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Archive for January, 2011

Solar Power Generator

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

A solar power generator is a term commonly given to a solar panel, charge controller, solar power batteries, and an inverter – effectively creating a solar power supply. It may optionally have solar powered lights. While these units can be designed to match the output of a gas generator for a short period of time, they can not run continuously off of solar power like a gas generator can run on continuously on gas. A fact which several manufacturers have caused confusion about.

Solar Power For Homes

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Alternative energy sources, and especially solar power for homes, is quickly become a mainstream technology. Many DIY solar panel builders are now branching out to integrate their creations into a complete solar power house. This post covers several domestic solar power facts and uses high level schematics to walk the reader through a typical example of the wiring that utilizes the advantages of solar power for homes.

The Basics Of Wind Energy

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

No matter if you want to save some cash, help the Earth, or make your independence stronger, there are enough potential homeowners looking for a guarantee of wind energy to furnish them with power. Additionally, attempting to cultivate one of the more erratic components is very much within a home owner’s grasp. The advancements of technology has taken a big step ahead riding on the rear wave of investment and innovation arriving from the green energy domain. What kind of common elements are included in a home owner’s wind energy system?

Solar Panels for RV Trailers

Monday, January 17th, 2011

Most likely you are already familiar with solar panels. Probably saw a few pictures of homes with those things on their roof attached. While many people did hear about solar powered homes or at least have an idea about it, there are other applications of solar panels. Today we’ll talk about solar panel usage for RV trailers.

Green Technology, Why Research and Development is Key

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Technology is defined as the application of knowledge to an area for practical purposes. Green technology applies the knowledge that scientists and other researchers have gained about the finite supply of humankind’s resources to the development of new systems and infrastructure to try to help save the environment.

Solar Pond Pump Kits

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

If you are looking for a solar pond pump to replace your existing pump, or simply to add a new water feature to your pond, then you’ll need to be sure that the solar pond pump, solar panel, and batteries are all properly sized to one another. There are many solar pond pump kits on the market to simplify this process, but many of the cheaper kits are not necessarily properly sized.

Solar Powered Fountains Buyer Guide

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

There has been a huge explosion of inexpensive solar powered fountains and solar powered bird baths on the market over the last couple years. Just like any popular, new electronic device, there is some great value to be had and also a large population of crap. This article is intended to help people separate the crap from the value when looking to buy a solar powered fountain.

How To Make Solar Panels – Part 2

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

In Part 1 I started showing you how to build solar panels. This article, part 2, shows you how I completed the building the solar panels.

DIY Solar Panels Guide – Part 1

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

This is a quick overview/guide on how I built my own DIY solar panels. In this article, I’ll cover how I built my own solar panel for use in the free charge controller project.

My personal method for making DIY solar panels is to sandwich the solar cells between a clear plexiglass sheet and a molded fiberglass backing. This creates a rugged panel is much stronger than glass and can only be built as a DIY solar panel. Both the plexiglass and fiberglass need to be UV stable.