Solar panel production line
4-16-2014 :OK – thanks for all the comments and views…..here are some answers for the frequent questions…. The panels are Helios usa made 255 watt model x 4 cost about 2,000 w shipping. The Aims inverter is recommended for 700+ $ -its still working- and I MOVED IT INTO THE CABIN away from the batteries…..yes the battery box is well vented at the back. It almost never freezes around here……even water ….let alone battery acid…..some places in the country will get that cold …. but not here. The total cost with lumber batteries and a cheap charge regulator was 3,800. It was build AFTER I found out how much the cabin needed. There is no need to overbuild when money is an issue. It works great and only ran out of power once. Thanks again for all the views.
GREEN POWER SCIENCE STIRLING ENGINE AND A FRESNEL LENS 1800 RPMS. HAD TO STOP AS ENGINE HEAT SHAFT WAS GETTING TOO HOT. This stirling engine converts heat into kinetic free energy from the sun.
A Stirling engine is a heat engine operating by cyclic compression and expansion of air or other gas, the working fluid, at different temperature levels such that there is a net conversion of heat energy to mechanical work. Or more specifically, a closed-cycle regenerative heat engine with a permanently gaseous working fluid, where closed-cycle is defined as a thermodynamic system in which the working fluid is permanently contained within the system, and regenerative describes the use of a specific type of internal heat exchanger and thermal store, known as the regenerator. It is the inclusion of a regenerator that differentiates the Stirling engine from other closed cycle hot air engines.
Originally conceived in 1816 as an industrial prime mover to rival the steam engine, its practical use was largely confined to low-power domestic applications for over a century.
The Stirling engine is noted for its high efficiency compared to steam engines, quiet operation, and the ease with which it can use almost any heat source. This compatibility with alternative and renewable energy sources has become increasingly significant as the price of conventional fuels rises, and also in light of concerns such as peak oil and climate change. This engine is currently exciting interest as the core component of micro combined heat and power (CHP) units, in which it is more efficient and safer than a comparable steam engine.[
A carbon footprint is defined as: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
Currently humans have been interfering in nature’s carbon cycle which is resulting in harmful consequences. We need to control this or else we all have to pay for this one day.
Capturing and converting the sun’s energy with This Old House energy expert Ross Trethewey.
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