Believe it or not, these 2 guys are best buddies..
Sir Victor (or lolo Victor) came first about a week before the scheduled seminar to inquire, then on the day of sem he was accompanied with his best bud Sir Noriel.. wow.. Even with their huge age gap they understand each other and are good friends. They said they both wanted to learn what solar energy is all about and how it works. They prefer to do things together.
Lecture, computation and hands on wiring system…
At the hands on part, they both worked on 1 solar panel tabbing each cells alternately all the way to framing it.
Sharing the tabbing of cells…
Framing the tabbed cells…
Finished project and testing for voltage output under the sun… Their project is perfect! They didn’t even broke even a single cell… Continue reading
I made this one last September. I had a scrap of polycarbonate sheet left from the 200 watts solar panel I made that I hate to throw away, so I decided to use it, making a one column 5 watts solar panel.
36 pcs 52x19mm solar cells
scrap polycarbonate sheet
scrap acrylic – for backing
high temp clear spray paint
aluminum tape to seal the sides
I used the high temp clear gloss spray paint for encapsulation. The one I am using says it never fades, and whenever I redo my project i can always untab one or a few cells with no problem at all, unlike if i had used a resin or EVA to encapsulate it which is impossible to make changes on the cells.
I have been using this for my seminar during demo. Can be used to charge a gadgets,… Continue reading
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
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.
Just finished setting up our 200 watts solar panel. Woohoo!
36 pcs 5x5in solar cells
47 x 24 inches aluminum frame
46.5 x 23.5 inches glass (front cover of the solar cells)
47 x 24 inches acrylic (back cover of the solar cells)
12 pcs stainless steel bolts and nuts
rubber washers for the bots and nuts
double sided tape
Soldering the cells were very easy. After we have finished on them, we went to different glass/aluminum supply shops to canvass for the aluminum frame, glass and acrylic. Unfortunately, there were no shop here in our my place that sells acryclic, we found one a town away from where we live.
So we ordered those three, aluminium frame, glass and acrylic and waited for the worker to finish cutting the glass and acrylic and we even asked him to drill holes in the… Continue reading
We’ve installed a 5 watt solar panel for a pond fountain in Indang Cavite.
If you have landscaping, pond with fountains and lights, fountains, or outside decorations that needs electric power and runs for 24 hours a day or even less than that, Solar Power would be a great help for you as it will give you huge savings in your electricity bill.
We placed the solar panel first near the pond so we can take photos and video, for demo purposes. The type of pump used for the fountain is an 8 watts submersible pump.
Solar panels are very low maintenance, just have it installed anywhere you want as long as its direct to sunlight, connect wirings and that’s all about it.
This solar powered fountain, installed in Indang, Cavite uses also an inverter (to convert DC power into AC power – 220v).
5 watts solar panel… 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