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Be Energy Efficient – Make Your Home Compatible For Solar Panels!

by Chris - August 8th, 2013

Investing in residential solar panels is definitely an intelligent and suave idea as it will not only help you in saving a lot of money, but it will also help save the environment. In addition to that solar panels increase the value of the property. And now that the residential solar panels are available at lower costs it is the best time to shift towards this renewable and clean source of energy for business and home.

Reasons To Get A High Efficiency Air Conditioner

by Chris - April 10th, 2013

With the rising concern for the environment coupled with high utility bills, people are looking for ways they can cut back on spending. The Department of Energy reports that one can reduce the amount of money you pay on energy bills by up to 30% by simply using a high efficiency air conditioner. Even homeowners […]

Using a Generator with your Solar setup

by Chris - April 10th, 2013

You may be thinking about living off grid, or maybe you already do. Chances are solar power is at the top of your list as it is becoming more popular and less expensive than ever, and why shouldn’t it be? Using the sun to power your home is much better than drawing electricity from the […]

You Can Do Without Electric Lighting During The Day, Can’t You?

by Chris - March 6th, 2013

A lot of homes are powered by electricity but you can also take advantage of natural lighting during the day. This will not only reduce your electricity bills but it will also allow you to enhance the ambiance of your indoors. However, you should note that the quality of natural lighting will depend largely on […]

Oversizing array and reducing battery cost

by GuestPoster - January 28th, 2013

Hi everyone, I’m working on a oversized solar project to reduce battery size and winter geektime privation πŸ˜‰ Let me explain. First its not mppt, neither pwm. only shunt at the moment wich is not cool Second I’d like to handle as many PV as I want by adding with the needed relay boards. wich […]

Solar Thermal Heating Systems

by Chris - November 21st, 2012

Solar thermal systems are systems that convert solar energy into useful heat. This heat is used in hot water systems for cooking, showers, laundry rooms, faucets and process heat in residential and commercial applications. These systems take solar radiation and convert it to heat by using solar thermal collectors, which then transfer that heat to […]

The Push for Clean Energy in the U.S.

by GuestPoster - November 16th, 2012

American solar panel manufacturers are currently urging the government to further widen the tariffs so they would include solar panels that are partly produced in China. And it does not end there since the U.S. industry isn’t dismissing the possibility of more trade cases aimed at other exporters of solar panels from Asia.

A Few Interesting Facts About the Sun and Solar Energy

by Chris - November 15th, 2012

The sun is the most unlimited and renewable source of power known to human kind. The largest solar power plant on Earth is located in the Mojave Desert in California and its power rating is 354 megawatts. In the United States, a residential photovoltaic system’s installation costs $3 to $5 per watt with an approximate […]

Is Competition Holding Solar Technology Back?

by GuestPoster - October 11th, 2012

More efficient models of solar panel are being held back from release by firms struggling to cope as price of existing stocks continue to plummet. P-type technologies are the most mainstream solar product being sold on the market, but competitive pricing and manufacturing has meant that the industry cannot afford to invest in research for new, more effective N-type technology.

Free Charge Controller Kit – Part 7 – Assembling the Current Monitor Circuitry

by Chris - October 2nd, 2012

This page will show the step-by-step instructions for assembling the circuitry associated with current monitoring. Current monitoring is controled by IC1 (on the schematic), with supporting hardware. The ability to monitor its own current draw is what allows the maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm to adapt and adjust as the peak efficiency point changes. […]