Energy Resource

The article is a do it yourself(DIY) resource on energy. Solar energy is available 365 days in the year and to harness it is not that complicated, but yet most in the tropics and most of African descent are energy deficient. A simple energy system has a source (wind or solar) that goes to a Charge Controller, Battery Bank, and Inverter. The following article provides information links to the latter three components. This article will try to remain more text base due to bandwidth. Video requires more bandwidth.



Batteries and Deep Cycle Batteries


Deep Cycle Battery Maintenance by Trojan Battery Company(PDF)

Car batteries are meant to give large amounts of juice for a very short period. Once they've done their work turning over the engine, they are immediately recharged by the car's alternator. In a solar power setup, while the draw mightn't be as brutal in short bursts, it can continue for a very long time - for example, overnight. Car batteries aren't made for this type of application and will wear out quickly.

Deep Cycle Battery @Alt E
DEEP CYCLE BATTERY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 3.02


Google Books on Batteries (Full View)

Handbook of Secondary Storage Batteries and Charge Regulators in Photovoltaic Systems
The storage battery: a practical treatise on the construction, theory, and use of secondary batteries
The automobile storage battery:its care and repair
Storage battery manual:including principles of storage battery construction and design, with the application of storage batteries to the naval service(Google eBook)
The battery book:a history of Battery "A", 306 F.A. (Google eBook)
How to make and use the storage battery: embracing its history, theory, maintence, and the installation of plants
Primary batteries
The Edison alkaline storage battery


Inverter


Inverters for Residential Solar or Wind Power Power Inverter Selection for Renewable Energy Systems Inverters for Residential Solar or Wind Power: Power Inverter Selection for Renewable Energy Systems

Video Sources


Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 1, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 2
, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 3
, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 4
, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 5, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 6, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 7, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 9, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 11, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 12, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 13, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 14, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 15, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 16, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 17, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net
Smith, Robert. How to buid a Solar Panel Part 18, on Youtube. website http://www.robert-smith.net

Attaching a Car Engine to a Generator, to Generate Power
Island Energy Systems Tour - Off Grid Solar Electric 
Solar Hydrogen Home of Michael Strizki, on Youtube

See Also