Solar Panels

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    10 Watt Solar Panel

    Rafael Said:how much watt of solar panel do i need for a 10watt LED bulb?We Answered:You must first determine for how long do you need the light to be on. Second the wattage of the solar panel will determine how many electrical units will be generated in each day, i.e more the wattage more the units generated. Plus you must take into account the efficiency of the solar panels & the charge controller so the cumulative multiplied effect will give a different result. Normally the led's can work on AC as well as DC Supply, so i feel you wont be...

    100 Watt Solar Panel

    Mitchell Said:solar panel help needed!!!!?We Answered:It depends. If you are off the grid what you don't use or store goes away. I live in the suburbs and my electric company will buy what I don't use. So during the day when I'm generating electricity it goes into my home, all my extra electricity goes out to the grid and my meter runs backwards. Other homes are using what I generate. At night when I'm not generating any electricity my meter runs forward. My system isn't large enough to zero out my bill, so I always use a little bit more...

    100w Solar Panel

    Neil Said:What does it mean when a solar panel is 100w?We Answered:more than likely your solar panel puts out around 24 volt dc at maxamuim sunlight so (voltsxamps=watts) therefore you roughly have 4 amps coming from that panel a marine battery charges off a 4amp trickle in roughly 8-12 hours depending on how run down it is. Then what you have to do next is invert the power to AC so that it will be usable by your appliances. so your going to need close to 1000 watt invertor which drains the battery really fast. I dont know everything...

    10w Solar Panel

    Alexander Said:would a 10w solar panel charge my deep cycle camper battery. if not what would?We Answered:The answer depends on what is using power from the battery. How fast is the battery drained? There are RV kits that have 10W panels in it, but they will basically keep the battery topped off (batteries self-drain when sitting around), and could probably handle a low power light or two. http://www.altestore.com/store/Kits-and-… If you want to be able to power more of your devices in the camper, use the calculator here to determine what size solar panel you need. http://www.carmanah.com/calculators/mobi… ...

    12 Volt Solar Panel

    Janice Said:How long does it take for a 12-volt, 1.5 watt solar panel to recharge a 12 volt battery?We Answered:Nata's math is a little off - the units don't work out. If a 12 V battery does indeed have 50 wh of energy in it as he suggests (that sounds right to me), it will take 50wh/1.5w = 33 h. Nata converted to amps and then ignored the voltage rating of the battery, thus messing up the units and giving you a wrong answer. 33 hours is quite a bit more reasonable than 400. Figure on three or four days of...

    12 Volt Solar Panels

    Adrian Said:Can 2 9-volt batteries in parallel be recharged from a 12 volt solar panel?We Answered:It works well to charge any voltage "below" the voltage of the photo cell. It is best to either build of buy a charge controller for the voltage you want to charge - that will keep you from overcharging your 9V batteries. (The other answer is correct - two 9V batteries in parallel = 9V) That is how I would set them up, in parallel. If you put them in series they will be 18V and IF the solar cell puts out 20V (which...

    12v Solar Panel Battery Charger

    Ella Said:How do I connect batteries to create a battery bank?We Answered:You are right , positive to positive then negative to negative keeps you on 12 volts. This is parallel connecting. Use a wire diameter that is much the same as what you find on a car battery in a car.Andy Said:How to use solar panel to charge this device?We Answered:Bad idea it won’t work a 6 volt battery should be charged steadily at 7 volts Your 8-18 volts will let the smoke out or boil your battery A voltage regulating charger controller would fix this problem but you’re never going...

    12v Solar Panel

    Everett Said:What time it would take for a 1.8 W (12v) solar panel to charge a 300w (12 v) battery?We Answered:If the battery wouldn't self-discharge, it would be: 300W/1.8W = 166 h 40 m With 12 hours of sunlight per day, it will take about 14 days. However, since all rechargeable batteries self-discharge over time, it would take much longer, if it could be done at all. Many batteries give a figure of 1% per day loss, so that would be 3 W per day, or 1 h 40 m per day required just to recover to the level of the previous...

    12v Solar Panels

    Marjorie Said:How do you connect three 12V solar panels to produce 24V? I have no room for another panel.?We Answered:well you would connect 2 panels, in series to get 24volts. a 3rd panel would generate 36 volts.Christian Said:who wants or know someone that wants to buy 100 5W or 10W 12V solar panels ?We Answered:You could try selling them on ebay. They sell lots of stuff like that over there. How much are you asking? What are the specs (V and A)?Samantha Said:Where can i buy mini (1v - 12v) solar panels?We Answered:Jameco Electronics carries some small solar...

    15 Watt Solar Panel

    June Said:what's the point in a 15 watt solar panel?We Answered:It would deliver 15 Watts of DC power. Several can be arranged in series, parallel or a series-parallel arrangement to increase voltage, amperage or a combination of both. The most likely use would be to charge batteries so the power can be used when needed.Ramona Said:Estimate of how long I could draw 15 amps off a 12 volt battery with a 12 volt 15 watt solar panel?We Answered:You don't say where you are, that will affect the number of sun hours, and therefore how much power you...

    15w Solar Panel

    Samuel Said:Why are my batteries failing in my solar setup?We Answered:You have at least two problems: 1. your solar array is too small, especially for short winter days, it may only be pumping in a total of 150watt hours per day. 2. your inverter is probably draining too much power when idling, maybe just 10 watts per hour, but in a day that is more than your array puts in. for quick solutions, get a second solar array and parallel the original, also turn your inverter off when not in use. Other things to do are to get a good Soneil...

    1kw Solar Panel

    Vivian Said:How hard is it to generate about 10 - 20 watts renewably?We Answered:There is a new type of External WIFI Antena at the CCRANE company that runs off a USB PORT EXCELLENT for WIFI super gain...for long distance access...Check it out.. Start up load is usually DOUBLE the wattage for some electrical devices....2 6volt batteries and a 15 watt solar panel should give you an easy 8hours of computing...MOST Modified sine wave inverters DO NOT like the load a charging computer puts on them...especially at start up..its not uncommon to get an ALARM as the voltage requirements go up.. If it was...

    20 Watt Solar Panel

    Lisa Said:How many kWh will a 224 watt, 20 volt solar panel produce in one day?We Answered:Hi, Answer: 1059.5 watt hours or 1.0595 kWh. Comments: E= P*t (Power multiplied time = watt hours if power is in watts and time in hours. E=224*4.73 =1059.5 Watt hours. 1059.5/1000= 1.0595 kWh. Notice that the voltage is already a component of the power. That is, P=EI. (Where I is current in amperes.) The voltage is only important if you're trying to run some device at the solar cell voltage or, say charge a battery. Normally you would have an electrical device between...

    200 Watt Solar Panel

    Marvin Said:Solar panels - What can 60 watts do for me?We Answered:Well, as long as the sun is shining, you can light 6 or so CFL lights, or a small TV or PC. But you will need a charge controller, a battery, and an inverter, all expensive. The charge controller regulates and controls the charging of a battery by the solar cells, the battery (use a marine lead acid battery, not an auto battery) stores power for when the sun is not shining, and the inverter converts 12 volts DC to 120 volts AC to operate house appliances. In so...

    200w Solar Panel

    Scott Said:What Do I Need To Convert My House To Solar Power?We Answered:Your best return on investment is solar hot water, then superinsulating the house, then photovoltaic. My rule of thumb is you get about 50% of peak power for about 8 hours a day from a solar panel. Your 83 kWhr/day would require about 21 kW of panels to completely replace your grid power, around $60k at today's prices. Your local power company may have subsidy/buyback policies to bring down the purchase price requirements. Insulation to bring down your A/C requirements will pay you back faster than the PV panels...

    20w Solar Panel

    Tracy Said:Will this solar power plan work? Is there any better way to do? is this the right way to use battery?We Answered:The battery you bought - is it sealed lead acid? It's not going to last long if you let the fan drain it flat every day. NiMH you can use in such a manner, though. As long as you have the proper charger.Joseph Said:Why do my batteries keep failing in my Solar Panel setup??We Answered:How many total Watts are you consuming for your devices? To me, it sounds like either the battery is being heavily...

    24v Solar Panel

    Kristina Said:can a 24v solar panel be changed to 12v?We Answered:On the output it can be changed, but not at the panel its self. You can use a convertor. There is an example of one in the link in my sources.Karen Said:will a solar panel 130 watts max 24.5 volts. charge one 12 volt battery or do i need 2 batteries 24v wiring?We Answered:You need about 13.5 volts DC to fully charge a 12 volt battery. 24.5 volts DC will not fully charge two 12 volt batteries. You could charge the 12 volt battery with a simple charger...

    45 Watt Solar Panel

    Lauren Said:can i charge a duracell 600 battery through direct current from a solar panel?We Answered:You would attach the solar panel to the DC input socket on the Duracell 600. The specs are 2.5 amps (max) 12 volts (nominal). This would roughly equate to a 30 watt, 12 volt, solar panel. Note: you should also use a small charge controller with this setup.Bruce Said:i found a solar panel that makes 45 watts how many volts comes out of that its on harborfright.com please help?We Answered:I think that 45-watt kit is really 3, 15-watt panels. Each is of an...

    5 Watt Solar Panel

    Shawn Said:How long will it take to charge a 12v 5amh battery with a 5 watt solar paneL?l?We Answered:My answer is at least 12 hours of sunlight. 12 hours is the minimum theoretical time, without taking power losses, inefficiencies and variations in sunlight intensity into consideration, which would have the effect of adding to the actual time required. Here's how I came up with my answer: A 12Volt 5 amp-hour battery will ideally produce 12volts of electricity at a rate of 5 amps for 1 hour. Since Power in Watts = Voltage X Amps, that means the battery should be capable of...

    50 Watt Solar Panel

    Josephine Said:My 50 watts at 18v solar panel and 100amp battery at standard use 13.5-13.8 can this two work?We Answered:You've only listed three components and proved that two are nominal. (I assume the "controller" is an inverter/charger unit, and that the 13.8 V. indicates the battery is fully charged.) It's either your connections or the "controller". Before you panic, re-read the manual and check all your connections and control settings.Patricia Said:can a 50 watts solar panel charge a 100amp battery?We Answered:Sandy is correct. If you have a 12 volt battery, and the solar panel puts out a max of 8 volts, you will...

    5w Solar Panel

    Elizabeth Said:How to use solar panel to charge 2 battery packs simultaneously?We Answered:Series would mean that the two battery packs would have a total of 24 volts. The 12 volt panel would not charge the batteries. You need to put them in parallel. Match the polarity of the PV panel and the battery packs. All the + together and separately all the - together. Depending on your connectors you may be able get a Y adapter that would allow you to connect and/or disconnect each battery pack or device seperately.Sidney Said:Can a solar panel be used as a NiCd cordless...

    60 Watt Solar Panel

    Nancy Said:How long would it take to charge a 212 amp hour 12 volt deep cycle battery using a 60 watt solar panel?We Answered:A typical 60W panel has a 4A short circuit current from spec in first link below. This is most likely about 3.5A of peak sun charging current. Depending where you live, you may get 2 to 5 hours of peak sun charging current a day. You should be able to find this figure on the internet for your area. It is the number of equivalent full sun hours (that the panel will provide 3.5A). It will take all...

    6v Solar Panel

    Christina Said:i am planning on connecting a solar panel to a 3.6v battery?We Answered:Solar panel voltages start at 12 volts, so even the smallest available solar panel will do it. You will need to put a resistor in series with the battery and the panel. The resistor rating will depend on how fast you want to charge the battery, and how high a charge rate the battery can stand without getting overheated. Without a sophisticated charge regulating device, it will be necessary to disconnect the charging circuit when the battery is fully charged.Marilyn Said:What can i...

    80 Watt Solar Panel

    Chris Said:Would a 80 watt solar panel be able to charge a 12 Volt Battery?We Answered:Look at it this way, A 12 volt car battery that has 600 amp-hours of current storage has supposedly 7200 watts of power available (12v x 600 amp=7200 watts) But in reality you would be lucky to get a third of that. Anyway, if you run a 40 watt light bulb for say 10 hours you used 400 watts of power from that battery. Your solar panel in the middle of a sunny day might put out that 80 watts and when it does, it will take 5...

    80w Solar Panel

    Kelly Said:my solar panel is destroyed any solutions will help?We Answered:Take Cheech and Chongs advice: Go down to the local laundromat, drop a few hundred mics of really righteous acid, and ride in the dryers. DougBarbara Said:how many 80w can charge 4and2 batteries?We Answered:It depends on the size of the batteries. 80 watts is a lot of power for a solar cell. First, make sure it's in fact an 80 watt panel. At 12 volts, 80 watts means over 6 amps or 6000 mA. This will charge about 6 AA cells in 1 hour if connected...

    About Solar Energy

    Carolyn Said:What impact does solar energy have on the politics?We Answered:One of the issues the US presidential candidates are tackling is oil dependence, terrorist and concerns about global warming. Solar energy will keep the US from depending on foreign oil, which we hope would lessen the the resources of the terrorist. On top of that, solar energy is clean energy. given our environmental problem-- the global warming. therefore i many areas and solar wind affects the US presidential candidates campaign. ...

    About Solar Panels

    Gerald Said:Where can I find solar panels and how to install them inexpensively?We Answered:We just installed 2 solar collectors a year ago, and it wasn't cheap. That's the downside. On a postive note, over a year's time, we've cut our natural gas bill in half (the solar collectors are heating our water). Looking at it that way, they pay for themselves. To answer your first question, we obtained ours from a friend. If you live in an environmentally retarded area, it might be difficult to find them. There are venues online where you can purchase them. Try Amazon, ebay...or...

    Advantages Of Solar Panels

    Peggy Said:Any drawbacks for solar panels?We Answered:There are a number of good answers here, but keep in mind that power generation is only one use of solar panels. They can also be used to gather heat directly from sunlight, and range from simple home made panels (for example, see http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Spa… ) to sophisticated vacuum tube collectors (http://www.siliconsolar.com/solar-evacua… ). These systems provide relatively high efficiency, since they don't convert sunlight to electricity, and they can be used to supplement or replace energy used for space and hot water heating - some of the largest residential uses of energy. Like any other appliance...

    Alternative Solar Energy

    Teresa Said:What are some of the problems that limit the availability of solar energy as an alternative energy source?We Answered:Cost of solar panels. They are so expensive where consumers need to invest large amount of money. Aside from solar panels, you will also need other accessories like batteries, inverters and chargers. I'm sure if the cost of these needed materials drop by 50%, all of us will go to solar energy.Emma Said:What should I do to start my career in the solar and alternative energy field?We Answered:Check out this company I represent. I think it may suit...

    Amorphous Solar Panels

    Douglas Said:Why is it fine to short circuit solar panels?We Answered:Because they have a high internal resistance, which limits the current and prevents damage. .Willie Said:how long does it take for a solar panel to make one watt?We Answered:There are no accurate answers to your question yet. The final answer is : No, you don't want to buy it. Several reasons. A normal single family home uses about 500 to 600 kiloWatt-hours or kWh in one month. One kWh is 1/ 1000 of a MegaWatt hour. So the discussion here is off by at least...

    Average Cost Of Solar Panels

    Martin Said:i need some help regarding solar energy?We Answered:First you have to know what the insolation potential is in your area. This is the amount of available sunlight energy that arrives at the Earth's surface per area (square meter.) Latitude and cloud cover (humidity) are influential factors.1 Arizona has higher average insolation levels than Maine. Next you would need to know the efficiency levels of your particular brand of solar photovoltaic panels. They are typically between 8 and 22%. Here are some samples: 2 You will require more panels if they...

    Batteries For Solar Panels

    Nelson Said:12vdc solar panels + batteries = Help?We Answered:here is the real answer have you run out of power? are you off the grid? remember that the amp hr is an average you will not get the solar production every day. some days will be more (summer) some will be less (winter or cloudy). that is the simple answer. next have you figured out the loss from your in your charge system. you are most efficient to use power as you produce it. When you charge a battery it is very inefficient. dependent on the battery and the charge system the current in the...

    Battery For Solar Panel

    Kelly Said:Can I use a regular 12V motorcycle battery for solar panel charging?We Answered:Take a look at the panel output ratings. You want to use a battery with the storage capacity to match the time and output cycle of your panel(s) I have 5 42 watt panels on my boat going into 2 batteries which are quite hefty, D4's The panels are geared to recharge the nightly usage and assist in the daylight time requirements as well, like refrigeration which runs 24/7. Nutshell a motorcycle battery is probably undersized. You risk ruining the...

    Benefits Of Solar Panels

    Russell Said:How much is the benefit of solar panels?We Answered:Solar power panels use sunlight to generate electricity. Solar power cells can also refer to cells that heat up water or another fluid and use the heat from that. Cons: - They do not generate as much power on cloudy or very much at all on rainy days. - They do not generate power at night when it is most needed. - They have to be kept clean to work right (this kills many Mars probes). - They are expensive and at best 28% efficient, but solar cells with 40% efficiency are under development. - Fields of them...

    Best Price Solar Panels

    Terrence Said:Can you put paint and oil pastels on solar panels?We Answered:it will not blow up but it may crack and get destroyed the light hitting the photovoltaic panel has to be uniform and the same wavelength (color) PV panels are sensitive to infrared light so if you get translucent paint that is clear to IR here is a typical response http://www.advanced-energy.com/upload/Im… AnitaRichard Said:Will Solar Energy overtake oil to become the best energy source?We Answered:well i say yes because theres plenty of the stuff, we have the tech to collect the Energy, and the sun isn't set to die out until another 1-2 million (if not, billions)...

    Best Solar Panel

    Arthur Said:what type off solar panel is best (flat or tube)?We Answered:If it's never going to freeze, go flat. That's the standard solar hot water in Hawaii. If it has a miniscule chance of freezing, you could still get a flat panel, but would need to have a pressure relief valve on it, and maybe have the kind of system you can completely drain. The evacuated tube type of collector costs more, but has the advantage that you can put whatever liquid you like in the tube, to transfer the heat to a tank below. Antifreeze is often used, like...

    Best Solar Panels On The Market

    Bertha Said:Is this a good response to the proposed Copenhagen Protocol?We Answered:1. "There exists no subset of man that is smarter ..." An obvious fallacy. A free market functions most efficiently when all players are equally informed, but that never happens in reality. In fact, if you happen to be better informed than others and act on that in a certain way, you can be jailed for the crime of insider trading. In other words, equal information is only an ASSUMPTION of the free market, and if that assumption is not true, then YES, of course there can be a subset...

    Best Solar Panels

    Walter Said:What's the best solar heater for a 15x30 pool?We Answered:Hi Modelplu...! For the best solar heater try this SmartPool SunHeater for In-Ground Pools http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?i…Anna Said:best Heat pumps Scotland,Solar panels Scotland, Renewable energy in Scotland?We Answered:Scotland is probably too far north for you to want a Heat Pump in the winter. I live in Iowa, in the north central US and would never suggest one unless the homeowner planned to use it only for cooling.Neil Said:What would be the best way to bring Solar Panels to Canada from Europe?We Answered:How many panels, just a few? Try going to an...

    Boat Solar Panels

    Eleanor Said:I am trying to start a business from a pontoon boat and want to know some ideas about how to power appliances.?We Answered:Keep in mind, boats and any food / alcohol service have strict guidelines and regulations. You could probably get some large battery packs charged by a generator. Look at other people who have similar setups. You could probably find out a lot by looking at an ice cream truck....

    Build A Solar Panel At Home

    Helen Said:should I move away from california or move to a place in washington?We Answered:Washington State is incredible. If you don't mind the rain, I would recommend moving here. Lots of green! The people are very nice and welcoming as well. This is of course, you decision, and no one else can make it for you, but this is just my opinion. Also, I don't understand why you say you are "worried with all of the Mexicans.. in California..." That's racist...Gilbert Said:Do you think this is a better idea than Kevin Rudd's Carbon Tax?!?We Answered:I'm Australian too and i am skeptical! I believe...

    Build A Solar Panel

    Ellen Said:How much would it cost to build a Solar panel "farm" in the Sahara desert- of about 15 to 50 squared K?We Answered:Multiple billions to be sure. More likely trillions, more akin to our current US national debt. Might be a way to put people back to work however and export most of our illegal immigrates and prison population to work on it, thus we could kill three birds with one stone. Only a few problems and questions remain: Why would we want to do it over there? How would we get the power from there...

    Build Own Solar Panel

    Elaine Said:Has anyone tried to build their own solar panel yet?We Answered:The copper panel can be made with 78 " OD copper tubing soldered to a 1@14 "" header, top and bottom . A 1" "T" at the bottom for inlet glycol supply and a 1" "T" at the top for hydronic return .This way you can use one pan-ell or a series of panel ls in a row . Soldered to flat 1|8 " thick flat copper . You need a frame and room for expansion . The glass is the problem .Solar glass is Prism shaped and...

    Build Solar Panel

    Mae Said:Why should the United states build a solar panel in their country?We Answered:The United States government is offering many tax incentives for people to buy and install solar panels. However, very few companies actually manufacture them in the states. They are mostly made in China and Mexico. Therefore the tax payers' money is leaving this country. If there were incentives available to make the companies manufacture here, that would provide jobs and keep the money in the country. Additionally, the panels themselves have to travel long distances to arrive in the USA, creating a...

    Build Solar Panels At Home

    Terrance Said:Solar Panel and Wind Power website question?We Answered:IF i'm Right you copy part of the web site illegal with out proper permissionMatthew Said:Solar Panel and Wind Power?We Answered:Actually I like it. I think you did a good job. The colors you chose and the contrast is good. The menus work, and are fast, and the graphics and pictures are good too. I'd only make one suggestion and that is to put some kind of heading or title telling people what they've found if the find your site by accident, or get to it by blindly clicking on another link. Keep up...

    Build Solar Panels

    Rebecca Said:Will I lose my welfare check if I don't want to build Obama's Solar panels?We Answered:I wonder how much dope they let you smoke while you were volunteering at their officeBrett Said:what materials do i need to build solar panels?We Answered:I don't remember exactly how this person did it, but I was watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition one day, and this boy that lived in a Native American reservation actually made solar panels out of soda cans so he could help his family lower the heating bills.. I KNOW it sounds crazy, but it worked for them! I think...

    Build Your Own Solar Panel

    Duane Said:is it possible to constuct/buy/assemble your own solar panel?We Answered:Very good question! Since most solar panels being sold are made in China, it is a great idea to make your own. Despite all the unsubstantiated claims to the negative.(Do some research before you Answer people!) you can build a solar panel. Complete instructions are here: http://www.thesolarplan.com/articles/you… http://www.goodideacreative.com/spconten… http://www.instructables.com/id/EAFZ1MZC…Herman Said:how do you build your own solar panel?We Answered:Learn how to build your own solar panel in 6 easy steps. Every passing day it seems that we have more information on our hands about the concerns of the environment. Learning how to create your own energy...

    Build Your Own Solar Panels Cheap

    Jean Said:Does Earth4energy really work?We Answered:yes it really works....im also using it.........The Earth4Energy kit suggests one of those popular alternative energy devices that prove to drop home energy costs by 50-80%. The kit also shares information on where to purchase free batteries required for your project. These batteries store the alternative energy making it a portable energy resource. You can take them anywhere, for any use!...

    Build Your Own Solar Panels

    Marshall Said:Would you recommend to try to build your own solar panel ?We Answered:I recommend building your own panel only for the fun of it, not to save money. A homemade panel will cost more per kWh for electricity, because you will not be allowed to connect it to the grid, and therefore must build a standalone system with a battery or batteries. The best instructions are free. This person provides them http://www.mdpub.com/solar/index.html . Also, see http://www.instructables.com/solar/ for both electric and heating panel projects. Before spending money on plans from the web, I suggest reading this critique: http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.phpDebbie Said:Which...

    Building A Solar Panel

    Regina Said:Can solar panel and wind turbine generator system run continuously for 6 month or longer?We Answered:Well unless you have daylight and wind continuously for 6 months the answer is no.Patrick Said:I'm building a solar panel (70-100 Watts) and i don't know what size battery makes sense to use?We Answered:Generally, the larger the battery, ie, the amp-hour rating is higher, the better you are, as you can store more energy. So it's a trade-off of capacity versus price and size. You have to decide that trade-off, you know the parameters, I don't. You may want to get a battery rated for...

    Building Solar Panel

    Jordan Said:Why even bother building dams, windmills, solar panel farms? Nuclear energy is much better?We Answered:Well.... dams, windmills and solar panels are known technologies. In particular, dams and windmills have been in use world-wide for a few hundred years. The technological expertise needed is significantly lower - they can be implemented and maintained relatively safely in virtually any country - by engineers and technicians with not a lot more than high-school educations. In addition, there is a public perception difficulty with nuclear power - particularly after incidents such as Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. (If you are too young...

    Building Solar Panels

    Edith Said:Need help with building a project involving solar panels?We Answered:Solar panels are designed to be used to recharge a battery or series of batteries, not for direct power. That is the inherent weakness of solar systems. The only way to have it work in low light conditions if to have several cells wired in series and have a voltage regulator to limit the amount of voltage that can be supplied. Other than that, add a battery and a charging circuit that the cell would supply power to.Pamela Said:does anyone know about some college classes that will teach you...

    Building Your Own Solar Panels

    Agnes Said:has anyone built their own solar panels using online help aides??? does it work?? is it easy?We Answered:Solar water or electric? Water can be built cheap electric on the other hand cannot. For electric you not only need the panel but wiring, batteries, an inverter and new meter if you are to be hooked to the grid....

    Buy A Solar Panel

    Felicia Said:where to buy solar panels?We Answered:These guys have cheap solar panels: http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/item… http://search.harborfreight.com/cpisearc… orPriscilla Said:where can i buy a solar panel?We Answered:ebay, I got one...

    Buy Solar Panel

    Jose Said:whats a good store to buy a solar panel to charge 6 car batteries.?We Answered:You can find a wide selection of solar panels for sale here. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan… The size of the solar panel will be determined by a few factors. The key factors will be the capacity of the battery bank (in Amp Hours), how quickly you want the solar panels to recharge your batteries, and also what your solar resources are. There are a lot of informative articles on these subjects here. http://www.altestore.com/howto/Solar-Pow… You can still use batteries to store your energy produced by the solar panels, just make sure...

    Buy Solar Panels

    Delores Said:Can i buy solar panels for my house in the Philippines?We Answered:Well there certainly wouldn't be any regulation AGAINST using them so it shouldn't be a problem, the only thing is how to get them and pay a decent price. Solar panels are still very expensive because the US government wishes to subsidize dirty oil companies instead of clean solar cell production companies. Since oil is so cheap, it makes solar cells more expensive in the market. If you find a seller you can buy enough panels (likely 4) to power a house, ship them to the Philippines, and...

    Buying Solar Panels

    Johnny Said:How does buying solar panels from China count as creating green jobs?We Answered:Well,it will create tons of Chinese Jobs.And since they have nothing coming close to workers protections,half of them are probably getting poisoned at work,which may shorten lifespans and reduce their population growth over time,which would be good for the environment since there would be less people.Doesn't that make them all "green jobs" in a way? RWEJulia Said:How do I go about finding solar panels in Ohio?We Answered:Contact Green Energy Ohio. They're a state-wide non-profit group that will be able to connect you with someone to help....

    California Solar Panel

    Leslie Said:is there a solar panel job going on in arizona or california?We Answered:In May 2008, the Bureau of Land Management put the solar plant development in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah on hold for 2 years while the environmental impact is researched. The Sunrise Powerlink solar plant in California was place on hold because of concerns about the high voltage lines connecting the plants to residents in San Diego. In March 2009, Dianne Feinstein was blocking solar energy production in California because she believes it violates the intended land use when conservationists donated the land to the...

    Camping Solar Panel

    Bertha Said:Solar Panel Question?We Answered:We have 2 relatively small solar setups to use for our laptops while camping, but frankly, have been disappointed with our lack of success keeping them powered up. If you use a too small panel to power the fridge, from our experiences, the fridge won't run at all. We haven't had disastrous results to either of the panel setups (one is an almost $500. multiple panel unit in a suitcase, and the other is a single panel.) Both of our setups work by charging a battery, and then the battery powers the device. I'd recommend dragging...

    Camping Solar Panels

    Jennie Said:How can I make a sun tracker for a solar panel?We Answered:tbls101 has a good idea for the tracker, but let's take this one step farther. A clock motor large enough to move a solar panel, unless it is a very small one is going to be large, and expensive. Use the timer motor, as suggested, but attach a slotted disk to it, with a light source on one side, and a detector on the other side. As each slot comes up and allows light to pass through, this creates a one shot pulse which is used to...

    Canadian Solar Panels

    Paul Said:How many items would this solar panel run?We Answered:A single panel like that (note that the page is for a pallet of 20) generates 240W of DC power when exposed to direct, bright sunlight. That must be converted to AC via an inverter, if you wish to run AC loads. Let's say for round numbers you get 200W AC out of it when the sun is shining directly on it. That would be enough to power (obviously) 2 100W incandescent light bulbs. My refrigerator uses about 100W when it is running, so, 2 of those. My TV uses about the same, so - 2...

    Car Solar Panels

    Tom Said:how do you attach solar panels to a remote control car?We Answered:You would have to attach a very impressive array of panels to power even a small remote control car in the best of conditions. The best you could hope for a a minute trickle charging of a battery pack in which case you would have to hook enough panels in parallel to get the right voltage and connect it in parallel with the battery, still a fairly large array of panels would be built.Linda Said:What are the solar panels of a solar car? What are they used for? What...

    Caravan Solar Panels

    Gina Said: How much would you pay for a Buccaneer? We Answered: I would pay about that much for one. Todd Said: Can I live in a caravan for a year and park it anywhere? We Answered: There are laws about where you can park caravans. And by the roadside is not a good idea - it would rock every time a car went by for a start. Laybys can have restrictions and may be right next to main roads which isn't good. You'd have to park at a caravan park or site which could become costly. There are some sites which are cheap though, but you...

    Cheap Solar Panel

    Lloyd Said:how to build a cheap solar panel?We Answered:check out these links. http://www.sungroper.asn.au/project/sola… http://www.goodideacreative.com/spconten… http://www.goodideacreative.com/spsample… http://www.los-gatos.ca.us/davidbu/micro… http://www.freepatentsonline.com/4003363…...

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    Jason Said:would you vote for me as president of the united states?We Answered:No, taxes would be through the roof to pay for all the stuff you mentioned. Also, your plan to tax businesses within the U.S. is just asking for job outsourcing. And FORCING everyone to have two trees on their property? That's too much government. Sorry bud....

    Cheap Solar Panels

    Ross Said:how come industries are not pursuing solar panels since there are millions of roofs in the planet?We Answered:You have the right idea, and we're moving towards that, but it's hard to see the gradual progress. Costs are still high, but coming down. 30 years ago, the IBM/370 at our college cost millions of dollars, but now, a PC with more computing power than that can't even be donated to an elementary school, because it's too weak. Solar cells were $100 / watt when I was in school, and now they're $4 / watt, and falling. Believe me, all the...

    Cheapest Solar Panel

    Kent Said:What is the cheapest way to obtain a solar panel that is about the size of a CD or smaller?We Answered:I don't know if this is the CHEAPEST way, but the EASIEST is to walk into any nearby Radio Shack and buy one.Gloria Said:What is the cheapest solar panel ?We Answered:cheapest not necessarily the best. Some cheap ones deteriorate surprisingly quickly. After 7 years the output on some panels can be only half of what it was originally....

    Cheapest Solar Panels

    Rick Said:cheapest solar panels for my house?We Answered:Depends how many panels you need, from 2000kW you can get wholesale prices but I guess you dont belong to that cathegory. Just shop around, & ask for quotes. Check eBay & Amazon to get ideas. Solarhome.org has also good selection. Cheapest would be if you can install them yourself or got some friend to do it. It takes down the total price a lot. Or just wait for couple of more years to have thin film panels.June Said:what are the cheapest solar panels?We Answered:Thin film plastic panels. But I'm not sure anyone is ready...

    China Solar Panels

    Edith Said:Where can i find a list of solar panel manufactures worldwide?We Answered:Actually Ofir, it is much easier and less expensive than you might believe. What you need is a magazine, like, "Solar Today." There is only one that I am familiar with that gets into the nuts and bolts of solar panel manufacturers, installation, and other types of renewable energy. It's called, "Home Power Magazine." We have a home that has been powered by the wind and sun for the last 10 years or so, and most of our initial information came from Home Power,...

    Chinese Solar Panels

    Paul Said:what are the import taxes on solar panels imported into the USA?We Answered:You'll have to check with US Customs at http://www.cbp.govJeffrey Said:Where can I get 100 solar panels ?We Answered:There is a domestic company called Astropower Inc. You can also go through GE Power: http://www.gepower.com/prod_serv/product…Christine Said:Where can I buy 100 solar panels?We Answered:They have some on ebay. Here's a direct linkJose Said:where can I buy 100 solar panels ?We Answered:What kind of panels? Photovoltaic or thermal? Used Solar King thermal panels can be bought quite cheap at http://www.solarminingco.com/Jordan Said:China is far ahead of US in making windmills, solar panels, carbon capture,...

    Cleaning Solar Panels

    Hilda Said:Cleaning Solar Panels on Roof?We Answered:Look at window cleaners for houses. A few years ago I remember a spray canister attachment with detergent that you put on the end of a common garden hose. It sprayed a very long way (at least to the second floor) with a stream of water mixed with detergent to wash windows on the second floor without actually scrubbing them. A similar attachment with a strong detergent may work.. (you may want to clean it manually first and use something like this for maintenance) Actually power washing with a mild detergent...

    Commercial Solar Energy

    Travis Said:are sun chips really made with solar energy like the commercial says?We Answered:Sort of. There is a large solar array in Modest, CA where they package some of the sunchips, that is where they get some of the electricity they use for the plant. In CA we are increasing the amount of clean and renewable sources that we use to produce electricity. A home or business can choose to get there electricity from only renewable sources, usually for a small charge. That doesn't mean all the electricity that goes to the building is clean it means that the utility...

    Commercial Solar Panels

    Kelly Said:what solar panels do i need to power my 9.6v r/c car. i am tired i recharging my batteries.?We Answered:A panel big enough to power the car direct would be too big for the car to carry. Use the panel to charge spare batteries.Glenda Said:Instead of building huge solar energy plants in the desert...?We Answered:Not really. At least, not until photovoltaic prices plummet some more! You save a bit of money by not having to transport the power that far, but if you're in a building you either have to use the energy straight away, or store it in batteries...

    Commercial Solar Power

    Rosa Said:interested in solar power for my home?We Answered:There is many companies that can help like > http://www.solardyne.com/whish40ratat1.h… Do some web surfing and you'll find many companies and hopefully some in your area. They will also have the latest info on government rebates etc ! I'd go with a combo solar/wind system so you have power no matter the weather ! Leo Said:.........::::::::::Solar cell:::::::::...........?We Answered:good question... the next big advance could be an energy source that renews itself... i want to see a laser beam onto a solar panel charging a battery that fuels the laser and also my car, and one for my...

    Compare Solar Panels

    Wilma Said:how much land is required for solar panels compared to land for a coal fired power station?We Answered:If it has to be a centralized power station, then I'm sure the solar plant takes more area, but that's not an entirely fair line of thinking. The coal plant must have a rail line running into it to supply the coal. The total area taken up by the rail corridor could be significant. Also, in my opinion, solar's best application is small, distributed generation. In other words, panels on every roof. This is area that is generally not otherwise used,...

    Cost For Solar Panels

    Dwayne Said:cost of solar panels?We Answered:Try here. I get all my needs met here. http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=solar+p…...

    Cost Of A Solar Panel

    Bryan Said:The cost of a solar panel that generates 200 Watts Per Day ?We Answered:$100 - $175. To make 200w per day you need a 40 watt solar module with 5 hours of sun (about the average). If you search for 40 watt solar modules they vary in price from $100 used to about $175 new.Sue Said:What is the average cost of a solar panel?We Answered:Solar water heating panel, maybe $1000. Might need several depending on where you live, and that doesn't include installation. According to SolarBuzz http://www.solarbuzz.com/Moduleprices.ht… , the average price of a larger solar electric module...

    Cost Of Installing Solar Panels

    Gordon Said:Hey (blackratsnake) How easy and expensive is it to install Solar panels ?We Answered:Solar power can actually power your entire house, if you put enough solar power cells up. The cells are also called PVs. One large cell can provide up to around 108 watts, but if you continue to combine more cells together you can get up to what would be needed for your house. You have the option of adding batteries as well for night time, or when the sun isn't lighting the area. I'd recommend deep cycle batteries, they can put out...

    Cost Of Solar Energy

    Aaron Said:what is the cost of solar energy compared to natural gas?We Answered:These are NOT comparable because they work differently. Natural gas used in home heating, hot water, stoves, dryers use gas as a DIRECT conversion of energy. Solar- active thermal, is where panels collect the heat and exchange it in a storage tank to preheat hot water for heating and hot water. Solar- passive, is where the sunlight comes into a space and heats it during the day Solar- electric is where there are 2 conversions of energy. One is changing the sunlight into electricity; then storing this electricity...

    Cost Of Solar Panel Installation

    Eugene Said:I want to add a solar pannel to my house and I have a few questions?We Answered:I live in an RV full time and I get all my electric from the sun. For $500 to $750 your not going to get much. A Kyocera Model 135SX panel is going to cost you around $450. That will give you 135 Watts. A good controller/Charger is going to be around $300 A good 6 Volt golf cart battery is around $150 each and the minimum would be 2 so your looking at $300 on the batteries. 3000 Watt Inverters range for $300 up as high as...

    Cost Of Solar Panel

    Tina Said:What are the benefits of solar panel heating?We Answered:Solar Air Heaters are a great way to supplement the heat in your house. They don't make electricity, they make heat. The box outside the house heats up, and a fan blows the hot air into the house powered by a small solar electric panel. The result, 100% free heat! This morning it was 50 degrees F outside, my kitchen was 70 degrees with my heat turned off. For free. On 20 degree days, it blows 100 degree air into the house. Depending on...

    Cost Of Solar Panels And Installation

    Betty Said:Solar panels vs wind turbine?We Answered:I think where you live would have a lot to do with that. I live out in one of the prairie states and it's frequently windy, so around here wind would be the way to go....

    Cost Of Solar Panels For Home

    Bobby Said:Does it make sense to put solar panels on my house?We Answered:Michael, since you're designing the house, you should take advantage of passive solar building techniques - south facing windows, earth sheltering, a lot of interior thermal mass, etc. Check into using insulated concrete forms for the walls. Next, consider where dollars are most effectively spent for active energy recovery. Rather than gathering sunlight and converting it to electricity, convert it to heat and store it in a hot water tank - which provides both household heat and domestic hot water. How to air condition a house with hydronic...

    Cost Of Solar Panels

    Claire Said:Why does it cost so much to buy small solar panels? I am trying to do a good deed for earth week why so much?We Answered:They say about pv cells that the cost return takes 7 years, meaning that it'll take you 7 years to save on electricity what you paid for the cells. Most of us expect to need electric for a long time, so it is worth it. The only question is, will the cells continue to work for 7 years. They are working on more cost effective solar technology, but as of yet,...

    Cost Of Solar Power

    Julian Said:What is the cost of a solar power plant?We Answered:that depends of it's power. If you want electricity for 3 houses it's affordable. For 3000 it's a goverment issue :)...

    Cost Of Solar

    Beatrice Said:Cost of Solar Hot Water Installation?We Answered:Haven't had it fitted but looked at a system made by Alpha boilers.They have a solar system that will work along with a condensing combi boiler,the panel heats the water then stores it in a tank,when you open a tap the water flows through what they call a solar valve,if its hot enough then it goes straight to the tap,if its not it will divert the water to the boiler to heat the water to the desired temperature,as the water should be warmer than the cold water a conventional combi uses,the boiler...

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    Heidi Said:where can i find a low cost solar panel here in bicol region area?We Answered:in the yellow pages try alternate energy,or solar panels...

    Cost Solar Panels

    Jenny Said:how much does it cost to install solar panels for one school?We Answered:Depending on the size and what kind of solar panel, in the area of over 9000$ U.S.Jeremy Said:How much money would it cost to have solar panels installed in an entire city?We Answered:depends on size of city, but a small city $100,000,000.00 would be a good start and still wouldn't be enough for all power needs. for one house PRICE: $16,475 (July 1 2008) for less than half of the power all ready in use per house so lets say $35000 per avg. house for 90% all...

    Cost To Install Solar Panels

    Gregory Said:What is the cost to install solar panels on the top of my roof?We Answered:you'd be better off spending the money on energy saving devices and improving energy efficiency. insulation, modern boilers, stuff like that. they'll save you much more energy, and much more money....

    Costs Of Solar Panels

    Marjorie Said:Solar Panel costs and sizes?We Answered:Good! You've found out how many kWh are used per month. Divide this by 30, and that will be about what the school needs per day. Let's suppose this number is 1000 kWh per day. (Do the actual division to find the real number). Now look at this page: http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/old_data/nsr… Select Average, Annual, Flat Plate Tilted at Latitude, and View Map. Find your area on the map, and that will show you how many peak sun hours you get per day. Let's say that this number is 5 hours / day. So you would take the...

    Discount Solar Panels

    Naomi Said:Are communities finding bones in their Porkulous?We Answered:don't you just love it???? and then to get money to help you have to fire so many,, how does that provide Jobs?? HA HAH HAJoanne Said:Where are some good places to buy 30-yr architectural shingles?We Answered:I have never been able to buy shingles cheaper if they are more than 100 miles away. Shipping is going to be the issue, remember that the local guys can also load them on the roof for you. Karen Said:Economics Help?We Answered:This is a poorly worded question because there are an infinite number of answers- specifically, all...

    Diy Solar Panel

    Donna Said:Can somebody tell me how to build a solar Panel, step by step using waste materials?We Answered:It's not that easy. Making electricity from light requires high quality crystals. All you can hope to do is convert the light to heat and try to convert that heat into electricity. It's not practical for the typical do it yourself project....

    Diy Solar Panels

    Julian Said:Solar Systems and DIY?We Answered:You can use double strength glass, which is, as the name implies, twice the strength of standard glass. The other option is to use a tempered glass which increases the cost substantially. As far as buying pure "white" glass, you are getting well beyond reasonable cost. Here is a list of manufacturers and distributors of anti reflective coatings, from a brief read it seems that this may not be a do it yourself project. Good Luck!Jeanne Said:From which website can I get a solar panel rated at 12V or above?We Answered:harbor freight.com will...

    Do It Yourself Solar Panels

    Albert Said:How can I obtain materials for Do it yourself solar panels?We Answered:The nearest contact to get solar panles in Kenya would be the following: I sincerely hope it works for you! Kibera Community Youth Programme P. O Box 5837 - 00200 Nairobi Kenya Cell:+ (254.720) 786 218 / (254.720) 140 968 Fax:+ (254.020) 570088 E-mail:kcyp2000@yahoo.comJason Said:the do it yourself solar panels, are they any good?We Answered:Most of those sites are just one step above a scam. They generate most of their income from web traffic. If you build your own panels, you will not be allowed to connect them...

    Domestic Solar Panels

    Vincent Said:could i find a source for solar panels?We Answered:You can find solar panels in a variety of sizes here. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan… -Dave C....

    Efficiency Of Solar Panels

    Roger Said:Where can I get solar panels(not online) for this stupid science project?We Answered:Solar panel to support an oven is big and very expensive (over few hundred dollars). Perhaps you might see some mobil road sign that runs with two big solar panels....and perhaps you could borrow it and return it after finish your project (ask for permission first)....

    Efficiency Solar Panel

    Earl Said:Solar Panel Question?We Answered:You can probably build a system to power your grandparents whole house for about $200( if you do it yourself). This is a video of a man that built a system for about $250, it has 3 panels, 250 watts. http://budurl.com/solarbl here is a website that's been featured in Popular Mechanics, Popular Science. http://budurl.com/energy4earth Hope this answers your questions. let me know....

    Efficient Solar Panels

    Beth Said:What raw materials go into making 1 sq m of 30% efficient solar panels?We Answered:Build Your Own Solar Water Heating Panel Tools and materials The flat plate collector, or solar panel, is relatively easy to construct and should present few problems to the average handyman. If you can install a sink unit, plumb in a washing machine, make a bookcase, then this project should not be too difficult. An entire novice plumber may need a little help. The panel can be constructed without the aid of special tools, specialist materials, or 'secret' processes. A hacksaw, wood...

    Electric Solar Panel

    Clifford Said:how many volts does a 4x8 ft. electric solar panel generate?We Answered:You want to measure in watts, not volts. Panel configuration will determine the voltage - how cells are stacked - but the wattage is the measure of the actual power generated. The average today is about 10 watts per square foot in full sunlight - gradually increasing as the technology gets better.Andre Said:what is the cost of electric solar panel?We Answered:The source has panels that range in price from $25 each to $1,095 each....

    Electric Solar Panels

    Marian Said:Should we put solar panels on hybrid electric cars so that they will charge when in a sunny parking lot, etc.?We Answered:Any electric or plug-in hybrid car can be solar powered. eg http://www.green-car-guide.com/features/… Tesla Motors can arrange installation of solar panels on an owners home or owners can purchase electricity that has been created by the company’s large scale solar farm partners. This pollution-free electricity is fed into the grid and directly offsets the electricity used to charge the car. it is not practical to put on the car because of the extra weight & wind resistance, the area required, and...

    Electrical Solar Panels

    Theresa Said:how much electrical energy and electrical power is being produced by a given solar panel?We Answered:In full sunshine the sun will deliver about 1000 Watts of energy per square meter of exposure. At the best available technology it's possible to convert about 10% of this to useful electrical output so a one square meter panel perpendicular to the sun could give 100 Watts of electric power. The actual amount of electrical energy it produces is dependent on how long the sun shines....

    Electricity Solar Panel

    Kathryn Said:How much electricity do you get from one solar panel, generally (in WA state)?We Answered:In Eastern Wa., solar works great, even in winter. . In Western Wa. , not so much.....Tyrone Said:can I run a desktop computer with a solar panel?We Answered:The system in the Hawaiian house has solar panels that charge a battery bank. If the sun doesn't shine enough, the generator will kick on and provide the extra power needed. An inverter converts the DC voltage stored in the batteries to AC power that you plug into a wall outlet to use. Depending on...

    Electricity Solar Panels

    Carrie Said:How much electricity can solar panels make on average?We Answered:It depends on the efficiency of the panel. A thin-film panel can produce about 6W per sq ft, http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan… where a hybrid panel can produce about 14W per sq ft, http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan… A typical polycrystalline panel is around 13W per sq ft. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan…...

    Energy Solar Panels

    John Said:How is the energy from solar panels transferred to objects that require electricity?We Answered:To answer briefly for your question, you would require Photovoltaic (PV) Cells installed on your roof top, which will convert the solar energy into electrical energy which you can use that instantly or you can store them in batteries for later use....

    Energy Solar Power

    Roberta Said:Can you store the energy from solar power?We Answered:solar energy in the form of light changing into electricity can be stored in batteries. Solar energy in the form of heat is often stored in water or rocks....

    Evacuated Tube Solar Panels

    Tiffany Said:Need help in Physics!?We Answered:1. Convection doesn’t function when the hot object is above the cold object. 2. C. Convection 3.Their temperatures rise until they are able to radiate heat away into space as fast as it arrives from the sun. 4. I have a glass of Pepsi over ice sitting on the counter. It has been sitting there for fifteen minutes and still has ice in it. If the room temperature is 270 Celsius, what is the temperature of the Pepsi in the glass? A. 00 Celsius B. 290 Celsius C. 13.50 Celsius D. 270 Celsius there is mistake...

    Facts About Solar Panels

    Pedro Said:Realistic usage of all-solar system?We Answered:You are in a great position to set up an off grid solar system. With a few changes your $20,000 will easily power your entire cabin with solar energy. There are a LOT of things that will determine how many watts of solar panel you'll need to power your property including your latitude, access to sun and the devices you'd like to power with the solar panels. We use solar power on our boat in Mexico in the winters (link below) and the two things that take the most energy are the fridge and the...

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    Raymond Said:how to repair plastic solar panel?We Answered:I have to guess ,that you are talking about solar water heater, as you say tube. google " repairing split water pipes" you can buy some "clamps" made for this purpose, as when pipes freeze....

    Film Solar Panels

    Florence Said:Does the freeloader supercharger (solar panel) have a film on it?We Answered:I am not sure by what you mean by a film check with the manufacturer first most photovoltaic cells are sealed in a glass container so i would go and dismantle the product. the amount of nuclear energy will depend on the amount of radiant sun light, per day. remember the method of catching the high energy from the sun needs a high percentage of sun light even on the brightest of days....

    First Solar Panels

    Franklin Said:why all solar panels must transmit energy to a battery first?We Answered:Actually it is not a must. What happens is that most of the time the voltage/current output of a solar panels is not suitable for most devices (most devices at home use AC power and solar panel produces only DC power) or you need a stable source of energy (available all the time) which you can not get with only a solar panel which output depends on the solar light (unstable power source ). If you get suitable devices (you can get them in some stores) for solar...

    Foldable Solar Panels

    Kelly Said:ladies and gents! the coolest handbag ever! new gadget!?We Answered:It's a neat concept, someone is thinking!! However, for me, personally, I try to buy from Americans. Call me an isolationist, call me whatever, but Americans buy my shirts and I, in turn, spend it in America.Jean Said:Solar Panel wattage for my Electric Bike?We Answered:You will want to have some sort of voltage regulation. If the panel voltage drops off you don't want to discharge the batteries on your bike. And you would not want to overcharge your batteries. Harbor Freight has a fold out 18 to 24 vdc solar recharger.(see link) For a...

    Folding Solar Panel

    Jacqueline Said:2008 Dodge Avenger SXT, how much do you think i could talk the dealer down to?We Answered:if you offered them around 14-14.5 for it they would probably take it right now,their not hurting for money like some people think but car sales is down everywhere ,so any reasonable offer im sure wouldn't be denied,gm and ford both are having bad sales,so they wont refuse no reasonable offers these days.good luck. ...

    Folding Solar Panels

    Jesse Said:2008 Dodge Avenger SXT, how much do you think i could talk the dealer down to?We Answered:Offer them $13000. How many weeks has said car been on the lot. If you are smart, offer them that amount at the end of the month.Veronica Said:new kind of camper van....... i think?We Answered:This link will take you to a piece about the Verdier Westfalia Solar Power : http://www.mylocalmotorhomehire.co.uk/ar… This link is to the firm's website : http://www.verdier.ca/Donna Said:I have an Eliminator 6.5W Folding Solar Panel and want to know how to charge an Acer Aspire laptop with it....We Answered:You would need to...

    Free Solar Energy

    Kyle Said:Where can I find free online science articles about solar energy that also may relate to latitude?We Answered:Here are 3 places to find free online articles on your topic: - FindArticles http://findarticles.com/ Here's a link to 19 articles I found using the search "solar energy" and "latitude" http://findarticles.com/p/search?tb=art&… - Your local library :-) If you're located in Georgia, you've got free access to the full text of articles online through Galileo, Georgia's virtual library: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/ - If you attend Brenau University, their library has access to the full text of journal articles here: http://www.brenau.edu/library/. If you want any help finding articles in the library's...

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    Claude Said:Solar Panel HELP?We Answered:Sorry this is so long. I live in north west arkansas. I have solar on my home. I installed them myself. Did not cost me anywhere near 25 grand. Solar will pay you back if you get incentives or not. I have said this a hundred times but people just don't seem to understand or can't do the math. You are renting from the public utility. You have nothing in the end but a stack of payment stubs. There is no way to get a return on your investment. You paid them money and have nothing. Nothing...

    Free Solar Panels For Home Use

    Agnes Said:some one please help me with this school question!!!!?We Answered:Well Use of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes would encourage people to drive in cars together, rather than driving alone, this would result in fewer cars on the rode. I don't see how this makes people use more efficient fuels though, they would just be saving money and energy, reducing pollution and minimizing traffic. For Free gasoline for hybrid cars, I think this idea would appeal to many as results show that more people care about the money they're saving is more important than saving the environment. This means that if people...

    Free Solar Panels From The Government

    Violet Said:can anyone help me to summarize this because i summarize it but i did low marks?We Answered:WOW.... nope:( too much reading!Dorothy Said:why do people still pay for electric?We Answered:A variety of reasons. Inertia is one, but there are others. The initial cost of solar panels is high. Many Americans are poor savers and don't have the money for the initial outlay ( I am both an American and a poor saver). Solar panels also break and must be replaced. Broken solar panels are hard to dispose of and are not particularly good for the...

    Free Solar Panels

    Joyce Said:Can you have solar panels installed to where you pay no one a monthly fee for anything?We Answered:Mpfffffff..... A few things: Running your entire house from solar panels requires a massive installation and battery storage for those times when there is no sun (night, rain, snow, whatever). Effectively, the installation will need to be at least three times larger than the house peak load. If you have a small house and few electrical requirements that is one thing. But if you cook, heat, cool and make hot water with electricity that is entirely something else. The typical solar panel gives...

    Free Solar Power

    Ruby Said:What is the best free power source Biofuel or Solar energy?We Answered:Neither biofuels or solar energy are free. There is a substantial cost to grow and harvest the crops and process them into biofuels and distribute the biofuels to the consumers. The cost to convert solar energy to electricity is substantial. Unfortunately, the cost data is not readily available. (perhaps because the salespeople who sell these systems do not want it to be available because few people would buy these systems if they knew how much these systems really cost for the meager amount of elecricity that you get out...

    Ge Solar Panels

    Barbara Said:I really believe you should vote for donald trump?We Answered:You live in a dream world. Donald Trump would declare the US insolvent and he would run off with Fed Helicopter Ben Bernanke to Timbuktu with all the money in new numbered accounts in China and TibetWillie Said:question about GE solar panels?We Answered:I wasn't aware that GE made solar panels. Perhaps they sold their name to someone, as they've done for all of their consumer electronics. But a 190-watt panel is $661.20 from the place below.Earl Said:How many gallons of OIL does it take to make ONE Wind Turbine?We...

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    Roland Said:Why don't we do what Germany does about energy?We Answered:... I heard Hartmann talking about that on the radio. Yes, that's exactly what we should do. It would be a lot cheaper than invading Iraq and Afghanistan. We could have been miles ahead of where we are. Many countries are way ahead of us. It's because our officials are all bought off by the oil companies. Hartmann's friend is making all his own electricity, plus the power company pays him $100/month. We should be doing that, and charging up our own electric cars....

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    Leo Said:Please could you answer my questionnaire (for homework)?We Answered:1) Would you use an environmentally friendly alternative to power things (e.g. solar panels to power air conditioning)? (Yes or no). Yes. 2) Within your organisation office block do you have air conditioning? (Yes or No) Yes. 3) If you do have air conditioning within your organisation how frequent do you use it? Daily. Every day Sometimes Never 4) What are the environmental problems you are aware of associated with electricity from this list? b)High carbon emissions 5) At the end of the working day does anyone switch off the air conditioning in the office? (Yes or No) I'm not...

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    Kim Said:Energy Efficiency Grants in Scotland?We Answered:I did a yahoo search "energy Efficiency Grants in Scotland." One that came up Was energy Saving Trusts. Others were on the Page try those to to see what is available. The House is must like stone material of some kind . You may get a grant money to add insulation To The Out side of the House. The stone walls will then act a heat sink ti store heat. If you have much sunshine clear days. Consider adding larger windows facing the sun. Radiant heat from the sun...

    Grant For Solar Panels

    Charlene Said:I'm looking for a grant to put Solar Panels up at my high school .?We Answered:even though I dont have any information on the subject, sounds like an awesome idea.......

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    Claude Said:Are there programs to help a non profit food bank with solar panels?We Answered:Yes, your local power utility should be able to get you in touch with the groups who do have money available. Plus they themselves might be able to work something out with you to in that regard. And the US department of energy might have something available as well http://www.doe.govElsie Said:How do I get solar panels for my school?We Answered:some ideas here; http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ei=Ks… this looks good; http://californiasolarschools.org/ i believe its a 30% grant in u.s. at the moment, but cal. is pretty right on, you may get more....

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    Ramon Said:Are solar panels affordable?We Answered:I don't think you can get a government grant? At least not just yet... But, you can get a nice Tax break for having installed solar panels on your home or for some their backyard works well. But, again you must be aware that having professionals install these panels can be quite costly. If you don't mind getting your hands a little dirty, tackling this project on your own isn't as hard as you might think! And you will be amazed at how much money you can save from the start. And if you get the...

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    Lena Said:where can i get information on grants for woodburning stoves and solar panels?We Answered:If you live in the U.K. your local council authority or your local citizens advice bureau can help you.Diane Said:Are there any grants for schools in NY so that they can put up solar panels?We Answered:I don't know for sure, but think it unlikely, as I'm unaware of any general grants for panels even in traditionally green California. Options to explore include taking up a collection among parents, finding a rich alumnus/alumna of the school who would sponsor it, or getting a local tax measure...

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    Karen Said:Which more environmentally friendly: A roof with solar panels or a green roof?We Answered:Glad to see that you are actively trying to preserve the environment, Michael. The answer is that it really depends on how many solar panels you are going to mount on your roof and your heating and cooling needs. A green roof will reduce your current heating and cooling needs by about 25%. Keep in mind though, that a well insulated attic and reflective metallic roof shingles could have the same effect. You will also need to calculate how much power your solar panels produce vs the amount...

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    William Said:Why won't my 150 watt power inverter work with Harbor Freight solar panel control box?We Answered:Solar panel is too small; it will not put out enough DC voltage to power the DC to AC inverter. You need to connect the Solar panel to a battery then battery to inverter....

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    Robin Said:why is the storage tank for a heating solar panel higher than a solar panel?We Answered:It works in exactly the same way as a domestic boiler and hot water cylinder. Water heated by the solar panel rises to the storage tank and cooler water from the tank falls back to the base of the panel. Very simple and reliable, no pump needed....

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    Martha Said:Plans for solar heating panels?We Answered:Solar heating panels are basically used for absorbing sun's heat radiation into a system. Usually a liquid with goo dheat storage capacity is used to collect heat from such pannels and is tranferred to other medium where it is required. For industrial use such pannels are used to generate steam and hot water. For domestic use its used for heating water. These panals are usually painted with dark colours so as to absorb maximum inferared rays and reflect minimum rays....

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    Edward Said:Do you know any small designs for heating water, using solar power?We Answered:Fundamentally, a solar water heater consists of the following parts: a solar collector - converts solar radiation into useable heat a heat exchanger or pump module - transfers the heat from the solar collector into the water storage tank - to store the heated water Go to Home Depot and ask for a heat exchanger or pump module for water. After you know how many volts you need to generate, go to Radio Shack and buy a small solar panel. You should make sure that your pump and...

    High Efficiency Solar Panels

    Peter Said:Why are solar panels effected by operating temperature?We Answered:Absolutely temperature matters. So what do higher temperatures do to solar photovoltaic panels? As temperatures rise, the efficiency of solar panels decreases. Heat causes electrical resistance to the flow of electrons. On days where the temperature is more than 75 degrees, the electrical resistance makes the voltage fall thereby producing less kilowatts per hour. Your roof is much hotter than temperatures on the ground. That’s why solar panels are not mounted flat to a roof. There’s usually a few inches of spaces between the...

    History Of Solar Panels

    Lonnie Said:History vs. environment?We Answered:interesting articleJill Said:how many solar panels could the U.S. / U.K. govts have provided with the money spent on the phoney war?We Answered:My point, exactly. Instead of spending a potential two trillion dollars in Iraq, thrown around the way the US has thrown money at this war, we could have put solar panels on every building (in deserts too), not to mention investment in other forms of alternate energy. We could have electric cars. In fact, we could make a major downpayment on a car for every driver. The Saudis would be begging to sell us...

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    Janet Said:If there is a static amount of energy in the universe? What happens when we redirect enough of it?We Answered:Actually, it supon us to judge whether the energy used up is taken as GOOD or WASTED... but our (humans) point electric energy is not considered as harmfull...<for more clarification contact me>Arnold Said:How can I hook up a generator?We Answered:read this http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/y…...

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    Geraldine Said:What are really modern homes made out of?We Answered:junk, toxic junk for the most part. today we are by far the worst, most irresponsible builders who have ever walked the earth, especially in the US. Geraldine Said:Solar Panel Wiring in SERIES?We Answered:If the panels are the same, there is no problem in putting them in series. If you examine the panels, they will be made up of about 36 identical cells in series. Ok, now you have 72 cells in series, fine if they are the same. You need (at a minimum) a diode in the line so that when...

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    Melanie Said:$1500 Tax credit. If I install the upgrades myself do I still qualify?We Answered:You will have to have documentation that the IRS will accept to get any credit regardless of who does the work. You do not deduct the materials and labor but you get a tax credit that is different than a deduction.Claire Said:IS it ok to give gifts on 2nd day itself?We Answered:I think she might take it kind of awkwardd at first cause Ive never heard of anyone doing that. But man, if thats what you want to do then I think you should do it. Don't...

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    Stacey Said:What is the most cost-efficient way to bring green electricity into my home?We Answered:The idea is good, but I hope you've got a LOT of money!...

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    Guy Said:Explain why it would be necessary for a home using solar energy to have some type of an energy storage divice.We Answered:Because of night. The sun sets and does not shine for part of the day, that's the primary reason. The secondary reason is because rainy and cloudy days may not provide enough sunlight. When sun doesn't shine, the solar panel don't make electricity so the electricity has to be stored for the night or rainy days or it has to be hooked up to the power grid for those same periods. On cloudy days, the panels make less electricity.Walter Said:Why...

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    Theresa Said:Can you hook up 2 batteries in your car and charge them both while driving? Then use one at night in the home?We Answered:Yes you can. There are split charging kits available such as http://www.m-99.co.uk/Electrical/12v_Car…Kim Said:i have a 1500watt heater in my home?We Answered:dude in simple terms your talking about pulling 150 amps of power from a battery, most car alternators can only put out 90 to 110 amps, so even if you hooked in to a running car it would still kill the battery,even a semi battery would be dead in less than an hour, look that's...

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    Larry Said:What are all the normal tests done on a home before buying it?We Answered:Big Hammer's got it right. What you will have to check varies a lot with location. You're spending a lot of $. Don't skimp on a couple of hundred that can save your a$$. As to the alternate power systems you plan, be aware that they'll cost as much as the average house if they're to be expected to work. (The Geo-Thermal system will need a soil survey and test holes to determine if it's practical.)...

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    Travis Said:how many 20 amps solar panel are needed for the average home?We Answered:Solar panels are typically rated in watts, as that's what really matters in the end. That said, 20 amps is an unusually high output for a single panel. The type for house-sized applications are generally 5-8 amps, maybe 10 at the top end. But to your question, it's hard to pin down what an average home is. The number of panels needed depends on the home's electrical usage, but also on how much sun the area gets. In Seattle, it will take twice as...

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    Katrina Said:Solar Panels, How Much Do They Cost?We Answered:Not sure of the cost but I'll recommend the 'Off Grid Living' site. If you're a DIY person, it will show you how to save costs while building your own solar panel with tips, installation guide, blueprints and more. This is the only site I referred to while building my own panel back in the country -- so I hope it helps you as well. All the best!...

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    William Said:i just moved into a home that has solar panels?We Answered:I had a 7-panel solar heater for my pool. During the day, I would open the valve all the way....Because in the evening, it would cool down quickly. Once the sun was too low for any effective heating, I would then shut off the panels and just circulate the pool water. Keep in mind though, with warmer water, you will use more chlorine. We had an inline chlorinator that held 7 of those large tabs. Worked great....

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    Neil Said:What cell voltage are nickel cadmium batteries?We Answered:I hope you mean 2.4 volts per battery, which is 2 cells. This puts the cell voltage at 1.2 volts, about right for Ni-Cd. 2,4 volts per cell doesn't make sense.Ian Said:If you were to refinance your home would you?We Answered:Installation of solar power electrical systems rarely pay for themselves, even with all the rebates. Most people install them for ecological reasons. My brother and sister in-law just installed one. Pacific Gas & Electric (Northern California) estimated their electrical usage and sized their system. Now they never pay an electrical bill unless their...

    Home Solar Power

    Salvador Said:What are the drawbacks to using wind turbines or solar panels for providing all power to a home?We Answered:A is the best of your four, for your question, but since individual wind and solar power generate power to a battery, which is the direct source of power to your house, you can store up enough power to maintain your electrical usage, through the winter, power outages, and you can sell some access back to the Community Power Company. If enough households demand an individual windmill and solar panel, the initial costs will come down to reasonable expense!!Margaret Said:I want...

    Home Solar System

    Elsie Said:If home (Earth) is eliminated as an option, what solar system body is your favoirte?We Answered:Mars...

    Home Sun Solar Panels

    Adam Said:Why is Solar Power not Used Like Everywhere?We Answered:It's simply that there are cheaper ways to get energy right now. So solar has a few specialized applications; areas where there aren't power lines (highway road signs, some houses, in outer space) and is also used by some people who want to live more environmentally and are willing to spend extra money. Or by some companies who are willing to spend extra money to show they are concerned about the environment. But other forms of energy are getting more expensive while solar is getting cheaper. So it will...

    Homemade Solar Panels

    Anna Said:How to make a Home Made SolarPanel (School)?We Answered:I don't know of a way to make one cheap from scratch. You might try the website below.Lester Said:Is homemade energy difficult?We Answered:You.can learn how to build a solar panel at home, it is not difficult and you can even engage your whole family to help you out. It is totally worthwhile to build your solar system as it can help you to save thousands of dollars as compared to buying a conventional system. In addition, you can save money by cutting down on your electrical expenses every month, and you...

    Hot Water Solar Panel

    Randy Said:BEST ANSWER 10 POINTS!!! HELP!!!! How many showers per day could be supported by a single hot water panel?We Answered:A square meter of area in the summer sun puts out an average of 1000 to 1100 watts per square meter. So if you ran it for 5 hours (5hr *3600 = 18,000 sec)and had a highly efficient solar panel heater which might capture almost all of that heat, or 5 kWh of power. Most water coming into the house is about 60F (or 15C) and very comfortable shower water would be at about 95F (or 35C). If you have 1000 watts...

    Hot Water Solar Panels

    Ronald Said:what are the energy changes in solar hot water panels?We Answered:Perhaps you're thinking of the conversion of electromagnetic energy (light) into thermal energy. The energy of each photon is absorbed, and increases the kinetic energy of the water molecules.Christine Said:Solar hot water panels.?We Answered:All you have to do is search "solar hot water" on any search engine. With passive solar hot water you are in luck with your wish of no electricity being used, because a vertical looped system will naturally circulate when water is heated at one end. Also as long as you have...

    House Solar Panel

    Glenn Said:Like how much would it cost to place solar panel's in a small house?We Answered:I had a 5KW solar system quoted for my home by SunPower. It included 24 panels and came to $50,000. This price included installation and had no storage - used the grid for virtual storage. With electricity costs like they are where I am (6 cents), this system will never pay for itself in its 25 year rated life unless power rates rise a lot. Even if a system will pay for itself, you still end up effectively paying your power bill 10-20 years in...

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    Eileen Said:Do you think it's time the solar panels were put back up on the White House?We Answered:yes absolutely. And, it would make a difference b/c its the little things that make the big difference and yes it probably will not make much of a difference in the short term, but we have to think long term goals, if the white house uses solar power again, then we can hope that in the future other government buildings will begin to use them, then have it spread to the people. This defiantly won't happen over night, but if people have a...

    House Solar Power

    Jean Said:do you have any equipment that use solar power in your house?We Answered:I've got a solar powered calculator...Louise Said:want to run my guest house on solar power and build it myself can anyone help with ideas?We Answered:Go to your search engine and type in Solar Power . Then you can pick out exactly what you want from the hundreds out there. Way to many ways to go to start recommending something I have no idea what you need.Jenny Said:who do I talk to about converting my whole house to solar power?Thank You!?We Answered:Hi Her is a website that might...

    How A Solar Panel Works

    Stella Said:how the solar panel works?We Answered:How Solar Cells Work In the 1950s scientists tinkering with semiconductors found that by introducing small, minutely controlled amounts of certain impurities called dopants to the semiconductor matrix, the density of free electrons could be shepherded and controlled. The dopants, similar enough in structure and valence to fit into the matrix, have one electron more or less than the semiconductor; for example, doping with phosphorus, which has five valence electrons, produces a (negative) n-type semiconductor, with an extra electron which can be dislodged easily. Aluminum, boron, indium, and gallium have only three...

    How Are Solar Panels Made

    Courtney Said:Can someone give me a brief explanation on how solar panels are made and how they capture energy from the sun?We Answered:well first silicon is mined and poly or mono crystals are grown as large round slugs. These slugs are then cut wafer thin (a few mills thick) and connected via silver ribbons and then encased in a glass and aluminum frame. Now believe me there is alot more to it, but that's the quick and easy explanation about how they are made. The way they work is, when the photons in the suns rays hit the silicon crystals, electrons jump...

    How Build Solar Panel

    Don Said:How do you build a solar panel & hook it up to a hot water heater as a supplement (build from scratch)?We Answered:Ever felt how hot the water in a garden hose is from just sitting in the sun? So.... Run a hose on your roof, attached with blocking or clamps and have it preheat the water going into your water heater. if you want to get fancy, you could build a box, and plumb it with several rows of cpvc pipe ( not pvc as it will rot in the sun). Paint them and the box black to increase...

    How Do Solar Panels Work

    Tonya Said:I know how solar panels work, but I don't know how the power gets stored does it have like a battery?We Answered:it doesn't get stored, it could be but usually its not...

    How Do You Make A Solar Panel

    Nelson Said:how do you make a solar panel with no money?We Answered:Well it depends on what your actually trying to do as the comment above says its pretty much impossible. Al tho u can make a cheaper homemade version like on this website: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/09/… or if you want to create a way of using the sun to heat water you can do something similar create a long box pain the inside black then lay a painted black metal pipe up and down the box to maximize the length of the pipe in the box. then simply put a glass top in it...

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    Teresa Said:how do you make solar panels?We Answered:Take individual solar cells and solder them together in series and and parallel to form rows and columns of cells that will become a "panel". Then place the entire construct in a weather proof enclosure. Multiple panels are then wired and fed into an inverter to convert the DC into AC. The second and third links are instructions for building homemade panels....

    How Does A Solar Panel Work

    Edgar Said:How does a solar panel work, and how do they separate the electrons?We Answered:Solar electric systems are commonly referred to as photovoltaic systems, “PV” for short. The photovoltaic effect (etymology: “photo” from the Greek meaning light; “voltaic” meaning voltage or electric current) is the ability of some materials (such as PV cells) to convert light energy from the sun into electricity. The PV cells are made up slices of silicon placed under a thin slice of glass. As photons from sunlight beat down onto the PV cells, they excite electrons in the silicon. Small wires...

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    Clifford Said:why and how does solar panels work?We Answered: Solar panels are painted black and absorb the light and heat from the sun. Inside they have water or an oil which absorbs the heat and transports it to a storage place. It can be used for hot water or for heating or for generation of electricity. Generally if generation of electricity is the reason for the solar panels, photoelectric cells are used .Dean Said:How do solar panels work?We Answered:they have two peices of glass stuck together with positive and neg. arrays. the sun shines on them and they heat...

    How Many Solar Panels Do I Need

    Jessica Said:How many solar panels do i need?We Answered:It depends on how much you are going to be drawing from the battery. If you expect to completely discharge the battery every night and recharge it every day, you will have to get 12V*9.5AH = 114 watt hours of energy into the battery every day. If you assume That you can approximate power from your solar cell as 4 to 6 hours of maximum output (reasonable assumption), you would need a peak output of 114WH/6 h to 114Wh/4H which gives 19W to 29 W So you need a solar panel designed...

    How Many Solar Panels To Power A House

    Ricardo Said:How many solar panels do i need-to power a house?We Answered:That depends on roof size, your location, and energy consumption habits. Although I can't give you a definitive answer on the number of panels I would like to recommend the people I consulted with when I was pursuing solar power for my home. If you visit Global Solar Center's site @ http://www.globalsolarcenter.com/ they will provide you with a free solar quote, as well as all the information you need regarding your payback period, a cash flow analysis, a feasibility analysis, your annual savings and an expected return...

    How Much Are Solar Panels

    Bobby Said:How much do solar panels cost?We Answered:http://www.solarhome.org/solarpanelscent… scroll down to the bottom and choose the amount of watts different solar panels generates and you can compare the prices from there... have fun!...

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    Shirley Said:How much appx. do solar panels cost?We Answered:Solar Panel prices vary from home to home. There's many factors in determining how much a system would cost. It largely depends on how big your home is and how much power you use. Check out this solar panel company. I think they would be able to help you out. http://www.maketheswitchtosolar.com You can also check out this site to get an idea of some prices. http://www.findsolar.com...

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    Marc Said:how much does it cost to operate a solar panel?We Answered:Photovoltaic panels have almost zero recurring operating cost. Once installed, they are good for the next 20-25 years, typically. The exceptions are if the panels are not tilted, then you need to pay someone a few times a year to go up there with a mop to clean them. Otherwise, rain and morning dew make the dirt slide off automatically. The cost for your system will depend on the power needs of your school. It also depends on your location. As a government entity, a...

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    Duane Said:How much does it cost to get solar panels?We Answered:They make solar panels for Homes and r.v.'s, atv's, boats, tractors and lotsa' other (battery operated stuff) in varying styles and sizes. A little more info on useage might be helpful!Jared Said:How much do Solar Panels Cost?We Answered:Cost varies by the company and type of panel. If you're looking for a full installation for your home total cost after incentives can be around 20k. If you're interested in seeing the numbers laid out I would recommend visiting http://www.globalsolarcenter.com/ They will provide you with a free solar quote and give you...

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    Jason Said:how much money would i spend per sq ft on a solar panel?We Answered:Solar Cost FAQ http://www.thesolarguide.com/solar-power…Gloria Said:How much solar power for a 2hp motor to run continously?We Answered:2HP is 1.5kW. Allowing for inefficiencies, that is 2kw. At 12 volts, that is 170 amps! 10-watts per square-foot for peak output is a common number for arrays. for 2000w, you will need 200 square ft! That is an area 14' by 14'. And you have to keep it pointing directly at the sun as you mow.Erik Said:any idea how much solar panel fitters can earn a day,month in london ,sussex area?We Answered:I...

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    Wilma Said:Anybody know how much solar panels may cost on average?We Answered:anywhere from $200 up to a couple thousand, depending on how many watts you need. Do you want to power your house, RV, just some night lights, or a whole neighborhood? http://www.solarpanelstore.com/solar-pow…...

    How Solar Panel

    Clara Said:How to charge a solar panel?We Answered:Just to clarify the terminology here, solar panels can be used to charge batteries. The solar panel produces electricity from the sun but you do not "charge" the solar panel. So I'm assuming you have 3 1.5 volt rechargeable batteries connected to a solar panel in some kind of integrated unit. The batteries are probably wired in series giving you a 4.5 volt output from the unit which you can use for powering LED's, portable radio etc. The solar panel may have about 12 solar cells wired in series, each producing up to 0.5V...

    How Solar Panels Work

    Suzanne Said:How does a solar panel work?We Answered:"The term solar panel is best applied to a flat solar thermal collector, such as a solar hot water or air panel used to heat water, air, or otherwise collect solar thermal energy. But 'solar panel' may also refer to a photovoltaic module which is an assembly of solar cells used to generate electricity. In all cases, the panels are typically flat, and are available in various heights and widths."Felix Said:How does solar panels work?We Answered:They consist of a semiconductor junction which has an uneven distribution of charge so it has an electric...

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    Amber Said:Where in the hell is the switch for my exterior lighting?We Answered:You probably really do have a switch for those lights but two conditions must be met for it to work. These lights are motion detector lights so that when you pull in your driveway they turn on. They also have a photo cell in them to keep them off during the day. So if the switch is ON they will turn on when somebody approaches your house at night. You can find the switch by turning it OFF then back ON quickly one time....

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    Alfredo Said:Solar power unit for a house?We Answered:You need to check your local building codes for those answers. Some/most city's require installation by certified licensed contractors that also have to register with the city to prevent fraud. Also, the local electric utility has requirements you must follow to tie into the grid....

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    Leah Said:Where can I find instructions for how to build a solar panel myself?We Answered:Its only a matter of time before agua luna.com posts his cut and paste to his web site so that he can try to sell you something..... While you wait for that just have a look on google and I am sure you will find something..Danny Said:How to build a solar panel for lighting/heat source?We Answered:Here are some links http://www.thesolarplan.com/articles/you… (small like kids project) http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/09/… (large homemade project) http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/article1… (on the side of a house homemade project) http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/PV/… (professional project kit)Pamela Said:How to build a solar panel?We Answered:To build...

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    Violet Said:how can one build solar panel to assist his living?We Answered:I may need more info on your Question, I think i can answer if i have more info!! i have a diy solar panel E-book that may help that we put together its all free this is the link http://sites.google.com/site/earthforsolar If you need more help, you can e-mail me i will try to help thanks, David...

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    John Said:how many watt hours does 24 red leds use at 12v?We Answered:Take your two leads from your trailer lights and use a cheap multimeter with an ohm meter on it and measure the ohms of resistance thru your 24 LED's. Let's say for example you get 3 ohm's of resistance you get in the circuit ( no battery or solar charger hooked in the circuit..this is just plain resistance of your wires and leds) The formula for this is voltage = current in amps * resistance in ohms In this example of 3 ohms resistance: 12V = amps * 3 ohm amps = 4...

    How To Build Solar Panels

    Lynn Said:Science project help that deals with solar panels?We Answered:This doesn't seem to easy. Don't do anything dangerous. http://www.thesolarplan.com/articles/you…...

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    Clayton Said:will some one help me plese i need info?We Answered:I don't know if any of these sites will help or not.Sarah Said:what do you think, or how can you help?We Answered:Interesting idea. Not sure if it is possible.Thelma Said:I will be building a home soon. What should I look into adding to make it as self contained as possible?We Answered:Insulate, insulate, insulate. That is the biggest bang for your buck. 6 inch outside stud walls so you can get in more insulation. build it tight to minimize air infiltration. wide eaves or porches to keep direct sun from the walls if...

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    Jessie Said:How to build home source of energy?We Answered:These questions require a lot of detail so the best I can do is direct you to where I got all my information. I recently installed some home made solar panels over my roof, I also installed a small windmill like generator. The solar panels work great! The windmill wasn't the best choice I guess because I don't get that much wind where I live so it usually just sits there. I also have a solar water heater which I built. All the additions I have made have cut my energy bill...

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    Sarah Said:How do you make a solar panel?We Answered:a solar panel is made up of many Photovoltaic Solar Cells. It can be fixed or adjustable (follows Sun). This system can be off grid or gridded. Or did you mean a solar collector? A box with a glass top used to absorb the Sun's rays and transfer the heat to a room? Here's a couple of sites that might helpKelly Said:How do u make a solar panel with simple things?We Answered:How simple? All you need are the solar cells, a piece of plywood to mount them on and some wire and...

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    Tracey Said:how to make automatic rotating(both angle and direction wise) solar panel ?We Answered:see the "Nuts & Volts" how to articleBrent Said:How to make Solar Panel?We Answered:I agree with David P. Additionally if you support the pipework in a well insulated box it makes it much more efficient, make sure the storage tank is also well insulated or you are just wasting time.Leo Said:how do you make solar panel?We Answered:well... I'm not sure how you can make a solar panel that you can store electricity off of. But a simple solar panel is... Take a pane of class a bunch of...

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    Manuel Said:How stupid are eco-Nazis?We Answered:you're right about everything except the nuclear power/hydro thing. hydro is a lot cleaner than nuclear.Nathaniel Said:Making Solar power?We Answered:No. Solar cells are so expensive because their manufacture is very sophisticated. The silicon is probably built up layer by layer by a vacuum process which ionizes silicon atoms and then "sprays" them onto a special surface. The silicon is also probably "doped" with precise amounts of arsenic, gallium and/or germanium. I suppose it's like making a very large computer chip. Besides, silicon panels aren't all that more efficient than copper oxide sheets. No solar device today...

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    Margie Said:What do you think of creating your own wind and solar energy?We Answered:Wind Power wouldn't really benefit you unless you have a lot of wind near your house. Also Wind Turbines cause a lot of noise pollution (annoying noise) and kill birds (I'm not kidding, migratory birds get killed when they get near the turbine because they get stuck). I wouldn't invest in wing power unless I live near the beach where there is a lot of wind or a place with a lot of wind. It will take you about 10 years to get back the money you have...

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    Alma Said:Solar Paneling - How good is it? Worth the set up costs?We Answered:It depends a lot on where you live for two reasons - how much sun you get, and the financials - price of electricity and possible incentives. I'd suggest solar hot water first - cheaper to put in, quicker payback. We put up solar electric in 2006. It's not a big moneymaker in our location, and also, I unfortunately oversized our system. Still, it's comparable to the electric company, maybe a slight savings over time. Pretty much no maintenance, no problems. What you can do is get...

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    Karl Said:anyone know who sells and install a solar power here in the philippines?We Answered:If you want to know how much power your AC consumes then look at its specifications. Look for the wattage indicated there. Normally it is a number followed by W like 1000W or 1kW (k=1000, if you don't know). If you're to compute your bill from that, better go to this Meralco page where you can calculate your energy consumption cost: http://www.meralco.com.ph/Consumer/mybil… Now, on the question on who sell and install solar panels here in the Philippines, the answer is none. Why? First, solar panels are expensive. A...

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    Dennis Said:Solar Panels science project?We Answered:Hi. If you have the panels, the cost is essentially just the maintenance. The power is free. Installing panels in the optimum position for sunlight duration and seasonal needs. (A/C vs heat.) Some of the newer ones are flexible and can conform to about any shape. But south facing window films (in the northern hemisphere) may be the best use....

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    Terrence Said:installation of solar panels?We Answered:Water heating, or electric? The best route for most people is to contact a professional installer for a quote. That said, it is possible to install your own, if you're tenacious about doing the research into how to do it right. We did that 4 years ago, and yes, I made some mistakes, but fortunately nothing horrible. In some states, installing your own invalidates your incentive....

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    June Said:Is it worth the $$ to install solar panels on your house to generate electricity?We Answered:Solar panels produce a DC but most homes are all AC. The amount of panels needed to produce a significant amount of power is something you need to research. If you have access to a commercial power grid, that is the most economical way to do it. You will need a inverter to change the DC to AC and the voltage must be closely monitored. Solar power is practical for some applications but not really an economical solution to high...

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    Joseph Said:I started a solar buisness selling and installing solar panels but?We Answered:how about Esolar? Anyways you cant really assume that you will be able to get on the internet right away even if you have a great site. first of green products and businesses are taking off so there is a lot of competition to rank on those types of key words. you will definitely need to do alot of seo and internet marketing if you want Google to even think about your company website. Now if you have no idea about internet marketing thats fine you can learn...

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    Charlie Said:How do I build a solar generator for my cabin?We Answered:Try http://www.solarelectricsupply.com/ The stuff they sell seems to more or less live up to the specifications. If you decide to buy discounted panels be a little careful. It was my experience that the specifications overstated the performance by 50% to 100% BTW - the best investment you can make is a good recent book on the subject. Anything copyright before 2007 is probably obsolete. Good luckIvan Said:inverter for solar panels?We Answered:Don't re-invent the system. There are magazine that cater to solar systems (including inverters). Download this sample magazine here: http://abbooka.blogspot.com/2007/07/home… You can get...

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    Mary Said:There are 4 solar panels: connected to 4 single phase inverters: Then they goes to Combiner panel to feed?We Answered:Hi Da Sahar, there are only two options here. The first and most common is each panel feeds its own single phase grid tied inverter, and each inverter is connected independently through its own circuit to one leg of the three phase circuit breaker panel. In any building using 3 phase power, there are always single phase loads, such as the lighting, small electronics, plug in tools and appliances and so on. There is no problem with...

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    Debra Said:Need Large solar panels. ?We Answered:I think you may be surprised how much energy a little cafe like that uses. Since the air conditioning, refrigerators, and other appliances are going nonstop, I'd expect the energy usage to be several times that of a normal house. If you have access to the electric bills of the cafe while it was in operation, look up the kWh's used per month. For scale, I will say that our house uses 500 kWh per month, and needs 3 kW of panels to keep up with that. Scale up to match the...

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    Derrick Said:Do emails hold any bearing or serve as evidence in court?We Answered:The e-mails can be admitted into evidence in court, if it ever got that far. It is possible to alter e-mails, but of course this is also true of any written document. But your goal is to make sure it doesn't get as far as court. You had an implied lease and no other document. The lease was "real" even though not written on a single piece of paper. But its terms will be determined solely by the minimum requirements for leases in...

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    Karen Said:Is there a company that fiances, not leases, solar panels?We Answered:It sounds like a good idea to invest in them. Presently people are still weighing the pros and cons about their use in homes and businesses ? What happens when the weather keeps the sun out for two to four days? You may need lots of batteries to store the electricity, right ? Yet, the sale of batteries may be ok for emergencies while having your own panels may still be too expensive for many people. It is worth a try though, ,having...

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    Marion Said:i am doing a project on physics. i want solar panels at low cost. please help me with some suggestions?We Answered:your best bet will be to look into home made panels. my son did this for his physics class also http://earths-renewable-energy.com/ they give you the list of needed materials and step by step how to. all parts can be bought from home depot or other hardware stores, total cost was way less than buying already created solar panelsVelma Said:Where is the low cost Solar panels I keep reading about but never see?We Answered:Not enough manufactured to keep up with...

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    Tracy Said:some one help me,i want to make a solar panel?We Answered:There are international companies that build solar plants for cities (see link for the biggest one, over 10 000 employees). If you buy one, it will be much cheaper than if you build it. But if you have to build one because of a college project or something like that, first, you should tell your current skills...

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    Violet Said:How do you make a mini foot by foot solar panel?We Answered:Check out Build It Solar. It is a free resource to build all kinds of projects. Be careful though, you can lose hours surfing around there. Avoid the scams that will sell you kits to build your own solar panel, the info is available free.Wayne Said:Can a 20 watt solar panel make a 120v pump work?We Answered:20 watts is not much power. That would run a small DC fountain pump. For anything larger, you would have to match the power rating of the pump. There is...

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    Tom Said:Why dont we all have solar panels in our roofs?We Answered:Tragically, I think the better question is, why have we humans not already worked towards solar and wind, tidal, etc energy availability for everyone. -cost -cut the red tape -convince the neighbors that they are not ugly to look at -spread the awareness of the entire looming Earth's disaster that is avoidable....

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    Vivian Said:I want to power my low energy room with solar panels that i can make myself to get this room off the grid?We Answered:This looks like about 300W of loads, similar to a small cabin. I'm going to assume the fan runs pretty much all day long, and the laptops, maybe 4 hours, and the light, 8 hours. We end up with about a 3-4 kWh / day requirement. That's an 800W array in a place like southern California, Nevada, or Arizona, considering losses including battery charging and inverter. $4-5k, assuming you do the work...

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    Ruth Said:how can i make a solar power by my self?We Answered:You can simply capture solar energy by passing water through pipes left out in the sun. Thesun can raise the temperature enough to have a bath or a shower by. If the pipe is black plastic and is coiled to reduce the space and has insulation behind it then it will be more effective. You can use gravity to pass the water through if the water source is high up - like a stream coming from a rock otherwise you will need a pump and so electicity unless it...

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    Martin Said:How to make my own solar panel?We Answered:http://www.rain.org/~philfear/how2solar.… http://www.thesolarplan.com/articles/you…Geraldine Said:Is there a way to make your own solar panel?We Answered:this is a kit http://www.siliconsolar.com/diy-solar-pa… this is for heating http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/200…Jill Said:how to make your own solar panel?We Answered:try adding more solar panels to your car, what if you take the solar panels out of 2 or 3 calulators , add them, then use some tiny mirrors to help draw more light into the panels,.--------------------------------… solar cell (or a "photovoltaic" cell) is a device that converts photons from the sun (solar light) into electricity. In general, a solar cell that includes the capacity to capture...

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    Melinda Said:How can you make your own solar panel?We Answered:This has been answered many times on this site. You can make a very inefficient photovoltaic (solar electricity) cell out of a sheet of copper that is heated to make an oxide coating and left in an electrolyte. Here's a google search that turned up some interesting hits: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=sol… If you want to make a silicon solar cell, it is cheaper to buy than make unless you were to go into business doing it. If you look at http://www.surplusshed.com or http://www.allelectronics.com you can buy surplus or used solar cells and connect them together to make a...

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    Rodney Said:I am making a solar panel to warm my pool water with black pipe Is it alright to run the water throw it all?We Answered:I'd put a valve on it, it might actually get too hot and if you can't cut off the water flow it will be lot a bathtub. Plus you may get a leak or crack and valves would be helpful.Vera Said:Could you melt silicon and dope it yourself with boron / phosphorous for making solar cells for a solar panel?We Answered:There are a few university labs that are capable of the kind of precision...

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    Michelle Said:Can you embed solar panels inside a Silicone Skin?We Answered:Before you worry about embedding the panel, don't you think you should experiment on how the silicon covering will effect the output of the panel? You will also need to evaluate the rigidity of the panel and its likelihood to cracking when pressure is applied to it when mounted on a resilient vs ridged surface. As for assembly panels are semiconductor material then can take someheat before damage. Depends upon the temp and duration of exposure. Look at the datasheet for the panel. Consider alternate fabrication technique...

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    Megan Said:Why are people not making transparent solar panels to put on computer screens and things that emit light?We Answered:Solar panels work as a result of the photoelectric effect -- effectively, light particles strike the semiconductor lattice and shake electrons loose, resulting in the production of a small current. If a material is completely transparent, those light particles pass through the material, arguably without striking anything. If the light particles don't strike anything, then they can't shake loose electrons from the material lattice. So transparent materials generally don't make good substrates for solar panels. Transparent solar panels would be a...

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    Terrance Said:how hard is it to make your own solar panels?We Answered:There are numerous ways to make one, each one has it's pros, and cons, as well as amount of electricity it will produce. Here's an example how to build a simple solar panel. http://www.ehow.com/how_2056821_make-sol…Peggy Said:can some tell me where to download how to make your own solar panels plzplz?We Answered:You can go to any torrent search site, such as Torrentscan, and enter the search term "solar". I'm sure something will come up. Unfortunately, I doubt the plans will be workable. But you can judge. At least you won't...

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    Josephine Said:Why no washing machines with hot and cold fill?We Answered:Whilst there may be 'many people' who have free hot water, the vast majority do not. Manufacturers design and manufacturer for the mass market. 'It's only business', as they say....

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    Jean Said:any suggestions for a name for a company manufacturing solar panels and solar related stuff?We Answered:land of the rising sun...

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    Alan Said:Can the USA Save Itself from Bankrupcy?We Answered:I agree with quite a few of your listings, I would add a few. 1. In a similar vein I would open up R&D funding on a large scale. Let these great thinkers and and common sense folks get out there and develop those good ideas, And bring them to the market place. 2. Charge huge import tax factors on all US companies bringing products they have made in third world Country's. 4. Start making China either increase their monetary value, Or quit allowing their products to come to this country. 5. Start collecting the Dock Taxes...

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    Floyd Said:how big of a pump can i run with a 12 v deep cycle battery and inverter?We Answered:Here is another idea you may want to consider. DC solar submersible pumps are available from Grundfos, Shurflo, and SunPumps. They work directly off of the solar panels. No batteries, no inverters. Just a small controller. When the sun comes up, it pumps. You are using a cistern, so you have a reserve for nighttime and cloudy days. These pumps are pricey, but between inverters, batteries, switchgear and efficiency issues, you are usually cheaper going...

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    Franklin Said:How much CO2 is produced when solar panels are manufactured?We Answered:From here http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy04osti/35489.… I get that 1 kW of panels needs 4000 - 6000 kWh of energy for its manufacture and distribution. The article suggests an energy payback time of 1-4 years, but the article is old, and contemporary panels are more efficient in their use of materials. The equivalent in CO2 depends where that energy came from in the first place. If it was from a nuclear or hydroelectric plant, then the CO2 is nil. If it was from a coal-burning plant, figure 1.5 lbs. of...

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    Kristin Said:How would a solar panel that is handle this situation?We Answered:By producing the that's neededCourtney Said:Where can get solar panels to charge mobile phone, operate cd, ipod, etc?We Answered:Harbor Freight tools carries a solar panel Battery charger, tht can easily be adapted to your use.Allen Said:How Do Mobile Phones Charge and Can I use a Solar Panel?We Answered:Awesome idea! The voltage is the only thing you will need to match. You will want to go the same voltage as the wall charger or slightly higher voltage than the battery voltage.( like only 0.5 volts more) The current will determine how...

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    Gordon Said:Can I use a solar panel to charge a deep cycle wheelchair or scooter battery?We Answered:I'm not positive, but I think the other answerer might be a little off. You really should check either the manual if you have it (for your panel) or research it on the net and try to find it. It should say what to use it on, and what not to use it on. I can't answer your question either way just from my head knowledge, but i do know that voltage means little compared to amps. Amps is...

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    Jorge Said:where do I get monocrystalline silicon?We Answered:You can contact M.SESTEK (the world largest monocrystalline silicon provider) at http://www.msetek.com/en/products/index.… to find out who might be a distributor in your area. You can also check places like alibaba.com to find who deals in it. And finally, check with semi.org for people who deal in it.Lillian Said:How much energy can solar panel produce?We Answered:The link below is a very good place to start. It has a lot of information and there are many good links as well. Monocrystalline cells typically convert about 15% - 22% of the light that hits...

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    Billie Said:please give me some advice to my experiment?We Answered:You may want to consider eliminating the sun from the experiment entirely. A much more controlled experiment would be to use a fluorescent lamp (probably with a compact fluorescent bulb) in a perfectly dark room to simulate the sun. Place the lamp at different angles, just like the sun changes. The benfit would be that you would always get a consistent amount of light, from the same location for each type of mirror. You won't get nearly as much current out of your solar panel, but hopefully...

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    Barbara Said:Nuclear Power Vs. Windmills, Which is Better?We Answered:Generally speaking wind is much better. It's cheaper, 100% clean after construction, and completely renewable. Nuclear is pretty clean, but still requires uranium mining. Additionally, you have to find a disposal method for the nuclear waste, you need qualified and experienced nuclear engineers to run the facility, and uranium is a non-renewable resource. The benefit of nuclear is that one plant can provide a lot of power, and whenever it's needed, whereas windmills are dependent on the wind speed. Overall, wind power clearly has more pros, but we do still need some nuclear...

    Motorhome Solar Panels

    Armando Said:When using a solar panel in a motorhome,do I have to disconnect the solar panel when connected to the mains ?We Answered:No. Solar panels typically can't provide much in the way of current. They can keep your vehicle battery from going dead if it sits too long, but can't overcharge a battery.Misty Said:In the state beach, you are not allowed to turn your generator on until after 10:00am and must be turned off?We Answered:sure, a solar panel will work. you need to figure out how much wattage you'll need to run what you want to run. check...

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    Anne Said:On average, How many kWh per month will Nanosolar's 1 kW solar panel produce in an area with 4 kWh/m2/day?We Answered:I have never heard of a solar panel with an output of 1 kW. It takes 6 of my panels to do that. You might check your figures again. It would not surprise me if it would take a panel of 15 to 20 m2 to develop 1 kW.Hugh Said:NanoSolar Technology Used On An Airplane?We Answered:The wing area of a Boeing 737-900 is 125 m^2. Fuselage length is 42 m and width is 3.8 m; so...

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    Derek Said:what is The new solar technology is made by improved designs for the solar panels and their components?We Answered:Recent solar cell improvements have included capturing more of the available solar radiation in cells, capturing the heat energy of the sun as well as the visible light energy and improving the general efficiency while lowering cost of the solar cells. Most of this is advanced work and may take some time to appear in the form of solar panels commercially available to the consumer.Ron Said:New advancement in solar panels...half the cost of silicone.?We Answered:That's all very well, but how...

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    Shawn Said:What Are the Top Three Things USA Could do to Avoid Default?We Answered:Ending a war is a great way to save money, but you should never cut down the military by too much. 80%? Other nations would immediately try to attack us. This is how great empires fall. They become overloaded with debt, reduce their military, and get conquered. This is just proof that we never learn from the past.Gertrude Said:Who invented the induction cooktop and the infrared oven?We Answered:Heat generated by Eddy Currents have been known since the first transformers were built. A good deal of engineering...

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    Naomi Said:Does water destroy solar cells ?We Answered:They should be sealed so that water can't get inside. If it does, it may ruin the panel.Jessie Said:How many solar cells would it take to create enough magnetic force from photovoltaic absorbtion to suck the eaWe Answered:More than there is material on Earth to build them from. We are a speck compared to the size of the Sun. Anything we could reasonably do on this speck of sand is magnitudes less than would be required. Also, solar cells are not 100% efficient, they only absorb specific spectra based on their design....

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    Sue Said:less commonly known alternative energy sources?We Answered:You missed Concentrating Solar Power, fusion and carbon capture/hydrogen which I guess could be counted as 'alternative'. Hydrogen is only a form of energy storage, we have to make it first (by breaking apart water or natural gas). Other ideas you've missed are osmosis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmotic_pow… Marine power (harnessing either the waves or ocean currents): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_curr… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_power Maybe using pressure differences: http://www.coldenergy.com/default.htm But I believe the fluid mechanics of this don't work so I'd ignore it for now....

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    Adrian Said:I want to make a very small small solar garden light.....?We Answered:The 1.5V panel can probably charge a single nicad cell, though how long it will take is not known unless the current rating of the panel is known. The nicad cell needs to be connected the right way around or it will destroy the solar panel. Better to have a 3V panel and a single cell. This will deliver its full current to charge the battery. The voltage of a single cell is insufficient to operate an led directly, though an led is what you need. The normal torch...

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    Shawn Said:Would an acre of solar panels yield more useful(grid) energy than an acre of corn?We Answered:Planting an acre of corn is not all that is involved. The corn needs water, plant nutrients, some protection from weeds and insects, harvesting, planting tillage, and of course processing to make ethanol. If you set out to grow corn in the desert where you might be planting that acre of PV panels, and did not provide a lot of extra energy plus water, you would not get energy, so PV would produce much more. In the middle of a Kansas corn field, the most favourable...

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    Rosemary Said:Please help me solve this waves and optics question!!! >"<?We Answered:Energy = Intensity x Area x Time Energy = ( 250 J s^-1 m^-2 ) x ( 270530 x 10^6 m^2 ) x ( 3600 s ) = 2.43477 x 10^17 J Energy of visible light = 2.43477 x 10^17 x 47/100 = 1.1443419 x 10^17 J frequency = velocity / wavelength Average frequency of light = 3 x 10^8 ms^-1 / 580 x 10^-9 m = 5.1724138 x 10^14 Hz Energy of a photon = Plank constant x frequency = 6.625 x 10^-34 Js x 5.1724138 x 10^14 Hz = 3.426724 x 10^-19 J Number of photons = total...

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    Adam Said:Why do some people believe global warming is man made?We Answered:Here's what's going on - Liberal Democrats LOVE the global warming theory because they have been wrong about so many things for so many years. This is something they can't be proven wrong about yet. (You notice how they changed it from "global warming" to "climate change" because every time it got cold Al Gore couldn't explain why. Climate change covers his theory in case it gets cold again.)Vicki Said:What undergraduate course should you take if you want to work with and develop cutting edge technology?We Answered:I'm a Mechanical...

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    Joe Said:How do you install solar panels without burning them out?We Answered:First off, please don't buy it from Amazon. Go to the pros instead like Real Goods who specialize in solar units and you can get a 123 watt output unit like that not only cheaper, but they have all the information and accessories you need to install it and tie into it. Plus they will help you with any questions. See this link below with units with the same or more output than the one you are looking at but $50 to $90 cheaper. http://www.realgoods.com/category/solar+… Real Goods and...

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    Linda Said:How is a pool solar heated?We Answered:Solar (adjective): Using or operated by energy derived from the sun. The word solar does not imply the use of "solar panels" or even electricity at all. All it means is that something is being powered by sun. In this case, the pool is heated directly from the sun's heat....

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    Fernando Said:How many different things do we use solar power in?We Answered:Solar thermal energy using glycol to heat water. Integrating solar photovoltaic energy into your home or business power. Large independent photovoltaic systems. photovoltaic cells for producing electricity (very expensive to set up but maintenance free) solar water heaters very popular in several countries to produce hot water solar cookers for cooking food in farming to run isolated pumps for irigation,and normal power use of residences of isolated farmers solar cells on the street lamposts Prototype cars houses (CA. has enacted a big solar power push) telephones computers calculators * Small electronic devices like calculators. * Many highway signs and...

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    Viola Said:how to empty water from a swimming pool solar panel?We Answered:OPEN THE LINES, ATTACH A SHOP VAC, BLOW IT IF YOU CAN, OR SUCK IT ALL OUT.Marsha Said:should i leave my solar panel pool heater on at night?We Answered:You can get timers that plug in to a standard AC receptacle. Some are straight clock timers and others have a light sensor. Just plug in your solar heater And set the hours you want it to run....

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    Sidney Said:what is the best way to heat my pool? solar panels?We Answered:This is not an easy answer. It depends on a lot of things. Like: How much sun you get on an average day? What temperature are you looking to heat the pool to? What is your average temperature in the summer without a heater? How far is the pool from the filter system, and how far is your house from the pool & Equiptment. What size is your pool and what size pump is on it. Depending on your answers to these questions, your solution may vary. Solar heaters can be bought very easily and are...

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    Gary Said:Which Portable Solar Charger Should I Buy?We Answered:you can try this website http://www.dhgate.com/wholesale/store/ff8080812ae4a73b012ae4d94dc65082.html this website has different kinds of solar charger , the price is ok, and they are all free shipping..Elaine Said:What is the cheapest and least energy consuming device or method to heat a room or tent?We Answered:I would recommend you use SOLAR POWER!Once you got them installed to produce electricity,You will not have to pay for the electricity bill...

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    Dora Said:Portable solar chargers for laptop and LED lighting..Anyone have experience?We Answered:I'm sorry...i can't answer your question cause i have no idea about solar chargers...lol But i'd like to take this opportunity to make a suggestion :p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkRKY6K47… You know, to get a headstart on 4/20 & whatnot...hehehehe :)Toni Said:Can i charge a kindle3 with a 20W portable solar panel?We Answered:I theory yes. The specs for the kindle charger are AC Input 100-240 Volts, 0.15 Amps, 50/60 Hz DC Output 4.9 Volts, 0.85 Amps The AC charger input requires 16.5 Watts at 110Volts However there is bound to be some loss of energy when it converts from DC...

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    Vera Said:does sunlight in winter have the same amount of power for a solar panel?We Answered:Yes it will. The reason is that the panel, being pointed directly at the sun, will have the same surface area regardless of the season. The earth on the other hand is tilted at about 23 degrees, so during the winter the sunlight is spread over a greater area than in the summer, so it does not warm the air as much and hence, colder weather. By maintaining an angle perpendicular to the sun at all times, the sunlight is never spread out. Although you will have...

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    Darryl Said:How much power is generated with solar panels?We Answered:A solar panel is a photovoltaic module that consists of multiple PV solar cells assembled together for practical and useful purposes. The panels are typically flat, and are available in various heights and widths. Here is some basic information about solar panels. * In the panel, the cells are connected in a series to derive higher voltages (in Volts). For example, if a single solar cell produces a voltage of 0.5V, a panel needs at least 24 cells, connected in series, to generate 12V. *...

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    Vivian Said:tired of high gas prices????We Answered:It cost me over $68, at Costco, to fill up my car last week (OK, I was almost out but $3.98/gallon is criminal)! Besides the cost of oil, the taxes are killing us. Oil may not last forever but why are we paying OPEC so much? Not all of our oil comes from OPEC. Congress has to do something and oil can be drilled without hurting the environment!Richard Said:tired of high gas prices?We Answered:It's simple, change over to electric or e-8....

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    Linda Said:Which stores can you buy solar panels at?We Answered:A lot of RV stores carry solar panels, though that may not be the most economical source. You can get small solar panels from Jameco Electronics: http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/… For larger panels, these companies carry a wide variety of panels, though you may need to search a bit to find what you want: http://www.solarelectricsupply.com/Solar… http://www.altersystems.com/catalog/inde… http://alphasolar.com/alpha_solar_005.ht…Ana Said:Solar Panel Grants?We Answered:I work in the industry in Australia.... They give $8000 flat.... Our most popular selling model is the minimum qualifier for the rebate at $12k (1kw system) that brings the price down to $4000........................ If you buy $200k of...

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    Elizabeth Said:if there was a gaffers tape priced durable 90% efficient solar panel tape, would you put it on your roof?We Answered:sure, makes sense to me, in fact, just about everybody wouldBill Said:What can I power with a 200 watt solar panel if exposed to the sun 10 hours a day?We Answered:use it to charge your auto batteryErica Said:what's the cost for Swimming pool heating Solar panel?We Answered:Imagine you bought a computer several years ago and want to sell it now. Technology has improved and helped to make your old equipment lose quite a bit of it's value. Solar...

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    Kathryn Said:SOLAR PANELS AND SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ON EBAY , SUPER LOW PRICE BUT GOOD DEAL oR NOT ?We Answered:It's a good price obviously. Shipping kills the deal. Just goes to show, let the buyer beware.Tom Said:How many solar panels would it take to power say a refrigerator, a/c, and stove?We Answered:i think the beginig is expensive but it pays for itself in a short amount of time. alot of my friends installed it recently with th e company below- you can probly ask them your questions! good luck!...

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    Ellen Said:Why do the politicians say it will be years to convert to renewable energy?We Answered:New energy is already here. UPS has a sign on there delivery trucks that says "We use natural gas." That has been in use for more than 10 years. It's up to all of us here to demand a change in fuel and to motivate the auto industry in welcoming this change....

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    Joel Said:Solar Panels? 10 points?We Answered:you have energy and power confused. 15 watts is a RATE. It will deliver 15 watts of power as long as the sun is shining. not 15 watts/hour, which is a meaningless term. look at watts as miles per hour, a rate. 15 watts for 1 hour delivers 15 watt-hours of energy. for 24 hours it delivers 360 watt hours of energy. All at a rate of 15 watts. In case I'm confusing you: watts; power, rate of delivery of energy. Other units: BTU/hour, HP, joule/second joules: energy, or work. Other units: watt-hour, kW-hour, BTU, foot-pound, watt-second watts/hour: meaningless term....

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    Mae Said:Will a solar panel discharge a battery at night without special equipment?We Answered:You can get one that has a diode. This will stop the discharge. Why do you want to charge the battery with a solar panel? You may only over charge the battery and cause it to wear out earlier. It is better to to let the car's alternator do the charging for you. Unless of course you have other electrical items plugged in that drain the battery.Daniel Said:Solar panel placement idea?We Answered:outside is going to be much better. You can't tell but glass is actully...

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    Frances Said:Where can I purchase flat plate solar panels in the South of England.?We Answered:Ebay! Or go to Chinese websites. They make EVERYTHING..Sometimes i even think they build their own people. They must mass produce them or something. But yeah, my grandfather owns his own company, and he was manufacturing his product with american made products, but then found a Chinese website that makes the products he needs for a lot cheaper than what he was originally buying them for....

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    Sidney Said:are solar panels a reliable source of energy, cost efficient?We Answered:$4400 seems very low, unless subsidies involved. If it is a good system, and the calculations are accurate, it sounds great deal as long as you save more than about $60-70 a month. Your payout for the system will break even in less than 10 years, and you will help the environment....

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    Larry Said:Do people receive tax breaks for solar power or other renewable energy?We Answered:Yes! You can get both state and federal tax breaks. As part of the "bailout" plan of 2008, Congress extended the federal solar rebate for 8 years. Under the new law, both businesses and homeowners get a 30% rebate for the cost of the system in the form of a federal tax credit. If your system cost $45,000, for example, you would pay $45,000 and get a $15,000 credit on your federal income taxes the next year.Tracy Said:Should we slowly phase out oil and other fossil...

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    Henry Said:What are some good alternatives to things like using solar panels and better insulation for people who rent?We Answered:One major thing is to pay attention to your windows and doors. Make sure they are very well-sealed to keep warm air in during the winter, and cool air in during the summer. If you think they are drafty, try to get your landlord to seal them better, or try to do it yourself. (Seals aren't expensive, any hardware store will have plenty.) Also, drapes/blinds that fully cover the windows can keep out that hot summer sun....

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    Bill Said:What is the cheapest way to heat my room? I am renting?We Answered:You dont want a kerosene...they are smelly dirty and dangerous. Also everything you own will smel like kerosene. Look at the service panel (the circuit breakers) and see what kind of amperage you have there. Most likely its 30. Try to calculate how many your appliances are using and find some kind of heater that uses an amperage you can live with without blowing the circuitsMarjorie Said:Can I get Solar power when renting a house?We Answered:You need the Landlords permission before you do any work in a rented...

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    Katie Said:Went To HVAC School. I Need Some Related Careers Fields Using My Skills!?We Answered:there is very high unemployment right now in all construction trades - 30-45% in the Philadelphia area (mostly union workers) - maybe even beyond that - I work for a large Mechanical Services company and our HVAC Service division has been slow for the last 18 months - we cut that division down about 20% ourselves and the guys were working 4 days every other week for awhile - the building owners and managers have just been putting off major repair work - sooner...

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    Nellie Said:My essay on the environmental impacts of tourism in the Caribbean :D?We Answered:tourism is good, they depenately destroy the ecosystem ofcourse when unregulated. i feel we should develop a stratagy: fix number of people should be allowed as much as the place can sustain, to raise the revenu we can auction these fixed number of beds....

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    Seth Said:green r.v. power question?We Answered:We prefer flexible, non-breakable solar panels for our RV and sailboat. Need to use e-Bay and craigslist to find lowest cost solar systems, plus conserve as much power needs as possible.Viola Said:Solar power in my bedroom?We Answered:Well.. Dude.. Here are some very nice tips that you can make your own solar panel. It is very easy but somewhat expensive. Go through these links for your complete information. Thank you..Theodore Said:Will asbestos Kill Me if i touch it?We Answered:No, just touching it will do nothing. You have to breath the dust caused by say drilling over...

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    Jason Said:pool leak solar panel?We Answered:If you do not isolate the solar system when backwashing your filter, you WILL pump DE into the panels and plug them and destroy them. At this point you may have to disconnect the panels, wash them from the RETURN SIDE (from the higher pipe and HOPE that the DE will flow out of the panels... most likely your pool guy just screwed up your solar real good... if the DE is plugging your panels, when winter comes your panels will split because they are holding water and the freezing water will split them... I...

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    Howard Said:Looking for slogans for roof top Solar panels?We Answered:"Your Looking at the Sun Power Company"...

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    Brittany Said:Isn't this a feasible power option?We Answered:Yep, that is a good idea. Right now, though, it is hard to find solar panels to put on your house that are affordable. Most of the ones made are custom jobs and very expensive. There are a few manufacturers in the US. I heard a report on NPR a while ago about a company that is working on a new manufacturing process for cheaper solar panels but they don't even market them here because there is not enough interest. They sell them in Germany and Japan. I was in the CN tower...

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    Ethel Said:How many Watts does the typical rooftop solar panel system produce? how many Volts?We Answered:Most solar panels are designed to be some multiple of 12V. Normally they stack up cells in series until they get 12V in a module, and then you can stack up more to get higher voltages. In my lab we test individual cells that tend to be about 0.8V at open cicruit so you would stack 15 of them in series to reach about 12V. The voltage is largely irrelevant. The power is what matters, and each panel is sold with a power rating in watts....

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    Albert Said:Charging battery in a travel trailer?We Answered:Hey Chuck, your other answers here are correct, but understand, a 10 watt solar panel will accomplish almost nothing. It will put out about 1/2 amp, in direct sun only, for a couple hours in the middle of the day. If it were me, I would go with the deep cycle batteries, not the ones you buy in the Walmart automotive section, but golf cart batteries, in particular Trojan T-105. They are 6 volt, so you need 2 of them wired end to end for 12 volts. Then if...

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    Carl Said:What can you use as tax deductions for an RV?We Answered:Solar panels might have qualified for a residential energy credit, but that's gone now. Tires and batteries, no, not legally....

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    Lynn Said:I plan on dry camping in my RV and I need a lot of power, please help!?We Answered:your best way would gust hook up the solar power....

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    Joanne Said:solar panel for 2 batteries(12 V)?We Answered:10 of the panels wired in parrell will give you enough power to trickle charge the batteries. You will need a charge controller to prevent a overcharge from damaging your batteries. A panel array that is rated at 12 volts actually puts out a unregulated voltage up to 21 volts. I have bought some charger controllers from Ebay at good prices. They will also prevent the discharge of your batteries at night or when the panels are in the shade. If the panels only put out 5 volts they will not charge the...

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    Sonia Said:EVERYBODY READ THIS!!! I have a solution for our energy and immigration problems?We Answered:lol you made my day star for you!Sidney Said:Solar Panels and fumigation?We Answered:Hey Spk, Ravi has some good points about tenting, but to answer your question directly, solar panels should not have any problem with tenting. They are made primarily of aluminium, acrylic and silicone, pretty inert rom a chemical standpoint. If tenting doesn't do damage to motherboards on computers and other electronics, then it won't bother the panels. Just make sure when the tenting is done that the panels are clear of...

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    Arnold Said:Need solar panel with standard 110 volt plug?We Answered:Solar panel is DC, battery charger AC, incompatible, buy a solar charger....

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    Benjamin Said:Why should voters put up with even 2 more years of this nonsense?We Answered:I hope that you aren't blaming the Democrats for the lack of legislation to help renewable power. The Republicans have done nothing although they have been in a position to do so for the majority of the last 8 years. Then, after doing nothing or prohibiting the Democrats from doing anything, they make a grandstand play trying to make it look like the Dems fault for going on a 5 week recess. Once again the Republicans think that the American people are stupid and will fall...

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    Lee Said:Ok, does this Solar Panel produce 180 watts an hour a minute a day a month a year, WHAT!!!?We Answered:It is a continuous flow of 180 watts....

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    Loretta Said:Catchy science fair title for solar panels?We Answered:sunny ambitions : who reflects more of our mister sun? i think thats a little catchy =DDanny Said:Why is silicon so suitable for making solar panel?We Answered:Silicon is a semiconductor, which means it is a material whose electrical properties fall between an insulator and a conductor, and the resistance can be varied using various means. It remains a semiconductor at higher temperatures than other elements (such as germanium), so it can withstand intense sunlight and being baked all day in the sun. It also has a number of relatively loosely bound electrons in...

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    Sean Said:Does silicon used in solar panels need to be 99% pure?We Answered:When poly silicon is processed into ingots for wafers for solar panels, the caron level is the critical conponent. Crystal structure and carbon level are the keys. The purity is very important, but there are normally some impurities. I work for a company the grow ingots from poly silicon for the solar industry. Casn't make them fast enough to meet demand.Neil Said:i want to get a small solar panel i.e silicon panel?We Answered:I have been doing a lot of research into solar collectors recently. ...

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    Beverly Said:Can you charge a phone with a small solar panel?We Answered:Check into your phone and find out how many volts it has within the battery. You never know until you try though right? Worst thing that can happen is that the phone takes a while to charge.Marsha Said:How can I set-up my small solar panel to charge AA solar-rechargeable btteries?We Answered:No, you need to keep the voltage at the batteries somewhat lower than the solar cell output so current will flow. The batteries when under charge will be at about 1.4-1.5 volts, so 10 would add up to 15...

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    Stacey Said:How do I use a small solar panel to charge my 4AA battery pack for my remote blinds?We Answered:It might be considerably more economical to simply run longer wires to put the battery pack in a more convenient location. Four batteries are about 6 volts. You would have to replace the batteries with NiCad or other rechargeable cells, which typically have a lower total voltage and then buy a 6 volt panel and wire it across the battery pack. One company that makes panels http://www.sunsei.com/ seems to have only 12 volt prepared panels (for car batteries)...

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    Carlos Said:where can I go to find the rightinfo about installing solar or wind power where I live? State/federal credits?We Answered:Let me start off by saying we (my family and I) live completely, 100% “off of the grid and are completely self sufficient” The house is built utilizing natures natural elements, in the shape of an octagon with 8ft wide arch doors on every wall to catch every angle of wind (typical 4 sided homes have half the chance as one with 8 sides. A circle being the most efficient design). Woodburning stoves, solar chimney, solar AC, solar heating, solar water...

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    Nina Said:WOULD like to have circuit for solar cell charger for UPS?We Answered:Basically you want to charge a battery with a solar cell. You need an inverter DC / AC or try to skip the converter in the UPS and filter it to the battery. The UPS will output AC from the battery so no need for an additional inverter. Give us more info on your UPS and we can show you how to perform the task. Shouldn't be that complicated but it will be very expensive and once you've charged the UPS battery what are you going to...

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    Nicholas Said:need to test a solar cell before stringing them to make panel?We Answered:Luis, testing of solar panels, and cells is done with the use of a digital multimeter today, even by the professionals. Virtuallly all photovoltiac panels have two ratings on them, the open circuit voltage, and the short circuit current. Use a voltmeter to sample the voltage in direct sunlight, no shading should be present, find an open space to work in on a sunny day. The voltage for a single cell will be right around .5 volts if it is operating properly. The...

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    Jeanette Said:how many panels of solar cell i need to produce enough electricity for running a house?We Answered:a non-expert response! About 15 Kilowatts but you can do the math. Add up the consumption of all the electrical items you will be using simultaneously. Storage is currently using batteries, which is expensive and bad for the environment when they need to be replaced. A battery will be 12 or 24 volt so you will need an inverter to get it back to 120/240. The most effective use of solar power at present is for hot water, not electricity. It stores itself...

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    Bonnie Said:why solar cells environmental costs not included in the market price?We Answered:For the same reason the environmental costs of building a car are not included in the purchase price! It is a business/financial/marketing reason. The manufacturer of the solar cells (or the car, or any other product) does not directly pay for the environmental costs and therefore does not transfer the cost to the consumer. That said, many governments are now starting to introduce environmental taxes, so in the future more and more of the 'real' cost of products will be transferred to the consumer. This will mean pricier goods, more expensive...

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    Frank Said:how can i make solar panels from scratch not buying cells making them?We Answered:You can't. Solar cells are semiconductors and require special equipment and materials to make. Million dollar machines and ultra-pure raw materials and a clean room in which to do the work. Now if you just want a water heater, not electricity, you can just attach some loops of copper pipe to big sheets of metal painted black and run water through it with a small pump.Yvonne Said:where can I buy materials to make solar cells?We Answered:Well, efficient solar cells require that you grow silicon wafers which means...

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    Patrick Said:This refers to passive solar collector?We Answered:in simple language for normal people its called solar heater so u should have also mensioned this name in order to get more answers.. Absorbers are usually black, as dark surfaces demonstrate a particularly high degree of light absorption. The level of absorption indicates the amount of short-wave solar radiation being absorbed that means not being reflected. As the absorber warms up to a temperature higher than the ambient temperature, it gives off a great part of the accumulated solar energy in form of long-wave heat rays. The ratio of absorbed energy to emitted...

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    Danny Said:Explain how a solar panel generates electric current?We Answered:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltai…Catherine Said:Solar panel and electric fence- help please!?We Answered:just get one gor charging your car at wallymart and hook it up make sure its got clamps to hook it yo to your batt but it will workNathan Said:HOW MUCH ELECTRIC DOES ONE SOLAR PANEL PRODUCE?We Answered:You didn't ask for units - power or energy? A typical single rooftop solar panel will produce around 200W (power), when properly oriented, under bright direct sunlight. The rating you see for a panel like this is done by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC). (200W...

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    Marsha Said:How many solar panels and whatelse do I need to power a 220v 1hp, 0.75kw electric motor?We Answered:with the specifications, roughly calculated, you would need 68 Ah of battery load to provide the power for one day run. that's a medium type as for cars, so a 12V paneel has to put out about 7-8 A, for reasonable recharging parameters. if you add a second battery for redundance, cloudy days won't too much bother anymore and you might give it a try with just 100 Watts, depending on what 'unit' they offer ... here I'd take one of the common 140 Watt type, inverter may be...

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    Todd Said:Solar/wind electrical generation?We Answered:You are absolutely correct! Your question pretty much answers itself! Just to clarify further 2500 watts is 2500 joules every second. Theoretically this means in one hour the total amount of energy produced would be 2500 (joules/second) * 3600 (seconds in an hour). But You and I know circumstances will change! Sun light will vary throughout the day. Therefore, the companies boast off by saying stuff like maximum power possible. In fact in my experience the maximum power is seldom possible depending on where you are located.Luis Said:Does anyone know a good website with a electrical-to-boiler schematic...

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    Chris Said:Restrictions on supplying electricity back to the power grid?We Answered:That really does not make sense to me, it would seem that the government would be encouraging more power on the grid instead of less. But then that is the government for you. However to receive Government rebates on solar panel, in most areas you are required to hook up to the grid to receive the rebates. the questions and answers on this site might help you to understand how it works. http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/10/…...

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    Carla Said:who are some people that work in the renewable energy field..that also write articles about energy?We Answered:Home Power Magazine http://homepower.com/home/ Home Energy Magazine http://www.homeenergy.org/ Both of these have tons of articles by contributors and staff writers. Both are excellent resources. They have their back issues on cd available I look forward ot every issueBradley Said:Good Title for Solar Energy's use in Go Green Concept?We Answered:1. Sun, the saviour. 2. Look up to Sun god. 3. Up to you SUN.Cody Said:why does solar energy disinfect clothes and other household articles?We Answered:Solar spectra has all UV as well as Infra red radiations , apart from visible light....

    Solar Energy Companies

    Danielle Said:Top Solar Energy Universities?We Answered:Top Solar Energy Universities? - Yahoo! Answers3) 3 major locations where solar energy is being used. I've looked online and can only find universities and companies using solar energy but I do not know ... answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=2… - Cached - Similar pages - Solar Energy Initiatives Finalizes $6MM Contract for Solar ...19 May 2009 ... solar equipment for the installation on the locations within the school ... Solar Energy Initiatives will partner with a major funding source, ... network who have completed our Solar University training program. ... While Solar Energy Initiatives is not a solar franchise, and...

    Solar Energy Efficiency

    Gail Said:What is the efficiency of solar energy?We Answered:Photovoltaic panels range in efficiency from 12% (FirstSolar Cadmium Telluride) up to ~20% (monosilicon panels). World record lab panel efficiencies by technology are here: http://www.solarnavigator.net/images/pv_… The maximum theoretical efficiency for a photovoltaic cell is about 33%, and it depends on the band gap of the material used. The peak efficiency occurs around 1.4eV band gap - CdTe is about 1.45eV and Silicon is about 1.12eV. Source: Jenny Nelson, The Physics of Solar Cells. Higher world record efficiencies have been obtained, but they rely on multiple junctions back to back. They need more layers of material and...

    Solar Energy Electricity

    Mathew Said:How to get into the solar energy field?We Answered:You don't need to go back to college, unless you want to become an engineer working on designing new solar systems. I would look for local solar installers and talk to them. If you live in the southwest US, California, New Jersey, Japan, Germany or Spain you might have a better chance because these are the largest markets for solar power. I came accross a new, proven and tested home made wind power system and solar power system which eliminates our electricity bills. It was written by a Renewable energy enthusiasts Michael...

    Solar Energy For Home

    Amanda Said:Where can I find a good website that gives tips on building an energy efficient home?We Answered:Check out Earth ships houses build from waste materials such as tires that produce their own energy and incorporates the by products also Permaculture has a section on energy effecient houses http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;…...

    Solar Energy For Homes

    Nicole Said:I'm looking for some solar energy resources, can anyone help?We Answered:The first thing to do to reduce your electric bills is to reduce the amount of electricity you use. This isn't a wise-guy answer, for every $1 you spend on energy conservation, that's $4 less that you have to spend on your solar system. Replace your incandescent light bulbs with CFL or LED bulbs, replace any old energy hog appliances with new energy efficient ones. Many electric companies offer a free energy audit program to help you determine what to do. Once you have done...

    Solar Energy Homes

    Vera Said:why isnt solar energy used to heat homes anymore?We Answered:Because they cannot charge you for the energy you get from the sun. Oil, gas and electric companies make money by selling you their energy. Once you construct solar panels, your energy is now free. This is why solar power has been held back.Derek Said:Why is solar energy not efficient enough to replace our energy needs. e.g power homes cars etc.?We Answered:Truth is, the average size roof if replaced with solar panels, provides more electric power than that home would ever need. Problem is, the panels and the battery system...

    Solar Energy Info

    Leslie Said:Solar energy?We Answered:Negatives: -initial cost -need for consistent sun Positives: -will eventually save money -low maintenance -eco-friendly Make sure so have a look at my sources where I got the information, because it gives a much better and more detailed description for your answer, I just don't feel like retyping it all for you :)Michelle Said:Solar Energy?We Answered:points -Solar energy is expensive: it would cost me about $30,000 to outfit my home with solar cells that could provide my electricity and this wouldn't provide for my summer air conditioner. -Solar energy is not generally accepted by the public: try getting a home owners association to allow you...

    Solar Energy Information

    Donna Said:Solar Energy?We Answered:Here's a great website that can give you information about solar energy: http://www.greenstudentu.com/Solar_Energ… Hope this helps!...

    Solar Energy Panel

    Mitchell Said:Why should I burn the copper sheeting for producing energy on a solar panel?We Answered:its not really the copper, its the oxide that forms on the copper that has the photoelectric properties. Its the oxide that absorbs photons and converts them into electricity.Marion Said:Solar Energy Panel VS. Energy Efficient Bulbs?We Answered:You should still get some output but you do expect less under an energy efficient bulb even though it looks brighter. This is because old bulbs give out a lot of 'light' in the infrared that you can't see. Which is completely wasted if you want it as a...

    Solar Energy Panels

    Audrey Said:Do solar panels in space produce more energy than panels on earth? (per area) How much more?We Answered:You're quite right, the amount of solar energy outside our atmosphere is much more than at the surface. No atmosphere to filter out some of the radiation, no clouds or pollution to reduce the amount of energy. Leading edge multi-junction cells are capable of nearly 29% efficiency under ideal conditions for spacecraft. On the surface, current sunlight conversion rates (module efficiencies) can vary from 5-18% in commercial production.Douglas Said:What are some methods of storing unused energy from solar panels?We Answered:- Batteries. - Use it to pump...

    Solar Energy Renewable

    Julia Said:Is Solar Energy Renewable? Explain?We Answered:We consider it to be renewable. While the sun is consuming Hydrogen at a breakneck pace, it has enough to last for quite a while (4 billion years plus). Solar energy drives almost everything on the planet. The water cycle (evaporation-condensation-precipitation) is driven by solar energy, as is atmospheric heating that produces wind. The sun makes grass grow, wind blow and the sky blue. Wind, water and bio-fuels are considered renewable resources. Everything leading to the production of these resources must also be considered renewable....

    Solar Energy Solar Panels

    Amy Said:Energy changes renewable energy solar panels?We Answered:Vs. coming off the grid? Solar panels produce lower voltage DC. Household components want AC at a higher voltage (110VAC at 60Hz in the US) To be useful, generally you have an "Inverter" which increases the voltage and alternates it. You also probably have a pile of storage batteries since otherwise you'll have no power during the night or bad weather. These days, people have hybrid systems, getting power both off the grid and from a local power source (windmills, solar power). Some don't bother with storage on the idea that they put...

    Solar For Home

    Tonya Said:Buy home solar now or wait for better tech/cheaper/better tax treatment?We Answered:Now would be great. You can get a fed. tax credit of 30% of the total installed system cost. In the mean time electric rates are increasing at an average rate of 5% a year. That means in as little as 15 years we could be paying double what we are paying today. There is no need to zero out your bill, even offsetting 1/2 of your usage will save money in the long run. I have a system that with my rebates and tax credits should pay...

    Solar Heat Panel

    Betty Said:witch kind of solar panel is better, that with tubes or the other one?We Answered:Here is where you need to look http://www.builditsolar.com They have all the information you need to decide on what system is best, where to put it and how to build it. I've been building my own solar projects for about a year and they have loads of information. You can build one for a fraction of what it will cost to buy one. You may want to pick up an issue of Home Power magazine or Mother Earth. Both have ads for companies that sell ready...

    Solar Heat Panels

    Mabel Said:Do solar panels heat water continuously when they are on? (pools)?We Answered:It Depends on what kind of system is installed. Mine works also on cloudy days. It turns on when the collectors are warmer than water in boiler or pool. I can turn it off or it shuts off automatically when it gets too hot. When the boiler is hot is switches to the pool, when the pool is hot enough, it turns off. When the standing temperature is too hot or gets above boiling, it waits (normally overnight) until the temperature drops low enough...

    Solar Heating Panel

    Edgar Said:if the water stopped flowing through a solar heating panel, what would happen?We Answered:it wouldnt work, well not at first the water cools it down. it would overheat then it would just burn outDana Said:solar heating panel for swimming pools?We Answered:Yes, they are commercially available, the most popular for residential pools being one made by Enersol. What's your question?...

    Solar Heating Panels

    Marion Said:Is it possible to convert solar panels that were for heating water to being able to produce electricity?We Answered:No Panels that are designed for heating water only have a collecting surface that is coated with a non-reflecting layer so that the maximum heat is absorbed Panels designed for producing electricity are covered with silicon photovoltaic cellsRodney Said:What is a solar heating panel?We Answered:Sunbeam consists of heat and light. In term of efficiency solar heating panels work better than photovoltaic panels. There is no energy conversion made in solar heating panel, it just uses the heat from the sun directly to heat...

    Solar Heating Systems

    Ken Said:how do solar powered heating systems work ?We Answered:There are two types: active and passive. Passive uses the suns heat without any particular fancy electronics and houses are designed to make the best of it, and are well insulated. Simple solar water heating systems may also be incorporated into the design. Active designs use solar panels to provide electricity. Naturally houses may use both systems.Bobby Said:how can i make a solar heating system for my inground pool?We Answered:The answer to your question depends on where you live. The simplest way to use solar heat to heat swimming...

    Solar Home Panels

    Calvin Said:Where can I find a calculator that sums the total investment of solar panels of my home?We Answered:You're looking for RoofRay - http://www.roofray.com/ You can outline the roof, tell it the pitch, and it will figure out how much area you have available for solar panels and what they might produce in your area, assuming no shading issues. You can also put in utility bills, and it will give you an estimate of savings, ROI, etc....

    Solar Hot Water Heater

    Robin Said:does using a solar hot water heater emit co2?We Answered:well, the energy to make it was probably gained through emission of co2, however no co2 is released when you are using itTheodore Said:Hot water heater - tankless or solar?We Answered:BOTH! They work great together! Solar water heating is a great way to provide up to 75% of your hot water. However, it can't provide 100%, you need backup. The ideal solution is to get a solar water heater to do most of the heating. Then run the "hot out" from the solar storage tank to the...

    Solar Hot Water Panel

    Barry Said:BEST ANSWER 10 POINTS!!! HELP!!!! How many showers per day could be supported by a single hot water panel? How?We Answered:Solar constant is 1000 watts per square meter. if we take that number with no losses, then over 5 hours that is 5000 watt-hours, 5 kW-hrs Say 20 gallons of water per shower, that is 0.08 m³ or 80 kg say we have to heat the water from 20C to 50C specific heat of water is 4.186 kJ/kgC E = 4.186 kJ/kgC x 80 kg x 30C = 10000 kJ or 3 kW-hours so 5/3 = 1 2/3 showers. .Sara Said:Solar Hot Water System?We Answered:Yes, but...

    Solar Hot Water Panels

    Sarah Said:How do I determine the size a solar hot water tank?We Answered:Ed is wrong. Solar thermal is 95% efficient compared to pv's 15%. Not to mention the $30,000 install difference. Its easy to size a system. acting like its hit or miss is absurd. The way you size a solar thermal system is to determine how many people live in the house. Will you be installing a solar heat exchanger at your air handler for hot air? is it just for domestic hot water? usually a 4 person home with just domestic...

    Solar Hot Water Systems

    Anne Said:how do i make a solar hot water system using a black rubber tube?We Answered:How hot do you have to heat it? A coiled black plastic tube filled with water will circulate the water on it's own. The heated water will expand and rise in the coils, and the cooler water will fall in the coils, once the action starts, it will flow on it's own. It will take a lot of coiled tube to heat the water to a noticeable degree and make it circulate on it's own. Try getting enough black tube to hold 4 liters of...

    Solar Hot Water

    Kelly Said:I want to build a solar hot water system, using a pillow bladder. Can this be done?We Answered:Yes you can, but its not a very good idea. Solar panels are typically used for the purpose. They consists of small copper pipes and fins that collect the heat and transmit it to the water in the pipe. Think small increments here, like your coffee pot. The bladder is a big ball of water. The edges would get warm while the middle stayed cold. There are other problems. You'd have to connect it to the...

    Solar House Panels

    Norman Said:Is it worth the cash to have solar panels installed in our house?We Answered:If your power company will pay for your extra power you feed back into the grid maybe you can make it work. maybe you can be a micro utilityLewis Said:I want to put solar panels on my house?We Answered:To be honest with you... and if you are an opportunist, I would maybe look into something just like this (hint... a huge corporation called Citizenr? is being developed to deal with some of the country's energy demand, and the way it works, in short ...for...

    Solar Panel 12v

    Frederick Said:Need Help, 12v Solar Panel for Emergency?We Answered:The solar panel has a 12 volt output with only 13 watts of power at 700mA. This is very useful for charging low voltage devices directly, such as a radio, batteries or a GPS unit. It is not effective to attach an inverter to this to convert the power to 110 volt AC adapters which in turn convert the power back to DC for your personal electronics. You could use the solar cell set to charge a marine grade deep cycle battery over several hours, attach an inverter (for example this one http://www.batteryjunction.com/marathon-… to the...

    Solar Panel Backpack

    Rene Said:What would I need to do to live entirely without electricity, and would that be legal?We Answered:shallow water wells fare not legal in most communities for a potable source it is not "clean", as for your toilet legal as long as you follow the proper codes for a field. electric is legal as long as it follows proper codes. are you getting an idea here, everything has codes. all municipalities will sell you a local code book, in it will be references to other code books. certain communities like the amish have their own codes. just follow the...

    Solar Panel Batteries

    Olga Said:How do you figure the amount needed watts of solar panel and the number of 12 volt batteries you need ?We Answered:Add up all your electrical loads in watts. For example, say 100 watts. Calculate how many hours of direct sun you will get per day, on average, worse case. For example 8. Decide on how many hours the batteries need to supply power if the sun is not out, eg, on cloudy days, or several cloudy days. For example 24 hours. Since you only have sun 1/3 of the day, you need 100 watts x3 or 300 watts of solar power. But...

    Solar Panel Battery Charger

    Annie Said:180ma solar panel kill my 9v rechargerable battery ?We Answered:The typical rechargeable 9V battery can be anywhere from 250mah to 300mah. And you don't want to charge it too fast because you run the risk of overcharging. So it's common to trickle charge batteries at C/10. So you take the current capacity of the battery and divide by 10 to get the safe slow-charging, trickle current. For example, a 250mah would trickle charge at 25ma. The 300mah would charge at a rate of 30ma. This way, you can leave it charging indefinitely without risking overcharging because you are slow-charging. I...

    Solar Panel Battery Chargers

    Mattie Said:Can you connect the grounding wires from a 3 stage ac battery charger and dc solar panel to same frame point?We Answered:Yep,as long as you keep all the negative wires together....

    Solar Panel Battery

    Dolores Said:Im charging a AA rechargeable battery using a solar panel, After charging the battery drains very quickly why?We Answered:The battery is clearly not getting fully charged. You need a charge controller with your solar panel to properly control the flow of electricity. And the solar panel must put out more voltage than the fully charged battery does or else it will never fully charge the battery even with the charge controller. So you need to know more than just how many watts the solar panel can make, you need to know it's voltage. And keep in mind that the...

    Solar Panel Brackets

    Teresa Said:Is this fair? Obamas Tax Plan?We Answered:It isn't the least bit fair. The problem is that the armchair MTV Democrats have been fooled into thinking that they're going to be on the receiving end of this big government handout and they couldn't care less who's being cheated out of their hard-earned money as long as it's going into THEIR pockets. In reality, unless they're in the bottom 40%, they're going to be handing over their money too. They just don't KNOW IT YET because they're mesmerized by HOPE and CHANGE and refuse to wake up and see that they're getting...

    Solar Panel Business

    Richard Said:What do you need to start a solar panel?We Answered:"start a solar panel" means what? manufacture them? That takes a special factory, and a lot of money, and much more than can be discussed here. If you want to sell power to the power company, you need to talk to them, don't you think? some will do this, some won't. ....

    Solar Panel Buy

    Leo Said:solar panel to run AC in the summer?We Answered:I use two window A/C units and I have a 1600 SQ home. It may not be as hot here as it is at your place but works great for me. You can run a 5000 BTU A/C unit that you buy at Freds department stores on about 800 watts of solar modules. A 5000 BTU A/C uses about 6 amps at 120 volts running hard. 120 volts times 6 amps = 720 Watts. So you might want to say 850 watts in panels for heat losses. So about $10,000 to $15,000 depending...

    Solar Panel Calculator

    Nora Said:Using a calculator's solar panel?We Answered:Calculators consume only a few microwatts of power. It's highly doubtful that the solar panel of a typical calculator would even produce enough juice to overcome the battery's tendency to self-discharge.Sherry Said:How does a solar panel work?We Answered:To understand this, it requires at least Grade 12 Physics. It's called the Photoelectric Effect. I suggest you look it up. Basically, light is made up of photons. The photons hit the solar cell, dislodging electrons which, assuming they have sufficient kinetic energy, move from the positive terminal to the negitive. This creates an electric currentTanya Said:How do you connect...

    Solar Panel Camping

    Beverly Said:Can I camp on your roof,I just need to hug a solar panel for awhile?We Answered:Sure but mine are in the back yard. Would be a lot safer.Vanessa Said:WE NEED HELP URGENTLY?We Answered:She's bored. She needs a couple of walks a day. At least 20-30 minutes each and longer if possible. Give her many different toys although since she likes to destroy things stick to the stronger toys like kongs. Kongs are also good because you can put stuff in them to help keep her busy. Go to the pet store and tell them you want...

    Solar Panel Cars

    Wade Said:how can solar cars be used in rainy days?We Answered:because the energy is stored up from the days befor and you will be able to use it till the batt. dies.Maurice Said:how many solar panel cars do we have in 2010?We Answered:We? as in you and me - none. jk There are some prototypes out there making news. (see 1st link for trans-americain distance attempt) While there may not ba any commercially available solar panel car available to the public, there are people installing or expanding there home solar arrays to handle the full needs of recharging electric vehicles that are...

    Solar Panel Cells

    Beth Said:How do you construct a solar panel to recycle energy, and what are solar cells composed of?We Answered:everyone wants to be a comedian......constructing your own solar cells is not possible to do and still make them cost effective. I have about 400 watts on top of the roof right now, and I am powering one room. its pretty expensive to get started, but after the initial investment the cost goes down, and so does your utility bill, I have the added advantage of still having lights and being able to power my fridge and have tv and phones when...

    Solar Panel Certification

    Marion Said:I am looking to go back to school, and I'm interested in trying to get a green degree. Where can I get info?We Answered:I have friends studying environmental engineering and another friend minoring in sustainability (not sure if there is a school where that is a major). You might be able to (depending on the school) go in undecided and create a major to suit your interests with the help of an advisor.Alicia Said:Electrical qualification?We Answered:C&G Awards come on an A4 sheet. What course (c&g 23XX) are you taking, or are you just looking? Typical courses would be...

    Solar Panel Charger

    Eric Said:Laptop Solar Panel Charger Help Please?We Answered:its only a 2 watt panel, it will take quite a few hours to charge anything from flat, and that assumes constant bright sunshine which we dont get in the UKDwayne Said:Solar panel and charger for a 6v 9.5 AH battery?We Answered:6 volt SLE battery will require 7.2 volts to charge and a minimum of 15 solar cells. I don't understand, do you want the solar panel on the F-150 as well ? next you need to determine the size of each cell you can allow room for larger size cells offer more current, and...

    Solar Panel Chargers

    Anita Said:Where can i find solar panel chargers?We Answered:Amazon is has a lot to offer in this area. Check out this Amazon store (http://astore.amazon.com/easygreenpower-… with solar panels.Vanessa Said:How to combine several solar chargers?We Answered:First you need to figure out the output voltage of each charger. The AA and AAA chargers should have the same output voltage. Each solar cell will generate 0.5 to 0.55 volts per cell. So count the number of solar cells in each panel, if they are all the same, you can hook them up in a parallel connection to generate more current....

    Solar Panel Cheap

    Carrie Said:OK.I can see building the solar panel for cheap, but how much is the power inverter?U need to change DC to AC.?We Answered:Those sites that advertise you can build your own solar panel cost effectively are misleading. http://www.nlcpr.com/Deceptions6.php But to answer your question, an inexpensive inverter that's intended to plug into the cigarette lighter socket in a car is about $50 - but you can often find something for $19.99 on sale. Here are some examples (I don't endorse these, it's just an example): http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.…...

    Solar Panel China

    Shawn Said:Why is our govt giving the Solar Panel Jobs to Prisoners in Prison making One Dollar An Hour?We Answered:Does this mean license plates have been outsourced to China or what....

    Solar Panel Cleaning

    Kay Said:What is the lifespan of a solar panel?We Answered:"Solar panels must withstand heat, cold, rain and hail for many years. Many crystalline silicon module manufacturers offer warranties that guarantee electrical production for 10 years at 90% of rated power output and 25 years at 80%"Arlene Said:mayfair solar landscape fountain cleaning solar panel?We Answered:Inspect the solar panels on a periodic basis (frequency depends on location or the manufacturer's specifications) to remove any debris and dirt and ensure all connections are tight. # Step 2 Panels installed in dusty areas may require more frequent inspection. # Step 3 Clean the surface of a solar panel with warm...

    Solar Panel Companies

    Leslie Said:Is it true that all the solar panel manufactures are owned by the oil companies?We Answered:No they don't own them but they can affect their chances for getting their products to market....

    Solar Panel Company

    Andrew Said:NWG Italy? Who is this company? Solar panel Pyramid scheme?We Answered:I am not familiar with that company but there is an NWG that makes workout equipment and another that does stock quotes. Try going to Rip Off.com on the web type in their name and see what comes up.Pyramid schemes as you may know are illegal in this country. It may well just be a MLM operation. Check it out. Good luck....

    Solar Panel Comparison

    Jenny Said:What are better flat solar panels or the tube type evacuated tubes?We Answered:It partly depends on what climate you are in. In the Pacific NorthWest (Oregon, Washington State), the evacuated tubes can work better than flat plate. But in most places, using them for domestic water heat, they are about even performance. Some installers prefer installing one over the other, and sometimes it depends on the look you are going for. Flat plate can mount flush to the roof in snowy areas, tubes cannot, they'll get covered in snow. Here's a guy in upstate NY that...

    Solar Panel Construction

    Claire Said:why do people think solar power is energy efficent?We Answered:Your use of Solar Power is kind of vague. Passive systems are very efficient because if they are set up right, they use virtually no power, or can be rigged to run on nothing. The most basic of basic is just letting the sun come though a south facing window during the day. I have even seen jars of water and rock boxes used to retain heat for the evening hours. I think you are going on about PV systems that generate electricity. They vary in performance, and performance can...

    Solar Panel Contractors

    Marion Said:solar panel w/ inverter installed contractor fee?We Answered:Figure about twice what the panels cost for the whole package installed. Might be a little more now that the price of panels have gone down, but if jobs are short maybe labor has gone down too....

    Solar Panel Controller

    Jessie Said:what is the diffrence between a solar panel charge controller and a wind turbine controller?We Answered:lets start with basics the solar power supplies DC and it is running all morning, the power it supplies not as much as the wind turbine so the controller and the power it supplies mostly constant becasue the sun changes slowly the wind turbine supplies AC with diffrent frequncy so it needs to be converted into DC then converted back to AC with 60 or 50 Hz frequency, the power it supplies much higher than the solar power and the wind changes frequently ...

    Solar Panel Cost

    Jacqueline Said:How much is the cost of a solar panel prototype (development cost)?We Answered:a pretty penny well at least a few million and well just alot no matter how you look at it...

    Solar Panel Costs

    Diana Said:is it posible to make a solar panel that costs less than the real ones?We Answered:I have read that a simple solar panel can be made from cuprous oxide. I don't know that this would be worth the trouble. see http://worldwatts.com/homemade_solar_cel…Caroline Said:How many watts does a industrial sized solar panel produce in one hour?We Answered:"kilo" means thousand. So, a 5 to 8 klowatt panel should generate 5000 to 8000 kw per hour assuming the rating is kwh (kilowatt hour). You also need to factor in whether it is a sunny or cloudy day. Also, the price quoted you is way to high....

    Solar Panel Course

    Casey Said:Using a solar panel to make energy?We Answered:Small solar panels produce almost no power that matters to anything. A whole square meter may produce 80 Watts when facing the noon sun in Arizona. take that down to 28 Watts in Erie Pa. The 80 Watts can charge a 12 volt battery at about 8 amps times 6 hours, or 48 Amp hours per day in Arizona or perhaps 15 amp hours/day in Erie. The amount of energy you can save declines as the battery is more charged so you need to use up the power stored before you have...

    Solar Panel Courses

    Chad Said:Help me find the right solar panel?We Answered:The Best thing for you to do is find qualified installers in your state, tell them exactly what you want to do with the system, and they can inform you about what you are going to need. Below is a link that the Feds have put together with information and links. Hope it works out for you....

    Solar Panel Design

    Ramon Said:if i bought a small solar panel 10 watts, and the sun light was very strong can it go to over 10 watts?We Answered:Yes. Solar panels are rated under standard test conditions (STC). If the sun is stronger than that rate, and/or the temperature is cooler than the standard, then the panel can put out more than it is rated....

    Solar Panel Diagram

    Dwight Said:Sankey Diagram for a Solar Panel?? HELP!!?We Answered:There are two kinds of solar panels..one that heats air or water and the second is one that converts sunlight to electricity. For a solar panel that converts sun to electricity, this is what happens. Approximately 1000 watts per square meter of energy from the sun strike the solar panel surface. About 8% of the light is reflected off the surface of the solar panel because it is impossible to get 100% absorption of light. Then the process of converting the photons of energy of the sun and changing them into electron flow (which is...

    Solar Panel Dimensions

    Ana Said:What is the average power of a cellular phone?We Answered:Well the average output is around 3.7mW. Standby mode uses much less power and can run on a 3.7V 1000mAh battery for about 3-6 days. Your other question need to be more specific, but I can tell you that solar panels are not practical for cell phones. It would make them less mobile/compact. Good luck with that.Gilbert Said:Help Solve math equations!!!!?We Answered:5b +9b^3 = 9b^3 +5b = b(9b² +5 ) -18y^3 -7y² = y²(-18y -7 ) (2x2+4x) = 2x² +4x = 2x(x +2 )=2(x+2)(x) 4s(s+6)-5(s+6) = 4s² +24s...

    Solar Panel Diy

    Lydia Said:save/make money with solar DIY?We Answered:A DIY will probably not save or make the money you hope for. There are scam guides on the internet that say you can make your own panel, but that sort of panel is not only expensive for the power it produces, it will generally be illegal to connect to your house wiring. Most places require compliance to the National Electrical Code, and that means that the components you use must have UL or a similar safety rating. No homemade panel will have UL. It is possible to install your own commercially...

    Solar Panel Efficiency

    Mattie Said:what is the factor of solar cell efficiency?We Answered:The angle does make a big difference. If the panel is on edge, or tilted 90 degrees to the direction of the incoming sunlight, then no light hits the face at all. If the panel is at a 60 degrees, half the light that it could have hit the face just goes past it. Only if it is oriented perpendicular to the incoming light does it intercept the maximum amount of light.Russell Said:Need a chart for efficiency drop-off for solar panels when mirrors are used with them.?We Answered:As was said above,...

    Solar Panel Electricity

    Geraldine Said:Will a solar panel generate more electricity facing the sun than not, or does it not matter?We Answered:Abolutely the panel will generate the most energy when pointed directly toward the sun. There is a slight drop off with only a few degrees of error. If you are not loading the panel near capacity, it may not make much difference to you. But if you want to get every drop out of the panel, it is worth keeping them clean and constantly adjusted. The incident light on the panel will be reduced by the cosine of the angle...

    Solar Panel Energy

    Edward Said:How much energy does it take to make, install, and eventually dispose of a solar panel?We Answered:At present the technology to create silicon solar cells is incredibly energy intensive. It is not logical to compare the cost of oil to the cost of a solar cell because they are not priced according to energy input. Oil has a strong advantage in that it is concentrated solar and geothermal chemical energy that has accumulated over millions of years. The price of oil does not reflect its energy content, but the cost to retreive it. Electrical energy used to produce a...

    Solar Panel For Home

    Jimmy Said:How hard is it to convert your home to solar energy?We Answered:I have seen this done on HGTV channel when people remodel their homes... It is quite expensive to be sure... Each home is different because of size... They run plumbing all through the walls to pump water through to warm the floors and keep plumbing all insulated... The lighting comes from the sun through special glass panes that filter warmth into the house... It keeps everything warm in winter... As for summer, the same windows are covered to keep the house cool and the plumbing is controlled by electronics to keep it cool... I have...

    Solar Panel For Homes

    Gary Said:Which solar panel should I choose?We Answered:The most energy effiecient PV cell in Australia at the moment is from "First Solar" they generate the most electricity compared to all units in Australia by an additional 6%. Not much but everything counts these days, especially with prices increasing over the next thress years (even without the CPRS) projections are (by IPART, who are the regulators that sets the electricity prices) rises by 46% (thats by Country Energy) and with the CPRS it was going to reach a 64% increase. The First Solar PV cells will give you a return on...

    Solar Panel For House

    Floyd Said:how do I make solar panel for my house?We Answered:With access to a Laboratory, lots of Silicon, and a Clean Room. Or, buy a kit, and assemble the pre-made panel, then install it on your roof. The only home-made solar solutions are essentially solar heating, since you're running glycol/water through pipes and heating them to heat your house and/or domestic water supply. However, the home-made ones tend to be frightfully inefficient and leaky compared to the professionally made ones. Good Luck!...

    Solar Panel For Sale

    Julie Said:Obama? A Socialist? Really?We Answered:So, in other words, you would like us to be like the old Soviet Union, wait in line for a few groceries, multiple families living in one room apartments, on and on. And, at the very least, all of his policies are socialist...

    Solar Panel Frames

    Victor Said:Need Solar Panel Guru.....?We Answered:Basically, the answer to your question is forget it. Your approx 8 tons of AC will require about 28 KW of electricity just to run them. Add the rest of the house requirements and your talking a load of 50KW or more. Even if your state has a subsidy program, (and most of them are out of money now), it's a $200,000. system. Making your own panels would be a mistake. Reliability and survival are the key measures for a panel system and homemade panels are just not...

    Solar Panel Generator

    Doris Said:i need a solar panel and wind energy generator?We Answered:If this is not a troll or a joke, then to answer seriously, what you want is not possible on earth. The incoming solar flux (light from the sun) has only about 1/3 of what you are requesting, even outside earth's atmosphere. However, a lead-acid battery could fit within the dimensions you specify, and provide that kind of power, at that cost. If you're serious, then post another question with details of your end application, instead of just power specs. People can help you out. You can hook up...

    Solar Panel Glass

    Judy Said:When glass is placed above a solar panel to protect it, does it also prevent protons from reaching the panel?We Answered:Yes. I agree. You probably mean photons. And the answer is yes, but not a great deal. The protective nature of the glass will outweigh the slight loss in efficiency. Some of the light that helps make a solar panel work is UV light and glass can absorb visible and well as UV light. Then there is the reflectivity of glass. Any light which is reflected from the surface of the glass, won't make...

    Solar Panel Grant

    Amy Said:can i get grant if i want to install solar panels on my house ?We Answered:If you live in the US you get Federal rebate as well as tax credit. However, the cost is still enormous if you are going to pay a company to install it for you. Do you know that you can install it by yourself for less than US $ 200. checkout these videos on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG62EHHYL… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiYjLgEhU… you can find step by step instructions on a manual which you can obtain from this website http://www.earth4energynow.infoArnold Said:How do I apply for a grant?We Answered:First you can look at grants.gov....

    Solar Panel Grants

    Jose Said:Are there government or other grants for making your house green and efficient?We Answered:It all depends where you live. In Canada we are given tax credits both from the Federal and the Provincial governments....

    Solar Panel Grid

    Leslie Said:I would like to know how to get an affordable on the grid system solar panel? i really need help.?We Answered:"Affordable" solar panels are hard to come by. One that lasts about 25 years can be found here http://www.firemountainsolar.com/package… http://www.firemountainsolar.com/ The best ones are from Canada, but you have to have a professional electrician install the GRID compnonents, and tell your local power authority/make sure it is okay. In Ontario, the Government will PAY you to generate electricity in this way. They pay TWICE the standard rate.Lydia Said:solar panel in a grid tied system?We Answered:Typical solar panels used on household systems generate...

    Solar Panel Heater

    Priscilla Said:Why is the surface of a Solar Heater Panel black?We Answered:Things are black because they reflect very little or no light. Absorbing all of this light causes an object to become warm, and so solar heaters are best to be made black.Glenda Said:Can you make a Solar Panel Heater?We Answered:Short answer is yes. Good to start out a large tank, or big rock to mount your collectors on. Something the stock won't eat or push over. I would start with a swimming pool solar collector. It is just a big piece of black plastic aimed...

    Solar Panel Heating

    Wendy Said:What are some facts about solar panel heating?We Answered:Solar Air Heaters are a great way to supplement the heat in your house. They don't make electricity, they make heat. The box outside the house heats up, and a fan blows the hot air into the house powered by a small solar electric panel. The result, 100% free heat! This morning it was 50 degrees F outside, my kitchen was 70 degrees with my heat turned off. For free. On 20 degree days, it blows 100 degree air into the house. Depending on the size, the heater costs about $1200...

    Solar Panel Home

    Rick Said:Thinking green and was curious bout making a home made solar panel? can you help?We Answered:There are several plans you can find at www.instructables.com. They have easy to follow step-by-step instructions with pictures and it is free. Here are some http://www.instructables.com/id/EEOGXIWF… http://www.instructables.com/id/E0IOMTRF… http://www.instructables.com/id/EJ0T8OGF…...

    Solar Panel Homes

    Marcus Said:what does a single solar panel weigh?We Answered:The solar panels that are typically used in home power systems weigh between 40 and 50 lbs each. Some of the thin film products and solar shingle products weigh less, but usually require more square footage of panel to get the same power output. Areas that get a lot of snow usually have building codes requiring very sturdy roofs. Some areas require a roof that supports 100 lbs per square foot or more. I have worked with solar in snowy areas, and have yet to find a proper...

    Solar Panel Hot Water

    Ann Said:What is the difference between a solar hot water panel and solar cells?We Answered:solar cells trap suns heat & stores it & solar hot water panel traps heat and makes water hotJesus Said:What temperature can a typical solar panel for producing hot water heater reach?We Answered:I think the following article has provided the typical solar panel for producing hot (boiling point) at the temperature of 130-350 C through the heat transfer and exchange process. http://www.pasolar.ncat.org/lesson02.php It can help to advance your knowledge in solar panel system by visiting the following website with good pieces of articles. http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=solar%2…Phyllis Said:will hot water solar panel...

    Solar Panel House

    Rhonda Said:i want to put a solar panel on my house i want to know if the beams can take the weight. How do i do that.?We Answered:Is that capacity 1 1/5 gallons, or 120 gallons? If it's really 1.20, then the panels are light. Anything under 5 lbs / square foot is comparable to the weight of the roofing material, and should be easily accomodated by a typical roof with rafters spaced 24 inches. Check with City Hall, or whoever has jurisdiction for building permits in your area. Where I live, the first thing they check for is whether...

    Solar Panel How To

    Stella Said:How do i connect a solar panel to usb cable?We Answered:USB specification is 5 volts ± 0.25 volts, at up to 1 amp. Pin 1 is +5v, pin 4 is ground. You need a 5 volt regulator, such as a LM7805, to regulate the voltage, which means you need the solar panel to supply 7 volts at 1 amp. The regulator will need a heat sink. ....

    Solar Panel How

    Harry Said:Solar Panel?We Answered:Though wind energy is the big thing at present, and I derive a significant part of my income from doing engineering on these wind farms, I personally prefer a wood-fired boiler & steam turbine generator combination as the best renewable energy system. Wind generation works great when the wind blows, but if you intend to go off-grid expect to invest in energy storage and some other form of backup power. Solar photovoltaic panels are about 16% efficient at best, and that's only when the sun is shining brightly. If you consider that trees (biomass) are a completely natural, renewable energy...

    Solar Panel Info

    Naomi Said:How do you acquire info for a solar panel?We Answered:www.solarpanelinfo.com/ hope u get ur answer from here!!!...

    Solar Panel Information

    Betty Said:Can a solar panel facing north generate enough energy?We Answered:It would not produce as much as it would facing south. Whether directly or indirectly, south facing panels will get you the most out of the daily sunshine. Then there is the size question. More surface area exposed to the sun will give you more wattage in the end. Reputable solar panel dealers should be able to give you their optimum recommendation and estimates....

    Solar Panel Install

    Rene Said:how much will it cost to install a solar panel in akron-fairgrove schools?and what are the drawbacks?We Answered:Drawbacks? Well the initial installation is expensive. It's a 'long payback' investment. (Money-wise you won't be 'into the black' for some years unless energy costs rise steeply.) They are a 'maintenance' item. But especially with the Gov'ts 'giveaway' programs now coming online, you get considerable financial help with the installation and they're extremely 'Politically Correct' at the moment. Prices vary widely with available area and system size. Pricing info here: www.wholesalesolar.com/gridtie.html (Not a recommendation, just offered as guideline, do shop around.)Jessie Said:solar panel with junction box on the back?We Answered:there is an easy...

    Solar Panel Installation Costs

    Darryl Said:Solar panels?? I need some help here.........?We Answered:depending where you live , $600 a month say 10¢ a KW that is about maybe 5000 KW hour a month, because $600 includes some tax and... solar systems are about A photovoltaic system will cost between US $8000 and $10000 for a 1kW system http://www.google.ca/search?gbv=2&hl=en&… say times 10 very conservative times 50 more realistic changing your habits would be far more ecological! GuruDuane Said:I would like to talk to someone about solar panels to answer some of my questions?We Answered:A solar panel to run an electric heater would cost zillions, stick to a small (15 inch) TV, A wind...

    Solar Panel Installation Courses

    Vicki Said:i have a construction question?We Answered:The Solar Living Institute in San Francisco is probably the prime training source (see the links in the article below): http://energy-conservation.suite101.com/… You might want to contact them to find out about options closer to your area. Some community colleges have begun to offer such training as well. Both solar and wind turbine installations are a great field to get into at this time. With your previous experience you should have a leg up on a lot of people who are trying to start from scratch in the field. Best of luck to you!Colleen Said:Online...

    Solar Panel Installation Jobs

    Craig Said:Helping global warming, what can the government REALLY do?!?We Answered:its not up to the govt. its up to mankind! Remember we push the vote...

    Solar Panel Installation

    Darrell Said:Solar panel parts for installation controller or/& inverter w/ panel?We Answered:A solar installer will know what parts are needed, and will provide you with a quote. This isn't a straightforward question to answer, as it varies with the particular residence. For example, if your service panel is small and fully populated, the electrician may have to run a subpanel rather than just plug in....

    Solar Panel Installations

    Chris Said:solar panel installation?We Answered:and the question is ????...

    Solar Panel Installers

    Esther Said:Economics Question...PLEASE HELP ME?We Answered:My guess is that it will depend on how the advertising and charging is done. If the supplier gets the rebate they can advertise (and charge) the effective price and this will increase consumer demand (since the apparent market price is lower). On the other hand, if the consumer gets the rebate the situation appears less attractive to the consumer (The price advertised and actually charged is the market price, and the rebate lags the transaction (probably by several weeks/months), so to the consumer the price appears higher, reducing demand). The effect on...

    Solar Panel Inverter

    Jerry Said:I need to connect a solar panel to a 400watt Inverter. What size, watt, amp solar panel do i need?We Answered:A panel labeled as 12V, 150mA has a practical output of 1 watt, so probably far less than needed to even start up your inverter. I'm guessing that the inverter is the type that normally plugs into a car? Those are not especially efficient, because they know the car's battery can supply ample current, and they want to be low-cost. What you could do is charge a car battery over a period of weeks with your panel, then...

    Solar Panel Inverters

    Evelyn Said:can you combine 2 AC outputs off 2 solar inverters together and send them to panel on one pair of wires?We Answered:Yes you can. Please note that there is no positive and negative onthe AC side, they are HOT and NEUTRAL. Connect hot to hot and neutral to neutral. The current will add and teh voltage will be the same. Use 14 gauge wire if the total current is 15 A or less, use 12 gauge up to 20 A and 10 gauge up to 30A. Use a breaker appropriate to the current load. Make sure that your inverters are designed...

    Solar Panel Jobs

    Vickie Said:How can Solar Panels help the economy?We Answered:Just something else to consider is that solar panels create usable electrical energy that may eventually reduce the usage of fossil fuels for electricity.Tommy Said:do i have to buy a new cylinder to install a heating element from a solar panel?We Answered:It is difficult to answer this question as it depends on your DIY system and the use for which it is put. But the following may be of some help. A simple water heating system would pump cold water out to a collector to be heated, the heated water flows back to...

    Solar Panel Kits

    Jonathan Said:adding more solar panel & battery?We Answered:That charge controller is notoriously cheap and burns up easily. If you are going add solar panels, also buy another charge controller to go with them. They can both be connected to the same battery bank. I don't believe the kit comes with batteries, so you would buy whatever size 12V battery bank your power requirements call for. The size of the inverter depends entirely on what you are going to power with it, not the size of the panel array. As long as you are not powering anything that...

    Solar Panel Light

    Charlie Said:solar panel - light sensor question?We Answered:Hey JT, you might not be aware of it, but most trackers built today do not use a motor drive to keep positioning them at the sun. They use a partially shaded refrigerant tube aligned along the two sides of the solar array. When the sun is shining on the array, one tube gets more sun then the other, causing the refrigerant in that side to vaporize and travel through a balance line to the other side where it recondenses. This causes the shaded side, which is closer to the...

    Solar Panel Lighting

    Emily Said:solar panel?We Answered:The solar paner can't deliver enough current to light the LED. There's nothing you can do to make it work.Frederick Said:what would happen if lighting hit a solar panel?We Answered:Generally, that particular panel that is hit becomes no good. However, if the whole system is properly grounded, there's a good chance that the other panels, and even the inverter, will survive. The National Electrical Code specifies that all frames and metal racks upon which the panels are mounted must be grounded. Also (in the US), one of the power leads from the array must be grounded,...

    Solar Panel Lights

    Tracey Said:How to clean the panel of solar accent lights. Mine are all cloudy and don't recharge.?We Answered:The cloudiness is caused by lime in the rain water. I would get some Lime-away. Or CRS and let it set on the panel for a 1/2 hour and wash off. That should do the trick. Tilt the light slightly and that will keep the water off. Hope this help youBecky Said:Do you charge solar panelled lights with the switch on or off?We Answered:They charge automatically, however you should turn them on for an hour once a month...

    Solar Panel Maintenance

    Natalie Said:Maintenance of Solar Panel?We Answered:I don't know if the guy is right about cells burning out if they are covered. You should look on the Internet for insolation tables for your area to see the effective hours of sunlight. Then guesstimate the percentage of time the panels will be shaded. Those trees may make the solar thing a poor idea. He is right about the trees reducing you efficiency. If a panel is shaded about 10 percent, its output drops to close to zero. My panels are five years old, and I have washed them twice. There...

    Solar Panel Malaysia

    Melissa Said:where can i get solar panel in malaysia???We Answered:Try Sukitronics - I think they're in PJ. Or alternatively: Industronics Berhad, No.9, Jalan Taming 3, Taman Tanming Jaya, Off Jalan Balakong, 43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel: 603-8961 3024 Fax: 603-8961 6409 I don't know why folk like your other respondents so far, bother to write - they really have nothing to say.Kristina Said:Are solar panels manufactured in Malaysia ?We Answered:most of them are manufactired in ChinaDonna Said:Have you heard of solar panel farms and wind power farms in S. Korea?We Answered:I think so..Glenn Said:Where can I find a solar car kit in Malaysia?We Answered:try Kampung PandanBrad...

    Solar Panel Manufacturer

    Max Said:What exactly are green jobs?We Answered:It is kind of vague, and probably the definition is a little different for everyone. Some jobs are obviously going to be much greener than others. An entrepreneur who starts his own solar company would probably be considered greener than a materials scientist working on a new polymer for wind turbine blades. And that scientist would probably be considered greener than a mechanical engineer who works on improving energy efficiency in buildings. And then he would probably be considered greener than a bus driver. Just like there's some overlap between blue and white collar,...

    Solar Panel Manufacturers

    Derrick Said:What is your experience with the solar generators that are advertised on the web?We Answered: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...

    Solar Panel Manufacturing

    Mattie Said:Hi I would like to start the Solar panel manufacturing industry in small scale?We Answered:Very good scope if you are able to market the products properly. Set-up cost depends upon many points like cost of land and building, raw material, and the number of products you suppose to sell. There is good inquiry for you: "Solar Power" Tenders are invited for Supply, Installing, Testing and commissioning of Solar Power Generation System Estimated Cost : Rs.36,71,960.00 The soft copy of the bid doc is available with us. --------------------------------------… Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of design based 250 KWp Solar Photo Voltaic power plant....

    Solar Panel Materials

    Chad Said:Is desert sand or soda lime a raw material for solar panel, who makes equipmnt for processing the raw material?We Answered:Sand can be used to make the wafers for solar. However there is currently a glut of silicon on the market and it is very very cheap. The set up on a facility with clean rooms and the mterials you need would run into the many millions. Good luck.Charlie Said:Whats materials do I use to make a solar panel??? :]?We Answered:You can try looking here http://www.instructables.com/tag/?q=sola… and searching for "solar panel" or "solar water heater" as...

    Solar Panel Mount

    Stacey Said:Is there a temperature sensor that needs to be mounted to the collector on the solar panel?We Answered:Generally, a thermister or thermocouple, but you need to look on the specs for the control for what it uses and where it needs to be mounted.Ralph Said:I need to draw up a blueprint so to speak of a solar panel mount.?We Answered:CAD (Computer Aided Design) is the type of software that is typically used to create those sorts of drawings. They range in price from freeware to tens of thousands of dollars. AutoDesk's AutoCAD is the leader in the field, but...

    Solar Panel Mounting Systems

    Angel Said:How to connect a 12V solar system?We Answered:This does not sound like a good idea....

    Solar Panel Mounting

    Minnie Said:Have you ever used a solar panel to charge an electric golf cart?We Answered:It can be done and it's an off the shelf item http://www.batteriesinaflash.com/solar-p…Rebecca Said:I need help on my solar panel.?We Answered:Hi Jake, Canadian Tire (CTC) has several solar panels and solar battery chargers. It is hard for me to judge the best one for your use as I don't know the size of the battery nor the battery drain when you drive your scooter to school. The 5.5 watt unit is about the dimensions you have mentioned. A solar panel has to be directed 90 degrees to the sun,...

    Solar Panel Mounts

    Marsha Said:Our TV started going black after a neighbor installed a solar panel. Is that a possible problem??r=1247022552?We Answered:I highly doubt that your neighbor's solar system is to blame. I would contact the manufacturer of your TV and see what their support team has to say. -Dave C.Nora Said:Would anyone know about any good store resource that sells quality outdoor Solar porch lighting?We Answered:http://www.mysolarshop.com/ http://www.solarilluminations.com/ http://www.earthtechproducts.com/solar-o… http://www.solarlightstore.com/Glenda Said:how can i make my own pool cover/warmer?We Answered:buy a solar cover.Jaime Said:Will it really take over 30 years for a solar panel to pay itself off?We Answered:No. It will never pay off. Yes, panel will produce...

    Solar Panel Output

    Anne Said:Whats the annual energy output of the average solar panel.?We Answered:The energy output is highly dependent on the location. For a specific area, you can look up the equivalent peak sun hours per day here: http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/old_data/nsr… Let's say that it says the peak sun is 5 hours / day in your location. Then a typical 200-watt panel would have 5 x 200 = 1000 wH = 1.0 kWh per day, or 365 kWh annually. The tables above already take into account average cloudy days, and seasons. A typical size installation would have perhaps 16 of these panels, but it...

    Solar Panel Parts

    Darren Said:Parts needed to build a solar panel?We Answered:Most likely, your local power utility will prohibit you from connecting homemade panels to their grid, but if you had a commercial panel, you would use a grid-tied inverter such as shown here http://www.enphaseenergy.com/ . If you had an array of 10 or more panels, it would usually be cheaper to get a single, large inverter. The usual path taken with homemade panels seems to be using them to charge a battery, then running things of the battery. And it's usually a fun thing to do, but not a way to...

    Solar Panel Photovoltaic

    Kelly Said:How much electricity does the High Altitude Airship Produce?We Answered:They use solar cells to provide power i.e., photovoltaic solar panels to derive electricity from the sunlight or use radioisotope thermal generators as power source, where sunlight is weak. Ref to wiki for solar power and air-craft propulsions. Also ref. to photovoltaic array and solar panel sizes, in the same. Pathfinder plus uses 12500 watts. For details browse for NASA Pathfinder plus.And applications and implementations of solar cells for voltages.Theresa Said:Good Science Project title?We Answered:Try this idea line, if you like. All energy on Earth, absolutely all...

    Solar Panel Pictures

    John Said:parabolic solar panel animation animation can someone please make an animation out for me i dont understand!?We Answered:Parobolic solar panels are bowl shaped and must be aimed at the sun. Check out ..... http://www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/renew…...

    Solar Panel Plans

    Randy Said:What kind of batteries to use for a solar panel?We Answered:If you will be storing them outdoors, you can use auto batteries. Indoors, use sealed marine batteries. Number and size depends on your needs. You will need a charge controller between the solar panels and the batteries to get the maximum power out of the array and to avoid damage to the batteries. And you will need an inverter to convert the 12 or 24 volts to 120 or 240 VAC. One large lead acid battery will supply about 1000 watt-hours of energy, enough for 200 watts for 5 hours. You...

    Solar Panel Pool Heater

    Anna Said:How can I build a cheap solar powered pool heater?We Answered:Black rubber water hoses or black plastic pipe coiled tight in the sun on black plastic tarp with a fractional horsepower pump and a check valve to hold a prime on the pump is as basic as you can get and it works. You cant get a solar panel very cheap thes days but there are lots on the market. the thing that gives you more heat to be enough to do the job is more collector surface on your solar collector. (more black hose, more plastic surface, and...

    Solar Panel Pool Heating

    Maxine Said:can Florida pool heat well in January with solar heat alone.?We Answered:My guess would by yes, if the weather is average. We had an unusually cold winter this year but that was an anomaly. Most of the time there is no heating needed and most of us try to keep our pools cool enough to enjoy....

    Solar Panel Pool

    Leon Said:rooftop pool solar panel leaks?We Answered:Depending on the material and operating temperature of the panel, it MAY be possible to fix it very simply and easily by applying Hot Glue Gun adhesive over the cracked area. The high temperature glue gun adhesive melts at approximately 160 degrees Farenheit, and if the collector temperature does not quite reach, or exceed that operating temperature, then that repair method should work. Another possibility is an aerosol spray can product called "LeakEnder." This is usually available at your local hardware store, or the major home improvement centers [like Lowe's, Sutherland's, Home...

    Solar Panel Portable

    Shirley Said:Solar panel, battery, and inverter connection question...?We Answered:Hey J, Brutus is correct, the panel and the battery will share the load that the inverter is pulling, and this is what you want to have happen. When a panel charges a battery, some of the power is lost in gassing and heating of the plates and liquid inside the battery, so you have some losses. If the power from the panel goes straight to the inverter, there is no loss in charging, so it is actually more efficient to run loads during the day, and not run the...

    Solar Panel Power

    Ted Said:How many LED's will a 3v solar panel power?We Answered:There should 10 LEDs can glow with a 3v solar panel power. e.g:- If you mean that the solar cell can produce 100 mA at 3 volts, you could probably light about 10 LED’s with it. You would need to put a resistor of about 100 ohms in series with each LED, and connect all the LED/resistor groups in parallel. You can’t just use one resistor for all of them, because they turn on at slightly different voltages, even if they are all the same type. This may not really do...

    Solar Panel Price

    Christian Said:Is there any one with solar energy out there and was it worth the price?We Answered:Solar water heating is the short answer. Depends what you call worth it. Are you talking only in the monetory sense or are you more interested in the environment. I presume you are on grid?...

    Solar Panel Prices

    Hugh Said:Give me a list of solar powered mobile phones?We Answered:here is all the mobiles that charge bu sun: http://www.jawal123.com/PublicPages/Prod… Good luck!...

    Solar Panel Pricing

    Duane Said:solar panels-advice regarding pricing and safety?We Answered:Using solar system is very safe , use a sealed batteries which could last for five years, we have been installing these batteries outside and exposed to excessive heat from sun and never exploded, for your use the cost could be around US$ 6000 to 8000, the power depends on the size of panel and number, however you can add to the solar panels a wind mill that could compensate power and reliability in case there is no sun....

    Solar Panel Producers

    Salvador Said:Top 10 Solar Producers?We Answered:See http://www.energybible.com/solar_energy/…Marie Said:17 and needing direction in what to go to college for.?We Answered:Ok it sounds to me like you want to be an engineer. I'm not exactly sure what engineer you want to be because almost every single kind works together to build a single project. Engineering supposidly is the most difficult undergraduate degree to get threw but if you do the pay is insane in comparison to the other degree's. Not only that but their is a good chance you will actually get a job useing the knowledge you learned from your degree...

    Solar Panel Production

    Franklin Said:How energy-intensive and/or polluting is the production of solar power?We Answered:Your question is an important one but it is also very complicated. As far as I know there has never been a comprehensive study on the complete life cycle of a solar module, or at least not recently. There are some general answers though. The Energy Return on Energy Invested, which calculates the amount of consumable energy generated as a ratio to energy required, for solar panels depends on efficiency and life-span. Since technology is changing frequently with solar power the numbers vary substantially from year to year and...

    Solar Panel Projects

    Phillip Said:Help with solar panel science project?We Answered:The easiest way to connect a cell phone to a solar charger would be to use a 12VDC car charging adapter and wire to a 12VDC Solar panel. You can use a cigarette lighter socket to plug the cell phone adapter into, use a Y splitter forund at Radio Shack and cut off one of the sockets and wire it to the Solar Panel. http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.… Cheap Solar panels and be found at http://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsear… To get full output voltage you will need bright and direct sunlight. To be honest you would be better off just showing that some...

    Solar Panel Purchase

    Anita Said:Will a 60-watt solar panel power my laptop?We Answered:It depends on how long you use your laptop each day. Take the 90-watts times the number of hours each day you use the laptop. This will give you say 180-watt-hours if you use the laptop for two hours each day. The 60-watt solar panel should be able to produce 480-watt-hours of power in 8 hours. You need to store this power in a battery with a regulator. Your solar panel and battery should be able to keep your laptop running for over 5 hours per...

    Solar Panel Ratings

    Cassandra Said:horse power to Power ratings?We Answered:Here is another approach: Starting at http://www.reliance.com/mtr/prfchr.htm I selected a 5Hp, 1750RPM, 230/460V, 3ph, 60Hz motor in a totally enclosed fan cooled enclosure. The data sheet indicated that the full load current is 13.2A for the 230V connection. The efficiency is 89.5% at full load. The locked rotor current is 92 amps. The full load input power required by the motor would be 5Hp X 745.7 / 0.895 = 4166 watts. The 92 amp locked rotor current is not unusually high for a 5Hp 230V motor. Since an inverter is needed to convert the DC output from...

    Solar Panel Rebate

    Pamela Said:Can you get a rebate on something that you win as a prize?We Answered:You have to check with the state or the utility.Ronnie Said:pensioners having their welfare payments docked if they make money from selling solar power,?We Answered:If you are on welfare, that means the tax payers are paying for you to not work and do nothing. why should you make money? People on Social Security worked and paid into the system until they retired....

    Solar Panel Rebates

    Clayton Said:Would it have benefited the u.s. more if we had each received a solar panel instead of a rebate check?We Answered:Let me play the thought experiment. The companies making solar panels would have windfall profits because of sudden huge demand for over 100 million panels. If each panel is 100 watts (a round number), that 10 GW of panels, rivalling the entire production of the solar industry today. Most people wouldn't have the capital or desire to do anything with their one panel, so there would be scavengers offering to buy these panels, sometimes at ridiculously low prices. Ultimately...

    Solar Panel Regulator

    Sam Said:I want to make a 12 Volt Solar Battery Regulator. Any help? Any circuit diagrams?We Answered:Here is a site with lots of them. http://www.discovercircuits.com/S/solar-… I built an automatic solar array tilting device so my array would follow the sun. Was fun for a while but used more power then it was worth. Same thing for make your own controllers and inverters. It is always fun to build some things but others I found it is just better and faster to just buy one for about 40 bucks or so... http://store.oynot.com/morningstar.htmlKay Said:Can an automobile voltage regulator be used in a 12v solar generator...

    Solar Panel Review

    Kurt Said:How can the so called temperature data be trusted? Are we warming or what?We Answered:I know I keep saying this but:Read the below, the Lamb" referred to is the man who changed his mind from global cooling (his nick-name was The Ice Man!) to Global warming after ONE hot summer! He founded the Climate Change department in guess where-- East Anglia University!!! Lamb graduated in 1935 and, after working at the Meteorological Office, London, where he led the climatic variation research, he started the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He eventually became honorary professor in the...

    Solar Panel Reviews

    Alicia Said:Why no honest reviews of solar4home?We Answered:hey, you can create a website and have it say anything you like. i was amazed by the one that said their system created 120 watts. and i'm absolutely sure that lots of folks confused that with 120 volts. fortunately for scammers, there are lots of idiots waiting to be taken advantage of. that's why all those rich relatives keep getting bopped off in Nigeria.Brian Said:Are the Big Oil Companies suppressing the truth?We Answered:Corporate greed and the whoring of our government to them dictates everything.Brandon Said:Engineering problems are of course numerous in green energy, like using unused...

    Solar Panel Roof

    Katrina Said:Where i can buy dirt cheap roof solar panel?We Answered:Here you go: http://www.portablesolarpanels-forsale.c…Terrence Said:If I install a solar panel on the roof of my house will it meet all of my energy needs?We Answered:That depends on what size panel you install, and how much energy you use, One thing is sure, it will supply some of your needs, and that is one step closer to energy independence. If we all would install one panel, it would make a big difference in how much energy we need to produce using nuclear or coal plants....

    Solar Panel Roofing

    Julio Said:Where can i find a stand for a solar panel? Not the roof mount type?We Answered:Here's a bunch of ground mount racks, you'd need to select the right one based on the size of the panel. http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Pan… Give us a call with the model of the panel, and we can help you find the right one.Susan Said:Is there a small solar panel available that would provide enough power to run a small space heater or fan?We Answered:I found one here that can deliver 1.25 amps at 120V. This may just run a small fan, but you...

    Solar Panel Roofs

    Jay Said:Does the heat bounce back from solar panel? Will it create more global warming if all roofs are solar paneled?We Answered:don k is right. except solar thermal panels absorb heat to, of course, to heat water. to even think that solar panels heat up so much to attribute to global warming has to be the most idoitic, clueless question i have ever read. we are all dumber to have read it. does your hot breath cause global warming? It gets hot under your arm pits and behind your legs, must be melting ice bergs...

    Solar Panel Rv

    Marlene Said:good book or website on to completely set up a solar power system for a house or an RV or any solar system?We Answered:This site tells you pretty much what you need to know on how to go about set up a solar power system. http://www.ehow.com/how_2312666_up-house…...

    Solar Panel Sale

    Anita Said:Electric Solar Panel Model SM-1000-12V.?We Answered:My guess is that it produces 12 volts at probably 1000 mA, or 1 amp, of current for 12 watts of power. This would be typical values. I didn't find anything on the web for this model.Beth Said:Why did Tony Soprano dream he was a sales man?We Answered:It all kind of represents everything that Tony is not. A simple life as a salesman with the loving wife and cute kids, trying to iron out problems that aren't even his (with the Monks) all the while being alone and vulnerable, having lost his...

    Solar Panel Sales

    Gene Said:When, what year, do you expect gasoline sales to End, Stop?We Answered:According to a study done by eminent scientist and writer Jerry Pournelle, the resource window will close on Humanity in 2035. That means, world population will have outgrown available resources so that there is less instead of more from that point forward. I suspect that unless the Arctic oilfields recently revealed in Canada are totally exploited, we won't have enough gas to move a single car by 2030 or thereabouts....

    Solar Panel School

    Tracy Said:How much would a solar panel to power a pretty big school be?We Answered:You're probably looking in the neighborhood of a million dollars. The first thing you'll do is audit the energy usage of the whole school. Let's say you have a cheap PC that takes 300 watts. 300 watts of solar panel is several thousand dollars. For that, you could buy about 6 computers! Including one that's only 20 watts. Now you only need a few hundred dollars worth of solar panel :) So you go through the whole school like that....

    Solar Panel Schools

    Jessie Said:Solar Panel Trade School?? Does anyone know of any?We Answered:Information is below.Nellie Said:Solar panel experts? School project?We Answered:I thought i answered this already? There is no such thing as a 5 volt diode, unless you are talking about a zener diode, which you should not use in this application. Diodes have a voltage rating, usually anywhere from 50 volts to 1000 volts. Any diode or rectifier will work fine. Just hook the panel to the battery via the diode. Any size wire is ok. Get all the polarities correct. + of panel to anode of diode, cathode of diode to...

    Solar Panel Shingles

    Maria Said:Are there Solar Panels that work under Terricoatta shingles?We Answered:No, the cells must be exposed to the sunlight to generate heat or electricity depending on what type of solar panels you have. But if you are interested in a roof that is aesthetically pleasing, there are some new panel designs that are integrated into the roof and don't bulge over the roof profile....

    Solar Panel Shop

    Carlos Said:is any Retail shop/manf in india where i can buy Solar Panel?We Answered:Central Electronics Limited, a Technology & Production Enterprise of the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India was established in June, 1974 to develop core competence in the areas of renewable energy systems and new generation electronic equipment. CEL today, is pioneer in the country and a leading manufacturer in the world for manufacturing Mono Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells/Modules. It had also the distinction of being the first company in India in the developement and manufacturing of Professional Ferrites...

    Solar Panel Size

    Eddie Said:exactly what size solar panel would it take to run a new single door fridge energy star fridge only.?We Answered:To measure the power consumption of an appliance I recomend using a Kill-a-Watt unit: http://www.aurorapower.net/products/cate… Once you know the usage of the fridge you can select an inverter and panels to meet that usage. If you have stable grid power I recommend grid tieing the inverter so you wont need batteries. Just guessing the value for the fridge I would estimate: **If on grid: 200w inverter with a 200W panel to run in the spring and early summer - or - 400w inverter with two 200W panels...

    Solar Panel Sizes

    Kelly Said:What size solar panel do I need to power a meraki outdoor router?We Answered:You need something that will provide enough power to charge some batteries as well as run the router. This mean you need 12 w X 24 hours or 288 watthours of power. The solar panel needs to provide a minimum of 288 watthours of energy during daylight hours. Depending on where you live, calculate the number of hour of sunlight during the shortest day of the year. If you figure 6 hours of daylight as the shortest day, this means you need...

    Solar Panel Specifications

    Howard Said:Question about electric current being drawn for a DC motor?We Answered:1. Go buy a digital multimeter from Radioshack for about $25 dollars. 2. Plug the test leads into the middle and right sockets by corresponding color (black and red). Turn the dial to the Amp setting. You may have to set the range to measure "mA" (thousandths of an Amp) 3. Connect the batteries to the motor in series so that it is powered up and spinning. 4. Take a reading across the positive and negative terminals of the motor (while it's running). You could also do this anywhere else...

    Solar Panel Supplier

    Virginia Said:New South African solar panels?We Answered:Well that is an interesting article. I could not find much on the break through on other searches through. No hard answers on production, sources, availability and costs. It looks like you are jumping the gun since these panels have not gone into production. You have the same question I have, how much and where can you buy them. My suggestion is wait and see. Even if these panels are a real break through in price and efficiency, there is still the old problem of storage and conversation to usable 110AC. ...

    Solar Panel Suppliers

    Rick Said:How can I make my shop more green/ethical/environmentally friendly?We Answered:Is your store in a commercial area with several other stores densely put together, not to far from lots of residences, like a traditional downtown, or is it in a place where people have to drive just to get to your store, then drive to do other shopping, like in most suburbs? Moving near to where people live, or near to where people shop anyway, like next to a supermarket or village, would be the best thing you could do if you're not there already. Something unique and PR-wise could be...

    Solar Panel System

    Donna Said:Solar Panel System at Harbor Freight?We Answered:i wouldn't. - harbor freight isn't known for the best quality stuff. - 75 watts assumes roof mounting, at 90 degrees to the sun, on a bright day. you're going to get considerably less. and only when the sun is highest in the sky. maybe you should look at, your computer, for example. if you're using it for 4 hours, and it has a 500 watt power supply, and you add 200-500 watts for the monitor, and some for the printer, modem, etc, you'd use 5kw that day. your 75 watt panel, generating maybe 50 watts...

    Solar Panel Systems

    Karen Said:What are the components of a solar panel system ?We Answered:A solar electric array consists of photocells, conducting wires, batteriy to store the electric energy, and the support structure to hold the assembly. A solar water heating array consists of panels dark in color to maximize their heat absorbtion with water circulating pipes, a pump, a storage tank, various shutoff valves and piping, some device(s) to use the heat energy generated by the system (like hot water furnace coils or using the system as a preheater for domestic hot water), and the support structure to hold the assembly.Marilyn Said:if...

    Solar Panel Technology

    Renee Said:what is solar panel technology?We Answered:not an expert on this so best to have a look at this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_cellAlvin Said:Solar panel? with different technology, which one is the most promising and cost effective?We Answered:What is the different technology that you are talking about? Without knowing what you are comparing solar to will be difficult. Disregarding the "different technology" the use of solar panels is very promising and can be quite cost effective. First off, if the solar panel is located in the ideal location (perfect sun, no obstructions, etc) it can provide a completely renewable source of energy for the...

    Solar Panel Testing

    Judith Said:What's up with my solar panel?We Answered:How were you connecting your batteries to the solar panels? If you were connecting them directly to the 12V output from the panels you were probably overloading the panels and causing the voltage to drop. You could probably charge 10 NiMH or NiCd batteries in series. The voltage of the batteries would add up to 12 volts and be fairly compatible with your solar cells. If you connected them in parallel so the voltage of the batteries were still 1.2 volts and could easily take far more than the...

    Solar Panel Tracking

    Alfredo Said:"how to maintaining sun light rays in particular degree during rotating solar panel?We Answered:You can use a clock work type of mechanism to just move the panel slowly at the rate the sun moves, or you could use an electric eye with a deep sheild around it wired so the motor to turn it will run whenever the sun no longer hits the eye. the deep tube around the eye prevents sun from hitting it unless it is directly in line....

    Solar Panel Training

    Annette Said:why are manucturer not putting solar energy in the all transportation so we don't rely on gasoline?We Answered:Two clear reasons (for cars). 1. It is not commercially viable. 2. It is not and probably never well be technically viable. 1) Commerce. As those posting before me rightly explain, solar cells are very expensive, and the prototype cars built by Honda to carry just one person with no luggage at speeds of upto 50mph cost over a million dollars to build. 2) Technical Limits. A family car today uses about 30 Kilowatts of energy (the same as 15 hairdryers) and needs this much to haul you...

    Solar Panel Types

    Evelyn Said:Do different types of light affect the amount of energy harvested on a solar panel?We Answered:Presently yes !! Different wavelength of light (UV, Xray....etc) are not captured by the PV cells that are used in the solar panel. Current status of efficiency might be somewhere around 20-25% only But I believe research is improving the efficiency of conversion. One of the prototype designed by the lead specialist in Renewable energy foundation has somehow managed to achieve a 50% higher capturing & converting methodology. For more details, kindly look into the sources section below.Kurt Said:What is the exclusion on the solar type...

    Solar Panel Uk

    Annette Said:Solar Panel - Battery Charger 12V?We Answered:If you want to run something from a solar panel, you should remember that the power from the panel is only available when there is reasonable sunshine on the panel. Usually the solar panels are used with solar regulators in order to charge batteries. These batteries are used as energy storage for when the sun is not shining. Now, this does not mean that you cannot drive instruments directly from the solar panel and regulator. To do this, you will need a panel that has sufficient power to drive your instrument....

    Solar Panel Water Heater

    Terry Said:What's a good solar panel for w/d, stove, water heater,and central hvac?We Answered:that would cost you about $100,000 for system that could do that....

    Solar Panel Water Heating

    Alberto Said:Help needed to construct a solar panel to boil water !!!?We Answered:I think the below mentioned site will help you make a thermal heater at low cost for your project. http://www.thesietch.org/projects/solart…Bonnie Said:what is the optimal angle of tilt for a solar panel at 30degreesN latitude used for domestic water heating?We Answered:Generally, your best year round performance is at latitude, so 30 degrees, facing true south (not magnetic south). If you want to maximize winter performance, for example at my house where I'm also using it for heating my radiant floors in the winter, you want to be at latitude...

    Solar Panel Water

    Dwight Said:what is the copper density in a typical solar panel and solar water heater?We Answered:? copper density ? what if they are made of aluminum or steel and what does that mean even if they are copper? how does density apply?Kristin Said:If you have a combi boiler is it useful to preheat the input water using a solar panel?We Answered:This is a question for the solar panel manufacturer. Combi water flow is quite fast. Maybe not the optimum speed to pick up solar heat. Also the water would be at mains pressure which again may not suit the panel. Regarding...

    Solar Panel Watt

    Brandon Said:What could I do with a 30 watt solar panel?We Answered:You would still need a charge controller and battery to store the power you generate, and an inverter to convert the DC power to AC that your PC needs. If you figure the panel could make 30W for about 5 hours, and you would have about 30% losses throughout the system, you could generate about 105 watt hours (wh) (30W x 5 hours - 30%). A laptop computer draws as much as 80W (newer ones use less), so if it ran for 1 hour, that would use...

    Solar Panel Wind Turbine

    Eduardo Said:I am trying to go GREEN! can someone please tell me how to make a solar panel/wind turbine?We Answered:There are several excellent BOOKS on this subject... none are cheap and none are online. This is a MUCH MORE INVOLVED question than there is space in Answers to give you a decent explanation... BUY A BOOK ON LIVING ON 12 VOLTS... that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about it.Ken Said:how can i make solar panel and wind turbine?We Answered:solar panels require advanced technical skills, and very expensive materials in order to manufacture them, wind turbines though not...

    Solar Panel Wiring Diagram

    Gilbert Said:Would this work in place of a gas powered generator?We Answered:The solar panel will work nicely to keep the batteries topped, but will probably not be able to run much directly. Look-up solar panels, and calculate the wattage they can produce compared the the square feet of surface, & I think you'll see that a solar panel to keep-up with a blender would be huge. You'll probably end-up with a generator and the solar panels. The more batteries you have, the longer they will last. For that job, depending on how much $$$ you want...

    Solar Panel Wiring

    Julie Said:Can you connect a solar panel to a regular plug, using copper wire?We Answered:The 1st half of the question is a bit confusing and more info is needed to answer the question. I will address the "confusing I know" statement. If your goal is to hear the sound of D/C electricity being generated in a solar panel, the speaker should emit a steady hum or buzz. Be certain before you connect the 2 together that the output of the solar panel does not exceed the input of the speaker. If on the other hand, your goal is to actually power...

    Solar Panels 12 Volt

    Miriam Said:How do I charge 48 dcv from 24 volt solar panel?We Answered:Read the manual for your controller, which I assume is a charge controller. The better ones use a switch mode regulator so they operate over a wide range of input voltages and output voltages. The manual should tell you what range of output voltages it will handle, and what the optimum range is. If not, contact the manufacturer. You may have to connect the batteries in series-parallel for 24 volts. Why are they connected in series? .Theodore Said:Trying to understand which voltage is better for solar panels. 12, 24,...

    Solar Panels 12v

    Tina Said:solar panels and charging 12v batterys/time?We Answered:150 watts lights will need 10 to 13 amps that means that 1 light will kill a regular car battery in about 5 hours good luckBrett Said:in order to charge 48V battery system by solar panels,4 panels each of 12V .?We Answered:You will need more than 48v to charge 4*12V batteries. I think the charge voltage is around 13.5V/for a 12V battery. To avoid damage to the solar cells, include a diode in the circuit so the battery doesn't discharge through the cells when it isn't bright light. I'd go for 5...

    Solar Panels 2009

    Denise Said:Is solar really green energy? ***a must read***?We Answered:Interesting link. Also, it should be noted that photovoltaic solar energy is indeed big business. As you commented, the environmental risks are quite real. From Wikipedia: "Photovoltaics (PV) is the field of technology and research related to the application of solar cells for energy by converting sun energy (sunlight, including sun ultra violet radiation) directly into electricity. Due to the growing demand for clean sources of energy, the manufacture of solar cells and photovoltaic arrays has expanded dramatically in recent years.[1][2][3] Photovoltaic production has been doubling every 2 years, increasing by an...

    Solar Panels Arizona

    Claire Said:Did you know that 100 square miles of solar panels in the Arizona desert can produce power for?We Answered:Do you know how much that would cost? I think covering an average roof with solar panels costs $10,000. As for transmission, the Middle Atlantic States are going to be exceeding their transmission capacity in about 5 years, but people are protesting the proposal to build transmission lines. How are you going to get the electricity from there to where it is needed. Here's the number I come up with (please someone check my math) if you could do it for...

    Solar Panels Australia

    Sergio Said:Where can you get secondhand solar panels in Australia from?We Answered:what i do to power small things is buy a bunch of $2 calculators and rip the panels out of them...But if you want big ones you find them powering water pumps on farms . just kidding !Philip Said:Could you fit the centre of Australia with miles of solar panels?wouldn't this solve the world energy problemsWe Answered:Too expensive right now. Global warming is a huge problem. We'll need all available tools to fight it. Australia can use some solar in some places. Mostly the small isolated ones with limited...

    Solar Panels Batteries

    Herman Said:how do the solar panels and batteries work together in a solar vehicle?We Answered:Without the batteries, it wouldn't work. As soon as you drove into some shade, the motor would stop and you would be stuck. The battery stores energy so you can keep moving when your do drive into shade, until you reach a sunny area again, and the battery can be recharged. .Kathy Said:Can you charge a bank of batteries with solar panels in a room with artificial sunlight?We Answered:its possible but somewhere in the cycle, energy will be lost via heat, so there wouldn't be any net worth...

    Solar Panels Battery Charger

    Charlene Said:Is USB2.0 Solar Battery Panel Charger compatible with the Creative Vision 30gb model?We Answered:if the wattage, voltage, and amperage are the same, its fine.Jo Said:Solar panel battery charger?We Answered:You can try http://www.oynot.com/solar-info.com or look around for smaller less expencive systems at http://www.oynot-solar.com on the main page on the left side (I think) there is a portable power system that charges laptops, cell phones and ipods if that helps. You did not say what type of a battery you wanted to charge.Henry Said:How would one go about making an AA solar battery charger?We Answered:I did a lot of research before...

    Solar Panels Boats

    Emily Said:Solar Boat Charging help?We Answered:You need to fit a second battery and automatic switching system, to stop your starting battery from running down. Solar panels are good. They are not rated on their physical size, although this is relevant to the output. You will be surprised at the area needed just to provide enough current to justify a charge controller, on a 17 footer you will find this pretty awkward, although a solid Targa or Bimini top can be a good place to fit panels if you can support it well. At best a panel mounted on...

    Solar Panels Brisbane

    William Said:Wind farm better than solarfarm? 200m squared?We Answered:Wind farm will cost more I think... The solar u can claim money off the government ( I know this I live in Brisbane to) but good on ya mate from one Aussie to an other. =)...

    Solar Panels Buy

    Bobbie Said:If you buy solar panels and the sun isn't shining how will you get electricity?We Answered:Beats me why you would think you would not have power if he sun was not shining? Did you not know there are other sources of power to fill in the holes? My system is an off grid system. The sun is not shining at night and we play on the Internet with two computers and watch a large screen TV. We have lights and even take hot showers and make coffee in an electric coffee maker. We cook in a microwave and on an...

    Solar Panels Calculator

    Barbara Said:does the solar panels on calculators really need light from the sun to work?We Answered:Since your light powered calculator works after dark if you are in a room with a light bulb (including a fluorescent one, you should know that ordinary light works.Gregory Said:How many volts are those solar panels for those $1 calculator?We Answered:I'm sure it varies from Calculator to Calculator. The one I tore apart and tested was 3.5V.Max Said:Charge a PSP with solar panels from a calculator?We Answered:Nope. You are missing about three orders in power there. Of course you can charge your PSP from solar...

    Solar Panels California

    Ella Said:Is it legal in the state of California for my HOA to not allow solar panels on my roof?We Answered:Call the local sierra club or some other bunch of environmental radicals. They might help convince the HOA to change their tune. Worth a try.Danielle Said:If lib/Dems are so environmentally aware, where are the Solar panels in California?We Answered:Over here on the Left Coast, on the Altamont Pass, there are windmill farms, wind power electricity generation to cut down on emissions. Environmentalists are suing to shut down the wind farms to stop the massive blades from killing the migratory birds. Useful idiots.Louis...

    Solar Panels Camping

    Brett Said:Solar Panel Charging my dual battery when camping?We Answered:That requires some math figurin, how much juice your fridge draws verses what the panels generate any left over charges the batteries. Hmm, you figure it out I hate math always did.Hilda Said:How do I know if my solar panel on my camp trailer is workingWe Answered:This link should help you, that depends on the size you have, and what you are running, and the volts you are talking about. And the manufacture of the panel, and the inverter size you are using, and where it is located and the size...

    Solar Panels Canada

    Roy Said:Is Solar Power as effective in the North than in the South?We Answered:You get maximum solar power closer to the equator (actually you get maximum solar energy between the lines of the tropic of cancer and the tropic of Capricorn, over the course of the year the point that receives maximum solar energy drifts between these lines, a result of the earth's tilt on its axis). If you could use all the sunlight it is roughly 1 horse power / square meter at sea level near the equator and slightly lower(if the panels are tilted ...

    Solar Panels Caravan

    Connie Said:Can I live in a caravan for a year and park it anywhere?We Answered:No. You need to park it in a licensed camping park. You can't even park a caravan in Edinburgh during the day. Try berthing it here & busing it in to work. Edinburgh Caravan Club Site 35-37 Marine Drive, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH4 5EN Telephone: 0131 312 6874Louise Said:how long would it take to charge 6, 12v car batteries in a series with an 80watt solar panel at full output?We Answered:first of all, six 12volt batteries in series is 72volts nominal. i doubt that you have a 72v system...

    Solar Panels Cells

    Chad Said:What types of solar cells does most garden lights use?We Answered:Hey Sea, most solar garden lights are compact units. Each individual light comes complete with panel, light sensor, battery, and LED. Other solar lights come as sets where each light is connected to one solar panel. These sets can be placed in the shade as long as the panel receives adequate sunlight. The basic component of a solar cell is pure silicon, which is not pure in its natural state. Pure silicon is derived from such silicon dioxides as quartzite gravel (the purest silica) or crushed quartz. The resulting...

    Solar Panels Cheap

    Greg Said:Can solar thermal panels be really cheap...?We Answered:solar thermal panels is by far the cheapest way of using solar energy at the moment. In fact you can easily make your own simply by taking a water tank and sticking it in an insulated box with double glazing on top to let sunlight in. Even a rough system like this can provide most of your hot water use on most days. But for more details check the link, it includes a video of how to make your own solar hot water heater at almost no cost.Charlene...

    Solar Panels China

    Esther Said:what documents and procedures are needed to import solar panels from china to usa ?We Answered:CE are European Standards. You will need a UL/CUL or ETL rating. ASTM website should have information for you. Also ask your factory what type of certificates have been obtained for their panels. You can check Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States for the duty rates.Gary Said:Why isn't America able to produce Solar Panels now that China is doing it much cheaper?We Answered:I would just love for anyone to show me that Solar panels that actually produce substantial amounts of energy, besides the...

    Solar Panels Commercial

    April Said:Can I Build a greenhouse out of commercial refrigeration glass doors? is it sufficient to hold heat in winter?We Answered:Since the doors act as insulators from the heat in the freezer case, they will do just fine to hold heat in during winter. Part of the idea behind a greenhouse is that if properly bult, there is no need to add much extra heat, even in winter. Without knowing where you live, it is hard to say if supplemental heat will be needed. One way to accomplish this in a more green manner than burning a hydrocarbon fuel, is to use...

    Solar Panels Companies

    Marlene Said:what companies in singapore supply solar panels, and electronic stuffs like usb cable and chips?We Answered:This website has information on companies in Singapore that supply solar panels: http://www.solarbuzz.com/CompanyListings…Yolanda Said:My parents are redoing their roof this summer with solar panels, any advice on companies in San Diego?We Answered:In general, they should get bids from several companies, and there are a lot in your area. Everyone is hungry for business. Ask for local references, then actually go and visit those installations. If they haven't done work in your area, then you're taking your chances - they could be good,...

    Solar Panels Company

    Ron Said:How much energy have you sold back to power company with Solar Panels/Wind Turbines?We Answered:In the US the power company will only credit the extra power you generate and give it back when you need it. They don't actually give you any money for the extra power you make. If you make more than you use, the electric company gets to keep your extra power and sell it to somebody else. What a scam!!! I was all set to get a grid tied photovoltaic system. Then add solar panels until the whole south side of my roof was...

    Solar Panels Cost In India

    Ruby Said:what is the cost of one unitof power generated by a solar panel in India?We Answered:.03 us dollars...

    Solar Panels Cost

    Rachel Said:How much do solar panels usually cost?We Answered:Solar panels are currently selling for between $4 and $6 per watt of rated power output. A typical panel that you might install on your roof would be rated for between 100 and 300 watts and therefore will cost between about $400 and around $1500 or so. A complete solar power system also needs some other components and will have some installation costs and so the total installed cost of a solar system is typically in the range of $8 - 10 per watt of rated power. Most home sized systems are...

    Solar Panels Costs

    Cheryl Said:Hi does anyone know what it costs to refill solar panels with glycol?We Answered:Depends on where you are and how many panels you have. In the very cold areas, you want to use about a 50/50 mix with distilled water, less in warmer climates. If you have 2 panels and not too much pipe, then it may take about 5 gallons of glycol. You can buy it online at http://www.altestore.com/store/Solar-Wat… $164. Don't be tempted to use a cheap RV or HVAC antifreeze, it will not stand up to the high heat, will turn acidic, and...

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    Anita Said:How can I set up my Honda Element with solar panels to run a refrigerator, computer, etc.?We Answered:u can't do it.........u cannot fit big enough panels on that vehicle and not totally obstruct vision not to mention dangerous to drive down the road......the panels that will fit will not provide enough power to run a fridge.......tv and dvd player even a playstation but not a fridge....... now u might b able to hook up a system that runs it on a deficit so basically ur running on battery power and then turn the fridge off for 3-4 days so the...

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    Bernard Said:Wind Turbines and Solar Panels?We Answered:France, Germany and Japan are other great manufacturers of photovoltaic modules. wind turbines are much more available even as price/ kWh. if you meant solar panels for water heating - i don't know. before getting a wind turbine and a PV modules you should check annual wind speeds, wind runs and solar radiation - if they are not big enough you will not save anything or even worst. this alternative energy sources are not suitable for backup energy - what if their is night and wind is not blowing? you could have an hybrid system - to combine more...

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    Tony Said:Cost of installing solar panels?We Answered:These numbers don't look realistic, but this is an accounting problem, no a real-life one. NPV of the $11k paid = $11k (cash) It would be more realistic to assume that the person would pay their electric bill every month, and save 1/12 of that $3000 each time. It would also be more realistic to assume that the saved dollars would grow with inflation. However, the problem seems to be set up for fixed annual savings of $3000. So the NPV of $3k, saved after 1 year, is 3000/(1+0.072) = 2798.51 . ...

    Solar Panels Diy

    Hector Said:Where in davao can i buy some cheap solar cells?We Answered:You can get some materials in your local electrical/junk shop or you can search for them online. As for the guide, here's one that might be of interest to you.Gary Said:What's the best DIY solar sites and forums?We Answered:While building your own solar panel out of bits and pieces is probably very educational and an interesting project, I am skeptical that anything you can produce for cheap will be worth it in terms of actual energy production. Bear in mind that commercial panels are at cutting-edge efficiency, and...

    Solar Panels Do It Yourself

    Clayton Said:Does anyone in NY have a swimming pool solar heater for an above ground pool?We Answered:No sorry I don't have one !!Carol Said:Boosting System Pressure of Solar Panel. Is it possible to do this yourself and what do I need to do it.?We Answered:A booster pump. And then it will have enough pressure. Although you may need a regulator to make sure the pressure boost is not to high.Lena Said:Is it possible to create a solar panel cheaply?We Answered:Only by getting the solar cells and joining them together yourself. eg http://www.solarpanelsolutions.com/100-2… But that wouldn't be cheap either....

    Solar Panels Domestic

    Charlene Said:I may have found a basic flaw in solar energy. Any thoughts?We Answered:I salute your accomplishment; not many have had the patience and persistence to build up their own panel from individual cells. You would make a good counterpoint to those sites like earth4energy that imply one can build a panel for less than $200 and power the entire house with it. If I'm reading right, you're getting maybe 2 to 2.5 watts from your setup. The max power point may be somewhere in between those two voltages you measured, but that's a technical discussion for another time. The...

    Solar Panels Efficiency

    Evelyn Said:how do i use multimeter with mini solar panels?We Answered:you probably need to reduce the range on the multimeter. set it to millivolts and maybe microamps. A commercial panel of about 500mm x 1000mm has an output of maybe 40W, so a really small unit is probably perhaps 1 W or less. Your meter may not be sensitive enough.Dianne Said:At what angle do solar panels have to be positioned to get the most efficiency?We Answered:This depends on your latitude and where you are. If you're in the northern hemisphere, it faces south, with a tilt...

    Solar Panels Electric

    Victor Said:how does a solar& electric water heater work thats made like this?We Answered:Your question isn't exactly clear. If your saying that you have a solar panel connected to wires, wrapped around a bottle, that is connected to a water heater that sounds like a solar water heater. Where's the electric water heater part of your question come in? I'm going to assume that you meant that the panel is generating electricity to power the water heater. The wires do not conduct heat, they conduct the electricity of the solar panel to make the water heater work. Hope this helps....

    Solar Panels Electricity

    Marc Said:If I was generating , from wind generators and solar panels,more electricity than i was consuming how could I?We Answered:you need to make output in the 100,000's of watts to get any money. Better to supply an area and charge them yourself. lets say you have 5 houses of your family on some land. you supply elect. and save evryone total of 500 to 1200 a month. but you need to make elect for dirt cheap and have near zero maintenance. Think tesla turbine and steam....

    Solar Panels Energy

    Helen Said:Do solar panels require more energy during manufacturing than they produce over their lifetime?We Answered:There is a study conducted by Giacomo Bizzarri of the University of Ferrara and Gianluca Morini of the University of Bologna found that the COST of installing solar panels over their lifespan is 2.5 time MORE than the cost of purchasing the power they produce. They more importantly stated that they "...found that the total energy produced over a two-year period outweighs the energy used in manufacture, installation, and maintenance. Their analysis also shows that the manufacture and use of PV panels produces less pollution than...

    Solar Panels Facts

    Angela Said:Solar panels don't work when it's too hot/sunny?We Answered:Solar PV (photovoltaic) panels do indeed get less efficient when they heat up. If you look at the I-V power curves on the spec sheet for these rooftop panels (PDF): http://www.silikenusa.com/Resources/Docu… you'll notice that they have different curves for different temperatures. But they do still produce power, certainly. I have an array on my roof, and it still manages to max out the inverter on a hot summer day. But I do notice that the top row, which is hotter due to heat rising from those below, consistently puts out a...

    Solar Panels Florida

    Bill Said:Can solar panels put out 1500 watts per month ? live in Florida lots of sun or do I need a wind turbine ?We Answered:For 1,500 Watts, with sun shining *straight* on the panels: Suppose the panels are 8% efficient, and usually about 1,000 W per square meter. Then 1.5 sq. m / 0.08 = 19 square meters of panel. If you want to collect enough for 1,500 Watts at night, double. Big Buck$ 1,500W x 24hrs/d x 30d/month = 1,080 *kilowatt-hours*Javier Said:What are the large, black rectangles found on Florida roofs? They're not solar panels, but something else?We...

    Solar Panels For A House

    Lillie Said:Ive been told you can be a show house for solar panels. I would like to but dont know where i have high elec?We Answered:Most of these "Show House" schemes are just That. Schemes to get you hooked on the product so you will buy. AKA spam. 40 years ago, my uncle fell for the same hook. Only it was siding then. Only to get a letter saying; ....sorry. Another house "In Your Area" has been chosen. In the 50s it was bomb shelters. In the 80s it was windmill electricity generators. "Your area" turns out to be whatever half or quadrant of the...

    Solar Panels For Boats

    Ramona Said:so i have a solar power battery charging question...?We Answered:Hi Kris. As fate would have it, we have the exact boating arrangement you are talking about. There are several options, it all really comes down to how much performance you can afford. Our little boat has a 30 pound thrust motor and a 65 amp hour deep cycle marine battery. I am charging it with a 55 watt panel. First off, there is lots of misinformation about batteries. A deep cycle battery is designed to handle discharges and recharges, but that doesn't...

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    Rick Said:Using deep cycle batteries and solar charger........?We Answered:You can go to a solar shop and get some of what is required, either locally or off the web. You need a 36 cell (12V) solar panel, the bigger the better, a regulator (so it stops charging when the batteries are full), some cable rated to suit the current from the panel, and clamps for the battery. You can get clamps like a car battery has, with wing nuts. A bought regulator may be cheaper. Get a basic one if there are various types, current rated at least what your panel...

    Solar Panels For Cars

    Nancy Said:if you put solar panels on cars, you'll be able to drive without gas in the summer and part of winter?We Answered:Yes. But you won't be able to go very fast. If you fill up the roof, hood and trunk lid of for example, a Toyota corolla, with the most efficient solar panels you can buy, you might get 2 hp in the mid day sun. That could push the car maybe 12 mph on a flat, and wouldn't get it up a hill unless it had super low gearing. In order to go fast enough on solar power to make...

    Solar Panels For Electricity

    Gilbert Said:I would like to know how to install solar panels just to run my hot water heater.?We Answered:Solar electricity just for hot water is inefficient and impractical. The way to do it is to use solar energy to heat the water directly. Home Power magazine is a good place to learn about it. Some information is available free online. http://www.homepower.com/ It is easy to find information on do-it-yourself solar projects. Here is the first item that I found. http://builditsolar.com/...

    Solar Panels For Free

    Glenn Said:Where can I get free solar panels?We Answered:I did the same thing recently, if you'd really like some free ones then you need to look for those little solar powered lamps that people put in their yards, theyre about 10 inches tall and people sometimes line the paths through their yard with them. Maybe you can find a neighbor who doesn't want theirs anymore, or you could check local dumps for them. They each have a solar panel in the top, and they can be linked together to make more power. Alternatively, you can look on ebay for a...

    Solar Panels For Home Use

    Constance Said:40 years F government has offered grants & TD to improve home energy use isn't some accountability fair?We Answered:For 40 years the Dept. of Energy's number 1 purpose was to make us energy independent and we are in a worse situation now than we were 40 years ago. What a horrible failure of the gov't. This department should be closed down and we would at least save over $1 Billion per year just by firing those incompetent gov't workers. Speaking of tax breaks, look at Democrat John Kerry who pay 12% income taxes and he and...

    Solar Panels For Home

    Stacy Said:I am looking for financial help or a grant to stall solar panels in My home, Where can I look for it?We Answered:Try your local energy provider. Many of them around the country offer finacial help in the form of grants and rebates.I don't know of any federal grants out there, but there might be one. Maybe someone else will chime in with one. Good luck going "Green"....

    Solar Panels For Homes

    Loretta Said:Solar Panels?We Answered:The best thing to do is use less power, first get your power use down, 200 kw a month is a goal to reach. You new a new refrigerator (sunfrost). You need LED lights. You need to replace all your outlets with switchable type, when not in use, switch it off. Any thing that has a remote uses power when not in use. The use of net metering means that you can make all your energy needs. Start small, say 5 panels and inverter for about $10k. Then add on as more $$$$$...

    Solar Panels For Hot Water

    Earl Said:solar water heater question?We Answered:The normal solar water heater tank size is dependent on the number of people using it. I have 10 people using my system, so it's 20 gallons per person per day or 200 gallons. It was built in the late seventies and still working. Tank size = 10 people X 20 gallons...

    Solar Panels For House

    Francisco Said:as anyone ever made their own solar panels for their house?We Answered:I've seen some of the home made collectors (what solar thermal panels are called). They do not have nearly the efficiency of quality manufactured ones have, and they deteoriate rapidly. Connect with a reputable renewable energy dealer (I can recommend one). You may be able to purchase as starter system for around $1,800 (and gvt is giving a 30% tax deduction on that)Naomi Said:Solar Panels On House?We Answered:They're probably solar thermal panels, which can be used to heat your tap water...

    Solar Panels For Houses

    Peggy Said:Why Don't they start building apartments and houses with solar panels?We Answered:The society we live in is greedy and ruled by lobbyists... Until "green" energy is profitable to the corporations that rule this world solar homes and the like will not be built. You have to be wealthy enough to build your own... Sad world we live in......

    Solar Panels For My House

    Kathryn Said:Where do I find out about solar panels for my house?We Answered:http://www.solarhome.org/Brian Said:I want to install solar panels on my house, what are all the things necessary for me to use it.?We Answered:It is not too hard to install a system if you get a kit system. The only problem is the upfront cost but it does pay you back after so many years. Even without grants or incentives. And you are not renting your power and can sell the system with you home when you move. That way it pays for it's self in free electric and you...

    Solar Panels For Pool Heating

    Kent Said:Can solar panels be used in smaller heating elements?We Answered:Yes. But it would not very effective for heating. You could replace the little LED light with a section of thin wire with the same resistance. As far as the little storage batteries go, it wouldn't know the difference. But before you start tearing apart the patio light, take that section of wire and the battery to see how much heat it will produce. Be careful. It could get hot.Edith Said:Turning off the pool's solar heater during winter months?We Answered:I wonder why also. I lived in So Calif and...

    Solar Panels For Pool

    Constance Said:turning solar panels for pool on; open in and out valve same time?We Answered:Determine which is your flow line and your return line, open your return first. This prevents in possibility of excess pressures.Melvin Said:When installing a Solar panel for Pool heating , what is the important thing to ask them?We Answered:I think you should ask whether they are harmfull for human beings and other animals or not, and how can you control the temperature.Erika Said:solar panels for pool.............?We Answered:Most power companies will buy back your solar power but it is unlikely that you can generate that much. Solar...

    Solar Panels For Pools

    Hazel Said:Solar panelled heaters for pools?We Answered:We have installed solar heating in a few pools. The downside is that the panels look ugly on your roof. If this is not a factor, the upside is constantly warm water with no jump in your gas bill. They work great and the homeowners who have them rave about them....

    Solar Panels For Rv

    Clyde Said:Need some help / review of my travel guide across America?We Answered:Ok who's going to finance this venture? You have to consider variables like weather traffic, construction and fuel costs. A gallon of gas goes for over $3.50 in CA while as little as $2.25 in SC. Add a link to:http://www.gasbuddy.com/ to your favorites. I drove from Marin County in CA to Central SC last month. While it was not a vacation, I did it in 4 days. I charge 50 cents a mile or roughly $1000 one way.Virgil Said:how much do you think a motorhome is worth?We Answered:Dont...

    Solar Panels For Rvs

    Roberto Said:How do I hook up a 1.5v solar outdoor diode light without the solar panel to a 12v battery bank in a motorhome?We Answered:Are you sure you wouldn't rather just use a NiMH battery charger that plugs into your cigarette lighter, and put the AA battery into your LED light? It's certainly possible to put a dropping resistor between the 12V battery and your 1.5V light to make it work, but it would be a bit of work if you don't already know what you're doing. If you have an electrical engineer friend, they can get a DVM to...

    Solar Panels For Sale

    Peter Said:When will the New Arrowhead Stadium be completed?We Answered:They say they are still on course to be complete before the end of the 2011 season. The rolling roof? Too many people thought it was a pipe dream and a waste of money. Hey, there are times when practicality rules the day, for better or worse. We love our Arrowhead. There was a bit of a movement to build a new stadium and demolish this one, but that quickly raised the fan's ire. This stadium has a history - when built, it contained many modern amenities that were...

    Solar Panels For Schools

    Mathew Said:I need help getting a solar panel for my school?We Answered:I would recommend contacting your local renewable energy installer and asking them if they would be willing install a solar panel free of charge in exchange for some good PR. A news article in the paper and on a local tv station will be good business for an installer. The retail cost of a one panel, grid-tied system is about $2000 installed. About $1500 cost to the installer. Hope this helps If you would like to know more about what components are required visit this website: http://www.aurorapower.net/alternative-e…...

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    Aaron Said:how affordable these days are solar panels for the home ? why arent we as a country doing more for the planetWe Answered:Solar panels will indeed pay for themselves - eventually. But it will take many years (between 15 and 50) before they do. And its a lot of money to lay out at once. There are, though, federal tax incentives for installing solar panels. In parts of the country, there are also state incentives and utility rebates that can help. In some places, these incentives will help to drop the payback to less...

    Solar Panels For Water Heating

    Dora Said:Can someone help me with advice on EPDM solar panels?We Answered:Well, you will still be fighting evaporative cooling, so you still need to cover the pool as much as possible in the heating months, unless you use excess paneling and keep the pool temps on the high side. Also, you still have to pump all that water, so even though you are cutting down significantly on your electric or gas use, you still have a notable draw. Other than that, aesthetics are about the only other thing I can think of that folks have issues with. ...

    Solar Panels For Water

    Katherine Said:Why is a long, winding pipe used for the water flow inside the solar panel?We Answered:The long pipe is to get maximum surface area exposed to the hot air inside the solar panel. It sounds like the problem given to you assumes that the water stays in the solar panel, and all the energy absobed by the panel goes into the water. In that case, you need to look up the concept of "specific heat", which for water, is 1 calorie per gram degree Celsius. For example, if you have 1 gram of water, and put in 5...

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    Tracy Said:Why should we help the planet?We Answered:By helping the planet, we are helping ourselves have a better quality of life in the longrunPauline Said:Why do people still think Obama is ok when?We Answered:april 15. dont forget to attend your local TEA PARTY. its for ALL AMERICANS. party affiliation does not matter....

    Solar Panels For Your Home

    Albert Said:Can we install solar panels on top of a townhouse in California (Bay Area)?We Answered:Look up AB2473 - The California Solar Rights Act. That removed most of the barriers to installing solar on any property you own. If you had a detached home, even in a gated community with a homeowner's association, you have a good chance of getting solar even if the HOA doesn't like it. The problem with a townhome is that you don't own the roof. Before you buy, have a cordial conversation with the president of the HOA, to get an idea of...

    Solar Panels For Your House

    Debra Said:would you spend the money for solar power in your house?We Answered:I had to spend about $8,000 to provide a base for my solar panels. I am glad I did. With my oversize system (6kW) I heat the house as well as get all the regular electricity I need. I must say though, I live alone in a temperate climate. I save about $200 per month in winter, and about $100 in summer.Don Said:How can you produce electricity for your own house?We Answered:Wind turbines are another solution. Here are some manufacturers of residential turbines: http://www.awea.org/smallwind/smsyslst.h…Don Said:Would...

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    Edward Said:when building new houses why doesn't the gov insist on solar panels to be fitted as standard?We Answered:In the long term they might save the home owner money but they will push the cost of the house up and there's a good chance the extra interest that will cause might actually be more than the cost of electricity if they didn't have PV cells on the roof. Not to mention that there's still the need for grid power at night and when it is cloudy and to run high power drain appliances and that the power plants still have to...

    Solar Panels Generate Electricity

    Joanne Said:How do solar plants and hydroelectric dams generate electricity?We Answered:if you are talking about dams, than water passes through turbines which is basically a big underwater fan. as the water passes across the blades it makes it spin. the turbine is connected to a generator which makes electricity. Solar plants. if your referring to oraganisms i cant help but a plant that doesnt use solar panels probably uses mirrors that are pointed at central point, usually a tower. All this light shines on the tower heating water until it boils. The hot, pressurized steam rushes over a turbine just as...

    Solar Panels Grants

    Neil Said:How do I get a grant passed for my school for solar panels?We Answered:If you are in the UK Look at the Low Carbon Buildings Programme by BERR link below http://www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk/mic… You can also email them for further advice on available grants and discounts offered by other providers. ************************************* Edit: Excessively long payback schemes for solar panels are being quoted. It depends on where you live, where you situate your solar panels, what you buy and if you get a grant or install them yourself. Much of the cost of Solar panels is in the installation. Any competent DIY person can install a...

    Solar Panels Grid

    Thelma Said:When you get solar panels do you connect them to the grid?We Answered:You can do a grid tie system or you may buy batteries (they're pretty expensive) to store the energy your panels produce. I personally prefer the grid tie because you save on battery costs and if your state allows "net-metering" you can start making money from your energy production. Obviously your location, energy consumption habits, and system size will dictate if you produce a surplus of power or if you're a net consumer but regardless, I feel that a grid-tie is simpler in the long run. If you...

    Solar Panels Heat

    Eddie Said:Solar panels to heat pool?We Answered:i own a pool company and if you heat your pool you will lose what chlorine you have in the pool so watch your chlorine level .if you lose chlorine then algea will attack pool algea likes warm water...

    Solar Panels Heating

    Billie Said:which solar panels for heating water and producing electricity would you recommend?We Answered:Solar panels only warm the water. They do not make hot water. You still have to use a boiler or immersion heater to make it hot enough for bathing. They do save on gas or electric though, but you will not feel any financial benefit for about 5 years taking into account the cost of purchase and installation.Allison Said:Which is more efficient: electric or solar heating?We Answered:Don't confuse "green" or cost with engineering efficiency. The efficiency should be calculated as the amount of energy converted into...

    Solar Panels Home

    Irene Said:Has anyone installed solar panels to their home? What has been your experience with them?We Answered:Well i run my home on totally solar . But I made and set up my own just kind of made a hobby out of it . The biggest pro and con is instillation fees . That was the reason i built my own . There's allot of money to be made in solar today and allot of people taking advantage of it . Another words your dealing with high price salesmen . kind of like having a vacuum cleaner salesmen telling...

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    Kathryn Said:Multimeter not working, HELP!?We Answered:It is probably the fuses in the multimeter. There should be two. If you have a second multimeter you can use, check the continuity of the fuses after taking them out. Otherwise, just replace them with new ones.Katrina Said:parts for homemade wind generation?We Answered:Have a look at my project. Several links for pictures, wiring, charge controller, and so on. http://members.rennlist.org/warren/wind.…Craig Said:I want to go solar... all electric or keep gas?We Answered:I can see advantages to both options. It all depends on your intentions for going solar. Is your motivation environmental, independent living, or emergency...

    Solar Panels Homes

    Sergio Said:Solar Panels?We Answered:In Kentucky, if you build over 500W, don't forget that TVA will give you $500 and 15 cents per kWh for ten years just to buy your RECs. You need to do some complicated accounting to tell you what the cost is, since you're buying something that will affect your finances far into the future. There sure are a lot more incentives in KY for solar hot water than for solar PV. I would go with the hot water first, then use all the money you save to go with PV....

    Solar Panels Hot Water

    Edna Said:Solar panels for hot water,heating etc. any info tks?We Answered:I know of 2 different products that are both called "Solar Panels". First is essentially a black container filled with water. It gets hot in the sun, and heats the water inside of it. You can use that hot water to warm up a swimming pool or take outdoor showers. The second, and more appropriate definition of a Solar Panel is a device that generates electric power when exposed to light. The generated electricity goes into your house circuit for general household use. If you generate more power than your house uses,...

    Solar Panels House

    Regina Said:Can we cover up solar panels on our house with regular siding?We Answered:Finding out more information on your solar panel may be your best first step. Some models may be best to simply be removed. Other Quality solar panels may have a very simple fix. Solor panels as you indicated are valuable and energy savings add up in a hurry. If able to be repaired - check that option first. There were and still may be goverment grants available for adding new solar panel systems to your home. Solar Panel Repair Links http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower_sol… http://solarenergylive.com/solar_panel_r… http://www.mobilehomerepair.com/article1… http://grant.solarbotics.net/gallery/sol… http://ezinearticles.com/?What-to-Know-B… Hope this helps!Olga Said:Is there a way to install solar panels...

    Solar Panels How They Work

    Penny Said:How do Solar Panels work?We Answered:They work on the Photovoltaic effect. A solar cell is made of silicon material with a p-n junction. When photons strike the cell some of them are absorbed into the silicon atoms, knocking loose electrons which create - (electron) and + (hole) charge pairs. This is the essential energy transfer that makes it work. These charges accumulate on the n and p junction sides (electrons on n, holes on p). Metal electrodes are placed on the both the p and n surfaces to tap into the current produced. Links below (lots more on the wiki link)...

    Solar Panels In India

    Beatrice Said:what is the rate for solar panel in india ?We Answered:If you purchased a hot Tata, it would cost 17 Rs per day. You should contact your dealer. Salaam Namaste! and, may all your camels spit date products.Claire Said:i would like to get full details of availability of solar panels in india?We Answered:Availability can be as desired for the concept is not yet accepted by IndianMarion Said:Where can i find solar panel in india?We Answered:if you can't find one in India, you might have to order one from america/another country that you know supplies them....

    Solar Panels In Pakistan

    Joann Said:trying to make solar back up system.?We Answered:this is the best you can use for your aplications http://cgi.ebay.com/800W-Pure-Sine-Wave-… I will suggest better batteries or just one this will give you 90 amps 12 volts if you take under 10 amps at night this will last you about 10 hours http://store.altenergystore.com/Batterie… also try to rewire the fan motors to 12 volts or 24 volts and use 2 batteries replace the lights to LED they work better solar panels this is one of the best and a good price http://cgi.ebay.com/Sun-Power-Solar-Pane… this will work with regular light in a...

    Solar Panels India

    Marvin Said:where to find nano solar panels in india?We Answered:To my knowledge, Nano Solar Cells are not available in the market, anywhere in the World, except probably for experimentation.Jon Said:How much solar panels would be needed to fulfill the complete electricity requirements of my house?We Answered:I'd suggest checking out... http://earth4energy-manual.com/blog/ watch the free video review of one of the most popular guides to building your own source of alternative energy. Hope it helps & Good luck!!! - Katie : )Bernard Said:Solar panels in india mumbai is it a durable and effective alternate energy and which companies provide them?We Answered:Solar panels are durable in...

    Solar Panels Info

    Anna Said:I would like some info on Solar panels and Wind Generators...please?We Answered:I know a few people who use solar in Canada and seem to be pretty happy with it. The snow is not as big of a deal as you might think. The more north you live the more of an angle you have the panels on so the better the snow slides off. Plus they are black in color which heats up and melts the snow and ice pretty fast. Mine do.. Snow and rain will not hurt your solar panels. But if you do get a...

    Solar Panels Information

    Miriam Said:what are some good websites with information on turning my house green with solar panels and things like that?We Answered:www.sunelec.com, that's all I knowDon Said:How do i connect solar panels into the grid?We Answered:You need a gried- tie- inverter, but not only that, but your electrical company needs to agree with that..if you are in a co-op is probably that will not work out.. i recommend you just have your own power and use the grid in emergencies. You can learn all about how to have your own little power plant here: http://www.agua-luna.com/offgrid_guide.h… you may want to add wind or solar...

    Solar Panels Installation

    Wesley Said:how do you install solar panels?We Answered:To become a qualified solar installer, it is recommended that you take an accredited course. You can see a list of places that offer these courses at http://irecusa.org/irec-programs/ispq-tr… The ultimate goal for installers is to get NABCEP certification. These classes can help acheive that.Dustin Said:Does anyone know HOW MUCH do solar panels cost and how much is installation?We Answered:Panels and installation depend on technology and type of installation. Generally these values are calculated on a $/watt basis. Depending on technology and difficulty of installation, prices can vary from...

    Solar Panels Installers

    Ruth Said:Has anyone ever had any real luck with Solar rebates, and credits.?We Answered:You may want to look in to what it takes to becoming a certified installer; it sounds like they have a good scam going. In WI we have a similar problem of having to use only Focus on Energy certified installers to get the rebate, but the owner gets the check. When I called them they told me that too many people with little or no skill tried to install themselves and ended up with a pile of useless junk. Personally, I agree with...

    Solar Panels Inverters

    Virginia Said:what size solar panel, inverter and battery would i need to power a tv, dvd player and a couple of lights?We Answered:Great question. I have been working the same solar system for use by my father for his Class A motorhome. First, you want to buy some solar panels, 100 watts worth of Polycrystalline based units will do the job. They are great in low light conditions. Go with the frame mounted solar cells since they have high resale value and generally last years longer than foldable solar cells. You can pull them out of the...

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    Shelly Said:Solar panelling and thatch?We Answered:Yes, you can use a combination of solar panels and windmillsBilly Said:Somebody needs to sort out the Chinese?We Answered:In China alone, up to 200+ million tons of coal goes up in flames each year-which may be equivalent to America’s total carbon-dioxide emissions from gasoline. India’s mine fires waste up to 10 million tons of coal annually. The pollution has left much of the land in both countries uninhabitable. The high level of toxins in the air, also metallic & untreated chemical wastes dumped directly into the oceans is expected to only increase as...

    Solar Panels Kits

    Norman Said:How much for Solar panels?We Answered:Consider a building power meter first to work out your daily/yearly electrical consumption. Try to be energy efficient as possible. Then size a solar project noting your roof aspect, pitch and area. The price of solar panels has come down in the last year. Use a calculator to work out your return on investment....

    Solar Panels Made

    Cody Said:What are solar panels made of?We Answered:Hey Tanner, you're doing a project and need the raw materials? As in you are building a solar panel from scratch, or you're researching what materials and processes are used to make one? Solar electric, or, "Photovoltiac," panels are made from silicone wafers. They start with a solid ingot of pure silicone, slice it into hundreds of very thin layers, less than one mm thick. Then they take half of the wafers and dope them with phosphorous, and the other half are doped with boron. When this is complete, they...

    Solar Panels Make

    Alicia Said:solar panels make more electricity in parallel or series circuits?We Answered:no difference, the power is the same. In series they have a high voltage and low current, and in parallel low voltage and high current. Usual wiring is in series / parallel ....

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    Stephanie Said:Why do people buy empty promises?We Answered:Great question. Of course you are not going to get any honest answers from the Republican side. They yell "Drill Drill Drill" without considering the consequences. What else can you expect from a party who is led by Karl Rove?Cynthia Said:Pros and Cons of Solar Electricity?We Answered:Maintenance: Keep the panels clean and they will more efficiently capture sunlight. Every 10 years or so you might have to change the inverter. If the system is sized properly a grid tie system could have a payback period (how long before savings equals...

    Solar Panels Manufacturers

    Beatrice Said:Top 10 power inverter manufacturers in the world. help please!!!?We Answered:Hello On this page you'll get the requested information. http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesse…...

    Solar Panels Marine

    Eugene Said:What size marine battery/s would I need to run 4 100 watt bulbs for 12 hours? ?We Answered:400 watts for 12 hours is 4.8 kWH. Due to the inefficiencies of the inverter and charger, you'll need to harvest about 6 kWH each day. In most of the country, that's 1.5 kW DC of solar panels, which will cost you about $8,000 US. To avoid discharging the batteries more that 50% even on a cloudy day, you'll need about 15-20 kWH of batteries. 20 kWH of batteries is 8 L16 floor scrubber batteries, which will cost you about...

    Solar Panels Materials

    Ricky Said:how are solar panels made and what materials and chemicals are used?We Answered:mono/poly crystalline or silicon amorphous, some have thin glass over thin mirror and beneath those layer are cells that hold the mono poly crystalline and silicon amorphous.Johnnie Said:What are the suitable materials for making solar absorber panels and Why?We Answered:Smoked Dark or dark colored glass creates the greenhouse effect, the light can get in but the heat has a lot of trouble getting out. That and dark painted metal, which absorbs heat, are the two best absorber panels for solar heating. That's why the professional...

    Solar Panels Modules

    Lewis Said:How many arc seconds should the ISS appear when it is 400 miles overhead? Compared to diameter of the moon?We Answered:The ISS main truss is almost 300 feet long. That's 0.0568 miles (about 1/20th of a mile). The tangent of the angle is 0.0568 / 400, or 1.4205e-4. To convert to angle, use the arctangent function, and get 0.00814 degrees. That's equivalent to 0.4883 minutes, or 29.299 seconds. Typical eyepiece (Plossl) has about a 50 degree apparent field of view, and if it yields 45 magnifications, that is about 1.1 degrees true field of view. The moon's...

    Solar Panels Nj

    Alfred Said:Wind generators on cell phone towers -- are solar panels too expensive?We Answered:1. If they're 6 foot in size they must be for electricity. 2.So they can be used in low wind. 3.Wind is cheaper and makes more power. Solar has good pr from people who know really nothing about it. Size of th battery would most likely be the same seeing you can run out of wind just as long as you run out of light on rainy days.Edwin Said:What is the best electrical estimating book available?We Answered:Go to http://rsmeans.reedconstructiondata.com/Louis Said:Solar Panels: How many sq ft. of panels would I...

    Solar Panels Nsw

    Josephine Said:Some electric billing questions?We Answered:what is the time needed for the 7400kWh household use. if it is a year, then the calculation will go like this. a) (7400kWh/year) / (365days/year) = 20.27 kWh/day 20.27 kWh/3.9kWh = 5.19 panels. you will then need 6 panels. You will generate 8541kWh/year b) 6 panels * $6000 = $36,000 to install the panels c) 7400kWh x $ 0.18 = $1332 /yr saving payback = 36000/1332 = 27 years.Craig Said:Maths problems please help?We Answered:Asuming the 7400kWh is per year: a) 1 solar panel produces 3.9*365 kWh a year = 1423.5kWh To work out number of panels needed 7400/1423.5 = 5.198 round up...

    Solar Panels Nz

    Glen Said:What size of solar panel would I need to power a small extractor fan?We Answered:I have seen some 24 Volt DC, 18 Watt fans used to ventilate a portable restroom, and they seem to move a fair amount of air. You might do well with 40 Watts of solar and a couple of fans that size....

    Solar Panels On Houses

    Kirk Said:solar panels on housing developments?We Answered:Solar Panels in housing developments is not being used because it would add $25,000 to $40,000 to the price of the home. Most people in the USA don't understand that after a few years the solar electric panels will start paying them back. It is not just the upfront cost. People would rather spend that 40K on somthing smart like a new corvette. Which has no pay back at all then something stupid like solar electric and helping themselfs or the rest of the world. So if the builders were to add them to the...

    Solar Panels On Sale

    Georgia Said:Do those solar panel car battery top-up chargers really work? The ones you plug in to cig lighter?We Answered:they work really good, i use one on my old car to keep the battery up in it,and it works really well,its always at a 100% charge when i go to drive it,and the good thing about is it wont over charge it,it even works on a cloudy day also,i have used mine for about 6 months now,with no problems what so ever,i like mine ,i don't have to worry about leaving it on,it doesn't hurt the battery to leave it...

    Solar Panels Ontario

    Roland Said:About how much money will Ontario save if the whole province runs on solar energy?We Answered:zero dollars. solar costs more than coal fired, nuclear power or hydro power. It costs more than wind power.Troy Said:Can you install solar panels if they'll get snowed on?We Answered:They should hold up just fine to the weather, however they will produce very little if any power while they are covered. If you want them to continue to give power to the structure during this time you have to knock the snow off. also as far north as you are the days will...

    Solar Panels Pallet

    Isaac Said:Can you help me with this solar application?We Answered:Your major power consumer will be the TV which may need anywhere from 200 to 500 watts depending on it's type. The clock might rely on the frequency of it's power source being exact if it is to maintain accurate time. While it requires only a few watts, it may need a much more expensive inveter. The TV Live only needs a few watts. You would probably want an inverter that is capable of delivering 1000 watts. It's entirely possible that it would be more efficient at converting 500 watts than...

    Solar Panels Perth

    Vernon Said:what do u think? plz?We Answered:There are a few spelling errors. One idea per paragraph. Be careful on presenting statements as facts. They should be verifiable. Automobiles were around well before 1940. There use may not have been as prevalent as today but they were there. What is your answer to the question you pose? Biofuels? HHO engines? More research into electric? Or just accept a lifestyle of less than we have in the past?...

    Solar Panels Photovoltaic

    Joan Said:photovoltaic score board panels?We Answered:you would have to place the solar array part outdoors where it will get sun. The score board won't work when there is no sun shining, or at night, unless you have a battery back up system, and now you are getting expensive, with heavy batteries that have to be maintained. When the scoreboard is not being used, the solar panel is wasted, and those are not cheap. Better off putting a solar panel to a better use to power something that is in constant use. ....

    Solar Panels Pictures

    Sharon Said:How do i connect a little 2 volt solar panel to a light??We Answered:you have two wires from the panel, and the flashlight bulb has two connections. The rest should be obvious. If you need to, go to any electronic parts store and get a socket for the bulb. .Brent Said:is the instrument in picture a solar panel?We Answered:Sort of. It appears to be a photovoltaic cell. A solar panel is typically composed of a number of photovoltaic cells. The output from the individual cells is combined to produce a larger output power.Russell Said:what if solar panels displayed pictures like billboards?We...

    Solar Panels Plus

    Dave Said:how do i put a solar panel on a my pond pump?We Answered:You cannot hook the solar panel to the pump. Solar panels put out 12 to 16 volts of DC current. Your pump runs on 110 volts of AC current. Use the solar panels to charge a battery and then an inverter to make the 110 AC.Jessie Said:Who else thinks kate gosselin was flirting with that "solar panels" guy? Jon & Kate plus 8?We Answered:Idk..but she acts really bitchyLouis Said:How much solar panel power do I need to run dishwasher, electric dryer and electric stove...

    Solar Panels Pool Heating

    Sarah Said:Pool Heater: Heat pump vs. solar panels?We Answered:It's a catch 22. Solar is much more expensive to install and looks crappy on your roof. Make sure your orientation to the sun is correct. Heat pump will cause less aggrivation to install but might require more service in the long run. On a monthly basis solar would be less.Gary Said:Help with Solar Heating!!!?We Answered:If you want an exact temperature, well I can not give you that nor can anyone else really. It depends on the system you have, the placement of it, and the amount of sun...

    Solar Panels Pool

    Frances Said:how do you repair pool heater solar panels mfg is Vortex?We Answered:prayer probably won't work, but then you didn't explain what is wrong.Tiffany Said:How can I heat my inground pool with solar panels?We Answered:My neighbor did it for years like this: He painted the roof of his shed (which was close to the pool) with black rubberized paint. Over this, he laid a grid of 1/2" copper tubing, spaced about 1/2", over the entire south side of the roof, which he covered with more paint. He used a small water pump to circulate pool water through the grid...

    Solar Panels Pools

    Ian Said:What kind of black paint should I use on my pool solar panels to attract the most sunlight?We Answered:Get a flat black heat resistant paint. Rust Oleum will probably work or you can try paint designed for wood stoves.Jane Said:solar pool panels seem to be high density bubble wrap.will regular packing bubble wrap work?We Answered:Probably the bubble wrap is a similar product, but any air that can travel between sheets will have a heat loss. Any crevices where bacteria can reside is also a problem for pools.Christopher Said:What power pump with my pool solar panels?We Answered:You should...

    Solar Panels Portable

    Jo Said:How many watts do you need to charge an average Cell Phone?We Answered:You really need to know voltage and current (which is watts - P=IE), but without sufficient voltage from the solar panel, you won't be able to create the potential difference (voltage) needed to cause current to flow to the battery. My suggestion would be for you to look at your charger's parameters and then build a solar panel array with the same characteristics. As long as you have a high enough voltage, it will charge. The current generated will determine how long the charging will...

    Solar Panels Power

    Harvey Said:approximately how many americans are currently using solar panels/power?We Answered:We can try to set some bounds on the number by looking at the official report linked below, which is only for California. By "Americans," I'm going to assume you mean citizens of the USA, not the greater Americas. California leads the nation by far in solar installations, so whatever number we get from there should be more than half the nation. Also, I'm considering only photovoltaic installations. If solar hot water is considered, the number may be a magnitude greater, and Hawaii probably leads in per capita installations. According to the report,...

    Solar Panels Price

    Stephanie Said:about how many solar energy panels do you need to run a car and what would the approximate price be of panels?We Answered:One panel (about $300-500) Will charge a battery. It will probably take a few days because one panel does not produce much power and only produces at peak power a few hours a day (On sunny days). You would need to get from the Panel specifications what the AMP output rating is at peak. Then you need to know how many AMP-HOURS you would need to charge up the battery. From this you can estimate how many panels...

    Solar Panels Prices

    Teresa Said:how many solar panels would I need to power a 1440 sq. ft. apartment w/ four bedrooms and how big should it beWe Answered:First off, if it is an apartment, you have no right to add solar panels to the roof unless you own it. Considering your circumstances, it sounds like you are renting, so I wouldn't recommend it unless you work out a deal with your landlord. To find out how much you need, use this calculator: http://www.neutralexistence.com/resource…...

    Solar Panels Purchase

    Isaac Said:How many solar panels do I need to power up my office?We Answered:You need to work out first how much power you will need . The power consumption will be clearly statted on the equipment. Usually on a label on the underside. So add up the power ratings on all the appliances you will want on together. Including lights, heating, tools etc. You won't need everything on at once so look to decide you maximum power requirement. Next you need to set an amount of hours per day you will want to run the power. So power (in KW- 1000...

    Solar Panels Queensland

    Thelma Said:Why isn,t the Queensland & Australian government installing?We Answered:Thats a great idea, and seeing as it's an election year you would think both parties would be jumping at the chance to try and win over some more votes. But they might be a bit short of money to do it due to the sheer number of Department of Housing propities around AustraliaKenneth Said:Grants for my Home in Queensland?We Answered:The Earth4Energy kit suggests one of those popular alternative energy devices that prove to drop home energy costs by 50-80%. The kit also shares information on where to purchase free batteries required...

    Solar Panels Rebate

    Katherine Said:Has anyone gotten their solar panel rebates in Florida?We Answered:Do not count on getting the rebate soon or if at all. You should get on the list and wait until the funds are released. Good luck. Summary: Note: There is currently a waiting list for rebates from the Solar Energy Incentives Program. This program has received $5 million in federal funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This funding will be used to award rebates to some of the systems that are on the waiting list. The state has applied for an additional $9.4 million in federal...

    Solar Panels Rebates

    Billie Said:If all of Obama's energy saving ideas are so viable then why did he need rebates on all of them?We Answered:It is all about killing business and setting up his Socialist utopia. Socialism always fails, so it must be subsidized. To put it bluntly. Socialism can never succeed on its own. It MUST be attached, like a parasite, to a blood supply (money supply) that comes form a viable source. Without that blood supply it will wither and die. Too much leaching, and the "host" dies....

    Solar Panels Review

    Jesse Said:Who is the official contact for Engineering Review and Inspection of my current meter?We Answered:PGE or who ever your power company would be. Called them and ask and they will give you the engineer for your area. If you have solar panels and that is what is feeding your meter and house then you should talk to the people who installed the panels and the power company because it was installed wrong. In some (I think all) states there are laws that they have to pay you for the power you bring in even if it's only you who...

    Solar Panels Reviews

    Arlene Said:are there solar radios which work?We Answered:I'm a big fan of solar, but a solar-powered radio doesn't seem robust enough for emergency use. Even if the solar radio charged internal batteries, what if I forgot to leave it in the sun, or the batteries went bad? There's a kind of radio that you wind up, and the spring spins a small generator that powers the radio for about half an hour. That would be my first choice, followed by the kind of radio that you must continuously crank to keep it running.Sally Said:Anyone read this solar panel ebook...

    Solar Panels Roof

    Rita Said:HI, I am installing solar panels on roof. would like advise as regards lightning protection.?We Answered:I don't know that solar panels require lightning protection anymore than the rest of the roof surface area. There isn't anything about a solar panel that would attract lightning nearly as much as a standard TV tower. I have a small solar system at my weekend peoperty & have had the solar panels installed for about 10 years without any lightning protection or ground connection directly to the panels themselves. I have a ground connection just to the batteries with a 4 AWG stranded wire to a...

    Solar Panels Rv

    Ramon Said:How to find out how many solor panels I need?We Answered:only use the the last 3 items, no prob.------ then use a solar heated shower(water bag on the roof).,,use propane for the fridge and cook top.,, For AC go where is cool in the summer and warm in the winter... for more answers post this in boating. same application but smarter people.Ruben Said:Which Charge Controller for solar project?We Answered:MPPT is a waste at those power levels. Generally, you will only benefit from power tracking when the array is 500w or more. In fact, at...

    Solar Panels Sale

    Beth Said:Can Solar panels start fires?We Answered:You're right that mirrors can start fires, but I think what you saw at the garage sale was a magnifying mirror (some makeup mirrors magnify), not a regular one. If you get a magnifying mirror, you can try this youself with a piece of newspaper. You'll also notice that you can't burn the paper with an ordinary, flat mirror. The mirrors in the desert were probably one of the few solar power tower plants around. Another approach for utility scale generation would use distributed troughs, avoiding a single super-hot area, or photovoltaic...

    Solar Panels Sales

    Nora Said:With solar panel sales or leasing is there a way to make money?We Answered:Sure, why not talk to someone in your state's energy dept, and find out who the major solar players are, then ask them about employment.Yvonne Said:how does solar panels will help in my home?We Answered:you could try calling your power company, either they can help you with installing them or give you the number to somebody else who can.Toni Said:When are sales in solar panels going to increase?We Answered:Solar panels are still very expensive and they need to be fitted properly and probably need regular maintenance,...

    Solar Panels San Diego

    David Said:What do you think of a stadium that generates power?We Answered:I'd agree with that and even take it a step further. Solar panels would be feasible for many stadiums. I don't know if they're beyond the 'experimental stage', but I saw something about a college student who had designed a 'mat' that would generate electrical current from people walking on it. I think something like that would be great for high traffic areas inside stadiums. <edit> Hey! I can't believe I found it... I love Google! It's called a piezoelectric mat http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/tag/curre… http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnew…Marian Said:Does anyone have any sympathy for Jon...

    Solar Panels Schools

    Lloyd Said:How could I get solar panels for my school?We Answered:this article might help you develop the plan to raise the funds for that proyect and you can contact the person for more helping tips,this should work for your proyect!Holly Said:anyone else think its a gud idea for schools 2 use solar panels?We Answered:thats a great idea! there are so much electricity costs, schools would save a lot and there could be more field trips, newer equipment, etc. awesome idea! answer mine any1? http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;…Dawn Said:If a middle school gets solar panels, will they actually be saving money?We Answered:depends on initial costs and...

    Solar Panels Small

    Bruce Said:Where to buy small wind turbine and solar panels.?We Answered:try http://greenhome.huddler.com/products/ http://byderule.multiply.com/journal/ite… or CONTACT: Arthur Kaliski P.O.BOX 1513 Amagansett, NY 11930 (631) 267-2092 akaliski@MILWIND.COM www.MILWIND.COM http://www.milwind.com/MilwindVideo.html http://www.milwind.com/...

    Solar Panels Solar Cells

    Kristen Said:What about the new plastic solar panels?We Answered:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200… That article says it will be five to seven years before they are mass produced. You won't be able to get them until then, and even if you could get them, they will be very expensive. 6 m^2 (about how much would be needed to power a car, MINIMUM) of Gallium Arsenide solar cells (efficiency of about 28%) still costs at least $300,000 and these will be much more expensive. So, for now, this is not feasible. We do not know much about how the final product will perform. ...

    Solar Panels South Africa

    Lori Said:Has production of Prof. Alberts' solar panel started in South Africa?We Answered:The start of production of the South African super-thin solar-panel innovation has been delayed by more than six months due to technical challenges with the equipment at the purpose-built German plant. Production was expected to start earlier this year, but is now anticipated to kick off in October, says a source close to the project. The solar panel is the brainchild of University of Johannesburg (UJ) professor Vivian Alberts. The solar panel he devised is is said to be thinner and cheaper (up to 50%) compared to products currently on the...

    Solar Panels Suppliers

    Deanna Said:If I fit solar panels to my roof...?We Answered:First of all you would need to ensure your house is well insulated (most modern houses arent well insulated and energy efficient) Second you would need to look at how much water you use and how many hours of heating you want, and to what temperature too. Third would be to research the type of panels available - places like the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) in Machynlleth, Wales, Uk have much info, also Permaculture Magazine has advertisers in there and both may offer courses on designing and building your own too. Fourth would...

    Solar Panels System

    Marjorie Said:What will solar panels be called outside our sun system?We Answered:"Why hasn't this question been addressed before?" Because it's not important. Our satellites have used other methods to generate electricity besides solar/PV panels....

    Solar Panels Systems

    Yvonne Said:if you have solar panels what happens if the power from the grid goes off?We Answered:In most locations, grid-tied photovoltaic systems are required to comply with the UL standard 1741, which says that if the grid goes down, the system must shut off. So one typically would not have the expectation that the solar panels would carry them through a blackout. However, if the panels put out the right voltage (say, between 150 and 340 volts DC), some devices could still be run straight off the panels, bypassing the inverter which has turned off. Many modern PC's and...

    Solar Panels Technology

    Eva Said:How does photosynthesis relate to solar panel technology?We Answered:I can't think of how it does. Solar panel technology involves moving electrons to create a current. Photosynthesis involves carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight to create carbohydrates.Roberto Said:wat is d cost of settng up a solar panel technology?We Answered:It all depends on how much power you need, and how much sunlight you get in your area. Check out http://www.monofuel.com for plans and advice.Troy Said:What kind of light is better for recharging a watch battery via solar technology? Incandescent vs fluorescent?We Answered:fluorescent lights generally have higher energy photons. the light starts...

    Solar Panels Training

    Evelyn Said:Why do train cars have solar panels?We Answered:The solar panel is for charging a battery.The cars are hopper cars that can be dumped by a remote signal. ghost train? LMAO! yeah rightEdwin Said:how big must a solar panel be to power a train?We Answered:is this a passenger train or a freight train? the weights are very different. is it running day and night, or only between 10am and 3pm? quite clearly, panels just on the engine(s) will not be enough. panels on all of the cars might be, but i think it unlikely. consider how large these panels are, and how light the cars that...

    Solar Panels Uk

    Byron Said:Question about solar power, UK only please?We Answered:This seems a minefield of an area and someone did a quote for me that come out at £6.5k. He made claims that my gas bill would be reduced by 60%, I then watched a program on tv that showed these claims are way of the mark and fitting a system shold cost no more than 3k from a reputable company, dont reply to any leaflets through the door, and if any company says that do you and your partner must be there for the quote it is just a high pressure...

    Solar Panels Used

    Miriam Said:can solar panels be used to directly power an electric motor?We Answered:Yes, absolutely. I remember my dad had a gimmick hat that had a small solar panel (1x2") powering a small fan motor aimed at the forehead to keep the wearer cool. The trick is to wire enough cells in series to make the voltage needed.Eddie Said:Is oil and potash used in the manufacture of solar panels?We Answered:Indeed they are. What solar advocates neglect to mention is that the amount of energy used to mine and manufacture the panels exceeds the amount of energy the panels will generate over their lifetime. Bit...

    Solar Panels Victoria

    Georgia Said:In Victoria, what qualifications does a person need to install solar panels for customers?We Answered:Don't worry about other too much. Their lack of useful answers demonstrates their lack of understanding the question. Your best bet for most accurate information on the credentials would depend in part if the installation was to include a tie in to the main grid. If it does, the power company can detail what those credentials need to be. If they are off grid, at a minimum, the prevailing electrical codes for your location- usually available form your local unit of government that handles the...

    Solar Panels Wa

    Norman Said:Are solar panels a good idea in Seattle Wa?We Answered:Are solar panels a good thing to do for the environment? - Yes. Can you recoup the cost your investment in the solar cells/panels in any reasonable amount of time in Seattle? - most likely - not. I know it's been a miserable spring in Seattle, but, I think we got 3 sunny days last month. With the number of cloudy/rainy days here, solar will only really benefit you in June, July, August and September. There are two kinds of solar panels - electric or water based. The electrics - photovoltaics...

    Solar Panels Water Heater

    Allan Said:Could I power my water heater with solar power instead of gas?We Answered:ABSOLUTELY! That is the best way to save money with solar. You won't be making electricity with the solar panel, it's a different kind of panel. You run fluid through the panels and it directly heats the fluid. That fluid then heats your water tank. You can heat up to 75% of your water for free! Take a look at this free video teaching you about solar water heating, http://www.altestore.com/store/Books-Cla…Randy Said:how much will it cost to have a solar water heater...

    Solar Panels Water Heating

    Tyler Said:Solar Panel for heating water?We Answered:It sure can . You need a solar glycol system .The solar panels heat the glycol and the pump pumps the hot glycol to a solar tank with a heat exchanger. The water then goes to your elec heater but has a "TMP valve installed so the water is not to hot . So it wont burn you . It is a three way valve that mixes a little or no cold in with it so it's not to hot . Set it at 160 deg....

    Solar Panels Water

    Ann Said:solar panels water heaters?We Answered:I would find out the name of the panels, like if they have a brand name or a company's name on them, and ask a company that is currently operating in your area. Preferrably one who has been around for a while. They might be able to answer your questions or give you a suggestion on what to do next. They may even be willing to sponsor a project if you play your cards right!...

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    Jo Said:solar panels does a 90 watt solar panel produce 90 watts per hour &?We Answered:Pat J is right on the first part. In perfect conditions a 90watt panel will produce 90 watts in one hour. But it's less than that once you include losses from converting it to AC (if you're doing that), transmission losses, weather too hot or cold, etc etc. The 90watts would be a Laboratory BEST case. In the real world about 80 watts would be more accurate. With the second part of the question, I think you've got it mixed up a bit, if you're talking about...

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    Gina Said:Is the science just doublespeak?We Answered:Science just observes analyzes and reports, it is by nature multi-speak. I believe AGW is a farce. There is not enough observable data to blame CO2.Tracy Said:So there is a GOOD CHANCE with OIL we will all be startving or in a famine state in the future?We Answered:Here's why we're not screwed. As soon as oil goes up above alternative fuel costs, there will be a HUGE movement to use up those alternative fuels. The only reason oil has ruled is because it was so cheap. We didn't have any reason to look for...

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    Alma Said:Are solar panels and wind turbines really manufactured from oil?We Answered:Probably so, since plastics are made from oil. However, manufacturing the items used to generate power is a one time thing. This is far better than burning fossil fuels on an ongoing basis to generate power.Jorge Said:Would adding wind turbines and solar panels to utility poles be feasible to replace current electricity?We Answered:It would not work. The complaints from the people living near the poles would be intense. Then maintenance. And liability. One reason there are not as many wind turbines as people would like to see- or...

    Solar Photovoltaic Cells

    Jamie Said:What is Wp in Photovoltaic cells?We Answered:Watts, peak That's the number of watts you would get out of the cell under ideal conditions - brilliant sun, cold air, thin atmosphere. In large commercial panels, there is a standard system of measuring peak watts called STC. Even that is optimistic. For small consumer panels, the rating is not well standardized, so something might advertise as a 15-watt panel, but unless the sun goes supernova, it would never deliver 15 watts....

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    Priscilla Said:Solar Harvesters?We Answered:Your ideas are on the right track, I think, but not completely thought through. I attended a lecture in 1980 on a NASA study on Solar Power Satellites. They had analyzed many possible designs. The winners were all in geosynchronous orbit. This is optimum because they need to stay over the same piece of ground to transmit the power down. Solar cells was the preferred technology; they also had steam engines run by concentrated solar power from reflectors. The power was transmitted to receiver "antennae" on the ground. Microwave ones had theoretical efficiency of 80%, lasers 90%. The microwaves receivers were...

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    Mike Said:How do I repair a pinhole leak in the copper tubing of a solar panel that I use to heat my swimming pool?We Answered:There are really only three routes you can go, all are really temporary fixes and I'll explain why in a min. 1/ You can cut the pipe, usuing a pip cutter, at the spot and solder in a coupling of the appropriate size. Whoever posted that you can't use a propane torch for this is incorrect. You can solder copper up to 1 1/2 inches, easily, with a normal porpane torch, if you know what you're doing. 2/...

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    Florence Said:I have been thinking of replacing my in ground pool heater with solar panels, is this a good idea?We Answered:Probably so. Up until California Gas and Light gave away electricity, solar panel heaters were by far the best low cost way to warm pool water. They are surging in popularity again - an hour searching the web brings up a lot of comments about the modern costs of gas or electric heating of pool water. You need a decent amount of sunny days, the space to dedicate to it - a 4X8 panel seems to be enough -...

    Solar Power Articles

    Nora Said:The subject of Solar Power came up on YASA a while back?We Answered:Carbon nanotubes offer promise, someday. Regular researchers are working on this, too, but the efficiencies they're getting now, as far as I know, are only around 3%. I doubt the article has its facts straight. The promise is to harvest 500 times more energy. A commercial silicon panel will already get about 15% of the energy from the light, making it impossible to get more than 7 times as much energy Some panels made today get even more. Perhaps they were comparing the...

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    Myrtle Said:solar power energy...cost and who installs them?We Answered:I'd suggest going to the website below, finding someone in your area who has installed a lot of solar arrays, and asking them for a price quote and installation details. It's impossible to size the unit based on the info that you've given us. Because the sun only shines some of the time, you'll need to store some energy - if your 220W appliance ever runs when the sun isn't out. And the amount you need to store will depend on whether your appliance runs continuously, or cycles, or...

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    Jay Said:What is another way of saying 'making solar energy increase the power of electricity'?We Answered:increasing the power of solar energy working with solar energy to increase its powerDerrick Said:Solar Power and electricity?We Answered:A Volt-Ohm-Milliammeter, also known as a VOM or multimeter has a switch that sets the meter to measure voltage, resistance (ohms) or current (milliamps). Multimeters are priced from about $15 to more than $100. The more expensive ones have digital displays, more settings and more features. They are sold at Sears, Radio Shack, Home Depot, Lowes and other places. The best way to determine solar cell output is probably...

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    Renee Said:how do you get a grant to start a solar power project, buy land and get equipment?We Answered:Go to http://www.grants.gov for a list of government grants and how you can apply for them. However, there are no grants for a for profit business unless you are opening a daycare and then it is a minimal amount. If you need money, you will need to apply for a loan. No lender will talk to you unless you provide them with a valid business plan. Go to http://www.sba.gov , http://www.score.org or http://www.bplan.com for sample business plans and...

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    Herbert Said:Could comeone point me towards some good information for solar powering my home?We Answered:I found alot of info at the yahoo searches. We have also started looking into solar power for a break in our house expense bills.Billy Said:Which states have the best incentives for solar power in the home?We Answered:I know that Tennessee has good incentives for solar power, including tax breaks for the cost of the installation, and the ability to sell excess power back to the utility company, possibly netting you some $. NY state has a similar program I do believe....

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    Gregory Said:I was wondering...what exactley is the official occupation name for a person who trys to use the environment..We Answered:Responsible! Kidding, but not much! Um. I think what you're looking for would be environmental or bioengineering? Good luck! We need lots more people like you!Edward Said:Is solar power viable in an area that gets significant wintertime snow such as Park City, Utah?We Answered:It sounds like there wouldn't be enough sun through the winter to keep the power going by solar alone. There are devices that watch your house's power load (the amount of power you're using) and combine the power from "the...

    Solar Power For House

    Alma Said:What is a good insulator for a passively solar powered house?We Answered:Dirt. My grandfathers house has 3 to 6 feet of dirt on it and it never gets below freezing when he goes to florida in the winter even without any heat on. Most dumps have areas where refrigerators are set aside for special disposal. They contain a bit of insulation I'm pretty sure any place wouldn't mind you taking for free....

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    Benjamin Said:Solar Power for My Home!?We Answered:check out harbor freight on lineRhonda Said:Solar Power Questions: ROI?We Answered:Zero? Negative? Since solar power cost more to produce than grid power if you have power available you are essentially operating at a loss. The only thing that can make it viable is government subsidy for installation or subsidies for repurchasing power. Those change all the time and the price paid for power is local. Nobody is going to do all that work for you or can for your locale. You might find some discussions or articles on it. If you can do all...

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    Vera Said:Would you invest in solar electric for your home or business?We Answered:I will go for it provided the economics is atleast the same as present. Some incovenience I can take it up like some interruptions etc for the sake of environment protection. But if the cost is going to be higher then I am not interested. There are several things which I can forego like using an air con etc to help the environment at the present. So it boils down to dollars....

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    Lewis Said:For how much can I sell excess solar power to the grid?We Answered:You don't actually sell your extra power back to the company. They need your extra electricity like Bill Gates needs more money. You actually accumulate credit with your utility company. At night when your system is not producing electricity, you draw off the credit you have accumulated during the day. Your goal is to become "net zero" meaning you consume as much as you produce. Now if you wanted to build a solar farm, you would have to work out a power purchase agreement. One of the first...

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    Eugene Said:solar power home?We Answered:a solar powered home is wonderful it saves energy and makes your home more atractable like my beach house has solar power and now a lot more people rent it because it is just so cool to live in...

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    Marlene Said:What is so good about Solar power?We Answered:Solar power is awesome because it will never go away! The sun will always continue to shine, so we will never run out of the energy that it can supply us. You can read all about solar energy here: http://www.greenstudentu.com/encyclopedi…...

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    June Said:How much solar power would I need to run an rv?We Answered:I would recommend this popular book, RVers Guide to Solar Battery Charging. It includes all the information you will need to investigate, decide, size, select, purchase and install solar components or a packaged system in your RV. It’s a must for every RVer who wants to go solar powered!...

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    Brittany Said:Does anyone know anything about solar power? ?We Answered:advantages: .free .renewable .doesn't emit pollution disadvantages: .the solar panels can be expensive .the solar panels take up a lot of room... you have to find a huge area to set them up in order to actually get enough energy to power something ...that's all I got off the top of my head...Jesse Said:Solar power?We Answered:Not only do you have to buy the panel, you have to purchase the inverter that converts the DC power from the solar panel to AC power for your home. There's much more involved than just the panel....

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    Grace Said:Solar Power?!?We Answered:just google solar panels, you'll get a bazillion hits....

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    Joseph Said:Solar Power Economics?We Answered:you would be subject to federal regulation as a commercial power plant. this can have serious consequences for you. it's been a while since i have checked the prices but i believe that it's running about $8-10 a kilowatt.Cheryl Said:Solar Power in Southern California?We Answered:Solar is a great way to save the earth, but it doesnt really pay for itself. You can buy most systems for 25-50 thousand depending on how much energy you want the system to deliver and other options.Ralph Said:Can anyone in the atlanta georgia region have any knowledge of places...

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    Judy Said:solar power inverters?We Answered:15VDC is the inverter's input voltage. To generate 400 watts at 15 volts, the solar panels will have to produce 26 amps. If you don't use batteries, the power will vary with the time of day and the weather, and of course you'll have no power at night.Maureen Said:How do you install solar power direct to your meter, and do you need a power inverter?We Answered:You would use a grid-tied inverter to connect between the solar panels and the electric grid meter. Here's an example of a 1000W solar system, http://www.altestore.com/store/Kits-and-… Click on the...

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    Stanley Said:Do you think the Pickens Plan is like salad dressing without the green?We Answered:For the last time, nobody is banking on wind to meet ALL our energy needs. It's a part of the solution, not the solution. I believe the hope is that cars will be manufactured to take natural gas from the start. This will be much more economical than converting exisiting gas cars. Photovoltaic solar panels are expensive currently, but concentrating solar thermal plants are not. A mix of solar thermal and wind will save us tons of fossil fueled energy.Jared Said:Are solar powered ceiling fans...

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    Melanie Said:where can i get a small solar panel to power an outdoor water pump?We Answered:You will need more than a small solar panel to run a pump continuously, unless you don't mind that the pump only comes on during the day while the sun is out. 1st you need to know what the power demands are of the pump in question. Not only do you need to know the rate of the power draw from the pump, but you will also have to calculate how much power the pump will draw from your solar system every day. You will have...

    Solar Power Panels For Home

    Joe Said:How much to buy and install solarpanels on average home?We Answered:If you have sunshine get a solar water heater first. Also check if your house has proper insulation if in cold climate. Solar PV panels are expensive and affordable only when subsidized. You could plant a lot of trees in wasteland and use the wood as fuel , you could make bio-gas out of waste food/plant material....

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    Emma Said:Why should schools install solar power panels?We Answered:All great reasons. If you need more specifics on solar power check out our free white paper on our site: Residential Solar Technology Made Simple http://www.moonworkshome.com/home-improv…Irene Said:Who thinks that we should power traffic lights with solar panels?We Answered:China already does this on all new install in many parts of the country. It is a small panel with LED lights, they work fine....

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    Holly Said:Who wants solar power in Austin?We Answered:See if you can arrange to have a table or demonstration at Home Depot. Installers do that in our area. Earth Day is in April, and there may be Earth Day Fairs in your area. Try to get a booth, there. And the best advertising is word of mouth, so if you can do your first system or first few systems virtually at cost (or a loss), word will get around that you're the cheapest. And take care of your customers. One unhappy customer does more damage than 10 satisfied customers...

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    Gail Said:Solar power?We Answered:A 5000 BTU air conditioner, even a high efficiency one, will draw about 750 W. running. Figure at least 50% duty cycle, and you need 375 W./Hr. to run your A.C. unit for one hour. The 1.8 W. panel you're looking at will gather maybe 10 W. Hr.s on a good day, and you'll need batteries and an inverer to convert the stored 12V. DC output of the panel to the 120V. AC you need to run your air conditioner. In short, it's not a practical project.Carolyn Said:Solar power using a solar panel or solar panels.?We Answered:Cost is a matter...

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    Beatrice Said:In how many years would a solar power system pay for itself?We Answered:Well, I have a freind who is completely off grid and if you ask him, it paid for itself the first time that the power company meter reader walked around his house looking for the meter to read. He got to go outside and order the meter reader off of his property and threatened him with a tresspassing arrest if he ever comes back. The satisfaction he felt on that one day more than paid for his entire system! In all reality, there are...

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    Jeff Said:Manufacturer of solar power systems?We Answered:Here is the absolute latest in innovative solar technology: A tiny high-tech company in California just unlocked one of the largest sources of energy anywhere on Earth. To give you an idea how much energy is at this company's fingertips, its systems could eventually capture more energy in a single month than Saudi Arabia will produce in the next 50 years! The breakthrough is something called a solar window. A "solar window" looks like a regular window you'd see in a typical office building. In fact, you can't tell the difference between the 2. Except there's one huge difference....

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    Felicia Said:I want a solar panel that has plug sockets on it. where can i get it?We Answered:I believe the solar panels produce DC power. Best bet would be to have panel connected to a battery(large marine battery) and then connect an inverter to the battery. The inverter would have the plug sockets on it.Tammy Said:Should we all have a solar energy panel on the roof?We Answered:If the government were really serious about getting the public to use renewable energy methods it would provide one for every household that wanted one. Because it is not serious about this matter it is...

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    Norman Said:Is it practical to use solar panels on the roof of a 12 ft by 12 ft workshop to light it, and provide power to?We Answered:no its cheaper to buy a generator and use itSergio Said:How expensive is it to put up effective solar panels on a roof?We Answered:you can put about 2,000 watts up for around $10,000 if you do a lot of it yourself. Otherwise it costs about $7/watt for equipment and installation. Do this evaluation and they can tell you what a system will cost and produce: http://www.spheralsolar.com/freesolareva…Danielle Said:Would it be possible to use solar...

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    Marie Said:Where can i find chargeable batteries for solar panels?We Answered:Generally, yes. Expect a qualified solar panel contractor to include batteries and inverter in the package. The link below is only to help you find people to do it.Julian Said:Why is it better to have solar panels face west rather than east?We Answered:Solar panels should never be pointed west or east. They should be set to absorb as much day time solar energy as possible from both east and west so that means SOUTH only! Be sure there is no shading from trees in your location or you...

    Solar Thermal Panel

    Dwayne Said:Could the thermal energy generated by bald people's scalps be harnessed to save greenhouse emissions?We Answered:Sorry to prick the balloon. The dome will reflect the energy. It is the grizzly and gorilla types, who collect solar energy, which currently seems to make a fevered imagination spawn hair(less?)brained ideas. The way things are going on (or off) at the top, I may be able to give a comparative evaluation of the two types based on direct experimentation, the tropical sun being what it is.Tracy Said:Arby's going solar?We Answered:Are they really? Let's hope the trend continues and becomes so popular to the consuming...

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    Karl Said:How many Solar thermal panels for 1.2 therms a day?We Answered:You would need to know the output of the panels for the place where you live (amount of sun), any conversion efficiency (like to 120/240 volts) and the efficiency of the gas furnace you are using now and of the electric unit you would be using afterward. So you would need several sets of numbers from various vendors and have to allow for reduced sun power in the winter when you use the most gas. It is most likely that an honest vendor would tell you that...

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    Sherry Said:what size would a 1 kilowatt solar photo voltaic panel be?We Answered:Approximately one cubit by one cubit. Seriously, it depends on the technology. The size is getting smaller and smaller.Louis Said:do bible promotes photo voltaic cells (solar panel)?We Answered:As long as they are not . Contagious and deadly . Then ya can do one .Cecil Said:Which is the current viable solar technology that one should opt for to produce, to avoid expensive R&D?We Answered:Until we reach 100% efficiency, no currently "viable" solar technology can avoid the prospects of becoming obsolete. With material breakthroughs such as carbon nanotubes just coming on the...

    Solar Water Heat

    Caroline Said:Solar to heat the water in our house? Cost?We Answered:Can't answer directly, as ROI will depend on how you can situate the solar panels and how much freezing weather you get -- a simple system that will handle hot water in summer but has to be drained in winter is cheap and easy. The ones involving heat exchangers that can be used in freezing weather are more complex and expensive. http://www.energy.vt.edu/vept/renewables…Eduardo Said:why is the shape of a solar collector to heat water important?We Answered:Using a solar collector to heat water needs to be parabolic / curved in order to...

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    Jaime Said:Solar water heater Project - Is plastic wrap a good insulator?We Answered:A metal container placed in the sun will heat water the fastest. Place the closed container on a metallic plate inside your box with a sheet of glass to cover it....

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    Floyd Said:I'm not sure if I have a solar/electric water heater?We Answered:Do you have big solar panels on your roof? If so, you probably have a solar heater. If it is electric, it will have to be plugged into an electrical outlet very close to the water heater. You will probably have to have a licensed plumber to replace the electric water heater. If it is solar, I am sorry to say I can't give you any advice. Good LuckManuel Said:Anyone know the price/name of a good solar water heater?We Answered:Try to estimate the portion of your utility bill...

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    Veronica Said:do solar water heaters work during the cooler months?We Answered:Yes, as long as those solar rays are coming all will be well.Glenn Said:how to connect solar water heaters to existing systems?We Answered:This site should be very helpful to you: http://www.solardev.com/solar-dhw-new.ph…Christina Said:which is the best company in india for domestic solar water heaters and does it has its outlets in chhattisgarWe Answered:TATA Solar power and they have branch accross indiaCharlotte Said:Are solar water heaters efficient even during cloudy days?We Answered:They need the sun to work. The occasional cloudy day is not biggie. They just run on electricity that day. If you live...

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    Martha Said:Long-term use of solar panel evacuated tubes for water heating?We Answered:Mine are still up. hey last a long time and neither of them degrade so don't worry about that. and please do the environment good and buy them. it also saves you A LOT of money! thxStephanie Said:Why are solar panels always used for heating water? BEST ANSWER 10 POINTS!!!!!!!?We Answered:Solar panels are used for all electrical appliances in your house. The solar energy is stored in a 'battery' and used when you turn on your lights, electric oven, etc. When there is no power in the 'battery' then your...

    Solar Water Heating

    Scott Said:Where's the best place to get DIY Solar water heating kits in the uk?We Answered:BTW you can make one yourself - there is a video to instruct you how to create solar hot water using a black hoseMichelle Said:Solar water heating system questions...?We Answered:Efficiency of the panels: This has to be temperature related since you have no other data. A 100% efficient system would transfer all the heat from the panels to the water so for 100% efficient Twater/Tpanels would be 1. Of course you need to use the steady state temperature of the panels and the water...steady state...

    Solar Water Panel

    Maureen Said:I need a homeade way to make a solar panel to heat water?We Answered:Making a black plastic container with a large surface area will do it. I worked at an archaeology field camp out in the mountains one summer and we took hot showers every day by filling these things called "sun showers". They were black plastic 10-liter bags with a screw on lid at one end to fill it up and a hose with a clamp valve and spray head at the other. We would fill them every morning after breakfast and then lay them...

    Solar Water Panels

    Beth Said:water doesn't go to my solar panels for my pool?We Answered:If you have just had this system installed, you might check to see that the pump is capable of pumping water up to your roof (head). Many solar pool heaters are designed to have the panels installed on or near the ground. If this system worked in the past in it's current layout, your pump is likely worn out. Good Luck!Danielle Said:Can you submerge solar panels in water?We Answered:Yep, I recommend a thin coat of clear coat epoxy: http://www.shopmaninc.com/kk121.html I have used it for some of my own fish tank electronic ambitions :) Good...

    Solar Wind Power

    Frank Said:Alternative energy resources? solar power, wind power, hydroelectric power?We Answered:A graph of how much revenue oil barons and the refining process would lose in relation the % of renewable energy as a total of energy production would be the most pertinent in modern society. Yes we think that you huge businesses should stop your hugely profitable exploits and instead spend billions investing in renewable energy. Afterall it's only money isn't the planets more important and I am sure you didn't become Oil barons because you are incredibly selfish and want far more than everyone else even if it means millions...

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    Barry Said:Is this the future of GREEN JOBS in California?We Answered:The future of 'green jobs' is discovery that the TERM is fraud. These are jobs WERE counted as saved AND created, but they where NEVER actual jobs. The way the government counted jobs, If you received $1.00 in stimulus money, and did not close, EVERY job at the company was 'saved'.Freddie Said:1200 Green Jobs LOST today in California despite a half billion in stimulus money?We Answered:I wonder if they made a campaign contribution to Obama before they laid off workers....

    Sun Power Solar Panels Cost

    Claudia Said:Other than sun light, what is the best power source for a solar panel?We Answered:You want to get a full-spectrum light that covers the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared through near-ultraviolet.April Said:installing solar power?We Answered:Here is a web site that calculates the cost of create a solar array on your pre-existing home. The default is about $100 a month for current electricity a month. http://www.sunpowercorp.com/For-Homes/Ho…Alice Said:How do I keep portable power for small appliances for long durations on the move?We Answered:to power those kind of appliences that draw that kind of power you need a kickass power inverter, i would...

    Sun Power Solar Panels

    Sean Said:can solar panels power a house 24 hours a day when only have 12hours of sun light?We Answered:Sun light creates lots of energy, it would be enough for 24 hours. I wish we could use these in Britain, but we hardly have any sun :DBrian Said:solar panels sun power?We Answered:15 watts isn't enough to run a TV. You could barely power a compact fluorescent light bulb (uses about 10 watts), or charge a bunch of small devices like a cell phone and ipod (use about 0.5 watts a pop) What kind of battery?Jimmy Said:Could we launch massive solar panels into...

    Sun Solar Panels

    Erin Said:Would it be better to live somewhere with a lot of sun for solar panels?We Answered:Solar panels cost a great deal, however, they often work when there is a significant amount of cloud over. It depends on what you want.Rita Said:How do solar panels convert the sun's rays to electricity?We Answered:Hey mate There is two main ways we use the suns energy to generate electrical energy: Photovoltanic Energy is generated by a photovoltaic cell which generates an electrical current when light is applied. Thermal Solar Energy uses the heat from the sun to boil steam and then turn turbines to generate...

    Sun Tracking Solar Panels

    Dennis Said:environmental science - multiple choice - Which of the following is an inference based on an observation? 26?We Answered:'Five different animal tracks crossed the path, so water must be near.' You OBSERVE the tracks and INFER that water must be near.Terri Said:why is my motor cogging? ASAP?We Answered:get some extra volts or upgrade the solar panel for more volts to get the moving + your extra weight. so more volts. yes length of te wire affects the speed. the longer your wire, the longer power takes to reach the motor if you put more volts the you will get a...

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    Nicole Said:Looking to charge a 12 V battery with solar power - Lots of questions.?We Answered:Step by step. Some small televisions can actually run on 12 volts from a car battery, but if it can only run off mains electricity, then you need an inverter (DC/AC converter) which takes the 12 volts DC from a battery and supplies AC at mains voltage to the TV. As for size, let us say you want to run the TV for 3 hours a day every other day. Your TV should have a rating plate giving its current consumption, but let us say...

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    Ken Said:How do I know when my battery is fully charged?We Answered:a 12V wet cell lead acid battery at a 100% state of charge measures 12.65 volts at 80º F, after the "surface charge" has dissipated. Alternatively, the average specific gravity of the cells is 1.265 at 100% state of charge. "surface charge" usually measures around 1 volt, results from the uneven mixture of sulfuric acid and water along the surface of the plates, and will dissipate over 4 or 6 hours after you stop charging; on a car you could turn the hi-beams on for 5 minutes, turn 'em off...

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    Daniel Said:Where can I find CSI solar panels?We Answered:An ordinary Google search for "CSI solar panels" found some places. sunelec.com is supposed to be good, but I have never personally dealt with them....

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    Larry Said:Do you have solar panels on your house roof ?We Answered:We have applied for them because we are trying to be more environmental, but savings (and in some cases, making) money is few and far between. With our bills and such (and the cost of the equipment), it will take us 8 years to pay off the system... and then we will still also pay monthly to the utility company! We understand that the panels do not last forever and our roof also needs to be replaced. The government gives back toward your taxes, for...

    Swimming Pool Solar Panels

    Lillie Said:What heater is more safe and efficient for a swimming pool?We Answered:Solar is always going to be safest, in terms of possible fire or shock.Depending on where you live though, it may not be efficient as a primary heat source. For example, here in Ontario, most will use it as supplemental heat during the summer season only. It's pretty useless during spring and fall. It's a passive source, so the only cost after initial installation is powering the control box, which is minimal. Enersol is my favorite in this category. Parts are easy to get in all of North...

    The Cost Of Solar Panels

    Joel Said:What is the average cost of solar panels in Ohio?We Answered:Below is one of numerous sites that address solar panel costs. You need to realize that you may need much more than just the panel depending on what you intend to use the power for. It may entail batteries, chargers as well an inverters. By the way, you will probably not get your money back in terms of cost savings for at least 10 years. Solar power is not as cheap as buying it from the local power company....

    Thermal Solar Panels

    Perry Said:THERMAL EFFICIANCY HELP FOR HOMEWORK DESPERATE?We Answered:"Thermal Efficient" Thermal efficiency is important because it costs less to use an appliance (for example an air conditioner). If a house is built and insulated for good efficiency, heating and cooling costs will be lower. A hot water heater can be wrapped with a thermal blanket and reduce operating costs, too. Double- or triple-glazed windows use dead air space to insulate, reducing heating and cooling costs. Solar water heating panels can preheat water going to hot water heaters. This saves energy. Solar power panels can generate small amounts of electricity that can be used...

    Thin Film Solar Panels

    Eleanor Said:What are nanotechnology thin-film solar panels?We Answered:You can use this system to power up basically any appliance you have in your home: fridge, washing machine, computer, TVs, lights. Moreover, you can even take this with yourself when you go camping, because it's highly portable....

    Thin Solar Panels

    Marion Said:can stationary paper thin panels, near each other, that replicate the armature of a generator make electricity?We Answered:The magnetic field must be moving with respect to the generator coil. A simple check with a compass will show that the field is not moving, so the coil must be moving. This requires energy which must be supplied from somewhere. Also, the field is very weak so only a miniscule output will be produced, far less than the energy supplied to move the coil..Colleen Said:Can anyone give me some advice on how to solder thin-fragile solar cells?We Answered:Dont. Use electricaly conductive glue...

    Tracking Solar Panels

    Bonnie Said:how do i pick out solar panels to match my battery bank?We Answered:Hey Feemind, we have a home that is powered by the wind and sun, and we use L-16's also. Our system has 20 batteries, a 1.4 kw solar array and H-40, 1000 watt wind turbine. I have a couple issues with your calculations. You do have about 14 kwh or storage, but if you are planning on using all of it each night, your electronics and inverter will not have access to all that power. The voltage curve of a lead acid battery...

    Transparent Solar Panels

    Vernon Said:Is it possible to have transparent solar panels that can act as windows? Is it safe?We Answered:not as windows itself but part of the architecture here are some examples http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&um=… AnitaHoward Said:Is it possible to make transparent solar panels ?We Answered:All solar panels allow some light to travel through them. This is actually a big problem, and most photovoltaic cells have a thin reflective layer on the back so the light that has managed to penetrate bounces back into the cell. Photovoltaic cells "destroy" light. The photons (in simple terms - the stuff light is made of) are absorbed by atoms in a...

    Trina Solar Panels

    Heidi Said:Where can I find Trina solar panels right now?We Answered:Can you please elaborate on why you need this particular brand and what you are going to do with them?...

    Types Of Solar Panels

    Yolanda Said:what type of solar panels do calculators use?We Answered:They're called Amorphous silicon cells. They're about 7% efficient.Gordon Said:Has anyone combined two different solar panels into one?We Answered:I don't see why not . Solar cells do create allot of heat maybe place them on some kind of corrugated plastic sheeting with a 12 volt pump to circulate the water at a set temperature. Being that the sheeting is in the back of the cells you wouldn't lose any sun light . You wouldn't wont to put any pressure in it just just gravity fed that would be ample...

    Uk Solar Panels

    Terry Said:do solar panels need direct sunlight to work?We Answered:Solar panels use light energy (photons) from the sun to generate electricity through the photovoltaic effect Recent solar panel designs include concentrators in which light is focused by lenses or mirrors onto an array of smaller cells Depending on construction, photovoltaic panels can produce electricity from a range of frequencies of light. Sunlight conversion rates (solar panel efficiencies) can vary from 5-18% in commercial production, typically lower than the efficiencies of their cells in isolation But as we knew that the solar energy is so powerful that even with this conversion rate is able...

    Uni Solar Panels

    Brad Said:SOLAR POWER SHINGLES?We Answered:I recently had a system installed and one of the companies I contacted quoted me shingles. I don't remember exact numbers, but they cost more than panels and were less efficient. I believe the reason given was the lack of airspace below them increased overheating and reduced production. I put a link to the company that offered the panels....

    Used Solar Panel

    Katherine Said:Has anybody used a solar panel to charge an ipod?We Answered:Well it is possible and I am sure people have done it before. Only problem that I can see with this is to prevent power surges to your ipod. Also if you do construct one of these make sure to MATCH UP THE VOLTAGES~ If you don't there is a potential(no pun intended) to do some big damage to your ipod. Try to look up some circuits used for solar panels to prevent these surges. Here is someone who has done it before: http://www.reuk.co.uk/Solar-iPod-Charger… It is a really simple circuit that uses...

    Used Solar Panels Sale

    Rosa Said:What it takes to cure this economy is listed here, do you agree?We Answered:You are largely missing the mark. However there are some elements of stimulus within your plan. For instance, the tax concessions listed in #3 and #4 will clearly provide some stimulus. To correct what's ailing the economy you must first understand, and address the reasons for how we got here. The economy is suffering from a real estate collapse. Here are the steps of this collapse: 1. Home builders are doing well, so they build more and build more homes until they have...

    Used Solar Panels

    Claudia Said:if everyone used solar panels in the us how would this affect our dependence on foreign oil?We Answered:would be a great start on independence...

    Water Heater Solar Panels

    Robert Said:Want to install solar panels that will provide electricity to my existing water heater. Is this possible?We Answered:This would be such a costly setup it would never pay for itself. A water heater needs 4000 plus watts of electricity to heat water. You would need an entire field covered with solar panels to generate that kind of power. You are much better off getting hot water solar panels. You will need a circulate pump, control relays, and a new water heater with a heat exchanger in it. These installations are simple however if you don't have electrical and...

    Water Heating Solar Panels

    Glenda Said:A solar heating panel is used to heat water, why is the top surface painted black?????We Answered:To absorb the heat. White would reflect it...

    Water Solar Panels

    Katherine Said:Can I build my own Hot Water Solar Panels?We Answered:Solar Power is great. I installed it myself about 2 years ago, and you really do notice the change within the first couple months. Building it yourself is actually pretty tricky without the right resources. Some of the guides don't have enough detailed information that you need when you start putting the project together. I was having a lot of trouble until I stumbled upon a site that was offering some great resources for solar DIY projects. I went ahead and added it to the sources section...

    What Are Solar Panels Made Of

    Timothy Said:What is a solar panel made of?We Answered:The solar panels consist of photovoltaic cells that utilize the photoelectric effect to change sunlight into energy. The photovoltaic cell, or solar cell, is made of a semiconductor, which absorbs some of the energy when a photon from the light hits it. The photon knocks an electron loose in the semiconductor and allows it to flow freely. The free flowing electrons are directed by some electric field, creating a current.Elizabeth Said:Is a Solar Panel made of Silicon? If not, what is it made of?We Answered:majority of solar panels are made...

    What Are Solar Panels

    Felicia Said:How do I tell what type of Solar panels I have and how much theyre worth?We Answered:You bought a house with Solar and it never came up during the sale process? i find that hard to believe. I agree they sound like pool panels. They do make 4x12 hot water panels but if you have 4 you would have a huge storage tank somewhere.I'm going with pool panels. you can make your own you know.Angela Said:Why are solar panels not that efficient?We Answered:first off, single digit power conversion are those on bendable cells like the ones used on handheld...

    What Do Solar Panels Do

    Irma Said:What direction do solar panels usually point?We Answered:The general answer is toward the equator, so south when the array is north of the Tropic of Cancer, and north when south of the Tropic of Capricorn. In the equatorial zone, one would often still point towards the equator, but other factors such as wanting the panels to efficiently drain rain and dew come into play. But wait, not so fast. Financial considerations dominate in some areas. When afternoon electricity costs more than morning electricity, it may pay to have panels oriented southwest in the northern hemisphere. ...

    What Is A Solar Panel

    Heidi Said:What exactly does my car solar panel charge?We Answered:uh that would be a "yes" to your question. All it does is trickle charge the battery. I take it you leave it on your dash to block out the sun like a normal screen. Its a good thing to have, but your battery wont last forever. You will still have to swap out a new battery every few years; for example if the battery is a five year battery, get a new one after about four years. Give or take a few months, its better to have a margin...

    What Is Solar Panel

    Leslie Said:What is the optimum tilt angle for a solar panel in our area? What would the tilt?We Answered:That's actually a more complicated question than it might seem at first. The simple answer for anyone above 23 degrees latitude is to tilt at latitude, so if your house is at 35 degrees latitude, you would tilt at 35 degrees. However, the best financial payback may be to optimize for summer (latitude + 15 in the northern hemisphere), if you have air conditioning bills that kick up your electric rates into the expensive tier. On the other hand, if you live in...

    Where Can I Buy Solar Panels

    Connie Said:Where can i buy solar panels in gujarat?We Answered:Here is the list of places where you can buy solar panels in india including gujrat. http://www.alibaba.com/countrysearch/IN-… Also you can make solar panels at home. I have found this site which has lots of information on generating electricity at home. It has helped me a lot and I am sure it will help you too. http://www.earthforenergykits.com/...

    Where To Buy Solar Panels

    Joshua Said:where to buy solar panels in the Philippines?We Answered:I search in google and luckily found solar panel at sulit.com.ph website. Try the link below to get the details and price. Hope it helps! Goodluck..Jack Said:Where should I buy my Solar Panels?We Answered:Fortunately, I have a good news for you. With the rising cost of electrical bills, there are many different ways for alternative homemade energy so that you can provide your own electricity. The 2 ways that I highly recommend is through DIY solar energy and wind energy. Such renewable sources are economical and environmentally friendly to tap on. For the...

    Who Invented Solar Panels

    Alicia Said:who invented the first solar energy panel?We Answered:Wow, Jonathan.H.Solar, eh? There is no such person. Edmund Becquerel in 1838 was the first to publish findings of "photovoltaic" properties of certain substances. In 1873 Willoughby Smith while experimenting with underwater telegraph cables observed the light sensitivity of the element selenium. He later posed the possibility of a selenium solar cell. In 1883, Charles Fritz produced the first practical solar cell. It had a conversion efficiency of 1-2%. Look at the third link for a pretty decent history of solar energy. Regards, -JLPriscilla Said:Who made solar panels?We Answered:Many people think that solar power...

    Wind Power Kits

    Heidi Said:how do i check for fraud?We Answered:check to see if that is a legit business, find out what state they r doing business in (home state). check with the BBB and pull anything u can find. find out how long they have been in business, talk to competitors, the Internet is a wealth of info.Dale Said:Wind Generator Kit for children?We Answered:I don't know what country you are from so I will answer for the UK ... Maplin Electronics have cheap (no soldering) wind power kits. If you are from another country find a hobby electronics store and...

    Wind Power Solar

    Gene Said:Does Hussein Carter Know the Economics of Wind & Solar Power & How it Will Bankrupt the US Economy?We Answered:I don't agree. Maybe if we had followed through on some of Carter's energy saving ideas we wouldn't be so dependent on foreign oil today. The incoming president after Carter even had the solar panels taken off the White House roof as one of his very first acts.Stephanie Said:How would wind and solar power do near Gap, France?We Answered:Being up in the Hautes Alpes on the Route Napoleon. I would presume it has an excellent chance to have enough winds...

    Www Solar Panels

    Jeffrey Said:How are solar panels rated? When a panel is listed as 11kW, how long does it take to produce that amount?We Answered:When we test the power of a solar panel, we put it under a 'fake Sun' that gives 1,000W m^-2 of light of wavelengths that make it through the atmosphere. This is roughly what you get at the equator when it's fully sunny. Then we put wires on either side of the cell, put voltages across it and measure the currents out. We find out where the max power point (power = current x voltage) is and then we...