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Nine Energy Conservation Techniques Saving Money

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Fortunately, energy conservation is getting on the map for most people. Every day, new installations across the households in America are being installed to save electricity and the rest of the world is not too far behind. Energy conservation is incredibly important and there are numerous techniques and methods on how to do this out there. We give you the top 9.

Disposal of Nuclear Waste

Monday, October 10th, 2011

In 1945, two nuclear bombs where detonated on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, showing the world the full potential of the energy that could be exploited from nuclear fission. We know now, that nuclear energy can have devastating effects on life and the environment, but the same technological foundations is also used in nuclear reactors, supplying the […]

Learning The Advantages Of Alternative Energy Sources

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

There is a concerted hunt for new sources of power which will not harm the environment. We live in a world right now that is facing so many problems, with lots of pollution, and poverty, and corruption. Several groups – and businesses – are disturbed about this and are carrying out action to effect a […]

Sustainable Energy Solutions for Sustainable Homes

Friday, October 7th, 2011

My brother and I were brainstorming the other night on a person could go about building a home that is powered by sustainable energy sources. It doesn’t necessarily need to be off grid, but it should be self sustainable, i.e. have a zero carbon footprint. The diagram below is a quick sketch of one of the versions of sustainable house plans that we came up. You can click on the picture to bring up a bigger image.

5 Reasons to Choose Solar Deck Lights

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

A great way to light up your outdoor entertaining area is with some solar deck lights. There are some fantastic advantages to using solar powered lights over electrical lights. Here are 5 reasons to use these lights in your outdoor areas.

Exploring Light Facts For Kids

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

A friend of mine has an 8 year old boy. He’d really like to get his son exposed to solar power as early as possible and he asked my advice on how to answer the question “how do solar panels work for kids”. I offered to look through the selection of stuff at Amazon.com and recommend some stuff that I thought could help. He didn’t want to do this himself since, as he put it, “I can’t tell crap from gold”.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Hydroelectricity

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Hydroelectricity is one of the most reliable energy sources out there, actually the number one of the renewables, producing about 16% of the total electricity consumption of the world. This technology harnesses the kinetic and potential energy in water, all driven by the solar energy that drives the water cycle around. In many ways, hydroelectricity is electricity generated from converted solar energy. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using this technology?

Step Down Converter Prototype Parts

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

I finally got some time to put together a prototype of my proposed dual voltage converter. I wrestled with myself over how to wind the converter transformer. Depending on how I wind it, I could create a 48v battery charger for my electric bicycle, or I could step it down to charge a 12 volt battery. By carefully selecting the number of turns on the transformer, you should be able to make several different types of voltage converters from this circuit.