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Archive for June, 2011

Universal Battery Charger

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

While no truly universal battery charger exists – i.e. a battery charger capable of charging any battery, no matter it’s size, voltage, or form factor – there does exist several ‘universal’ battery chargers that charge common form factors of a certain chemistry. This article covers three such universal battery chargers that have well used and […]

Benefits of Solar Energy

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

With ever increasing global warming, we cannot afford to burn fossil fuels to generate power forever. It not only depletes the reserves left on earth but also increases the amount of carbon emissions.

Outdoor Deck Lights— Recessed for Safety

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Recessed outdoor deck lights are the most popular and recommended lighting option for outdoors, and there are several reasons to sustain that. Outdoor deck lights are ideal for your deck, and also your driveway and patio. They provide you with an increased level of safety and add a magical atmosphere around your house.

Sump Pump Battery Backup Systems

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

My wife thought a sump pump battery backup system was a comfort appliance. I agree with her, but thankfully we don’t live a flood plane. If we did, I’d call it necessary…. This article points out the subcomponents you will need to build your own sump pump battery backup system.

The Basic Concept of Wind Turbines

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Wind turbine concepts involves the physics of catching the wind. This source of renewable energy operates by catching the wind’s energy and converting it into electricity and it can be used in conjunction with residential solar power. From there, electricity travels through the wire directly into your home or into your energy storage system.

Do We Need Solar Energy

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Each day we live is fuelled by energy. In the same way that it serves as lifeblood of a country’s economy, energy provides the needed support to sustain the ever increasing daily activities of people. It is believed that energy in the form of electricity contributes to increased employment and income for the poor, thus reducing poverty.

Do Solar Pond Pumps Work?

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Do solar pond pumps work? Yes! And they are easy to build, too. This guide covers the basic principles for building a pond with a solar powered pump. It also showcases a few pictures and YouTube videos of real DIY solar powered ponds.

Solar fountains are pumps powered by the energy of the sun. Their construction is not rocket science and anyone with any skill level can make them operate in a jiffy. All you need to do is connect wires from the PV module to the wires of the DC motor pump and you are done. Now all that is required is the sun. Place it in an area with bright sunlight and it works!

Create A Private Home Electrical System With Solar Panels

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Solar panels are the best way to set up a private and self sufficient electric system for a family home. But setting it up all at once is too costly at the moment and few can afford to put up sufficient number of solar power arrays to power a home. However there are some work-around solutions without having to dump the whole installation cost upfront.