Home | Community | Message Board


Out-Grow.com - Mushroom Growing Kits & Supplies
Please support our sponsors.

General Interest >> Science and Technology

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Anonymous

Solar Power
    #1554312 - 05/16/03 04:27 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Do it yourself Solar POwer!

A couple rubies, diamand cutters, crystal prisms, silicon conducter, aqueos silver acid, ab switches, and a ground.... Anyways, I thought of some cool ideas, whether the applicable or not,, is up to whoever makes the solar power. A ruby crystal lens, ruby because it would filter all other lower density lights, the "apex" (or centering) would be focused into a triangluar prism directly onto a silicon conducter to a batter. The crystal is key! But whether the crystal acts as the conducter or "eye" I have no idea.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSuperSpun
Not quite surewhat happened

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 625
Loc: India
Last seen: 14 years, 4 months
Re: Solar Power [Re: ]
    #1554428 - 05/16/03 05:12 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

When I get my own house I am going to put solar panels on my roof and live off of solar power. Does anyone really do that?


--------------------

Not quite sure what happened


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinezandorf
OTD residentvirginwizard-abstinenceain'teasy

Registered: 05/29/02
Posts: 3,072
Last seen: 14 years, 9 hours
Re: Solar Power [Re: SuperSpun]
    #1554439 - 05/16/03 05:17 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

not really, no. it can be used to augment your electric hook up but you cant run solely off of solar power with the panels on your roof. expecially considering how expensive they are. it's not even plausible unless you live in the desert. you might want to consider a wind/solar combo.. i dunno. where i live if you can manage to produce more electricity than you consume the power comany actually sends you money. so that's kinda cool.


--------------------
We live in a world where lemonade is made with artificial flavours and furniture polish is made with all natural lemon.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSuperSpun
Not quite surewhat happened

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 625
Loc: India
Last seen: 14 years, 4 months
Re: Solar Power [Re: zandorf]
    #1554526 - 05/16/03 06:00 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Ya!!!! That is what I will do. A wind/solar combo. I think that would be bad ass. I would still use power from the power company......but most of the power I want to produce myself.


--------------------

Not quite sure what happened


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineJssMthrFcknChrst
Son of the LordGod Almighty

Registered: 10/12/02
Posts: 446
Loc: Vatican City
Last seen: 13 years, 2 months
Re: Solar Power [Re: SuperSpun]
    #1555417 - 05/17/03 02:17 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Depending on how your utility company handles inputing energy on to the grid, you can actally save money on equipment, bypassing batteries and just pumping any excess energy out. Then on cloudy or calm days, when your energy production does not keep up with consumption, you can draw the power off the grid.

I believe some states make the utility companies pay you the same rate per kwh as consumers pay them. Other states allow the utilities to keep a little profit. In some places, you aren't even allowed to pump energy in to the grid. You should check all your local laws and stuff before attempting connecting to the utilities.

j-


--------------------



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSeussA
Error: divide byzero

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 04/27/01
Posts: 23,480
Loc: Caribbean
Last seen: 10 months, 8 days
Re: Solar Power [Re: JssMthrFcknChrst]
    #1555786 - 05/17/03 08:25 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Anybody that is interested in alternative energy for their home should visit the website www dot nrel dot gov. (Since it is a federal government site, I did not make a link to keep the shroomery out of their logs as a site referer.) They are located in golden colorado and are the authority in this field. NREL is national renewable energy labratory and they do research on solar, wind, etc.

I have a friend that had a custom built house made to be energy efficient. It is half buried into the side of a hill. The front of the home is aligned to catch the sun in the winter for warmth and shade in the summer. He uses a combo of solar and wind to power pretty much everything.


--------------------
Just another spore in the wind.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineSuperSpun
Not quite surewhat happened

Registered: 03/10/03
Posts: 625
Loc: India
Last seen: 14 years, 4 months
Re: Solar Power [Re: Seuss]
    #1555792 - 05/17/03 08:34 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Bad ass. I plan on doing that once I buy my own house.


--------------------

Not quite sure what happened


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblematts
matts

Registered: 01/28/02
Posts: 3,649
[Re: SuperSpun]
    #1555982 - 05/17/03 12:19 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

General Interest >> Science and Technology

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* working with solar power/wind moon_glue 1,110 15 03/23/07 03:53 PM
by Annom
* Solar power DimensionX 527 8 03/18/09 05:04 PM
by Stonehenge
* CSP, concentrating solar power YidakiMan 532 2 12/28/07 12:05 PM
by YidakiMan
* Revolutionary Solar Panel invented in South Africa Roker 2,134 5 10/20/14 06:07 AM
by CordellLewallen
* What energy source shall we use when fossil fuels run out/become economically unviable? The_Walrus 2,012 19 03/11/05 03:20 PM
by trendal
* How would you integrate solar technology? WScott 864 18 03/06/08 12:14 AM
by Madtowntripper
* Random ramble about free energy, the energy crisis and the philosophy of it
( 1 2 all )
Ego Death 2,586 20 08/09/07 12:50 AM
by PhanTomCat
* Clean energy? Cyber 889 9 08/16/04 02:44 PM
by psilomonkey

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Lana, trendal, automan
815 topic views. 0 members, 0 guests and 2 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Shroom Supply
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.035 seconds spending 0.009 seconds on 19 queries.