Answers From The University Of Auckland

These questions have been discussed in a study carried out by C.C. King, University of Auckland in 1984 85. A Soma 300 watt wind generator, a solar tracking device incorporating two Solar Wind 24 watt panels, and Lucas 12 Volt, 80 Ampere-hour deep hour cycle batteries were used. Various combinations of solar input and battery size were evaluated. A detailed computer simulation was undertaken to test the cost efficiency of the system. Hourly records of sunlight and windspeed direction were...

The Solar

This model can do 45 miles per hour, and wore a Tennessee license plate, having passed the state requirements for road worthiness. Photo by Albert Bates. Alternate Energy Fair Held at the Farm The first Alternate Energy Fair of the Summer of 1990, held at the Farm Community in Summertown, TN, is now history, but the ripples will continue to be felt for some time. Over 100 campers came from as far away as California and MIchigan to display their devices, give and...

The Handson Journal Of Homemade Power

Garrett Chris Greacen Nancy Hazard Scott Hening Issue Printing by Valley Web, Medford, OR IfJ From Us to You- Oregon Country Fair - 4 Solar Vehicles- 1990 American Tour de Sol - 7 IfJ Electric Vehicles- The Shocking Truth -11 PVs- The State of the PV Industry - 15 Ifi Systems- Alternative Power on a Crusing Sailboat - 16 Systems- Remote Area Power Systems in New Zealand - 21 If Code Corner- The Shocking Story of Grounding - 26 Things that Work - The...

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Since it is sunny most of the time in Mexico, the major supplier of power is the PV panels. Our panels consist of two Arco M75 and two reconditioned Arco 16-2000 panels. One difference between a boat and a land installation is that a boat points in any direction. Because of this, we mounted the panels horizontally, causing loss of efficiency. The geographic latitude causes about 10 loss in our latitudes the panel should be tilted south in the northern hemisphere . Because the...

Come Visit With The Home Power Crew

AT SEER '90, BOOTH 5, WILLITS, CA ON AUG. 11 amp 12 System Shorties are brief notes from readers about their home power systems. To join the party, send material similar in spirit to what you see here. We will edit for clarity and conciseness. It seems to me many elderly and retiring people invest their hard earned savings in the large, spacious house they've long dreamed to own when they no longer may need it, so let me give a plug for the compact, solar electric home as a choice for retirees....

Solectria Lightspeed Wins American Tour De

Northeast Solar Energy Association's NESEA 1990 American Tour de Sol, the American Solar Car Championship, was a great success. There were 15 entries from across the country, each unique, pushing solar electric vehicle technology to the limits. This second annual five day event was held from May 23 to 27, 1990. It involved 234 miles of travel and fourteen solar car exhibits from Montpelier, Vermont to Boston, Massachusetts. Besides numerous vehicles from colleges, universities, and one high...