The Future Of Solar Energy

May 25, 2011 by  
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Experts have suggested that solar-powered energy can become a significant and cost-efficient replacement for fossil fuels in the near future, but will the government help? Tony Guida reports.

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.

WIND POWER – RENEWABLE ENERGY

May 22, 2011 by  
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Homemade wind power

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.

Homebuilt Slow Wind Handmade Wind Turbine charges batteries for RC sailing boat 2

May 19, 2011 by  
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solarcanada.biz http Thank you for your kind comments, guys! www.kjmagnetics.com NdFeB N52 Permanent Magnets are here. canadianwind.e-earth.ca Take a look at my new forum on my website. Welcome! wind turbine charges batteries for race sail boats. This wooden model of the generator was built by enterprising group of Canadian enthusiasts in order to check possibility of general useing revolutionary new electric circuit and revolutionary new design of a rotor and a stator of the generator. Materials: 8 NdFeB rare earth magnets grade 40, 12 coils of copper wire 20AWG, plywood, fiberglass, copper tubes. Why do we do that? We want to prevent a fuel and energy crisis in the World. And we want to save our beautiful planet of Greenhouse gases. Our business proposal for Canadian and international entrepreneurs is very simple. We are looking for an investor who wants to invest funds in renewable energy sources in Canada. Why do we need this capital? We would like to buy land in windy area in Canada. And there, we would like to build a wind power station with our revolutionary design of electric generators. And then we would like to sell available electric power to customers (including your interests!!!). If you interested by the idea above, please feel free to email us your wishes at: canadianwind@e-earth.ca CANADIAN WIND WORKSHOP GROUP, www.canadianwind.e-earth.ca

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

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

Space Based Solar Power – Alternative Energy Solution

May 11, 2011 by  
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FACT: There aren’t enough resources on this planet to sustain continued human growth and increasing quality of life. FACT: If we want to avoid catastrophic war, suffering, and global shortages of energy, we need to start looking to space seriously for solutions. Space Based Solar Power is the first step. Music – “Pulse” by Yoko Kanno www.energyfromspace.org

3d animation | Wind Power | Anifex computer animation | Industrial Design | Product Design

May 8, 2011 by  
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www.anifex.com 3d animation industrial design – product design of a 3d animated wind power generator that demonstrates wind power technology for an online 3d animation presentation, trade show exhibit and 3d computer animation video DVD. Anifex 3d creates high quality 3d animation for the industrial design, product design and wind power industries. Anifex 3d animations are created with the most powerful 3d software packages available 3d Studio Max and Maya. Anifex computer animation also uses Adobe products including After Effects and Sound Booth to complete the video editing and compositing of our 3d animation videos. The Evolution of Fire wind power 3d animation was created to demonstrate Anifex’s 3d ability to market industrial design and product design. The entire 3d model was created in Maya so that the parts, gears, belts, wind blade, etc. actually move in sync with each other. This allowed the 3d animation to achieve the photo realistic 3d quality by all the parts performing their function correctly. Anifex felt that it was important to draw the viewer in and make the connection between the hypothetical caveman’s first discovery of fire, which may have resulted from lightning hitting a tree and creating a spark. This connection was originally going to be created as a one cell cartoon that Anifex was going to place on the product design. As an afterthought, it was decided that it would have much more impact if a 3d animated character was used instead. The 3d

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