Solar Energy Systems – Electricity, Hot Water, Cooking

Solar Energy Systems – Electricity, Hot Water, Cooking

I originally wrote this back in 2012. I came across it recently, and liked it. So I’m republishing it for general information.   Solar Energy Conversion It all starts by converting a single energy unit from the sun. A photon (a particle that carries electromagnetic force). A photon particle released from the sun takes about…

Solar Panels per Household in a Perfect World

Solar Panels per Household in a Perfect World

How Much Energy Consumption per Household – Residential customers in the United States (132.58 million) directly consumed 1,378.6 TWh (Terawatt hours) of electricity in 2017. Source: electricity consumption data is based upon data mined from US DOE Energy Information Administration. An average residential customer in the United States used 866.55 kWh/month (Kilowatt hours) during 2017….

Alternative Energy for Preparedness or Off Grid Living

Alternative Energy for Preparedness or Off Grid Living

Alternative Energy. Alternative to what? For this post the context will be alternative energy for ‘getting things done’ that ordinarily rely upon the electrical power grid.   Solar Energy Solar energy for electricity Harnessing the sun’s energy with Solar ‘photo voltaic’ (PV) panels. I have been doing this for years. Love it! Most quality panels…

How Do Solar Ovens Work

How Do Solar Ovens Work

The answer may sound pretty basic, because it is! And because of the relative simplicity, you could even make one yourself. How about some lifestyle and preparedness for the outdoor kitchen? A solar oven is a great way to harness free energy to get the job done. So, how do solar ovens work ? Solar…