Do It Yourself Solar Energy

DIY 3D Solar Panels

Almost everyone in the United States is currently paying higher electricity bills. This usually eats deep into your salary. Fortunately, switching to solar energy is one way to save money and make your home eco-friendly. In DIY 3D Solar Panel, a pioneer in the field of solar panels known as Zak Bennet will teach you exactly how to set up a 3D Solar Panels in your home within 24 hours. You can be able to do this using tools you can easily find in your garage. He will also show you other tools you need to make this dream of living off-the-grid and saving money on electricity bill come true. This course contains an eBook and video guide. It is very affordable and you can get a refund if you don't like it. Continue reading...

DIY 3D Solar Panels Summary

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Contents: Videos, Blueprints
Author: Zack Bennet
Official Website: www.backyardrevolution.org
Price: $39.00

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Highly Recommended

I've really worked on the chapters in this book and can only say that if you put in the time you will never revert back to your old methods.

In addition to being effective and its great ease of use, this eBook makes worth every penny of its price.

Smart Solar Box Home Energy System

Smart Solar Box Home Energy System helps you transition to an eco-friendly home. This video course will help you learn how you can make use of abandoned batteries in your garage to create a solar energy source that lasts longer than the current ones in the market and help you save 68% of your current energy bill. The video course was put together by Ryan Tanner who stumbled on his father's work during a monstrous Wisconsin blizzard. The video course will show you the tools you need, the methods you can use to produce more AC, and how to set up a completely solar-powered home. Continue reading...

Smart Solar Box Home Energy System Summary

Contents: Video Course
Author: Ryan Tanner
Official Website: www.smartpower4all.org
Price: $1.00

DIY Home Energy System

This ebook guide teaches you how to escape complete dependence the power grid and learn how to live mostly on your own power and make sure that you are dependent on Yourself. You will be able to slash your energy bill by over 75% and not have to depend on greedy energy companies. The largest energy corporations are a monopoly for a given area, so they do not need to care about customer service or doing right by the people they service. You will learn how to break this monopoly and depend on yourself. Make your home immune to power shortages, blackouts, and energy failures; live free of any worry that the grid will totally fail you! You will learn practical steps such as how to build your own solar panel for less than $60! Once you start relying more on solar power you will be able to easily protect your family from dangerous power outages, and live free! Continue reading...

DIY Home Energy System Summary

Contents: Video Course
Author: Jeff Davis
Price: $47.00

USA Unplugged Home Energy Solution

USA Unplugged gets credited to Richard, who researched how to reduce the growing usage of the power in the homes. The product goes in more in-depth details to depict how the energy would get generated in the home without necessarily involving the power companies. You only need to have a solar panel, and you will be able to generate energy in the apartments. Also, the product comes with the step by step guidelines on how to make turbines and how you can increase the power grid in the house. The product has a couple of benefits once you have purchased the product, which includes a maximum guarantee from the owner, which stretch to about sixty days after the day of the purchase. In addition to that, the product comes with a clear step by steps on how you can use the product, which makes the product easy to use. Ensure you purchase the product today, and you will enjoy all the services under one cover. Continue reading...

USA Unplugged Home Energy Solution Summary

Contents: Ebooks, Videos
Author: Richard
Official Website: www.usaunplugged.com
Price: $74.00

Solar Power Design Manual

This manual is meant for anyone who wants to build their own solar power system. It is one of the most comprehensive solar power books in the market backed by the immense knowledge and experience of the author Richard Stubbs. The manual also comes with little freebie named Solar Sizing Excel spreadsheet template to help you have a smooth operation in building your solar power plant. Once you download the manual and extras, you will be given an option to receive future updates for free. I really recommend you buy this manual because of it different from all the solar power books you have ever come across. Continue reading...

Solar Power Design Manual Summary

Contents: Ebook
Author: Richard Stubbs
Official Website: www.solar-power-answers.co.uk
Price: $19.97

Converting photons to charge

Image sensors are capable of responding to a wide variety of light sources, ranging from X-rays through to infrared wavelengths, but sensors used in digital cameras are tuned largely to the visible range of the spectrum that is, to wavelengths between 380 nm and 700 nm. Sensors rely on semiconductor materials to convert captured light into an electrical charge. This is done in much the same way as a solar cell does on a solar-powered calculator. A semiconductor is formed when silicon, which is a very poor conductor, is doped with an impurity to improve its conductivity hence the name semiconductor. Light reaching the semiconductor with wavelengths shorter than 1100 nm is absorbed and a conversion from photon to electrical charge takes place. This happens when the light provides energy which releases negatively charged electrons from silicon atoms. Note that light with wavelengths shorter than about 380 nm is essentially blocked by the silicon while light with wavelength greater than...

Light Meters and Basic Metering

There are two basic operating types for non-camera light meters. The first type is photovoltaic meters. These meters capture the energy from the light in the scene and convert it to a very low electrical charge that is measured with a voltmeter. The second type is resistance meters. They use various light-sensitive materials that alter electrical resistance based on the amount of light present, and they use an ohmmeter to read the in-line resistance to measure the light. Regardless of how a meter measures light, its function is the same The meter establishes the level of light either falling on the meter or reflected from the subject, and it uses that energy measurement to calculate an effective exposure. The meter recommends an f-stop and shutter speed combination based on a specified ISO.

Types of exposure meter

The first modern light meters with photoelectric cells were introduced in the early 1930s. These used the photovoltaic effect of selenium metal. Exposed to light, selenium generates a voltage in proportion. This can be used to move a sensitive galvanometer mechanism swinging a needle to a position over a calibrated scale. No battery is required but these early meters are not particularly sensitive. Cadmium Sulphide (CdS) has a photo-resistive effect -it changes its resistance in proportion to light exposure. CdS meters need a battery to operate but are often more sensitive than selenium meters.

Describe How To Use A Light Meter

Before discussing how to interpret a light meter reading, let's first talk a little about how light meters work. There are two basic types, photovoltaic and photoresistant. a. Photovoltaic meters use a selenium cell, which converts light energy directly into an electric current. (It's the same kind of cell used to power solar calculators.) The current is used to make a needle move. The brighter the light, the stronger the current, and the stronger the current, the farther the needle moves. This is an extremely straightforward way of measuring light. Its chief advantage is that it needs no batteries, because the electric current is generated by the very same light the meter is measuring. So this type of meter can be used anywhere, anytime almost. Photovoltaic cells are not very efficient at converting light into electricity. In dim light, there just isn't sufficient current to move the needle enough to make an accurate measurement. This can be compensated for by making the selenium...

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Another option, especially for those headed for a week or two in the back-country, is a solar-powered battery charger from ICP Global Technologies (www.icpglobal.com html pp.htm). This unit can charge four AA batteries in four hours or so, depending on how bright a day it is. (Good luck if you're hiking in the Pacific Northwest.) The hard part might be finding a way to keep the device pointed toward the sun while you're backpacking through the forest. You may also want to consider whether carrying the unit's weight (1.3 pounds) in extra batteries would be more efficient.

Photocells

Light-sensitive selenium (Se) is the active element in a photovoltaic cell. Exposure to light generates an electric potential across the cell. A sensitive galvanometer in the circuit gives a deflection proportional to the incident light incident, and the necessary Light incident upon a solid-state device called a silicon (Si) photodiode (SPD) generates a very small current. Like the selenium cell this device is photovoltaic. But its output is too low to be used in the same way, and in cameras an amplifier is necessary to produce a useful output. An operational amplifier acts as a current-to-voltage converter, and with a suitable feedback resistance gives a high output voltage, linearly proportional to the incident light. The response is good even at very low light levels, and the linearity of response is maintained over a wide range of illuminance levels. The response time of an SPD is very short, of the order of microseconds, a useful property for switching functions. The cell area...

Staying Powered On

Solar powered chargers are available, but except on very long expeditions or very static trips, they will rarely be worth their weight, as you need a rest day with good weather to charge a single battery. Even if you do carry one in the wild, make sure you do not overly rely on it, and bring enough batteries to get through your trip.

Getting Started With Solar

Getting Started With Solar

Do we really want the one thing that gives us its resources unconditionally to suffer even more than it is suffering now? Nature, is a part of our being from the earliest human days. We respect Nature and it gives us its bounty, but in the recent past greedy money hungry corporations have made us all so destructive, so wasteful.

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