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2002 Travels June 2


The day was still sunny, but with a chill wind that made it feel quite cold. This was to the extent that we sat inside the van to eat breakfast – most unusual for us, because we like to sit looking out at whatever view we have. 803 more words

2002 Travels

Renewable Energy Around the World

Before reading this post, please read the About Me page, as it serves as a form of disclaimer and gives some context in regards to the purpose of this blog. 988 more words

Solar Power

Bigger is better

As electricity production moves toward a renewable future, more households are putting their roofs to work, by producing cheap, solar energy during the day.

With generous feed-in tariffs (what you are paid for the solar energy you do not use), the average size of residential solar systems has grown.  127 more words

Solar Systems

Residential Solar Installers Will Likely Kill Solar Themselves

In 2003, I purchased a photo voltaic system for my house at a cost of $27,000.  The system consisted of a 2.5 kW grid-tied inverter and 18 – 135 watt solar panels, along with the mounting hardware and installation.  1,392 more words


Building a Portable Solar-Powered Spot Welder: Nearly Practical!

Last time, we covered storing and charging a 3000 Farad supercapacitor to build a solar-powered, portable spot welder. Since then, I’ve made some improvements to the charging circuit and gotten it running. 1,253 more words

Tool Hacks

Africa Renewables: Desert Sun to Power Upper Egypt With $2.8 Billion Solar Park

(Bloomberg) — Egypt on Tuesday inaugurated the first solar power plant at a remote desert complex where the government plans to generate as much as 1.8 gigawatts from the sun, cutting the most populous Arab nation’s reliance on dirty and expensive fossil fuels. 582 more words

Mozambique Renewables

Explore: The Square Elephant, Hermanus

In no uncertain terms – this past weekend, was the best weekend away I have ever had. Bash and I took a trip out of Cape Town with our dogs.  326 more words