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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Goal Zero 39004 Yeti 1250 Silver/Black XX-Large Solar Generator Kit

Goal Zero 39004 Yeti 1250 Silver/Black XX-Large Solar Generator Kit

Whether you are working and recreating off-grid or experiencing a power outage, the Yeti 1250 Kit offers the power to get it done. Silent, safe, and easy to use indoors or out. Clean, self-sustaining power generation from sun, wall, or car.
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S-1116: 12V Briefcase Solar Generator

S-1116: 12V Briefcase Solar Generator

THIS ITEM CANNOT BE SHIPPED TO APO, AE, ETC OR ANY INTERNATIONAL ADDRESSES. The Briefcase Solar Generator can charge a wide range of applications, can be served as battery maintainer for marine boat, motor house or big vehicle. Supplying power to notebook computer, satellite telephone, electric hand tool like cordless drill. Or as a independent power source for outdoor activity like camping, exploration. A blinking charging indicator to give a clear view that the generator is working and a built
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Your Questions About Solar Energy Generator Wikipedia

Ken asks…

What are the best three electrical energy suppliers?

[Location no object] Can anyone give me the details of three electrical energy suppliers that offer the best value for money?

And any additional details about the company…(Website etc…)

Thank-you!

admin answers:

Ecologically speaking

the Sun
Solar energy is the radiant light and heat from the Sun that has been harnessed by humans since ancient times using a range of ever-evolving technologies. Solar radiation along with secondary solar resources such as wind and wave power, hydroelectricity and biomass account for most of the available renewable energy on Earth. Only a minuscule fraction of the available solar energy is used.

Solar power technologies provide electrical generation by means of heat engines or photovoltaics. Once converted its uses are only limited by human ingenuity. A partial list of solar applications includes space heating and cooling through solar architecture, potable water via distillation and disinfection, daylighting, hot water, thermal energy for cooking, and high temperature process heat for industrial purposes.

Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute sunlight. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels, solar thermal collectors, with electrical or mechanical equipment, to convert sunlight into useful outputs. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
Http://www.gepower.com/prod_serv/products/solar/en/index.htm

Wind
Wind power is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form, such as electricity, using wind turbines. At the end of 2008, worldwide nameplate capacity of wind-powered generators was 120.8 gigawatts.[1] Although wind produces only about 1.5% of worldwide electricity use,[1] it is growing rapidly, having doubled in the three years between 2005 and 2008. In several countries it has achieved relatively high levels of penetration, accounting for approximately 19% of electricity production in Denmark, 10% in Spain and Portugal, and 7% in Germany and the Republic of Ireland in 2008.
Http://www.milwind.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power

and Waves,(as in ocean waves)
Ocean waves are caused by the wind as it blows across the sea. Waves are a powerful source of energy.

The problem is that it’s not easy to harness this energy and convert it into electricity in large amounts. Thus, wave power stations are rare.
Http://www.darvill.clara.net/altenerg/wave.htm
http://ocsenergy.anl.gov/guide/wave/index.cfm

Hydro-electricity

Today the largest use of hydropower is for the creation of hydroelectricity, which allows low cost energy to be used at long distances from the water source. Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by hydropower, i.e., the production of power through use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy. Once a hydroelectric complex is constructed, the project produces no direct waste, and has a considerably different output level of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) than fossil fuel powered energy plants. Worldwide, hydroelectricity supplied an estimated 715,000 MWe in 2005. This was approximately 19% of the world’s electricity (up from 16% in 2003), and accounted for over 63% of electricity from renewable sources.[1]

Some jurisdictions do not consider large hydro projects to be a sustainable energy source, due to the human, economic and environmental impacts of dam construction and maintenance.

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydropower

Daniel asks…

where do you find info on converting fruit waste into energy?

ok im in 8th grade advance science and i want to do a science fair project on converting fruit waste into energy but im having issues on finding Information help me please???!!

or if you have a better idea on how to wow the judges but have the experiment be something that has to do with environment that would be much appreciated.

admin answers:

There are 3 ways to utilize organic waste for energy.
1 biodiesel -corn/soybean/any oil
2 methane -mostly animal waste
3 ethanol -sugar/starch vegetables

Since fruit has a high sugar content you will want to produce ethanol. You will want to search the web for wine making(drinking alcohol is wine) The process is simple, just add water and yeast to the container and keep it sealed at room temperature.

Tip: If your fruit waste is clean i would put it strait into a container. If its not, I would cook it first to make sure all the bacteria is killed. You wan the only think living in the container to be yeast otherwise it wont work.

Here are the steps to energy production:

1. Fruit waste
2. Yeast creates ethanol from sugars
3. Remove Juice (compost the solids)
4. Distill the juice( to seperate the ethanol from the other stuff)
— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Still
— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_still
5. Burn the ethanol with alcohol burner (you can use a peice of cotton rope poked through the top of a container filled with ethanol)

This would be a very cool project. The alcohol burner is simple, but it represents ethanol being used in a car, generator, etc.

For a first attempt you may want to add some sugar with your fruit waste just to make sure it works. Once you have the process down you can remove the sugar.

This is a hard project. If you run into stumbles, ask lots of questions. If your project doesn’t go fully as planed, explain to the judges the process, what you learned and what you would change.

Best of Luck!

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Backup Solar Power System Can This Be The Answer To Power Failures?

There are many instances where sudden power failures paralyze a location, a city and even a State. You, too, must have, at one time or other, faced the hardship of a sudden unscheduled power failure. During such times, you will realize how much dependent you are on electricity, and how much you tend to take it for granted. We need power to see, to cook our food, to keep our homes cool, to preserve our food, to purify water, to draw water, to read, to bathe, and so on. When the power fails, it becomes imperative that we have a replacement for electricity or our lives become paralyzed.

The Backup Solar Power System Can Be Extremely Convenient

When there is an unscheduled power failure, you tend to use invertors or generators, which can provide sufficient electricity to run your household with the least of inconvenience. However, you cannot run all the appliances on a generator or inverter for too long. At best, these can help you for four to eight hours. After that, you will have to do with candles for light, and do without the rest of appliances.

If the power failure stretches over long periods, life becomes very stressful. There are instances when people die because of lack of electricity. This could be in the case of quadriplegics who need electricity in order to keep their life support systems working. You also have cases where people die of extreme cold or heat due to lack of power.

The backup solar power system can ensure continuous free electricity for as long as you need it. If the solar system is installed well, you can run all your appliances without any interruption. It is wonderful to have a reliable source of electricity whenever you need it. All your power problems can be solved with the installation of a backup solar power system.

The Backup Solar Power System Is Safer than Any Electricity Backup Program

Look at the alternative electricity providers. You have to choose from among wet batteries, generators, inverters each of these can expose you to extreme danger of fire, explosion and acid spills. If you look at it, the backup solar power system is your safest choice. There is no spillage, almost no maintenance, no chance of it exploding and in return, you get the best and most reliable source of electricity.

Your Questions About Solar Energy Colorado

David asks…

What type of home construction in best suited for the climate of Denver?

What climate factors need to be considered when building a home in Denver?

How well should the house be insulated?

What is the number of heating degree days?(mean below 65 degrees F)

What is the number of cooling degree days?(mean above 85 degrees F)

Is solar energy an option?

Should I worry about water conservation?

This is not a homework question! I am looking to move there and have herd lots of bad things and am looking to build a home and need help figuring it all out because my husband is an idiot!

admin answers:

To get really accurate answers you will need to ask a home construction person, but I will give you some rough ideas.

>> What climate factors need to be considered when building a home in Denver?
Denver gets cold. It can get below zero and stay there. In summer it can stay over 90 for weeks. The heat and cold are dry so it rarely gets really hot or really bone-chilling cold. I consider Houston really hot. I consider the east coast really cold. I have never been that miserable in Denver. A well constructed, well insulated, passive-solar designed, south-facing house is a big plus.

>> How well should the house be insulated? I would suggest R30 or above

>> What is the number of heating degree days?(mean below 65 degrees F)
At night temps gets below 65 a good deal of the time. A well build house will retain heat so there is no need to turn a furnace on until it gets a lot colder than 65. I have friends who turn off their furnace from May to September.
Http://www.go-colorado.com/Denver/Weather/

>> What is the number of cooling degree days?(mean above 85 degrees F)
I was born in Colorado, and have never used air conditioning in a house. You get a few well places fans and there is no need for air conditioning. Again, dry heat.

>> Is solar energy an option?
Absolutely! With over 300 days that are at least party sunny, solar is an excellent option. Passive solar is one of the best options around. See the link to CRES last time I answered your question

>> Should I worry about water conservation?
Absolutely! Colorado is high desert. We have serious water shortage problems that are only partially being addressed. Consider xeriscaping your yard and use water wisely.

Ruth asks…

How much energy does Colorado use a year?

hello could you please tell me how many MW of energy Colorado uses a year? and also what percent of that is made up of solar and wind energy? What is the most common source of energy? Were there any solar and wind plants 10 years ago? If not, could you please tell me when they first arrived?

admin answers:

Http://www.statemaster.com/state/CO-colorado/ene-energy
http://www.colorado.edu/libraries/govpubs/energy.htm
http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/states/energy_statistics.cfm/state=CO

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