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building using solar energy panels
« on: July 19, 2009, 10:32:04 PM »
I know some of you are building houses and I was just wondering about the use of solar energy there is plenty of sun there. Maybe not to totally rely on it but would that help or be cost efficient? I don\'t know if it is allowed or available or what but I was watching the History channel and they say the sun puts out as much energy in one hour as all humanity uses in a year. The question is not a suggestion just for me if I ever build as far as I know it seems to be a good idea. Is it?

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Re: building using solar energy panels
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2009, 11:36:08 PM »
Yes they are available and I will be looking into something for our condo to run lights and maybe fans while we are not there.

Below is a list of sources of all types of alternative power.

http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byGeo/byC/Philippines/byN/byName.shtml
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 11:36:26 AM »
I would like to use solar panels, but at the moment they are still expensive. I hope to work up to it by first installing some 12v lights and fans powered from 12v batteries initially charged from the mains. Later use solar panels to charge the batteries. I also like the idea of converting a pedicab to electric power then adding solar panels on the roof. Not sure if I will ever get around to doing that† ;D

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Re: building using solar energy panels
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 01:39:27 PM »
Yes they are available and I will be looking into something for our condo to run lights and maybe fans while we are not there.

Below is a list of sources of all types of alternative power.

http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byGeo/byC/Philippines/byN/byName.shtml


WOW !

Thanks for the link ! Helped a lot !

I plan to have solar fans and attic fans ... 24-7 non stop running...
one day... one day... maybe I will see my dream of an AirCon unit running solar power, but for now .. fans would be great !
I have seen so much conflict while in the Philippines - amazingly 99% of it was merely online computer experiences :D

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Re: building using solar energy panels
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 08:15:30 AM »
My Aussie neighbour has around 25 LED 12v lights(including pool lights) that change colour from controls on his pc.BeeeUtiful!!
 Most of his LED bulbs are 1 volt and the whole lot is connected to a car bat.. He says hes waiting on a solar panel and another part that I cant remember that will cost him 15 K PHP to run the lot..
Bulbs are not that cheap but in the near future I will be ordering some from him regardless..
He reckons that with a small additional part to the bulbs they will even run in my 220 outlets.
Cant be bad.

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Re: building using solar energy panels
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2009, 12:19:26 AM »
Here are some links that I compiled a while back.  A few are sources of products while some are for general information.

Renewable Energy Labs website:
http://www.nrel.gov/

How Stuff Works  -- Science for the common man:
http://science.howstuffworks.com/electricity.htm

Renewable Energy Businesses in the Philippines:
http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byGeo/byC/Philippines/Philippines.shtml

12-volt solar electrical systems:
http://www.windsun.com/
(check out their Small Systems info)

Solar Water Heating Systems:
http://energy.sourceguides.com/

Solar Water Heating Systems:
http://www.sunearthinc.com/
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Re: building using solar energy panels
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 04:50:25 PM »
I have found that Home Power Magazine and its website: www.homepower.com is a good source for information.

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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2010, 09:20:57 PM »
I shall have a go at using solar power to heat our water. We never had a hot water supply in all the years I lived there before, but it does have its uses, and if I can get it for free then all the better.

I\'m talking about home made, black garden hose and water tank jobbie, not a fancy computer operated water pumped regulated system.† ;D

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Re: building using solar energy panels
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 05:53:00 PM »
I shall have a go at using solar power to heat our water. We never had a hot water supply in all the years I lived there before, but it does have its uses, and if I can get it for free then all the better.

I\'m talking about home made, black garden hose and water tank jobbie, not a fancy computer operated water pumped regulated system.† ;D

ANYTHING black will work great as a solar heated water collector!

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2010, 08:32:41 PM »
I shall have a go at using solar power to heat our water. We never had a hot water supply in all the years I lived there before, but it does have its uses, and if I can get it for free then all the better.

I\'m talking about home made, black garden hose and water tank jobbie, not a fancy computer operated water pumped regulated system.† ;D

ANYTHING black will work great as a solar heated water collector!

We get warm water from our cold water supply, just from being heated in the pipe leading up to the house......... providing we don\'t flush the toilet too often† ;D

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