Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels are formed from the remains of organic materials such as zooplankton and algae that lived and died about 100 to 400 million years ago when part of the Earth was covered with huge swampy forests. These remains settled to the bottom of those swamps and are buried under anoxic (lack of dissolved oxygen) conditions. As more and more layers …

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My Homemade Solar Panel

The purpose of this post is to show you how easy it is to make a FUNCTIONING solar panel with common materials!And of course, to provide you with the necessary information about building one! Note: my solar panel is a very very basic one. I will elaborate more later. Things You Will Need: Acrylic Sheets (CLEAR – Size up to …

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Purpose Of Solar Charge Controller

Solar charge controller helps to prevent your batteries from overcharging. For some good quality solar charge controllers, they will help you lengthen the effective lifespan of your batteries. A normal solar panel rated at 12V- 14V may be producing 16V to 18V at peak sun. This charge controller helps to regulate the charging process of your batteries, preventing overcharging. It …

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Going Solar

Advantages: Save electricity bills over a period of 25 YEARS! With commercial solar panels, you will get back your initial investment within 5 to 8 years! Depending on the solar conditions of your location. Saving the Earth – Solar Power is clean, renewable and sustainable. It helps to reduce greenhouse gas emission Passive – Low maintenance. Once installed, will keep …

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Types Of Solar Panels

Solar panels can be made or bought commercially. This post is meant to help you differentiate between all the types for you to make an informed choice. If you have anything to add to this, please comment or drop me an email at [email protected] Homemade using:Polycrystalline CellsMono-crystalline Cells Commercial:Polycrystalline Solar PanelsMono-crystalline Solar PanelsThin Film Solar Panels Comparison between homemade solar …

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Types Of Inverters

Inverters can be grid-tied or off grid, pure sine or modified sine. The inverters here are all DC to AC inverters. They change the DC power produced by the solar panels into AC power that is normally used by your household appliances. Grid-Tie Inverter Synchronizes with the grid to feed electricity produced back to the grid. MUST be pure sine …

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What You Need To Know Before Going Solar

Sub-Topics:Advantages & Disadvantages Of Going SolarA simple illustration of a solar installationTypes Of Solar PanelsPurpose Of Solar Charge ControllerTypes Of Inverter (Grid-Tie or Off-Grid) / (Pure Sine or Modified Sine)Types Of Batteries Back To My Solar Project