Solar Panels – How to Make a Homemade Solar Panel

May 22, 2011 by  
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www.EnergyBrainiac.com – How to Make a Homemade Solar Panel Solar panels, unlike before, are cheap and easy to install with great efficiency. With this advent, you can save big money as well as help save the environment. A DIY kit is available and has an easy to follow instruction with them. What you need is some simple tools and you’re done. Here is your guide to make a homemade solar panel 1. First, you must know the loads of your solar panel and the package that is affordable to you. One watt of solar panel module will coast you about and a 200 watts module is around 00. If you need more power, you can connect this to form a collector to produce your desired power needs. Electrical connections are made in series to achieve a desired output voltage and/or in parallel to provide a desired amount of current capability. 2. After selecting the solar panel modules, you need a charge controller which is an important system component that regulates the voltage generated by the solar panel. This will regulate your power and provide protection to the batteries from being over or under-charged. 3. Next, you need a solar inverter this will convert 12 volt DC (direct current) from solar panel to 125 volts AC (alternating current) which will feed your appliances. Some high end inverters combine an inverter, battery charger and dual transfer switch in one package. 4. Batteries are needed if there is no sun or there is a blackout in your area. Typically, lead acid batteries are

DIY Solar Panel 1

May 16, 2011 by  
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How to make solar panels. You’ll need: Solar Cells (The 0.5 volt / 3.6 Amp type) Soldering Iron 2 x Perspex sheets at least 3mm thick EVA material Araldite or silicon sealant Heat Gun / Hair Dryer Material for spacer ‘beading’ Further SOLAR RESOURCE INFO: www.squidoo.com This part will be covering the soldering, wire connections and EVA applying to the solar panels. The cells are wired up in a series configuration resulting in a theoretical 8 volts from 16 cells. However in extreme sunshine this can result in a 10 volt reading. Please Rate and Sub for more videos 🙂 Cost for all materials was approx £40.

A Delicious New Solar Cell Technology

May 15, 2011 by  
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Researchers demonstrate a new solar cell technology based entirely on powdered donuts and passion tea. Please vote on Nanotation Video contest entry here: community.acs.org Copyright: All Rights Reserved by Blake Farrow

Cheap Solar Panels – Build Quality Home Solar Panels

May 10, 2011 by  
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www.solarpanelsquick.com – There are many different ways you can get cheap solar panels. There are dozens of websites available that can walk you through the whole process of making your own solar energy systems, with the panels being made for pennies on the dollar. These sites can also give you other helpful tips and information about getting solar panel components for extremely cheap, or even free. One of the ways to find cheap solar panels, or sometimes free panels is to road construction companies that use solar panels to power lights for their job sites. Sometimes these panels get damaged from rocks hitting them. While most of the panel is still good, companies often just buy new systems, throwing the damaged ones away. You can get these damaged panels very inexpensively, or even free. While you may not be able to use the panel itself, it can be carefully broken down and the individual cells that are not damaged can be used in your own panels. There is another way to get cheap solar panels as well. Big businesses and corporations often use solar arrays to power their commercial buildings. Because new panels come out every few years or so, these companies often upgrade on a regular basis. The ‘old’ panels are often given away through programs for those individuals who want to change over to solar power. While they may be ‘old’ and out dated for the business, to you the regular person, these panels are still quite efficient, and can last for residential purposes many

Build a solar panels

May 10, 2011 by  
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energy-solarpanels.com Electricity is something that we cannot exclude form any part of our lives. The increasing population is putting great pressure on the system all over the world. There are so many countries looking for new sources of electricity. Solar panel can be a great source of electricity and meet the demand of the increasing population. Sun is the most powerful source of energy. The amount of solar power delivered by sun is enormous and it is more than we will ever need. But sun delivers energy which also contains heat and water. We cannot use the energy directly to power a computer. This is why we use solar panels. Solar panels can help us to refine the solar energy and convert it into usable electricity. It is found that if we can build solar panels to cover even 1% of Sahara desert, we will be able to generate enough electricity to run the whole world. You can build solar panels for your home and become self dependent for the supply of electricity. Moreover, as a member of planet earth, we have a duty towards the Mother Nature. We have to keep her alive for keeping the human race alive. Solar panels are environment friendly and you can contribute towards the nature and at the same time meet your family’s electricity demand if you build your own solar panel. If you build solar panel for your home, you will be contributing in keeping the environment free from harmful gases. Producing electricity by using Solar panel can reduce the expense of electricity to a

Next Generation of Cheap Solar Cells

May 4, 2011 by  
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****Since all the comments seem to be either 100% positive or 100% negative about this solar technology i would like to clear up some some misconceptions. First of all I’d imagine that takes years to set up the the precision equipment for 2 of the largest solar panel manufacturing plants in the world and be able to print solar photo cells as fast as newspaper. After the plant was completed in 2007 the first focus was on commercial uses and their first costumers where municipal utility companies. This sounds to me like a good business tactic to help you establish a successful business from the start. Next they started offering it to electrical contractors as part of a beta testing process so they can work out the kinks that arise from scaling down their panels from large commercial ones to the ones that you can use on your house. That is where were at today. After the beta testing they will start offering them to the general public. Their website even has a place to enter your email address to be notified when this technology will be available to you the home owner. Its a process and that apparently some people out there believe happens over night. This company immediately got more financial backing then needed. Google is one of the biggest investors so I believe its all legitimate. There are two benefits from the use of alternative energy. It will save you money but also it means that energy produced is done so with out creating pollution. This is good for everybody. Even

Solar Cell

May 2, 2011 by  
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Purchase: hilaroad.com An explanation of how solar cells work. Suitable for an introduction to solar energy.

See Through Solar Cells

May 1, 2011 by  
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Fifty years inthe making, solar-power cells are still flat, rigid, and ugly. But new research shows how they could be made lightweight, flexible, and transparent. These innovations could expand solar-cell use to things like solar fabrics and power generating windows. www.sciencentral.com