Wind Turbines and ‘Shadow Flicker’

If you do not live near a wind turbine, it is unlikely you will have ever heard the term ‘shadow flicker’ in everyday usage. The problem however is being discussed fervently by those who reside near… [more]

Wind Turbines and ‘Shadow Flicker’ Wind Turbines and ‘Shadow Flicker’

Solar Power: Expensive, But Worth It

You may have noticed that over recent years, more and more companies are springing up and advertising solar panels. This, in turn, has lead to more people installing solar panels on their homes – so… [more]

Solar Power: Expensive, But Worth It Solar Power: Expensive, But Worth It

What is a Wind Turbine?

Dotted across landscapes throughout the world, one can now see small, stick-thin structures with three spokes poking out from the central column. These structures are alarming, and almost sinister, the… [more]

What is a Wind Turbine? What is a Wind Turbine?

Solar and Wind News DIY Off- Grid Projects

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Determining How Much Power You Use

First of all, I would like to say that the designs I used appeared to work fine for me and I must say that I can’t be held liable for anything that is done by another individual. This DIY section is for designing a Hybrid solar … [Read More...]

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Basic Solar / Wind Turbine System Sizing

Enter the average daily power use total you calculated from the worksheet: AVERAGE DAILY POWER USE:   2000watts You will want a solar electric system that will provide at least that many watts in one day so that you can … [Read More...]

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Designing Solar and Wind Hybrid System

Enclosed is a simple Hybrid system that I am using. I will explain some mistakes that I made as a beginner as we go along. 2000watts is the amount of power that I wanted my Hybrid System to support. The design I’m using is … [Read More...]

Solar and Wind Energy Info

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The Forgotten Environmental Effect of Wind Turbines

When people talk of the environmental effect of wind turbines and wind power, they often forget to mention the problems wind turbines cause to local wildlife. Birds are an obvious problem to wind … [Read More...]

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Onshore Wind Farms

A wind farm is an area which is host to several wind turbines, sometimes up to 100 individual turbines at a time. Rather than working as individual turbines, all of the energy collected by these wind … [Read More...]

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Individual Wind Turbines

Wherever they may be located, wind farms are now being seen as the modern equivalent to the old coal power plant. Scores of wind turbines all working in unison can now be seen both on and offshore … [Read More...]

Solar and Wind Energy Tips

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The Effect of Wind Turbines on Humans

Wind turbines and farms are becoming an evermore familiar sight on the landscape, and while generally accepted as a useful resource for electricity generation, they have not been without their … [Read More...]

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Wind Turbines and ‘Shadow Flicker’

If you do not live near a wind turbine, it is unlikely you will have ever heard the term ‘shadow flicker’ in everyday usage. The problem however is being discussed fervently by those who reside near … [Read More...]

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Offshore Wind Farms

While we may all have seen wind farms on grassy fields, the most likely place for wind farms to really come into their full efficacy is out to sea. Off shore wind farms are becoming more common, and … [Read More...]