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

Wind turbine noise – Suncor wind farm Ripley

May 22, 2011 by  
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Noise from wind turbines at the Suncor wind farm Ripley Ont. Even though it has a 700 meter setback people are suffering from lack of sleep. They have also lost the enjoyment of their property.

Wind Max wind turbine Happy owner

May 20, 2011 by  
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This is my Wind max wind turbine. I have been running the 1kw for over a year and i have had not one problem. Please do your homework when buying a micro wind turbine. The warranty for the Windmax is in place so a professional can wire it in, as well as give the homeowner a gauruntee on the wiring, then Windmax can be assured the turbine will work properly for any proper troubleshooting that may be needed in the future. Most people only have a very limited electrical background. Take a look around youtube and you will see why Windmax wants a professional to wire them. These turbines are not meant to be altered. They are meant to be taken right out of the box, installed, and used at a site that has enough wind to even consider a wind turbine. Do you see Windmax, Bergey, Raum, Skystream, Proven, or any other proffesional sealed PMA-wind turbine offering 4 different style blades sets, hubs, spray chemicals to seal the insides of the PMA? I wonder why? Wind is suppose to be simple, not a nightmare of cost and confusions. Again, my name is Larry from Leamy Electric Inc. A speical thanks goes out to Jeff Harmon of Missouri Wind and Solar for doing outstaning video’s on the wind max. Please check out his video’s on the wind max as they are very informative. If you want real facts please email me i will be happy to share.

Wind Power Myths

May 19, 2011 by  
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50kW wind turbine installation, Maple Honda, Maple Ontario

May 18, 2011 by  
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Maple Honda will install a private wind turbine at its new dealership in a unique partnership with Power Stream. In keeping with leading edge technology pioneered by Honda Motor Co. Maple Honda has taken the innovative step of integrating energy efficiency in an automotive work place. “This is a new venture for both Power Stream and our leading regional automotive dealership. Our goal is to provide a tangible model for alternative energy options in Ontario. The Production of wind energy creates no air pollution and, if the turbines are sited properly, has minimal environmental impact.” says Mr. Zanchin. This is the first commercial-scale use of wind power to generate electricity in the region. The wind turbine will provide supplemental wind power to Maple Honda, and will produce approximately 110 MWH/Yr-which is the equivalent of powering 17 homes. It removes 82.5 tons of CO2 emissions/Yr and is completely Canadian made. Maple Honda will open for business in early fall 2006.

Wind Turbines

May 16, 2011 by  
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For some they’re objects of beauty and saving the planet. But for others they’re far from welcome.

Cannon Power Group is a leader in financing wind energy projects

May 11, 2011 by  
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Learn how Cannon Power Group, during challenging economic conditions, successfully financed the development of WP/WF, one of the largest wind energy projects in the United States. The wind farm’s array of turbines spans 30 miles along the Columbia River ridgeline and will produce 500 megawatts (MW) of renewable power at its completion. Each turbine was manufactured by Siemens and collectively generate enough clean electricity for over 250000 households per year.

Interview at Fenner Wind Farm in NY

May 9, 2011 by  
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Scott Griffin a local resident who lives in Fenner, talks about why he is supportive of the Fenner Wind Farm.

A Look at Floating Wind Farms: Harnessing Offshore Energy

May 6, 2011 by  
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Complete Premium video at: fora.tv Habib Dagher, Structural Engineering Professor at the University of Maine, describes the concept of offshore wind turbines that float in deep water. Currently, the only fully operational floating wind turbine in the world is located in Norway and serves as a model for a planned offshore wind farm in Maine. Ironically, engineers borrowed the design from floating oil and gas rigs. —– Habib Dagher, the Bath Iron Works Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Maine, is the founding director of the AEWC Advanced Structures and Composites Center. Established by the National Science Foundation in 1996, the interdisciplinary AEWC Center is a world leader in the development of cost-effective, high performance hybrid composite materials for construction applications. The center recently received million in funding from the Department of Energy for the development of offshore wind energy off Maine’s coast. – Chautauqua Institution Dr. Habib Dagher is Professor of Civil/Structural Engineering at the University of Maine, Bath Iron Works Professor of Structural Engineering, and founding Director of the AEWC Advanced Structures & Composites Center.

Michigan’s Harvest Wind Farm

May 4, 2011 by  
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Tour John Deere’s Harvest Wind Farm, the first multi-megawatt wind farm in Michigan. Located in Huron County, the wind farm features 32 wind turbines which each produce 1.65 megawatts of electricity.

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