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.
Archive for October, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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”.
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?
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.