Welcome to jonstarbuck.co.uk
Hi, Welcome to Jon Starbuck’s (rather out of date) corner of the Internet. I am based in Mid Wales on the Dyfi Estuary, somewhere near Aberdyfi.
About this web site:
This website has two sections, “Pages” which are permanent web-page style pages (like this one) and “Posts” which are blog-style web pages separated into “Categories”. See right-hand menu for Pages and Posts.
I work as a renewable-energy engineer working on feasibility, surveying, licensing, planning-consent, installation, as well as ongoing operation and maintenance of small and medium wind turbines (3.5kW to 50kW) and hydroelectric (10kW to 400kW).
Between 2009 and 2011 I worked in post-installation support for customers and installers for a prominent solar-PV supplier in California. I also worked for Greenpeace USA and charities and not-for-profits in San Francisco between 2009 and 20012.
I also have a micro-business doing marine engineering on inboard engines, outboard engines and small boat electrics.
“the long awaited replacement Tickel’s long outdated book”
I spent a lot of 2008 co-authoring a book, Run Your Diesel Vehicle on Biofuels, for McGraw Hill – it is a practical, empowering, heavily illustrated D.I.Y. guide. Unlike similar books available it tries very hard to be unbiased, apolitical an un-evangelical; it shows you everything from from making biodiesel at home to converting your engine to run directly on vegetable oil – it even tries to talk you out of doing it at all – all in the one book.
I graduated from university in 2000 with an undergraduate degree in physics. I am currently studying on an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems Technology (currently deferred).