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
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
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
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
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
We’ve used the sun’s heat and light in many ways to help us in our daily living. One common way is using sun in drying clothes ^_^, that’s the power of the sun, others use the sun’s heat and light to change the color of their skin, so called tanning. And if you add a glass or magnifying glass, you can make a fire with the help of the sun.
There are different ways we can get free energy from the Sun and in these times, with high technologies just within our reach, we can now get free electricity from the Sun. By means of Solar cells (called “photovoltaic”, “PV” or “photoelectric” cells) or widely known as solar panels if they are bigger, this converts light directly in electricity.
If you are using a calculator, you see that small rectangle at the top of your calculator, that’s a solar… Continue reading