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Heat affects solar panel production

Solar electric panels have a complex relationship between light, temperature and  resistance … in that there exists a non-linear reference point known as the I-V curve (current as it is related to volts = power curve).  Most solar electric panel manufacturers include this I-V curve in their specifications sheet.  The simple explanation is that a [...]

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Types of Wind Power Technology

This is a quick summary concerning the different types of wind power devices currently in the market.  The smallest turbines are used for applications such as battery charging or auxiliary power on boats; while large grid-connected arrays of turbines are becoming an increasingly important source of wind power-produced commercial electricity. A wind turbine is a [...]

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Spring is in Bloom … Clean, Renewable Energy

A Bloom Box is basically a fuel cell device that allows air to flow along with fuel/energy that travels over slim porcelain panels made of common beach sand. These panels are stacked (in a box like formation) and create electricity.  Fuel cells have been around since the 1800’s and as a reliable fuel source could be the [...]

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Los Angeles $olar Energy Production Triples

There is a perfect storm brewing in Los Angeles.   The forces of nature that are creating this storm are higher than average solar electric panel rebates combined with a state-wide cost of installation reduction.   The result may soon allow Los Angeles Home Owners to get up to an 80% reduction on the cost [...]

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Basic Electrical Theory

Ohm’s Law Electricity is based upon one founding principle called, Ohm’s Law.  Basically a German physicist Georg Ohm said to know energy (Watts) you need to know inductance (Amps) and the Resistance/Power (Volts).  If you know two of these you know the third … Ohm’s law states that the current through a conductor between two [...]

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Measuring Your Power and Energy

So I have been getting a lot of questions lately about basic power and energy so I am going to post a few blogs as they relate to the basics of solar electricity.  This first one is just a quick summary of power and energy. Power While the units of measure are different, both electricity [...]

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