John Lorenzen: Self Taught Engineer and Energy Inventor

Retired Iowa farmer and self-taught engineer John Lorenzen was so driven to doing for himself and self-sufficiency he figured out how to power his property with a combination of wind, solar, and hydrogen power.

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LEFT: Lorenzen using his 32 volt DC welder. CENTER: Hydrogen batteries. RIGHT: The metal press Lorenzen uses to turn old newspaper plates into solar collectors.
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