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Solar Energy As A Viable Alternative Energy Source

Posted by Derek Robson on Monday, July 19, 2010, In : Solar Panels 
Photovoltaic cells are those black squares on a solar panel. These have been the most expensive parts of a solar panel, making solar panels beyond the reach of most folks, but now at last, the prices have recently dropped, making solar panels a more affordable means of alternative energy.

These cells are not only becoming less expensive, but also more efficient, thanks to increasingly better designs, which allow them to focus the gathered sunlight on a more and more concentrated point.

The siz...
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How To Make Your Own Solar Power For The Home

Posted by Derek Robson on Monday, June 21, 2010, In : Solar Panels 
Save money and energy and help to save our planet, by building your own

Many homeowners are turning towards alternative solutions to meeting their energy needs, because of the rising energy costs sweeping the world. Solar power for the home is one way that a lot of people are saving money.

Having solar power installed in the home, may be a very expensive undertaking, if performed by an expert. A lot of people however, are not aware that they can put in solar panels by themselves. It is not ne...
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Basics of Solar Power for Producing Electricity

Posted by Derek Robson on Thursday, November 26, 2009, In : Solar Panels 
Solar power works well for most items, except large electric appliances that use an electric heat element such as a water heater, clothes dryer and electric stove, for example, or total electric home heating systems. It is not cost effective to use solar power for these items.

Conversion to natural gas, propane or other alternatives is usually recommended. Solar power can be used to operate a gas clothes dryer (Maytag, etc) because the electrical requirement is limited to the drum-motor and/o...
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Make Money From Energy Saving Inventions

Posted by Derek Robson on Monday, November 9, 2009, In : Alternative Energy 
The Innovation Fund is willing to throw money at creative-thinking South Africans. From renewable energy to commercially useful end products, your inventions and adaptations could be the cash cow you’ve dreamed of finding.

When we first examined exactly how forward-thinking South African entrepreneurs might benefit from the Department of Science and Technologies’ initiative, the Innovation Fund , earlier this year, we were overwhelmed by the vast funding, development and support network w...
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Sunny South Africa Seems To Be Ignoring Their Solar Power Potential

Posted by Derek Robson on Friday, November 6, 2009, In : Solar Panels 
I found this article recently and thought it was very interesting, particularly with the shortage of power in ther country and the ridiculous tariff increases proposed by ESKOM.

Even though South Africa is known for it's sunshine and warmth, a lack of good government policy has caused solar energy to be left behind locally. So says Solar World Congress chairman Jon Adams.

The upcoming International Solar Energy Society (ISES) Solar World Congress, in Johannesburg, will see the unveiling of a l...
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