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Archive for December, 2011

Solar Electric Fence Review

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Electric fences are one of those applications where solar conversion makes a *lot* of sense. There are also some great brands of solar electric fence charger that make the conversion a snap. Unlike electric fences that are powered by AC, these fences do not require an electric outlet to work, making them perfect for settings where the fence is installed far away from habitation or electric outlets.

My Solar Off Grid Living Plans

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

This article walks through my off grid solar system that I’ll be installing over the next few months – how I’ll build it and why I chose the components that I did.

Helpful Tips For Do It Yourself Solar Panels

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

The growth of the environmental movement has led to the popularity of do it yourself solar panels.  Many individuals are looking for ways to harness energy in a safe and sustainable manner.  As opposed to energy sources that produce an almost obscene amount of carbon monoxide, solar panels generate lots of energy using the heat source of the sun.  No unhealthy by-products come from this process and a person can successfully power and heat his or her home.  Before undertaking this task, it is best to do some research and become aware of the best ways to install these panels.

Solar Panel Systems For Your Home

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

There are two types of solar power systems (also known as photovoltaic, or PV, systems) you can have for your home: An on-grid system, or an off-grid (standalone) system.

Deep Cycle Battery Charger Reviews

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Although most off-the-shelf 12v chargers today are designed to respect deep cycle battery charging rules, it always helps to know what to look for when buying a deep cycle battery charger. This post will point out the important features to look for in a battery charger to ensure you get the longest life from your 12v deep cycle battery. I will also recommend a charger that I have personally used for years. Weather your a solar enthusiast or not, a good, quality battery charger is an essential tool to have around the house.

Thin Film Flexible Solar Panels

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Today I’d like to tell you all about a really cool solar panel technology called thin film solar.  This technology has been around for a while but it’s recently being used in some very interesting ways.