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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
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
Here’s what our 5 watts solar panel looks like.
Mono Crystalline Solar Panel
When we started installing solar panel in our home, we started with a smaller wattage solar panel. With electricity bill rising up here, using solar energy was a much needed option for us to save on money, by using free electricity.
With this 5 watts solar panel size, using a solar controller/charger and an inverter, we were able to use 1 LED bulb 220V, 3 watts, which was good enough to be used in our dining room.
And then after some time we added another 1.5 watts LED bulb, 220V in one of the bedrooms.
This is how an LED bulb looks like. There’s a 12V and a 220V, we used the 220V and just removed our old bulbs and replaced it with this one.
We now have two… Continue reading