Some Limitations Of Solar Food Dryer



Ed LaChapelle not only runs his electric vehicle on photovoltaic power, but he does it way up north in Alaska. Yes there are some limitations, but there are triumphs too.

Wind Kid Returns

This time, Corey (the Wind Kid) Babcock has put up a challenging 1500 watt, grid-intertied, downwind bird on an 80 foot tower in spite of the utilities curmudgeonly cooperation.

Solar Food Dehydration

Dennis Scanlin and the crew at Appalachian State give us the data needed to performance-tune their solar food dryer, first profiled in HP57. Hop yours up before the growing season.

Spies at Siemens Solar

Richard, Karen, and Joe get the nickel tour (and more) at the Siemens Solar plant in Camerrillo, California where silicon ingots are sliced, diced, doped and wired into into sun-sucking PV panels.

Batteries Need Love Too

Windy Dankoff has some tips and pointers for getting the most out of your battery bank. Performance plus lifespan equals value.


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