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Introducing the Solar Beast™
The Solar Beast is a Solar Generator that is ready for your exterior lighting, remote power generation and emergency backup needs.
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Interesting Info About Solar
What does it all mean? Volts, Amps and Watts?
Electricity is measured in terms of amperage, voltage, and wattage. Amperage (amps for short) is a measure of the AMOUNT of electricity used. Voltage (volts) measures the pressure, or FORCE, of electricity. The amps multiplied by the volts gives you the wattage (watts), a measure of the WORK that electricity does per second.
Think of it this way:
Electricity flowing through a wire is like water flowing through a garden hose. The amount of water that can fit through the hose depends on the diameter of the hose (amps). The pressure of the water depends on how far open the faucet is (volts). The amount of work that can be done (watts) depends on both the amount and the pressure of the water (volts x amps = watts).
Myth Vs. Fact. Solar Does Not Work On Cloudy Days.
Myth - Solar creates electricity from visible light. Did you ever get sunburn on a cloudy day? Cloud cover reduces the power of a module by a third or less than it's sunny day output. Solar performs well in all climates, latitudes and altitudes.
Myth: Vs Fact. Solar Lighting is unreliable
Myth -Today’s solar panels and solar energy kits are very reliable and efficient due to significant leaps forward in modern technology. Even in locations where cloudy weather is quite common, solar power and solar lighting can still be very reliable. In fact, Germany, a nation with cloudy weather comparable to that of Seattle or Alaska, generates more than 50% of its total power from solar resources.
Myth Vs. Fact. Batteries should not be stored on a concrete floor.
Myth - This false notion has been around since about WWI and just never seems to die. In the early 1900's battery cases were made of wood products and sealed with asphalt. The battery acid would slowly leak and often formed a discharge circuit through the acid pool around the battery case. Plastic battery cases solved that problem.
Even a small amount of shade is a bad thing.
When a solar panel is even slightly shaded, it is severely impacted. For example, the module shown to the right has 2% of its cell area shaded. The power output of the panel is reduced by 33%. Look out for even small shade factors like overhead power lines or vent pipes in roofs.
Battery Cycle Life
Battery manufactures do not necessarily think in terms years but rather in terms of cycle life. Every time you discharge and recharge your battery bank you have completed one "cycle". After a certain number of cycles the chemistry inside the batteries will break down and become weaker and weaker until they will need to be replaced. Battery manufactures will often times show this on the data sheet but typical figures that you will see for cycle life will look like this:
20% Depth of Discharge -- 2,000 Cycles
30% Depth of Discharge -- 1,700 Cycles
40% Depth of Discharge -- 1,200 Cycles
50% Depth of Discharge -- 800 Cycles
60% Depth of Discharge -- 600 Cycles
Harvesting the Sun's Free Energy
Harnessing the power of the sun seems both ancient and incredibly futuristic. Any given day, the earth receives 6,000 more times the solar energy it needs to power its current needs. The life-sustaining power of the sun that was worshipped in antiquity has become the energizing force of today powering homes and eventually even the cities of tomorrow. While people have been benefiting from and learning about solar energy for untold centuries, the actual solar revolution we are experiencing today began in the twentieth century with the production of the first practical photovoltaic (PV) cell in 1954. Since then, the power of the solar panel and its eventual commercialization is one of the driving forces of the alternative energy future the world is working toward today.
History of Solar Technology
The solar or photovoltaic (PV) cell is essentially the building block of the solar panel. In 1839 at the age of nineteen, A.E. Becquerel made the first solar cell in France. Regarded as a marvel, this early solar cell wasn’t improved upon until 1883 when selenium was used as the cell’s semiconductor. It wasn’t until 1905, however, that the photovoltaic effect was thoroughly explained by the likes of Albert Einstein who wound up winning the Nobel Prize as a result of his explanations in 1921. Of course, the practical solar cell didn’t come about until 1954 when Bell Laboratories created a silicon-based cell that demonstrated a 6% efficiency rate (the earlier cell only demonstrated .5% efficiency). By 1960, the solar cell’s efficiency hit 14%. The 1960s and 70s would see a demonstrable increase in scientists working to make solar commercially viable from a price per watt standpoint. It wasn’t until the American energy crisis of the 1970s, though, that solar really hit its stride and improvements in the technology would finally launch solar as a viable commercial option for electricity in the 1980s.
Solar in Recent Decades
From the 1980s on, solar use and solar advances have increased steadily in both North America as well as other parts of the world. Today, Germany leads the solar initiative with more solar production and penetration than anywhere else in the world. Advances in solar cells and solar panels are now beginning to challenge traditional fossil fuels in terms of both efficiency and cost. Yet solar is clean energy and its sustainable renewal has more and more people around the globe energizing their homes with the power of the sun. In the remote villages of many developing nations where electricity has never been used, people are skipping fossil fuels altogether and going straight to alternative and eco-friendly energies like solar.
Most people are unaware that Albert Einstein won his Nobel Prize, not for relativity, but for a paper he wrote in 1905 on the photoelectric effect. It described the physics of photons striking atoms in metal and putting electrons into motion. Following on Max Planck's earlier work, Einstein believed that light delivers energy in bundles of particles, or quanta (which later became known as photons). Significantly, this force can be measured, using Planck's constant times the frequency of the light.
A few decades earlier, French physicist Edmund Becquerel first discovered what came to be known as the photovoltaic effect. Finally, in 1954 engineers at Bell Laboratories created the first semi-conductor PV solar cells and packaged them into a portable unit. And the solar module was born. The U.S. Department of Energy has prepared a nice timeline outlining the history of this field.
History of solar in pdf ,click here.
Not only is this new energy from the sun clean and devoid of emissions, but the whole process is automatic. You don't have to shovel coal into a furnace, hose down steaming nuclear power rods, or any of that labor- intensive stuff. From time to time, you'll check the array for debris or snow, wash the glass on the modules, prune nearby trees that may cause new shading, and maybe once a year have someone inspect the wiring for any loose connections. No other repair or maintenance is ever needed. A clean, unshaded, obstructed array oriented in any direction but northward is pretty much all it takes to operate your personal power generation plant for several decades.