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Archive for August, 2011

Conserving Energy Made Easy

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

There are several reasons for why I’m writing this article. The first is to shed light on the climate crisis that we have put our self in due to the inefficient use of energy in the last decades. The other reason is to get people to implement certain (most of them very simple) tips and tricks to contribute positively to the earth. We are the generation that has do something about this matter.

What can you expect financially when you purchase solar panels?

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

There are a number of financial benefits you can expect to receive when purchasing a solar array for your home. You can expect to reduce or completely eliminate your electric bill, as well as raise the value of your home, and collect monthly check from the electric company. Now you probably have a ton of questions, so lets get started.

Why solar could prove to be top renewable energy?

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The individual can harness this technology, and can use it to lower electric bills, raise property value. Its an investment that has very low risk, and if the products are quality enough can eliminate your electric bills and you can profit for years.

There is no other energy alternative that is able to cater to the individual at such a high level!! You should take advantage of this, it is 200 plus dollars on average you can completely remove from your budget. As time goes by solar panels will be more efficient and you will be able to sell excess energy back to your local energy provider.

Choosing Your (Solar) Path In Life

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

If you’re new to the whole ‘solar thing’ but are looking to get started, there are two important decisions that you need to make before investing in any solar technology. These choices will set the course of your solar life, so choose wisely.

An Open Source High Speed Data Logger

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

I needed to run a test at work that required a high speed data logger. Since we didn’t have the budget to purchase one, I decided I’d give a shot at quickly building one out of a Maple and this SD Card Shield from Seeed Studios.

Different Types of Fuses For Solar Systems

Friday, August 19th, 2011

The fuse is your friend.” That’s just as true for solar systems as it is for electric bicycles, automobiles, or any electric circuit for that matter. A fuse is essentially a precisely sized wire that ‘blows’ or melts when the current running through it exceeds the fuses rating. It’s an intentionally designed weak link in your circuit, so that if any problems occur, the fuse will sacrifice itself to protect the rest of your circuit elements.

Why is Solar Energy Beneficial

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Solar power is collected by placing photovoltaic cells (solar cells) in a location that receives direct sunlight. The sunlight knocks loose electrons from the silicon-phosphorus bond and a current is created when the loose electron travels to the silicon-boron bond. This seemingly simple solution for our energy needs will play a huge role in our transition from fossil fuels to a cleaner renewable energy resource.

Tips For Cutting Your Energy Bills

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

You may even want to read more articles about saving energy in your home. You will find a wealth of tips and suggestions for helping you to save on heating and air conditioning costs. By making these efforts in your home and with your automobile will help you to save money.

Residential Solar Energy

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

By residential solar power, we mean devices or installations that you can benefit from in your home. There is potentially a lot of money to be saved here, and if you add all the environmentally benefits as well it starts to become interesting. Solar energy is a huge resource and on top of that renewable and green. How can you benefit from it in your house?

Solar Film

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Solar film is the latest breakthrough in the solar energy revolution. It contains all the pieces that make a solar panel work put on a much smaller scale. It is just as effective at collecting solar energy as its larger solar panels. Photovoltaic cells are reduced in size enough to not make solar panels size prohibitive at collecting substantial amounts of energy.