Solar Energy

  • Solar Energy: Advantages and Disadvantages

    We all know the vast benefits of solar energy. But there are some disadvantages too. So if you are planning to tap solar energy to reduce pollution, reduce your electric bill and reduce your ecological footprint, there are some things that you shouldn't...
    By vishalseafarer August 28, 2010 

  • How to Make a Solar Pool Heater

    Are you a do-it-yourself aficionado wondering how to make your own DIY solar pool heater? Read this easy guide about how to make your own solar pool heater and add it to the many of your simple, economical solar projects.
    By vishalseafarer August 10, 2010 

  • Mobile Industries on the Oceans

    Now may be the time to make the move from the earth’s surface to the oceans. It’s already starting– just look at what’s happening in Dubai- and provides the answer to the earth's overcrowding, food shortages, and poverty. The...
    By Finn Orfano August 3, 2010 


  • Lambert's Law of Solar Energy Absorption by Water

    Lambert's Law of solar energy absorption of water is also known by several other names, like Beer's Law and the Lambert Beer Law. Calculations with the Beer Lambert Law can show that virtually all of the solar radiation striking the ocean is absorbed...
    By Harlan Bengtson July 24, 2010 

  • Asphalt as Solar Panel to Generate Energy

    How is asphalt used to generate electricity? How would asphalt energy be implemented? What are the benefits and drawbacks of asphalt energy?
    By Rose Kivi July 23, 2010 

  • Off Grid Power - Photovoltaic System

    A stand alone or off-grid photovoltaic (PV) system allows the householder to enjoy a quiet, environmentally friendly, emission-free and reliable means of producing electricity to supply the home. Initial costs of a PV system are quite high, but...
    By Willie Scott July 22, 2010 


  • Feed in Tariffs - Exporting Power to the Grid

    When you have a renewable energy device that can produce electricity installed on your property, a Feed in Tariff can be applied for. This is an amount of money paid to you for every kWh of renewable electricity you use plus an additional income from...
    By Willie Scott July 20, 2010 

  • Build an Experimental Model of a Solar Updraft Tower

    The many advantages of generating power though solar energy is convincingly “overshadowed” by the fact that they become inefficient in the absence of sunlight. Contrary to this a solar tower is able to generate electricity round the clock...
    By Swagatam July 15, 2010 

  • Central Heat from Solar Energy?

    A solar central home heating system will utilize active solar heating, with pumps for moving water for water solar heating systems or blowers for moving air in solar air heating systems. An active solar heating system uses flat plate collectors with...
    By Harlan Bengtson June 22, 2010 

  • Heating Degree Days for Passive Solar Heating Systems in the U.S.

    Heating degree day data provides useful information about heating requirements at a site of interest for passive solar heating. A higher monthly average value for heating degree days at a given location means more heat will be needed to keep a building...
    By Harlan Bengtson June 17, 2010 
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