Missouri ST ComputerAnimated Walkthrough Solar Decathlon 2015
The Missouri ST Solar House Design Team's vision of a sustainable future starts with the creation of a home. The Nest Home. Nature's next masterpiece. Mimicking a bird's nest, The Nest Home creates a serene environment that is constructed of repurposed materials. Salvaged shipping containers are the core of The Nest Home, so the structure can be easily expanded as the family grows. Reclaimed wood siding and recycled cloth fiber insulation are all repurposed from everyday sources. Every aspect of The Nest Home brings the family closer, yet gives each member the space needed to grow.
The comfortable and inviting central room is perfect for family gatherings, while modules containing the bedrooms and office give privacy when needed. Overhead canopies and large glass walls and doors flood the space with natural lighting and help residents feel attuned with nature. Photovoltaics convert the sun's rays to electricity and support one hundred percent of the family's energy needs. Solar thermal panels collect radiation to heat domestic water. The predictive home automation system integrates weather forecasts, schedules, and comfort preferences to reduce energy consumption by acting proactively to meet needs.
Missouri ST Team Interview Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt Female Our design for the 2015 Solar Decathlon is the Nest Home which is designed for a growing family. So, our primary structure is actually three refurbished shipping containers that are arranged around a central gathering space that really keeps an open floor plan, unlike the restricted feeling you get in a lot of traditional container homes. So, we also try to incorporate a lot of, you know, refurbished materials such as we're using shipping pallets as our wood siding. You know, we're using recycled blue jeans as insulation. We have a greywater system that recycles water from the laundry, shower, and bathroom sink.
To feed a hydroponic garden that will actually feed the family. We actually did design the house for California, so the angle of the solar panels to, you know, focus on fresh food, and we know that in California, there is a big emphasis on solar power and renewable energy. So, we designed our house to suit a growing family. The way our containers are arranged, you can really expand the house And so it can grow with the family everything from a full nest to an empty nest. gtgt Team We are the Nest Home! Rise with us!.
Missouri ST Audiovisual Presentation Solar Decathlon 2015
Gtgt Jenny Hello and welcome to Nature's Next Masterpiece. The Missouri ST Solar House Design Team takes its role as innovators of netzero housing with great respect. In this project, we focused on showing how efficient living is both comfortable and appealing to the everyday family. gtgt Narrator Each year tons of materials are simply discarded into the environment. The bestcase scenario being that they are disposed of in a landfill. The Nest Home takes its name and design from the examples given in nature by birds and their habitats. In the same way those birds work tirelessly.
To reclaim and repurpose raw materials from their surroundings, our team is reusing materials from our local community to build a home. gtgt Michael The first challenge we faced was how to make a 1,000squarefoot container home comfortable for a family. Using shipping containers to build homes is not a new idea, but typical container homes are rectangular and can sometimes feel confining. To meet this challenge, we chose to arrange our containers to form a deconstructed triangle. By using a floortoceiling window wall, we have created the feeling of ample space in the living room.
This arrangement softens the border between the exterior and interior, creating a comfortable area for the family to spend time together. As you can see, this design also floods the home with natural light, which reduces energy consumption and brings the outdoors inside. gtgt Narrator We believe that sustainable design goes beyond installing solar panels on a home. It is necessary to consider how every resource entering the home can be most efficiently and effectively used. Wastewater, ambient sunlight, air flow, and much more are managed together, combining the strengths of different designs used.
In the Nest Home to provide comfort and convenience. gtgt Jenny Inspired by the simplicity of birds' nests, the Nest Home is built from many materials gathered locally and repurposed. This shows that the lifecycle of these items does not end when they outlast their original use. Our kitchen cabinets have been purchased from a local secondhand store and refinished, while our exterior siding is made from recycled pallet wood that we gathered from local companies. This is some of our denim fiber insulation. This insulation outperforms traditional fiberglass in ease of installation, soundproofing, manufacturing.
Cost, and as a thermal barrier. gtgt Michael Our integrated home automation system monitors the mechanical and electrical systems of the Nest Home. It is capable of responding to conditions by receiving forecast updates in realtime and combining them with user preferences to maintain a comfortable environment. The residents can easily control the systems and monitor energy usage via common wireless devices such as smartphones and tablets. gtgt Narrator The Nest Home uses a solarthermal system to heat water directly with the sunlight, minimizing energy consumption and providing ample hot water for use throughout the home. The Nest Home is powered by an array of 24.
Solar panels producing enough surplus energy to also charge an electric vehicle. This innovative system utilizes microinverters on each panel, directly converting the DC power generated by the sun to the AC current used within the home. gtgt Jenny In its current configuration, the Nest Home is tailored to provide comfort and convenience to a growing family. However, its adaptable nature means it can be readily customized to suit the needs of a broad range of demographics, from a full nest to an empty nest. gtgt Michael Thank you for joining us on a.
How to Install Solar Panels Wiring for Solar Panels
Alright! We've got the panels mounted and now we're ready to connect the wiring that brings the power down to our charge controller which is located on the ground. We're going to be using this BX style wire which is just twelve gage wire with a wrapping of sturdy aluminum on the outside to protect it from the elements. Typically used in household wiring, pretty common at your home improvement center, twelve gage is adequate for a small system like this. Black wire for our positive connection, the white wire will be negative.
It's also called the neutral in an AC system. But for this we can use the white wire as negative, and then the green will go to our frame as a ground. So, we'll just strip a little bit of wire off here. We've got our DC wires already marked coming from the panels. Red, positive and white is negative. So we'll follow that here, again, and strip these wires down. Special wiring comes out of these panels. It's USE rated versus THHN for instance. And this USE wire is UV stabilized so it can actually be out in the sunlight for many years without.
Degrading. We're using the shielded wire here could be in different styles of conduit or even a UV rated wire for a small installation like this. And your bigger grid type connections, all this can be in conduit and the wire choices would be a little more limited because of the high voltages concerned. But here, twelve to forty volts, we're not really as concerned with that as we might be. Still, it's nice to have everything solid. We're going to use our linesmen pliers here to get a nice solid twist on our positive wires and a little wire nut on top of that, snug.
It down. We've got our negative wire here, and you notice I didn't strip these both at the same time. Even through it's only 40 volts, you can still get a pretty decent shock off of these panels. So, it pays to keep the wires separate. In fact, at the other end here, we're not quite ready to make this connection, we should connect down at the bottom first before making this wire completely hot, just for safety. So now, let's leave this for a moment and go down and wire up our charge controller here in the laundry room.
GivePower Foundation Solar Panels For Schools Without Electricity
A big challenge that the community has is that the kids get taught during the day and in the evening the parents don't get an education because they work during the day they can't learn because there is no light in the school. Particularly for the adults they don't get a time during the day to be able to learn and be able to learn how to read and write. A lot of the seniors want to get educated. A lot of elders within the organization want to get educated. And it's also a nice facility in the evenings for them.
To gather and celebrate. And that's why I think bringing electricity to some of these parts of the world that never had it before is so exciting and meaningful. If you can bring electricity to rural areas, people who are once isolated are less so. And I think that if we can do this right and do this well, I think we can do it over and over and over again and really have a big impact on a lot of people. A school like this just will never get electricity unless you have local generation. It needs to change. We need to create electricity.
At the place where it is needed. We can skip the legacy infrastructure and build out the new infrastructure the smarter and better way. So our mission now is to bring light to this community. In the process we are sort of teaching them the skill, they get to see how we are installing, they are participating. There are some dual benefits there. It's simple to use. We have battery backup for the system and it will create a lot of electricity for them that they can use whenever they need to. The average consumer by them taking advantage.
Of solar through SolarCity they are actually helping this community as well. I think the dream is to create a culture within a company that is all about growing and giving. At SolarCity we grow our business by over one hundred percent annually in an effort to really bring alternative forms of energy to the rest of the country. If we can find a way internally to create a culture that is about growing and giving, we're like, yes, we are growing the business. Yes, we're bringing this technology to different parts of the United States. But then how do.
Solar charge controller 50 amp MPPT Missouri Wind and Solar
Hello everybody, I'm jeff from Missouri Wind and Solar again and I want to show you our new MPPT solar charge controller. This is a 50 amp charge controller. This 50 amp solar MPPT charge controller will charge sealed gel AGM flooded batteries. It's got fan cooling in it with a heat sink. It's 12 or 24 volt operation only the PV photovoltaic opencircuit volts is a hundred and fifty volts. On 12 volt setting this can do 700 watts. On 24 volts it can do 1400 watts. Ninetyseven percent efficiency. It's got adjustable charging current, twoyear warranty, and.
On the DC load output 30 amps. This is a nice, really well built inexpensive MPPT charge controller for a 50 amp model. Now, where your input cables go in, there are real heavy lugs underneath that'll accept four gauge cable. There's also a DC load output that you can run DC lights or whatever up to 30 amps on the output on that. Now, you can program this several different ways. There's light timer and all of that and for more information about it, I'll have a link below the tutorial right to the product and you can check it out there.
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