How to make your own solar cell This article was taken from the March issue of Wired UK magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online Solar power could be the future, but it'll be a while until panels are on every roof. Fear not: while working at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, engineer Blake Farrow showed you don't need the far corners of the periodic table to put together a solar cell. Just grab some tea-time staples. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
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Do It Yourself Solar Panels – DIY Solar Panels Make A Cheap & Easy Solar USB Charger With An Altoids Tin Photos by Joshua Zimmerman The craftster behind the very popular $3 solar-powered emergency radio is back with a new awesome project: a cheap solar battery charger with a USB plug. Zimmerman wrote, saying that he saw a lot of small solar powered chargers being talked about over Earth Day, but there was a big problem: "They're all quite nice, but also quite expensive. So, he came up with his own, using one of our favorite reusable items -- the ever wonderful Altoids tin. In looking for the cheapest way to accomplish the task, Zimmerman found that he could build a USB solar charger for under $30 (or $10 if be buys parts in bulk, though it's not likely you'll be buying bulk solar cells and DC-to-USB converter circuits). Zimmerman states, "The central brain of our project is a DC to USB converter circuit. It can be done with a Minty Boost kit, a premade circuit off of ebay, or grabbing one from a cheap USB charger.
How to Create a $4,000 Per Month Muse in 5 Days (Plus: How to Get Me As Your Mentor) Photo: Stuck in Customs Preface by Tim This post is a follow-up to “How to Create a Million-Dollar Business This Weekend (Examples: AppSumo, Mint, Chihuahuas).” The purpose of this guest post — written by Noah Kagan — is to show you exactly how a postal worker created a $4,000 per month muse. Noah was employee #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint, had previously worked for Intel (where he frequently took naps under his desk), and had turned down a six-figure offer from Yahoo. For those interested in mentorship, don’t miss the end of this post. There’s a time-sensitive chance to visit San Francisco for a week… to be mentored in-person by Noah and yours truly. Enter Noah The journey of Daniel Bliss is a telling one. Our goal was to take his hobby — he was a full-time postal worker — and turn it into a real business making $4,000 a month so he could quit his day job. The preliminary call after Daniel won the getaway went well. He was solving his own problem. Here’s me with a pair of glasses on and Daniel.
DIY Solar Projects Part 1: Build a Solar Heater Using Recycled Cans A few months ago we did an article about Cansolair Inc’s brilliant solar home heating solution that uses recycled aluminum cans in a forced convection solar heating unit. These units work by pulling cool air from a room, passing it through a panel of aluminum cans that are heated by the sun, and blowing the heated air back into the room. Just about anyone can make one of these heaters, and they can be constructed from mostly recycled materials. This is a fairly simple project for DIY’ers that can be used to heat a home, a greenhouse, a camper, a garage, a cabin, or just about anything else you can think of. Once the unit is built, all you need is an outside wall for it to sit against that will get plenty of sun. Comments comments
Ecoexperimentos: Calentador solar gratis con botellas PET Hace ocho años José Alano, un mécanico brasileño retirado, tuvo la inspiración de recoger botellas de plástico (PET) y cartones de leche usados para desarrollar un sistema de calentamiento de agua por energía solar simple, barato y que pudiera construir cualquier persona.The Ecologist le dedica un estupendo artículo contando su historia:…viendo que en su pequeño pueblo de Tubarão no existía ninguna infraestructura para reciclar los envases y sintiéndose incapaces de tirar todos esos envases a la basura, Alano y su mujer pronto se encontraron con una habitación llena de botellas y cartones de leche vacíos. [...] Haciendo uso de su ingenio y experiencia con captadores solares, él y su esposa construyeron una versión alternativa utilizando 100 botellas PET y 100 cartones de leche usados. Lo que más impresiona es oir cómo Alano se describe a sí mismo:“No me considero un inventor, sino un simple ciudadano que trata de encontrar soluciones a los problemas.”
How To Start and Internet Business With No Money A couple of days ago I have found this article. I think there is a couple of useful information in it so I want to share it with readers of my blog. If you have been wanting to work from home, the internet offers wonderful opportunities. Its really important that you see the BIG picture. 1. Kick start your word program and start writing a few things. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Also, Squidoo will direct you to join Digg, StumbleUpon and De.lici.ous. 9. 10. 11.
easy solar starter kit | DIY Solar & Wind My solar starter kit was a cheap little solar panel and I had a battery siting in the garage. I used a diode so the panel wouldn’t drain the battery at night. That’s what I started with. The next item I purchased was a solar battery charge controller. This little gadget will give your battery a proper charge. It won’t over charge your battery. The proper battery for this solar kit is a marine battery or deep cycle battery. A grid tie solar kit don’t require a battery. The second photo displays the off grid solar power. The special part of the grid tie battery back-up is that when the batteries are always at full charge and you still feed off the grid.
How I built a solar panel for 0 – You can too Mike Davis - no hidden costs In this article I am going to describe how to build a photo voltaic solar panel for a fraction of the price you would pay a manufacturer. I’ll show you how inexpensive materials and common tools can be used to make panels that rival commercial products in power production, but blow them away on price. Several years ago I bought a remote property in Arizona. Initially I built a wind turbine. I do get well over 300 sunny days a year on the property though, so solar power seemed like the obvious choice to supplement the turbine. The finished solar panel Really a solar panel is just a box that holds an array of solar cells. Seconds from e bay However it takes a lot of cells to make a useful amount of power, and being largely glass, they are very fragile. A 3 X 6 mono-crystalline solar cell from Ebay I started by buying a couple of bricks of 3 X 6 mono-crystalline solar cells on Ebay It takes a total of 36 of these type solar cells wired in series to make a panel.
Steps to Starting a Business in Canada - Start a Business in Canada Starting a business in Canada may seem overwhelming at first. There are just so many things to do! This guide to the starting a business resources on the Small Business Canada site is designed to help you make your dream of becoming an entrepreneur a reality. Each step of this guide links to detailed information that will show you how to complete that step. The steps are roughly in order but you don't need to follow the order slavishly when you’re starting a business. It really doesn't matter if you complete step 3, for instance, before you complete step 2. Steps to Starting a Business in Canada 1) Come up with a good business idea. One thing that's the same about starting a business in Canada as anywhere else is that you need a good business idea first. 2) Write a business plan. My Writing a Business Plan series that starts with this Business Plan Outline will lead you through the process of writing each section of the business plan. 3) Choose a winning name for your business.