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 Revolution – Sphelar : Spherical Solar Cell : DigInfo

May 20, 2011 by  
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movie.diginfo.tv DigInfo News Embracing the move towards renewable energy sources, Kyosemi have revolutionized the design of the traditional solar cell, increasing it’s power generation efficiency and paving the way for innovative applications and a more economical use of raw materials. Sphelar is a spherical micro solar cell, which unlike traditional flat solar cells, can effectively harness reflected and diffused solar light as well as direct light from all directions. Each cell, is 1 to 1.5 mm and can be connected in parallel or in series, allowing for a limitless range of shapes and uses including flexible solar cells, round solar cells, or power-generating windows for buildings or offices while maintaining a certain level of transparency. Also, compared to the production process for traditional solar cells there is a dramatic reduction in the amount of wasted silicon. “In the process of producing spherical spolar cells, molten silicon is used. It’s dripped from an elevated position, and crystallizes as a sphere in mid-air, so using this process no silicon is wasted in the production of solar cells.” Kyosemi have also developed the SphelarVoice which is a battery-free wireless audio optical information system that receives information via infrared rays. The SphelarVoice uses an array of LEDs to emit a light signal which is recieved by the solar cells, converted into an electrical signal on the battery-free wireless handset and sent to the speaker.

GREAT VERTICAL WIND TURBINE

May 12, 2011 by  
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We are currently seeking investors, and manufacturing companies to license, purchase patent rights, or enter into a royalty agreement for this, and our other inventions from “DW”- the inventors of this innovative new product. When you think about it, almost every great advance in medicine, art, engineering, politics, religion, design, and RULES FOR THINKING, in general, has occured when people challenged the previous rules of thought and tried a new approach. Here’s a unique inexpensive use for bamboo to make a vertical windmill. This is a new “spin” for bamboo! Let’s get this inexpensive vertical wind turbine product producing power in India, Africa, Asia, and other tropical bamboo growth areas globally. (pp) The power output can be adjusted to suit the given resource of wind currents from any direction. We have a solar photovoltaic componet add-on at high speed rotation as a hybrid energy additive for storage or kick laucnhing the “first motions”! (rotational inertia) It is said that fully 70% of the economy in areas of India come from bamboo products. Here’s one that produces energy & money long after it’s built. In addition, solar cells have been shown to last 25 years or more, so the additional high rpm solar umbrella on top, is a must! With this VAWT, ALL WINDS ARE ACCEPTED FROM ALL DIRECTIONS! (no tail fin needed) Also, this VAWT has easy, low to the ground maintenance, –and cheap materials & as always, it’s “cost per watt” to the bottem $$$$$$- line. To capture a

Homemade Wind Turbines – Why Should You Make Your Own Wind Turbine?

April 18, 2011 by  
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www.WindEnergyGuide.net – Homemade wind turbines – Why Should You Make Your Own wind turbines? Building your own wind turbines is a great way to protect the environment and slash your monthly electricity bill. Contrary to common perception, making wind turbines is very easy and doesn’t require any special skills. The materials you are going to need are metal scissors, sandpaper, an electrical stove, copper leads, copper flashing sheet, etc. You can find these materials at your local hardware store at a very low price. The benefits of having your own residential solar power: 1. Reduce your electricity bill by more than 80%. 2. Create more energy than you use and get paid by your utility company. 3. Help to fight global warming and protect the environment by reducing your carbon footprint. 4. Stop depending on non-renewable energy resources. You can have your own power source and stop caring about power outages. 5. You can go completely off-grid, not affected in the least by rising energy prices. 6. Get tax credits for using green energy. 7. You can have a lot of fun in the process! To build this system you will need to spend 0 – 0 and you can use it to power any appliance in your home: computer, lights, washing machine, fridge. Compared to the cost of installing a pre-made wind turbine, making your own is much more affordable, considering the fact that a ready made one way cost up to 00. It would be better to install the system on your roof so that it can absorb

(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