Solar

Solar Energy


for calculating power of sunlight its said to have roughly 1000 watts per m2 of available power for solar applications.

https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/82014726.pdf solar hot water heator

http://www.kylesconverter.com/energy,-work,-and-heat/celsius-heat-units-to-joules

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-create-liquid-fuel-that-can-store-the-sun-s-energy-for-up-to-18-years

https://what-if.xkcd.com/145/

 

solar collectors can be built from aluminum flashing for foundations easily.

aluminum can solar collectors can be made easily too even without a glass top for non winter applications, have thought about using an old car before too.  great for hot water / air in summer winter depending on the build.

solar waterer system for cattle

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/401436481978 took a month to ship, eventually did come but i was unable to leave feedback for it on ebay. puts out about 3.5v and 0.6 amps – 2 watts on a overcast day not sure it would see a full 10 watts of power unless a concentrator was used. (if you get one of these wash it off good(mostly the sides of it where the plastic layers meet), not sure if it was something i did but i had chemical taste in my mouth afterwards)

http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/floating-solar-panels/ if they were to use peltier coolers as heat converters to make more power  it could get up to around 35% efficiency

25% efficient 75% heat waste

2% gain per 10 deg  cooling

5%-10% TEC peltier conversion


https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lith-ion-Chevy-Volt-48v-50ah-w-BMS-Assembly-NEW-battery-RV-Golf-Cart-Solar-EV/183102673400

can find 2 of these for 1000 dollars on some listings