Cheery melody of bells and strings Secretary Moniz Solar panels on the White House I think are a really important message that solar is here. We are doing it. We can do a lot more. I am very bullish on the future of solar energy as a key part of our clean energy future. James Doherty The size of the array that we established here is the typical size for the average American house. Being at the White House, we do have some security concerns. We can't cover the entire roof with panels,.
Though that would be good from an energysaving standpoint. Laughter. Cyrus Wadia Everything from the solar components to the inverter technologies to the labor that put the panels on the roof was all America. Domestic source, domestic maintenance. It serves as a symbol that America technology in solar is available, it's reliable, and it's ready for millions of Americans across the country. James Doherty So the first thing what we did was we drilled down into the concrete and then basically epoxied a series of threaded rods back up through the baton tops.
We then were able to install a series of grids for a subassembly upon which the solar panels could then be secured. Secretary Moniz Clean energy revolution is not something for the distant future. It's happening right now and we want to capture that. Cyrus Wadia Every four minutes, some small business or home owner is going solar. In a sense, we're going through a transition here and the industry is going through a transition that we're just seeing the beginning of. Minh Le The President is basically doing what Americans.
All across the nation are doing right now. They're making the conscious choice to look for renewable energy like solar as the cheaper, cleaner, and preferred energy source for their homes and families. Cyrus Wadia You know, we need to diversify the clean energy portfolio as articulated in the President's Climate Action Plan, which we are actively engaged in now. And we also need to spur the economic sectors of the future. Last year alone we created over 23,000 new jobs in solar energy. James Doherty Obviously the more that we can install.
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Now, we'll talk a little bit about the sizing of these systems. It depends on what you want to actually run, and of course how much money you have. We're going to go on the smaller side, just today. If you're trying to power your whole house, and you had air conditioning, and stoves, and lighting, and computers, and the normal things a normal house has, and you wanted to run it all by solar, you'd be using quite a few of these, or these, and some of the systems we install have up to seventy panels or more, and unfortunately,.
They're maybe a thousand dollars each, so you can see the price goes up, with the amount of load you wish to take over. In our system here, my plan is to take my home office off the grid, and just power up some laptops, and entertainment equipment, so we're going to be using a fairly small system. One or two of these hundred and forty watt panels, charging a bank of perhaps four six volt batteries, and that will give us enough power to run quite a few lights, my laptop, and some entertainment equipment, from the power of the sun.
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The size, this size here, will give you about 20 to 30 gallons of hot water a day. So for a small family of two people it can be enough. For a bigger family, you just add another one to it so you have two of these panels or three of these panels and then you have just doubled or tripled the amount of hot water you can use. What you should do is look that the glass stays clean, so sometimes you have to wipe a little bit over it and you.
Have to say this glass is not normal window glass, because if someone would fall in it would be very dangerous for this is tempered glass. What they do here in central Texas and in southern Texas, we have no problem with freezing. So, what we have in here is the real water. If you would live in an area where it's freezing, then you have in here water and and glycol. The same thing you have in your car in your water system there. You have to put something in the water that is not freezing. But then you cannot run this.
Water directly in your water heater, because you don't want to drink that. So, then you have a heat exchanger in your water heater and the hot water runs into the heat exchanger and the heat goes into your water heater and then you just have the same effect without being, having the problem that it's freezing and this thing will die on your because the frost will kill it. So that depends on where you are, but it will look the same and you will not see what's in there. But this is the easiest way. No electric, no electronic,.
SolarCity Unveils Worlds Most Efficient Rooftop Solar Panel with more than 22 Module Efficiency.
The Sun provides endless energy, but the average solar cell panel can convert only 14 to 20 of the energy it collects into usable electricity. Now, American energy company SolarCity has built the world's most efficient rooftop solar panel, with a module efficiency exceeding 22 percent. The new SolarCity panel generates more power per square foot and harvests more energy over a year than any other rooftop panel in production, and will be the highest volume solar panel manufactured in the Western Hemisphere. SolarCity will begin producing the first modules in small quantities this month at its 100.
MW pilot facility, but the majority of the new solar panels will ultimately be produced at SolarCity's 1 GW facility in Buffalo, New York. SolarCity expects to be producing between 9,000 10,000 solar panels each day with similar efficiency when the Buffalo facility reaches full capacity. SolarCity's panel was measured with 22.04 percent modulelevel efficiency by Renewable Energy Test Center, a thirdparty certification testing provider for photovoltaic and renewable energy products. SolarCity's new panel is created via a proprietary process that significantly reduces the manufacturing cost relative to other highefficiency technologies, and it.
Printing Australias largest solar cells
Dr Scott Watkins We're really pleased to commission what is now Australia's largest facility for printing thin film solar cells. This equipment that has been purchased over the last few months and commissioned in our labs here in Melbourne will enable us to print A3 size solar cells. We've rapidly scaled up making our devices from fingernail size in the lab to A3 size devices that are fully printed now. And at this size we're definitely up there with the best in the world. In the short term we're looking for applications in consumer devices.
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Alright, we've got our fat wire going over to our twelve volt batteries which we have saw earlier and will revisit again in a minute. This is a somewhat resistant low voltage landscape cable in size eight gage. So, we've got quite a bit of current carrying ability here and let's hook it up to our charge controller. We've got extra long wires here. This is eventually going to go in the laundry room because it's not an outdoor rated device. But, it's so pleasant to work out here in the sun, here we are. So now we've got our wire. The negative.
Is marked in white, as we know white is always the negative in this case. So, we'll take our positive wire over to the red connection inside this charge controller. And, here's our red connection and our nice fat battery wire going into it. Snug that little puppy down. It doesn't have to be terribly tight we're only talking ten amps, or charging here, so we're not really snugging these down. And, of course, we've got a common negative also going to the battery negative position inside our charge controller. We're back up on the.
Roof here and we're going to make this last negative connection, which is a white wire in this case. White is negative in DC systems or neutral in AC systems is a fairly. So now we're going to make our neutral or negative connection in this case with the white wire. Give it a good solid twist with our linesmen's and then add other wire nuts on top of that. Give it a little wrap of tape just to keep the weather out. There's other ways to make these connections. If it was.
June Energy Portable solar panels
I was born and raised in Mali, West Africa from a low class family. i was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh which is the commercial capital but my father was from a very very poor village and a very poor family in Bangladesh Everything was pretty much limited. So it was tough growing up. Lack of energy everywhere. Students having no access to electricity I had to pretty much study under kerosene lamps and candlelight.... which are very harmful for the lungs and eyes as well. But I didn't have access to anything better. That was the only choice that I had.
What we have actually developed at June Energy is basically a handheld device that utilizes clean solar energy, stores it in a battery and provides light at night through cleanlighting LEDs. It also has a port on the side where you can actually plug in your any cell phone that you have and it will actually help charge your cell phone so people at nighttime can talk and keep in touch with family back in their villages. Kerosene lamps if you look at it, provides sixty lumens of light which is really not much, that's why it strains the eyes. Whereas our product, we're looking at.
Maybe giving sufficient lighting above a hundred lumens which is really ample for reading at nighttime and provides a good surface area so students can read. Currently we're in a a final revision of our beta product. On my business card. my role in June Energy is, I'm the chief technical officer but we're pretty much, everyone does everything, so I guess it's kind of a loose title. We've build a fully functional prototype and we've done a rapid prototype for the mechanical design of it and now we're just working on getting cost down actually. Our target price for our.
Target customers, which are the people in these developing areas, is around $15 or so. We were traveling back and forth to the Ross Business School, meeting MBA students from there, we went to the medical school. We talked to the health officials who told us, 'you know this energy problem It's in health care, too, because hospitals in rural areas of Africa can't operate at night because we have no lighting.' Our initial market might be like Engineers Without Borders or Peace Corps volunteers, the military is a possibility. Anywhere, any type of situation where you're in an area without electricity.
In a remote area like hiking trips and things like that. I'm really excited about our upcoming venture in Singapore, to get more involved with the manufacturing process. So our next step is to make a second trip to Africa We're definitely going to go to Kenya in the next one to two months to understand how people live there, what are the problems their really facing, and how our solution can meet and be tailored to solve their problems. I'm excited already because I think the dream is coming into reality.
As of a couple weeks ago we just were offered just over half a million dollars of venture capital investment So we're really excited about that as well. Since I was a eleven, I've had that mentality I want to do engineering and so i can give something back to the society. It's about helping people. I'm not happy with the way other people are living. Like, I see things that are happening and I'm, I don't I don't think they should live that way, you know So it's just, making a stride toward changing that.
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Printing Australias largest solar cells extended version
Dr Scott Watkins We're really pleased to commission what is now Australia's largest facility for printing thin film solar cells. This equipment that has been purchased over the last few months and commissioned in our labs here in Melbourne will enable us to print A3 size solar cells. We've rapidly scaled up making our devices from fingernails size in the lab to A3 size devices that are fully printed now. And at this size we're definitely up there with the best in the world. In the short term we're looking for applications in consumer devices.
And small integrated electronics. In the longer term we see these materials being able to be coated onto buildings, into windows and on roofs to provide power in a wide variety of locations and circumstances. Dr David Jones One of the advantages of the technology that we're developing is we're actually using off the shelf printers, printers you can go out and buy. And therefore we're using a screen printer, one that you would normally use in label manufacture or screen printing of tshirts or other things. So these are commercially available printers.
So the outcome of this will be prototype demonstrators that we can give to a number of people to examine what the capability of the new technology is. Dr YiBing Cheng I do see this project is a very good example of a collaboration involves both, involves the CSIRO, Monash University and Melbourne University. And that we have a very close collaboration with people working each others laboratory and we have regular meetings every two weeks. We do see that through this kind of collaboration and we can build up a critical mass and.
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We get asked about the battery question almost on every job, and we tell them to wait. And I tell them there's some really exciting technologies that are coming down the pipe. There's flow batteries, potentially, high energy density flow batteries. There's nanotech enhanced lithium ion that's coming. There's liquid salt batteries that are coming. There's a number potentially, ultracapacitors. Batteries have a bad reputation, but what we're working on are supercapacitors, and supercapacitors you can think of as a charge storage device like a battery, except it charges and discharges 100 to 1000 times faster.
A supercapacitor is one which combines the best attributes of both. If you think about all the electronic devices you have, right now, every time you need one, you realize, oh, I forgot to charge it up. But imagine if you could take that same device, plug in the wall for 30 seconds or a minute, and be ready to go. There's a number of really exciting battery technologies all competing to fill the super battery space, or the battery of the future the battery that can power your whole house, last for 10 to 20 years, and not cost you too much.
That battery's coming, and it's not quite here yet. Cost of lithium ion has dropped precipitously over the last several years, but it's not quite there yet. And so we tell our customers to wait. The day will come, and it's not too many years in the future when you'll be able to power your life off of solar, not just during the daytime when the sun's shining, but also at night. You'll be able to put a battery in your garage that's the size of a refrigerator that'll run your whole house for a couple days.
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