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Archive for February, 2011

Solar Powered LED Grow Lights

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Although not a solar product per se, LED grow lights are an excellent load for solar power systems. In cold climates (like where I live) we have shortened growing seasons and many highly desirable plants like lemons, oranges, limes, kiwi, starfruit do not grow well here. The plants can be coaxed, but need to be given as much support in their early life as possible. A solar powered LED grow lamp can provide this extra energy they need to ensure good root development early in life as well as supplimental light durring the fall, winter, and spring. I like to think of a solar powered LED grow light system as capturing non-usable sunlight, storing it, and reimitting it at my selected target.

How to Buy the Ultimate Electric Bicycle

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

If you have been paying any attention to the news lately, you will see that oil prices are going to probably skyrocket and gas prices will go up as a natural result.  What most people don’t realize is that they could probably do their part to break their dependence on oil just by simply buying a bicycle. However, not just any bicycle, but an electric bicycle.

Powering The Future: Green Energy

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

With the advancement of technology in energy source exploration, green energy has been the most effective solution for the drastic effects of carbon emissions. Energy from the sun can be utilized using modern solar panels. This type of energy eliminates the need for burning coal and other fossil fuels and relies much on the sun’s energy to produce electricity. They can be installed in homes, buildings and even on cars to supply the needed power.

Laptop Battery Tips on Keeping its Life Long and Strong

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Without the laptop battery, what can you do? Nobody wants to have to plug their laptops to a socket the whole time they’re using it; it just defeats the laptop’s purpose. No matter what kind of laptop you have, whether it a sony laptop or a dell laptop battery, you are still bound by the same maintenance rules that you have to follow in order to maximize your laptop battery’s lifespan and also give you a laptop experience that is comfortable for you.

Grid-Tied Inverters

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Grid tied inverters are an element of alternative energy technology which is getting a lot of attention these days. Just a few years ago, these devices were very hard to find and very expensive to purchase. Today, new micro-inverters are being developed which cost between $200 and $300.

Where to Obtain DIY Solar Cells

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Due to competition in the marketplace, solar cell manufacturers are exploring new ways to sell solar cells. A few are even selling directly on eBay and Amazon.com. This means that DIY solar cells for building DIY solar panels are easier and cheaper than ever before.

DIY Solar Cells

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

DIY solar panel kits are great kits to help you learn about solar energy. Energy can be absorbed by solar panels on or near your home to help you utilize the advantages of solar power. Solar energy is a natural source of power which can supply all of our modern day electrical demands if properly designed. Conventional energy that it takes to run our homes is usually not a generated from a natural source of energy. Solar energy is one of the solutions to the energy crisis as it is renewable and has no environmental hazards.

2011 Polaris Razor XP Accessories

Saturday, February 5th, 2011

This post covers a quick review of Polaris brand products and Polaris Accessories.

Solar Power Batteries From Walmart And Costco

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Only deep-cycle batteries are appropriate for solar power applications. Even though they look like the typical starting car battery, they are internally constructed differently to better survive the rigors of solar power home applications. This article contains car battery reviews of Walmart batteries and Costco car batteries that are appropriate for solar power house applications.

Wind Turbines For The Home

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Thanks to innovative engineers and new composite materials, prices on reliable wind turbines have in fact come down very rapidly over the last few years and are continuing to get less and less expensive. Someday soon, we will hopefully see the installation of wind power generators as a standard building practice.