Ever wonder how you can save gas on cooking?
Well, we’ve been using this one for more than 2 years now. Our solar powered wood/charcoal stove. We’ve been redesigning this for the nth time.. lol. Trying to make it easier on cleaning. The stove works perfectly fine using either wood or charcoal, and can cook real fast. What we are trying to do with the design of the stove is to make it look better and cleaning (removing of ashes) easier.
The stove has a blower that can be adjusted to how high or low you want the fire. The blower is powered by solar panel during daytime and solar charged deep cycle battery in the evening.
The model is our recent design, and will be changed next week :D. Pics were taken during a demo at a construction site.
Solar panel used… Continue reading
We conducted another one on one, this time it was with Eric Chua from Dasma who requested it, as he was not able to attend the last seminar schedule we had.
Venue of one on one is at TGV Gen. Trias, Cavite. Conducted last Oct 16, 2012.
The lecture went quick as expected since he was the only one being taught and the only one asking questions :D.
The hands on started before lunch. Before lunch he had to solder 9 solar cells first :D.
Eric has a background in electronics already and is making his own coin slot operated machines for Play Stations and cellphone charging machine, teaching him went smoothly.
Testing his finished project before framing, and adding the junction box at the back.
Sir Eric Chua with his finished project – 5 watts solar panel framed temporarily and all good to use. He… Continue reading
Here are some photos from our last seminar held last October 7, 2012.
Venue is at Tsarina Grand Villas Multipurpose Hall in Gen. Trias Cavite. Attendees are from Trece Martires Cavite, Quezon City and Bulacan.
Level 1 and level 2 pics.
Solar cells in different sizes and solar panels used for demo
For better understanding of computations there were different solar cell sizes and different finished solar panels shown to attendees. Solar cell sizes from smallest 52x19mm to 3x6in were passed around, and solar panels from 2 watts, 5 watts (one was a single column DIY the other was the most common design of 5 watts), 10 watts and 20 watts solar panels were used for the demo.
Most of the attendees have knowledge on electronics so the seminar went a bit fast, all questions are answered to their satisfaction, one asked for additional information on bulb… Continue reading
Our 11 year old boy was able to assemble a solar powered cellphone charger, with adult supervision of course.
10 pcs 52x19mm solar cells
4.7 volts rechargeable lead acid flashight battery (disassembled from old flash light)
acrylic sheet for front and back cover
We added aluminium tape to cover the sides and back of the acrylic casing so it will be waterproof.
That the back looks like. View of wire terminal and the rechargeable battery, and the aluminum tapes :D. Finished project is 1.4 watts, 5 volts solar panel.
This solar project can be used for fast charging cellphones, IPODs, MP3, MP4, PSP, etc.. and can be brought anywhere too, no more problem of low bat :D. Very good to be brought for camping, picnics and any outdoor activities.
By special request we conducted a one on one DIY lesson with Michael Andal.
I have only limited pics during the one on one, since Michael has already attended the level 1 seminar last Sept 9 we proceeded with the DIY hands on right away.
Checking the continuity of the tabbed cells
Tabbing the cells
Testing the voltage of the tabbed cells.
DIY solar cells used 36 pcs of 52x19mm solar cells, good for 5 watts solar panel. This one on one was held at Tsarina Grand Villas.
Here are the photos of the Solar Energy Seminar scheduled last September 9 at Tsarina Grand Villas. There were some who made reservation but was not able to attend due to unavoidable circumstances, but the seminar went well and was a success. The venue – Tsarina Grand Villas, Multi-Purpose Hall, Mangahan, Gen. Trias, Cavite. While waiting for the others to arrive, the speaker and the attendees had a little chat, getting to know each other… Lecture Proper – Level 1 The seminar started past 9 am as some of the attendees came from the city most of them commuted just to get to the venue and we have to wait for them before we start. Level 1 of the Seminar, during the lecture there were also question and answer portions and actual demo on how to connect everything (wirings, solar panels, charge controller, inverter, circuit breaker). The attendees were… Continue reading
Solar power has been really helpful for us.
We’ve used it in many ways already. Last year we have an aquaponics set-up using Tilapia and vegetables for the system, a small scale outdoor fish farming. 24 hours a day, the pump should be running for the aquaponics. Well, if you think of the electricity we have consumed the past year and the cost of it, we can say it wasn’t cheap. We had two big tanks (a big drum and another square tank for the aquaponics, both using pumps).
This year, no more paying for electricity use on our fish tank water pumps, we’re getting free electricity with Solar Power.
Here’s a simple demo on how we’ve used a 5 watts solar panel for our water pump.
The pump by the way, is a 12V car windshield water reservoir sprinkler / sprayer motor. We connected the 12V motor to the… Continue reading