Power Monitor See PDF on github page. 1. What the system will do? The primary function of this system is to monitor power consumption in a home, business, or appliance/equipment. The device works on anything that uses AC power, and can monitor certain aspects of the function of a device or many devices simultaneously. This system, with the proper setup, is also capable of detecting ground faults and soil moisture levels.
countryside - homesteading - self-reliance - simple life A kilowatt hour seems like a trifling thing. You can consume a kilowatt hour in about 50 minutes with a microwave oven, or five hours with a large television. Over the course of 80 minutes on a treadmill your body can burn a kilowatt hour’s worth of food energyabout four chocolate donuts, or one double cheeseburger. Depending on where you live, it costs more than a quarter or less than a dime. Each year the United States consumes the equivalent of 30,000,000,000,000 kWh of energy, and if your home is tied into the electrical grid, chances are you use up 20 or 30 kWh every day without really having a clear idea of how you do it....
A Homemade Wood Gasifier To Keep You With Power After The Grid Fails After the April 27, 2011 outbreak of tornadoes in the state of Alabama, half a million TVA customers were without electric power for up to FIVE days. I have lived in the region for most of my life, and this was by far the longest period of time without power that I've ever experienced. We squeaked by with a 350 watt inverter hooked up to my car battery and a propane grill to cook on. Ever since that experience, I have studied ways to prepare for another disaster, natural or man-made.
The Wood 103 This page is all about a rather silly, quick project where in about 1 day I built a small wind generator using the following items, and nothing else.... (1) Wood (2) Copper wire (3) Surplus Neodymium magnets (4) Dirt What is the Clean Power Plan? A Climate Game Changer Power plants account for nearly 40 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. That's more than every car, truck, and plane in the U.S. combined. On August 3, 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized new rules, or standards, that will reduce carbon emissions from power plants for the first time. Previously, power plants were allowed to dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the atmosphere — no rules were in effect that limited their emissions of carbon dioxide, the primary driver of global warming. These standards, known as the Clean Power Plan, have been developed under the Clean Air Act, an act of Congress that requires the EPA to take steps to reduce air pollution that harms the public's health. These historic standards represent the most significant opportunity in years to help curb the growing consequences of climate change.
WiFi Enabled Arduino - Interfacing with web APIs This tiny module is the ESP8266. It provides a lot more functionality than just WiFi; it is a full SoC capable of executing code. For the purpose of this Instructable we will be using it purely for its WiFi capabilities though. The ESP8266 uses a 3.3V power supply. Some people have supposedly run it on 5V, but don't risk it. Silent rooftop wind turbines could generate half of a household's energy needs Small wind turbines scaled to the right size for residential and urban areas have so far lived in the shadows of their larger wind-farm-sized counterparts. The power output has been too low for a reasonable return on investment through energy savings and the noise they produce is louder than most homeowners can deal with. A Dutch renewable energy start-up called The Archimedes is working to solve both of those problems in a new class of small-scale wind turbine -- one that is almost silent and is far more efficient at converting wind into energy. The company states that the Liam F1 turbine could generate 1,500 kWh of energy per year at wind speeds of 5m/s, enough to cover half of an average household's energy use. When used in combination with rooftop solar panels, a house could run off grid.
Q&A: EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants Q&A: EPA Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Power Plants Download this fact sheet (PDF) On August 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted Carbon Pollution Standards for Existing Power Plants, known as the Clean Power Plan. Adopted pursuant to EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Power Plan establishes unique emission rate goals and mass equivalents for each state.
FLUID - The Learning Water Meter by FLUID Risks and challenges We fully understand that every hardware project has risks and challenges. We have mitigated risk by following a structured process to test the components of FLUID. We have put countless hours into sourcing and prototyping and will continue to focus on the enclosure (trying to combine multiple parts into one) and the software (making FLUID easier to use, smarter, and a better learner).
Ruling says Chinese solar panels pose risk to Canadian industry After months of deliberation by two government bodies, a final decision has been released ruling that Chinese solar panels are being dumped into Canada and they could damage the Canadian solar industry. The judgment – issued by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal on Friday – said that dumping and subsidizing of some Chinese-made solar panels have not yet hurt Canadian panel makers, “but are threatening to cause injury to the domestic industry.” That means that provisional duties imposed on some Chinese companies by the Canada Border Services Agency – the other body looking into the case – will be refunded, but tariffs will apply from now on, said lawyer Thomas Timmins of Gowlings in Toronto.
Center for Climate and Energy Solutions The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final rules in August 2015 to limit carbon pollution from existing and new power plants. Electric power generation accounts for 40 percent of U.S. carbon emissions, making it the largest source.