Electricity

Organic Solar Cells meet a major Milestone

Chinese researchers have taken what they say is a major step forward for the development of a new generation of solar cells. Manufacturers have long used silicon to make solar panels because the material was the most efficient at converting sunlight into electricity. But organic photovoltaics, made from carbon and plastic, promise a cheaper

2020-03-28T15:25:26-06:00Electricity|

Micro-Hydro Power – Pros and Cons

Small-scale micro hydro power is both an efficient and reliable form of energy, most of the time. However, there are certain disadvantages that should be considered before constructing a small hydro power system. It is crucial to have a grasp of the potential energy benefits as well as the limitations of hydro technology. There

2020-03-28T15:04:24-06:00Electricity, Water|

RV Off-grid Power System Upgrade 12 Volt System

Upgrading My RV Battery Bank and 12 Volt System A LITTLE OF MY RIGS BATTERY HISTORY When we bought our 30 foot Keystone Cougar fifth wheel new it came with one preinstalled deep cycle battery rated at 85 ampere hours. Having camped for many years in a campervan with a similar sized coach battery,

2020-03-28T14:44:29-06:00Electricity|

What is the advantage of a 24v system over a 12v system?

You can get much bigger inverters on 24V or 48V than 12V. There are a number advantages in opting for a higher DC supply voltage. - For any given load, half the DC current and losses are down by ¼. Reduced fire risk. - Better input regulation. 0.5v line drop at 12v = 4.6%

2020-03-28T14:31:44-06:00Electricity|

This new Tesla battery will power your home, and maybe the electric grid too

Tesla is working on a battery that can power your home and even help large-scale utilities store energy more efficiently, according to company chief executive Elon Musk. On an investor call Wednesday, Musk said the designs for a home or business battery are already complete and will likely be unveiled to the public “in

2020-03-29T14:42:56-06:00Electricity|

High Electric Bill? Here is How to Reduce Your Electric Bill.

High electric bill? Here are some reasons why, and what you can do to lower it. Your grocery receipt is itemized, your new car window sticker lists all your options, even your mobile bill breaks down the different charges. But what about your electric bill? There’s little information to help you understand the mystery

2020-03-29T15:38:06-06:00Electricity|

Expected Applications for DUV-LEDs

DUV-LEDs can enable novel light sources with new wavelengths which are not available with the existing light sources.Nikkiso’s UV-LEDs can meet the needs of various applications. DUV-LED product lines cover wavelength from 255nm to 350nm. New light sources can be produced with wavelengths not available previously. Light sources will be developed by

2020-04-02T13:05:05-06:00Electricity|

Tesla Solar Roof Testimonial Cost and Installation

One of the first known Tesla Solar Roof residential customers has shed some light on the process for installing the unique energy producing glass roof tiles, and its costs. In a conversation with Alex Guberman of YouTube’s E for Electric, Tri Huynh provided several insights on the novel photovoltaic system beyond installation and cost, including the wait

2020-03-30T07:54:23-06:00Electricity|