Solar Powered Bike

May 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

Here’s a quick video of my electric bike and solar panel kit that charges it. The bike has a 200w motor and a 13ah battery. The bike is power assist, so the motor kicks in when you are pedaling and it makes going up hills a breeze, although you still have to work. The solar panel system that charges the bike is 3 x 80w panels on the roof, down to 20A regulator and 4 x 130ah deep cycle batteries up to a 600w pure sine inverter. The bike draws around 50 amps when charging the battery, and a full charge takes around 4 to 5 hours or so. The solar setup is of course overkill for charging an electric bike, but I use the solar power for other things too. Eventually I’d like to build the solar kit to charge an electric car, when that time comes. My goal was to have a zero emissions mode of powered transport, and this is what has been achieved with the solar powered bike. 🙂

New Wind Power – The Wind Belt Invention

April 29, 2011 by  
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Shawn Frayne invented an inexpensive non turbine wind generator called the wind belt. I have no specs other than what you see on the video. I imagine it’s use on the roof of an electric car but obviously it can be used anywhere there is wind. The bennefit is that it is very inexpensive to build as opposed to a standard turbine wind generator. The fan simulates the wind which moves the belt which moves the magnets through the coils to make electricity to power the clock and LEDs. I don’t know how much the output voltage is. Help Stop The Suppression Of Inventions www.panacea-bocaf.org

Solar Power Break-Through

April 13, 2011 by  
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Sir Charls Shults shows us how he can make 6 kw Solar Systems for a fraction of today’s PV solar panel costs. Power your home & Electric Car for 00 instead of over 000 for PV systems!

West Wing Week: 4/8/11 or “Windmills? Call Them Wind Turbines!”

April 13, 2011 by  
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This week, President Obama focused on securing our nation’s clean energy future, making stops at facilities in Maryland and Pennsylvania; met with Congressional leadership, hoping to avoid a government shutdown in the face of budget disagreements; and kept his eye on foreign policy, discussing world events with foreign heads of state.