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

SOLAR — POWER OF THREE

April 29, 2011 by  
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Green energy is the new status symbol. Solar energy is free, clean, and limitless and it is all yours when you install a solar energy system. Solar Homeowners are proud to own homes and business that produce no pollution and conserve natural resources.

The Future of Wind Power

April 26, 2011 by  
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(April 16, 2008) Christina Archer, consulting assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, discusses the importance of win power in a clean and renewable future. The Energy Seminar meets weekly during the academic year. For a list of upcoming talks, visit the events page at the Woods Institute for the Environment website. Stanford University www.stanford.edu Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford: woods.stanford.edu Christina Archer www.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com

(1/4) Wind Turbine Beats the “Betz Limit”

April 16, 2011 by  
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Mark Matthews, VP of Sales and Marketing with WindTamer Turbines discusses; combining Wind with Solar power, how the WindTamer surpasses the “Betz Limit” and off-grid applications. Mr. Matthews holds a BS in Engineering Management and Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology

(3/4) Wind Turbine Beats the “Betz Limit”

April 14, 2011 by  
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Mark Matthews, VP of Sales and Marketing with WindTamer Turbines discusses; combining Wind with Solar power, how the WindTamer surpasses the “Betz Limit” and off-grid applications. Mr. Matthews holds a BS in Engineering Management and Chemical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology