cost that really work like a commercially-made device.

Implementation guide for Building and Installing Solar
A good Book or Implementation guide for Building and Installing Solar makes the job easier! and Safer.

You can also find parts in your car garage or on the internet or your local auto parts store if you prefer something new.

The methods offered are usually  simple and straight-forward so do not worry about the technical stuff. A newbie can learn to build a home-made free energy generator within a few  days time. Several information guides I have read are  usually written with illustration which shows you with step-by-step instruction on putting parts together and setting them up.  Some of the best guides also include step by step videos, email addresses and/or phone numbers and help desks for support.

As mentioned above, if you put your hand on the wrong information you could possibly put your life in danger or end up with a non working or defective power generator.  The information should be written by a professional or someone who has had the benefit of being trained by a professional and is recommending thoroughly researched and tested information as regards materials and methods of construction.

Building a system to generate free energy  can be simple and fun but make sure you have the reliable and complete information at hand before you start out on  your weekend project.

As I said above, Some Renewable Energy Site are Scams. Below are links to an information provider who  will show you how to construct or supervise the construction of  a D.I.Y. Home-made power system at a reasonable  cost and avoid being scammed. Do not join or  buy any other plan until you have read this: Earth 4 Energy

They can  show you how to successfully create a free energy generatoring system  for less than $20o!  However, in order to use  your new energy, it must be integrated into your existing power system.  They provide this information to you along with a list of the equipment needed to complete installation  and very important  the tasks that they recommend  be handled by a professional if you are not a licensed electrician.

So be innovative but be Safe at the same time.   You can click on this line to visit Peter and Jennifer Lowe who have over 10 years experience in construction and installing energy systems, both solar and wind.

I enjoy giving a  recommendation to someone who deserves it.  I spent several months reading and exploring on the internet and came up with about three providers that I feel comfortable recommending for someone to to use their information for their own homemade Energy Project.

Click on the link above and go listen, read and watch the video information provided.  This is a very complete and highly recommended plan (by the users).  It also includes some nice bonus information.  It doesn’t cost anything to look and you might learn something if you are considering installing an Alternative Energy System.