Category: electricity

  • Colorful solar panels

    Until now, the solar panels (photovoltaic panels) and solar thermal collector were highly visible on the roofs of houses. In this article I will show you a technology that might change it a bit. As I found out recently, Colored Solar, a company based in US, makes solar panels in a variety of colours, e.g.: green, […]

  • Two new deep cycle batteries

    Who said you can’t have your own alternative energy source for emergencies if you’re living in an apartment? Having some cash at hand at the end of december, I bought online two large deep cycle batteries, of capacity 140 Ah and 100 Ah. The larger one was a bit broken (piece of plastic broke, but […]

  • Gifts for off-grid enthusiasts

    With the holiday season near, you’re probably wondering what to buy as a gift for your friend, who likes the concept of off-grid living. In this post you will find at least a couple of ideas for such gifts. I’m pretty sure you’ll find something that will be interesting for both you and the person […]

  • My two new solar panels

    Two weeks ago I go a delivery from a shop, that contained two new 30 W solar panels. This weekend I finally had some free time to make some tests and prepare some photos to show here. At this moment my solar system has 150 Wp and consists of 5 solar panels. I have […]

  • PV systems energy profitability

    Those of you who know me better, know also, that I am a moderate fan of photovoltaic energy systems (solar panels). The first solar panel I bought (flexible 10 W) 5 years ago, and since that time, my PV system has grown to 150 Wp. Lately I aquired two 30 Wp panels, which I want […]