Alternative Energy for Your Home

May 25, 2011 by  
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Alternative Energy for the Home

The trend toward homes that are powered by alternative energy sources, ranging from wind turbines and solar collection cells to hydrogen fuel cells and biomass gases, is one that needs to continue into the 21st century and beyond. We have great need of becoming more energy independent, and not having to rely on the supplying of fossil fuels from unstable nations who are often hostile to us and our interests. But even beyond this factor, we as individuals need to get “off the grid” and also stop having to be so reliant on government-lobbying giant oil corporations who, while they are not really involved in any covert conspiracy, nevertheless have a stranglehold on people when it comes to heating their homes (and if not through oil, then heat usually supplied by grid-driven electricity, another stranglehold).

As Remi Wilkinson, Senior Analyst with Carbon Free, puts it, inevitably, the growth of distributed generation will lead to the restructuring of the retail electricity market and the generation, transmission and distribution infrastructure. The power providers may have to diversify their business to make up for revenues lost through household energy microgeneration. She is referring to the conclusions by a group of UK analysts, herself included among them, who call themselves Carbon Free. Carbon Free has been studying the ever-growing trend toward alternative energy-using homes in England and the West. This trend is being driven by ever-more government recommendation and sometimes backing of alternative energy research and development, the rising cost of oil and other fossil fuels, concern about environmental degradation, and desires to be energy independent. Carbon Free concludes that, assuming traditional energy prices remain at their current level or rise, microgeneration (meeting all of one’s home’s energy needs by installing alternative energy technology such as solar panels or wind turbines) will become to home energy supply what the Internet became to home communications and data gathering, and eventually this will have deep effects on the businesses of the existing energy supply companies.

Carbon Free’s analyses also show that energy companies themselves have jumped in on the game and seek to leverage microgeneration to their own advantage for opening up new markets for themselves. Carbon Free cites the example of electricity companies (in the UK) reporting that they are seriously researching and developing ideas for new geothermal energy facilities, as these companies see geothermal energy production as a highly profitable wave of the future. Another conclusion of Carbon Free is that solar energy hot water heating technology is an efficient technology for reducing home water heating costs in the long run, although it is initially quite expensive to install. However, solar power is not yet cost-effective for corporations, as they require too much in the way of specialized plumbing to implement solar energy hot water heating. Lastly, Carbon Free tells us that installing wind turbines is an efficient way of reducing home electricity costs, while also being more independent. However, again this is initially a very expensive thing to have installed, and companies would do well to begin slashing their prices on these devices or they could find themselves losing market share.

SOLAR POWER STEAM ENGINE 3 FRESNEL LENS GREENPOWERSCIENCE

May 22, 2011 by  
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Two different steam engine powered by the sun. www.greenpowerscience.com

“Wind Is Taking Off,” Solar Lags Behind

May 21, 2011 by  
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Wind is becoming a more viable (if still controversial) energy source, but effective solar power may have to wait until the nanotechnology boom.

Solar Energy For Home = FREE Energy = Solar Panels For Home

May 19, 2011 by  
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greenenergy-solutions.net — Go Here for a simple Free report on how to build solar panels for your home, yep, solar energy for home! Get your Free Energy using sustainable sources like solar power and wind power. Learn how to save money and save the environment at the same time. Now that’s good green energy solutions!

Hybrid ebike solar power electric vehicle build e scooters EV custom conversion

May 18, 2011 by  
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Custom hybrid electric solar power bike build – Hybrid electric vehicle/scooters/ebike/EV with solar technology riding around squamish, BC Canada Summer 2011 Version 2.0 Lighter, Faster, Safer +GPS-WiFi-3G . . . . . & even more Solar Power ! Visit www.thekpv.com THEKPV bike build began in 2008 by Terry Hope. He had worked as an engineer aboard Copper Sky. An 88ft steel haul sailboat. The captain would not allow a full size electric scooter or bike.. Terry had only one option.. design a custom electric vehicle kit that would fit inside a suitcase. THEKPV ebike/e-scooter kit specifications 44 lbs without solar panels 396 Wh Battery / main 13 km Range / minimum 15 min recharge 80% / AC power 28 Wh 12v booster pack 10000 cycles / lifetime charges 10.8V Capacitor / booster 50 lbs with solar array 50 Watts solar power 12V Kinetic generator device THEKPV ebike build features many custom parts from a generator that charges a capacitor bank with a flip of a switch mounted on the scooters handlebars beside the throttle grip. Onboard solar power can charge any 2 cells/caps at one time via 4 rocker switches. Each of the booster packs are turned on/off via another group of rocker switches mounted on the scooters handle bars opposite the throttle, and when turned on power the electric motor directly combined with the throttle output from the controller. Subscribe on YouTube Follow on Twitter: twitter.com Join on Facebook: on.fb.me It doesn’t matter your location or age, anyone can

Solar Powered Bike

May 18, 2011 by  
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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. 🙂

Mothers turn into solar power engineers

May 18, 2011 by  
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The solar energy engineering sector in the country is five experts richer. The five barefoot solar sisters are back, after six-months of training in India. The five grannies from the county of Narok trained at the barefoot college of India, courtesy of Base Camp Foundation of Kenya

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. greenpowerscience.com

Solar And Wind Update In Southern Virginia More Power VIARLOCITY

May 16, 2011 by  
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I finally Got My system done for a while I am self Sustained In wind and solar Power with 8 Kyocera Solar Panels 135 watt 12 volt in series to make 24 Volt PLUS 2 UL-Solar /Solartech 125 Watt Panels !! also 6 27 Series AGM 90 Amp Hour Batteries 12 wired in series Parallel I have MorningStar TS-60 MPPT Charge Controller also a Missouri wind & Solar All In One wind Charge Controller And Bogart Trimetric 2025A Battery Monitor and OutBack GTFX 2524 Im In Heaven I now have A Total of 1.330 Kilowatts Of Solar / PV And 500 Watts Of wind Power Altogether That is 1.830 Kilowatts of Photovotiac Power / Solar & Wind

Space Based Solar Power

May 16, 2011 by  
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This is an animation describing John Mankin’s “sandwitch” concept, that was recently presented at the National Press Club in Washington DC by the NSS, and is part of the recent NSSO Study. You can read more at the NSS; www.nss.org . This animation, and all derivatives are ©Mafic Studios, and permission must be obtained to use the content in any for-profit scenario. A 1080 HD version is available.

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