Nebraska Authors

Kenneth Warren Krutz

Born 1923-04-10 Deshler, NE (USA)

Has written a how-to book about the building of an electric car, " The Solar Wind." The first showing of The Solar Wind was at Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, CA. It has been further exhibited at Expo '86 in Vancouver, Canada. It has been displayed at the Riverside Hotel Car Museum in Laughlan, Nevada. Served in the army under General Patton across France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, and Czechoslovakia in 1942-1945.

Places Lived

Deshler, Fairbury, Crete, Dorchester, and Hastings
Salina, KS
Seal Beach, CA
Hemet, CA.

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


How-To Books; Energy; Electric Cars; Patents


Hastings College Santa Rosa, CA, Junior College. Kansas University at Lawrence, KS. Golden West Junior College at Huntington Beach, CA., where he designed and built The Solar Wind, his electric car.



Places Worked

Timberlock Mfg. Co of Salina, Kansas. Holliday Motors, his own VW dealership. In about 1972 designed and manufactured The Yackster Trailerable Houseboat, which included his patented flying bridge.


Solar Wind: The Car That Runs on Free Energy: You Can Build It.

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