Do Solar Panels Work When it’s Cloudy?

May 27, 2011 by  
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Lets find out how much solar power we can get on a cloudy day in Seattle. This is a 75 watt solar panel test.

Solar Panels – How to Make a Homemade Solar Panel

May 22, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar – 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


May 21, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar {Make Solar Panels|Save Energy Now|Solar Panel Information|Your Own Solar Panels|How To Solar Panels} This is the basics of tabbing cells together. Tabbing solar cells with tab wire and a flux pen. Evergreen Solar Cells Sun Electronics residential solar panels SOLAR TRAINING SOLAR TEACHING

Solar Revolution – Sphelar : Spherical Solar Cell : DigInfo

May 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar 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.


May 19, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar Boosting the power of a solar panel by using a Fresnel Lens and doubling the sunlight reaching the panel.

SATELLITE DISH CONVERSION Huge Parabolic Mirror Solar Power Reflective Film DIRECT TV SOLAR

May 17, 2011 by  
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This is a short video lining a parabolic satellite dish and a pattern for a parabolic shape.

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: 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.

Clean Solar Power Alternative Energy

May 15, 2011 by  
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Learn about Solar Energy and Solar Panel Installation…

May 13, 2011 by  
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Google Tech Talks September 12, 2007 ABSTRACT Learn about Solar Energy and Solar Panel Installation from an Industry Expert · Overview — how solar works, benefits, technologies, market trends · Process for installing system · Key questions to ask & things to look for when considering solar o Size o Cost o Incentives o Return on investment · Solar energy myths Credits: Speaker:Meredith McClintock

RV solar panel

May 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar RV solar panels are a great way to power your appliances when you are on the move.

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