Goal Zero 31901 Yeti 1250 Silver/Black XX-Large Silent Generator

Goal Zero 31901 Yeti 1250 Silver/Black XX-Large Silent Generator

Whether it is for back-up power, camping, tailgating, or light duty construction, the Yeti 1250 Solar Generator gets it done. Silent, safe, and can be used indoors or out. Power a refrigerator for more than 12 hours, a chest freezer for a week, a TV for 35 hours.
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Instapark® Mars20S Portable & Rechargeable Emergency / Survival Solar Power Generator with Built-in 145Wh Lithium Battery, 150-watt Inverter & Triple Outputs, 110V/AC, 12V/DC & Dual 5V/DC USB, IP65 Water-proof

Instapark® Mars20S Portable & Rechargeable Emergency / Survival Solar Power Generator with Built-in 145Wh Lithium Battery, 150-watt Inverter & Triple Outputs, 110V/AC, 12V/DC & Dual 5V/DC USB, IP65 Water-proof

Key design features: Self-contained Solar panel, rechargeable battery, charge controller, inverter & cooling fan all packed in one light & compact package for easy storage, portability & usage Versatility Access to 110V/AC, 12V/DC & 5V/DC USB, 2-way charging on or off the grid, plus a 3-watt LED flashlight / SOS light Durability Impact-resistance ABS body & rated IP65 waterproof Simplicity Easy operation, no training or experience required. No regular maintenance required Folding up to a
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Sunforce 50022 5-Watt Solar Battery Trickle Charger

Sunforce 50022 5-Watt Solar Battery Trickle Charger

The Sunforce 50022 5-Watt Solar Battery Trickle Charger gives you another reason to love the sun - it will help keep your vehicle's battery charged anywhere, anytime. Just plug this helpful 5-watt trickle charger into your vehicle's 12-volt lighter socket and position the panel to pick up the most daylight possible. Or, if you prefer, use the included battery clamps to connect it directly to the battery, so you can keep your lighter socket open for cell phone chargers or other accessories. Regar
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Your Questions About Solar Generators Costco

Betty asks…

How many kilowatt hours would I need to power a town of 1000 people plus businesses and a mine?

If i had a remote alaskan town of 1000 residents, how much power would I need to generate to run the whole town. Would a diesel generator work?

admin answers:

You didn’t give enough info.

1000 people and business plus mine isn’t specific.
What kind of people? Treehuggers? Hippies? Or the typical super-wasteful American stereotype?

What kind of business? Small things like the mom-n-pop stores? Small-town restaurants? Or a giant general motors automobile plant? Or what about a server farm (which requires lots and lots of power)?

For a mine, again, it depends of what kind of mine. How big is the operation? How updated is its facilities? Is it a pit/strip mine? A tunnel mine into the side of a mountain? Or a deep mine that goes way into the earth?

Then you have the climate. Alaska narrows it down some. Its cold there. But you forgot to say how is the town heated. Oil? Gas? Electric? Solar? Geo-thermal?

No matter the answer, I can tell you unless the town has tiny mom-n-pop businesses, tree huggers and hippies and an obsolete open pit mine, you’ll need a lot more than a diesel generator. You can try something green- like geo thermal, wind, tidal power. If you embrace the power of the future, nuclear power is the way to go. You can have an oil-fired or coal fired plant. It can run on natural gas or methane from composting waste. You can even have one burning trash to make power.

How much kW of power?
If each house had 4 people, then it would be about 250 households. Each household would consume about 15 kW a day of electricity.
So for homes you have 15×250 = 3,750 kW
business, say you got small ones and one Costco store.
Say 10kW electricity for 12 small businesses and 40kW for the Costco (they have lots of lights and fridges).
So business you have 12×10+40 = 160 kW
say you got the average open strip mine. A small operation that employs 350 people. Its not high-tech. It processes gypsum (different types of mines uses different amounts of electricity) for another plant in nearby Anchorage. That stuff is shipped by rail. I’d estimate 2000kW energy.

So subtotal:
homes: 3,750 kW
Stores: 160 kW
mine: 2000 kW
you need to generate at least 5,910 kW a day or you’ll have power issues. If all the homes are electric heated and not gas or oil, add another 1000kW a day.
In all, you needs at least 6,910 kW a day, but not more than 9,000 kW. The 2,000 kW a day difference allows some flex and deals with expansion of the town or unexpected high power consumption.

Remote Alaskan towns should not rely on diesel, or anything that needs to be shipped in. If the shipment is late or not coming, everyone could freeze to death. You’d want something that comes out of the earth reliably. Like geothermal. The earth won’t die for a very long time. If you place the plant near a volcano or place with thermal activity, you’ll get good, reliable high power output for the next couple thousand years or so.

Donald asks…

What is the best book for building an electric car?

I want to begin the project of building an electric car, can someone tell me what the best book to aid in this process. I am a novice.

admin answers:

The one EV car I currently have (have 2 vehicles that run on hydrogen also) I converted from a vw bug and is free to charge. As I live completely off the grid all my electricity comes from solar panels and 2 wind generators, which I also built.

However I did charge up at Costco in Carlsbad California (I actually only drove up there to fill up) if I remember right it was around $2.00

Not sure if you’re interesting in doing it yourself, but I’d be willing to walk you step by step threw the conversion. I’ve converted 3 of my own cars (a datsun truck, ford ban, and a vw bug) and a few for neighbors. I’ve also converted cars to run on hydrogen, ethanol and biodiesel, by far EV is the easiest.

If you’re interested here’s what it would entitle…

– The engine compartment is first cleaned out of any gasoline components.
– Electric components are then installed in exchange.
– A battery bank is built and incorporated.
– Existing starter and driving systems are connected.
– Turn the key, step on the gas pedal sending more energy to the electric motor, & thus more power to the drive system, which in return creates more speed, more acceleration.
– The system has normal automotive top speeds and acceleration, typical to the vehicle your modifying. If your top speed was 85 mph and your acceleration was 1 mile per min, then this will be what your left with after the conversion.

The methods are extremely simple, making the process possible for anyone, everyone, ANYWHERE.

Typical tools, hardware & supplies are used, making access to parts available for all.

Electric Conversions can be easily accomplished in ANY model vehicle, even tractors, Generators, types of machinery, etc.

Project lengths range from 1 day to 1 month.
If you’re interested I wrote a guide on it which is available at www agua-luna com

My last EV conversion ran me about $1400. Everything is available online. I have a how to do it yourself guide available at www agua-luna com that will walk you step by step through the process. If you have ANY questions feel free to contact me through the site. Here’s a list of what you’d need…

Advanced DC Motor
The motor is an 8″ Advanced DC series-wound motor. It weighs 107 pounds and is rated at 68 peak horsepower. These motors are available in several sizes.

Adaptor plate
The adaptor plate mates the motor to the transmission. It is constructed of 1/2 inch aluminum and is pre-drilled with bolt hole patterns for both the motor and transmission. An aluminum spacer is also used for proper spacing between the shafts of the transmission and motor. Adaptor plates are available for many cars.

DC Motor Controller
The controller regulates current going to the motor. It is a solid-state device that uses a pulse width modulator (PWM) that sends short bursts of current to the motor at a rate of 15 kHz. Controllers are available from both Curtis and DCP.

Potbox (Potentiometer)
The potbox is a 5K ohm throttle between the controller and the accelerator, similar to the way a sewing machine pedal works. The potbox’s lever arm is attached to the existing accelerator cable.

Main Contactor
An electric relay that serves the same purpose as the ignition switch in a gas car. When the key is turned to the start position, the contactor closes the circuit to allow current to flow to the controller.

Circuit Breaker
A safety device that shuts down power for servicing or during an emergency. The circuit breaker is installed under the hood and can be switched both off and on from the drivers seat with an extension or cable.

Main Fuse
The main fuse protect the system from high voltage spikes. A fuse should be installed at each battery box or group of batteries.

Shunt
A shunt is placed in series within the wiring as a means to connect meters. Shunts are available in different sizes for both high and low power configurations.

Charger interlock
A relay that keeps the circuit open so nobody will inadvertantly drive off with the charge cord plugged into the car.

DC/DC Converter
The DC/DC converter is similar in function to a gas car’s alternator. It charges the 12 volt accessory battery by chopping voltage from the main battery pack down to 13.5 volts.

If you interested I offer several DIY alternative guides to walk you step by step threw EV conversion process at agua-luna com or

www agua-luna com
Hope this helped, feel free to contact me personally if you have any questions if you’d like assistance in making your first self sufficient steps, I’m willing to walk you step by step threw the process. I’ve written several how-to DIY guides available at www agua-luna com on the subject. I also offer online and on-site workshops, seminars and internships to help others help the environment.

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Installing A Home Solar Power System

With the growing rise in the concern of such issues as Global warming and the lesser known but just as critical Global dimming, the world seems to be paying more and more attention to the matter of solar power. The term solar power refers to any type of method that harnesses energy from the sun and then works by converting this energy into electricity.

How To Install A Home Solar Power System

There are actually quite a few different important issues that are involved or can be optionally involved in the installing of a home solar power system. The most common processes involved in that of a home solar power system are: solar design in architecture, solar heating systems, solar cooking, and solar lighting. Although these are the most popular and common in regards to a home solar power system, there are many other available options.

Solar power can be used in the architecture factor of your home solar power system, in that solar design can be used to achieve a comfortable temperature as well as light levels with little or no additional energy. The matter of passive solar can also be involved here, which is the maximizing of the entrance in sunlight in cold conditions and reducing it in hot weather then there is also that of active solar power, which refers to the using of additional devices such as pumps and fans in order to direct warm and cool air or fluid.

In regards to solar heating systems, these are systems which use sunlight in order to heat the water of a home, and these particular types of systems can either be used to heat domestic hot water or for space heating, however, they are most commonly used to heat pools. Thereby, there are three most basic categories which all solar heating systems fall under, which includes: active systems which use pumps to circulate water or a heat transfer fluid, passive systems which circulate water or a heat transfer fluid by natural circulation, and batch systems which use a tank that is directly heated by sunlight.

In the issue of solar cooking, there is a solar box cooker which is used to literally trap the sun’s power into an insulated box, which can then be used for cooking. In regards to solar lighting, the entire interior of a building such as your home can be lit during daylight hours using light tubes, and generally, it is claimed that this actually gives the interior a more natural light and can be used to reduce the energy demands of electric lighting.

Instapark® NEW All Black 30W Mono-crystalline Solar Panel With a 12V solar charge controller

Instapark® NEW All Black 30W Mono-crystalline Solar Panel With a 12V solar charge controller

Tired of all the noise and smell from your diesel generator? The Instapark SPCC-30W offers you a quiet, clean while carbon-free alternative. Capable of converting virtually unlimited solar energy into clean, green, most importantly, free electricity, the Instapark SPCC-30W includes a 30-Watt mono-crystalline solar panel with solar charge controller. This solar panel is made of high efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells embedded in transparent vinyl acetate behind tempered glass with heavy bac
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Go Power! Solar Elite Complete Solar and Inverter System with 310 Watts of Solar

Go Power! Solar Elite Complete Solar and Inverter System with 310 Watts of Solar

The Solar Elite kit is a large solar and inverter system. It is designed for anyone that would like the benefit of solar power to charge their batteries and the ability to use AC appliances when there is no utility power available. For example you can run a microwave, TV, blender, audio sound equipment, computers and more. This kit contains a 250 Watt solar charging kit and a 2000 Watt pure sine wave inverter system. The Solar Elite includes everything you need to hook the solar and inverter sy
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Nature Power 40400 1800-Watt Power Kit with 40-Watt Solar Panel

Nature Power 40400 1800-Watt Power Kit with 40-Watt Solar Panel

Nature Power Solar Home and RV Power Kit is a complete portable power system delivering up to 1800-Watt of AC power across 4 outlets in the event of power outages or for your portable power needs. In the event of power outages an internal transfer switch ensures that when the rechargeable power supply is plugged into the wall up to four dedicated loads will run without interruption by switching to battery power until the power comes back on. If the power is down for an extended period of time th
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Your Questions About Solar Energy Generators

Robert asks…

How to build a free source of energy?

Ive decided i want to use my free time to build something useful like a solar powered energy generator, or wind powered turbine to produce free energy, does anybody out there know of any FREE sites that teach you step by step how to build any one of these? Also what are your thoughts on these machines?

admin answers:

Build either of these
1. Solar powered generator
2. Wind turbine
3. Tidal flow turbine
4. Magnetic generator
5.geothermal energy source

Chris asks…

Where to buy an affordable Solar System in Saudi Arabia?

Does anyone knows where to buy an affordable Solar Energy Generator for the use of homes or remote farms in Saudi Arabia? I would appreciate solutions in the Eastern part of Saudi better. Does anyone knows if the technology now is practical in Saudi and do you have any information on people who have used these on small scales like homes?

admin answers:

Have you considered building your own?

Resources and parts to build them are pretty common place these days. There is lots of info around on how to do this.

Try http://www.squidoo.com/howto_gogreen

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Solar 2 Go ISB-RL01 10 Watt Portable Solar Power Kit

Solar 2 Go ISB-RL01 10 Watt Portable Solar Power Kit

Power when you need it, where you need it. Whether you're drawn to Solar Power for the cost saving benefits or you're trying to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle, solar systems are more affordable then before. Power when you need it, where you need it. Whether you're drawn to Solar Power for the cost saving benefits or you're trying to live a greener, more sustainable lifestyle, solar systems are more affordable then before. Solar-2-Go gives you a complete portable power station at your
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Ambient Weather WR-111B Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables

Ambient Weather WR-111B Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables

Power Specifications: Dynamo Power:The hand crank generator charges the internal Lithium Ion battery Solar Power: You can play this radio with sunlight or charge the Lithium Ion battery USB Power: With the included adapter, you can play or charge with USB power from a computer Rechargeable Power: 3.7V/800 mAh Lithium Ion Batery Included (non-proprietary) Maximum Power Consumption: 0.5W Radio Bands: AM: 525 KHz to 1710KHz FM: 88MHz to 108 MHz Digital 7-Channel Weather Band Weather Alert Mode wit
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Goal Zero BONUS Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit with cart, (4) Boulder 30 solar panels, (2) panel carrying cases, (1) Solar Tripod (holds 4 panels), 3 Light a Life Lanterns, (10) Boulder Clips

Goal Zero BONUS Yeti 1250 Solar Generator Kit with cart, (4) Boulder 30 solar panels, (2) panel carrying cases, (1) Solar Tripod (holds 4 panels), 3 Light a Life Lanterns, (10) Boulder Clips

Includes: (1) Yeti 1250 Solar Generator - From phones, to laptops, tablets, computer, TV's, refrigerators, freezers, washers, and dryers, the Yeti will keep you going through thick and thin. (4) Boulder 30 Solar Panels - With four panels Collect 120 watts of power to keep the Yeti 1250 Solar Generator topped off and ready to go. (1) Solar Panel Tripod w/10 Clips - create your own solar "farm" and maximize the sun's energy. (2) Boulder30 Carrying Cases - to Protect your solar panel investment whe
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Save And Live Better With A Home Solar Power Kit

Pollution is a growing problem that is threatening our earth. We can all help make our planet a cleaner healthier place by taking different actions such as recycling and using solar powered appliances.

Solar power use has grown over the years significantly not only because it is an effective way to a cleaner environment but also because it is cost effective in the long run. In most cases the extra electricity that you will produce from a home solar power kit can even be sold and thus you can even earn a considerable amount in the long run.

The Benefits Of A Home Solar Power Kit

It is easy to understand the benefits you will receive from a home solar power kit on a short and long term basis and here they are:

Cleaner environment Something we all should take seriously and contribute to whenever possible is a cleaner environment. Home solar power kit will provide your household with the electricity and energy needed so you will not have to access the traditional sources.

Long-term savings A home solar power kit is expensive to acquire and install however worth every single penny in the long run. There is financial assistance made available by both private and governmental sector to help those who are willing to install solar powered systems for their homes. Also, you can sell the extra energy produced by your home solar power kit and cover the initial investment made.

Increase the value of your property A home solar power kit will add value to your property as an appliance of the future, which will save on overall cost as well as provide some considerable earnings out of the extra energy produced.

Getting A Home Solar Power Kit

Research the market before settling for a home solar power kit for the following features:

Warranties Solar power panels have very little maintenance however, make sure you are covered with a good warranty from the selling company.

Buy your solar power kit from a manufacturing company and not just a selling third party, in this way you will be assured to get the right price as well as first hand customer service after installation. The installation of the home solar power kit should be done by solar experts to ensure proper function.

Invest in the future and in a cleaner, healthier planet for you as well as other generations to come.

Your Questions About Solar Energy For Kids

Donald asks…

What do you think will be the next big thing in energy?

Few years ago we had horse powered cars, then came the steam powered engines, and now we have fuel powered engines.

There are some cars in the market that work with electricity today, or solar energy, but none of them have yet addressed the needs of the market, what are your thoughts? Are we going to see or more probably our kids are going to see a new set of vehicles propelled with some sort of energy that replaces petroleum based fuel?

admin answers:

I think plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt will be a big deal.

For the short trips, it’s all-electric. No gas needed.

For longer trips, you have a small gas engine to generate electricity for the electric engine. And that engine doesn’t have to be gas either. E85, biodiesel, butanol, etc.

The possibilities are endless.

John asks…

Why did Ronald Reagan rip out the solar panels Jimmy Carter installed on top of the White House?

Sure, Jimmy Carter’s administration was a mess.

But solar energy was a legitimately good idea.

Why did Reagan remove the solar panels (at TAXPAYER EXPENSE, no less…) that Carter had previously installed on top of the White House?

What was the point?

What did Reagan actually do to decrease America’s dependency on Mideast oil – anythng?

admin answers:

The day the votes were tallied and we got the news that Reagan had won, the very first commentator asked him what his plan was to boost the economy.

He answered “I don’t have a plan.”

The commentator then stated ” But Sir, when you campaigned you said you had a plan.”

Reagan replied ” Anybody that was running for President would say they had a plan whether or not they really did have a plan.”

This told me right then and there that this man was a great Poster Boy for Opportunists everywhere.

I never believed another word that came out of his mouth, just like Bushie Boy Jr’s.

Far too many Americans died from AIDS during his term of office, mostly because he denied there was such a disease, so absolutely no Fed. Dollars were appropriated for AIDS/HIV Research, Care, or Prevention during his reign.

As far as ripping the Solar Panels out, he did this for two reasons.

One was because Nancy Reagan, being the Liberal that she’s always been, liked them, and Ronnie hated anything that Nancy liked, even her grown kids.

The second reason was out of pure spite.

I can’t tell you how much of a bad President he was.

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Wagan EL2546 Solar e Cube 1500

Wagan EL2546 Solar e Cube 1500

Wagan's Solar e Power Cube is the ultimate portable power source. Simply charge the internal battery using its 5 total solar panels, which fold out from the top and roll out from each side, and use the power to run your AC, USB or DC devices from anywhere. Recharge the built-in 55 AH AGM/gel hybrid battery faster using the included home AC or vehicle DC outlet. This renewable power source is extremely user friendly. This simple all in one unit is ready to be used out of the box; just charge the
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Portable Solar Generator Plug N Play Kit By Offgridsolargenerators

Portable Solar Generator Plug N Play Kit By Offgridsolargenerators

This is a very simple plug n play solar generator. It comes with a brand new duracell powerpack 600 and a brand new solar panel that simple plugs into the batterypack. This makes it easy to use anywhere for anything. The solar panel has 9ft of wire so you can put the panel in the sun and the battery were you need it. Works great for remote areas without grid power, emergencies, or camping. This kit does not need a seperate charge controller because the battery automatically turns to trick
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Sunforce 50048 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit

Sunforce 50048 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit

The Sunforce 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit gives you several more reasons to love the sun. Perfect for cabins, recreational vehicles, remote power, back-up power, 12V battery charging and more, this kit comes with everything you need to start producing up to 60 watts/4 amps of clean, free power in all weather conditions. It is also a great choice for clean and silent operation of various electronics, like deer feeders and landscaping pumps. Made of durable ABS plastic and amorphous solar cells, the
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Your Questions About Solar Generators Reviews

Sharon asks…

Best Solar powered generator capable of running a small refrigerator and a few other appliances such as charge?

rs and lamps? pretty much a generator for keeping a house up and running when all of the power goes out. And one that charges in the daytime particularly in 6-10 hours. Reviews or personal experience would be awesome thank you.

admin answers:

Considering the purchase, installation, maintenance, and replacement costs of solar photo-voltaic panels, you’re paying 38 cents a kwh for that power and that’s without batteries, coal costs 1 cent a kwh and natural gas costs 15 cents a kwh. Solar is not a backup power source, it’s only viable if subsidized by the government or if grid power is unavailable in your region.

If you want a backup power source, buy a portable tri-power generator, install a transfer switch and a natural gas valve and you can run your house on natural gas if you loose your electricity, if the natural gas line has been interrupted, you can run on propane, if you can’t get propane, you can run on gasoline. If you’re off the grid, it would be a good idea to use an absorption refrigerator, they can run on natural gas, propane, or kerosene. A large propane tank can be put under your yard for free if you agree to purchasing a certain amount of propane each month. A heat fired refrigerator is often used because of reliability as losing the refrigerator means losing your food.

Ken asks…

What is your experience with the solar generators that are advertised on the web?

They cost about $1500 to $3000 depending on power. A panel, a charge controller, huge lithium battery, inverter.

I’m not asking if the price is right. They sound so sensible I’m wondering why they aren’t being offered by the larger manufacturers?

Anyone have any experience?

Thanks!

admin answers:

Without a link to the products you are talking about, it’s hard to give an accurate review. My guess is they are either kits that have been put together from the basic components, the few I saw from a Google search were just all of the components available at any solar equipment provider or an all-in-one device that combines battery, charge controller, and inverter that you plug a solar panel into. They are off-grid systems, which means you can only power the equipment from that battery, if the battery runs out (during a rainy stretch of weather), then you would need to unplug from it and plug into your regular electric. Duracell is rebranding an all-in-one device, except for the solar panel, that is made by Xantrex, and selling it as their own, so the big companies are starting to get into the game.

Something that size is probably just good enough to either provide emergency backup power in the event of an outage or enough for a cabin. A one-size-fits-all system is hard to make to work for most people. We put together kits that are a good starting point, but are often customized to meet the customers particular needs.

Http://www.altestore.com/store/Portable-Power-Systems/Xantrex-X1500-Backup-Power-System-802-1500/p2066/

http://www.altestore.com/store/Kits-and-Package-Deals/Off-Grid-Cabin-Systems/Off-Grid-Cabin-package-1-170W-PV/p5692/

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