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Transportable Solar Battery Chargers

Though solar battery chargers have been around for decades, their recognition has increased a great deal in just the final two years. This really is partially because of advancements in technology, and partially because of our increased attention with the require to shift to cleaner renewable energy sources.
Breakthroughs in technology have reduced the sizes and weights of solar panels, although increasing their efficiency. This allows for small light-weight transportable solar chargers to be produced. Another element which plays a part in the quickly expanding area of transportable solar energy, may be the increased quantity of electronic gadgets that we carry around.
Twenty years back there had been not many people jogging around with mobile phones. Today, …

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Need Hot Water? – Do It Yourself with Solar Power

Solar power is one of the cheapest forms of energy available. It’s not harmful to the environment and it’s obviously in abundance. So, what do we do with all this cheap solar power? We use it to our advantage and harness some of that “Free” energy. In order to save on energy costs, there is an inexpensive way to make hot water without using electricity or gas. It takes a bit of construction, but it’s not very difficult to make your own do-it-yourself water heater! You probably have most of the parts needed to make it just lying around in a garage or in the deep recesses of a basement. Put those parts to good …

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Build Your Own Solar Panels – The Time is Now to Learn How

What is solar power? Solar power is energy generated from the heat or light from the sun, which can be used to produce heat, light, hot water, electricity, and cooling in a wide variety of grid-tied and off-grid applications. Each hour, the sun radiates down sufficient solar energy to power the entire world for one year. Solar panels contain solar cells, the structure of solar power. Solar power is responsible for fossil fuels such as that of petroleum and coal, as these substances are the result of large masses of decomposed plants, during their own lifetime absorbed solar energy. The fact of the matter is solar energy has been in use in various forms for …

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Things You Need To Know About Solar Power

Solar power is everywhere simply because it comes from the sun. Solar power can be used to power electricity, pump water, to heat your home or office and power vehicles. With so many things we can get from solar power, you might wonder why we can’t supply enough effort to conserve it. We could use it for almost anything and it would cost a fraction of what we are paying now. You can make a difference by doing your part.
In order to power energy with solar power you need to know the basics and how it works. It takes a long time for heat from the sunlight to reach the earth. Unless it is concentrated …

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Solar power manufacturing makes good business sense for governments

Canadian and provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant and then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run, according to a financial analysis conducted by the Queen’s University Applied Sustainability Research Group in Kingston, Canada.
Queen’s University Mechanical Engineering Professor Joshua Pearce conducted the study – to be published in the August edition of the academic journal Energy Policy – to find out if it makes economic sense for governments to support solar cell manufacturing in Canada. He was surprised to discover the answer is an overwhelming yes even in extreme situations and feels governments should be aggressively supporting this industry …

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Renewables account for 62 percent of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU in 2009

In 2009, and in absolute terms, about 19.9% (608 TWh) of Europe’s total electricity consumption (3042 TWh) came from renewable energy sources. Hydro power contributed with the largest share (11.6%), followed by wind (4.2%), biomass (3.5%), and solar (0.4%).
With regards to the new capacity constructed that same year (27.5 GW), among the renewable sources, 37.1% was wind power, 21% photovoltaics (PV), 2.1% biomass, 1.4% hydro and 0.4% concentrated solar power, whereas the rest were gas fired power stations (24%), coal fired power stations (8.7%), oil (2.1%), waste incineration (1.6%) and nuclear (1.6%) (see figure1).
As not all installed technologies operate continuously 24 hours a day, figure 2 shows the expected yearly energy output (TWh) from the …

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