Shell and Akon unveil Africas first human and solar powered football pitch in Lagos
I was one of the kids that grew up using kerosene candles, coal, you know for cooking. But we do it because that's all we have. It's hard for anyone to develop in a state of darkness. When you look at the impact that darkness has on people, it brings you down. When you put electricity in areas that don't have, you're impacting people's lives, and you're making a huge difference in how they can develop their whole humanity moving forward. Well, access to energy means a future. It means better education, better healthcare, industry building, agriculture.
Like who would've ever thought that playing on a football field could create energy for the whole community I think an idea like this, it will generate a source of curiosity for people that never thought that things like this could exist. And we have to support all the young entrepreneurs, all the young thinkers, to help them develop those ideas and create those into reality. If this can be utilised to create energy that's actually needed here, that'sthat's a dream come true for me. This is something that honestly I wish it was my idea. Laughs.
Renewable Energy Education Kit FCJJ 37 Horizon Educational
The Renewable Energy Education Kit is the best way to explore many different forms of renewable energy without having to buy lots of lab equipment. The Renewable Energy Education Kit can generate electricity using a wind turbine, solar panel, or one of two hydrogen fuel cells. The electric current can be used to power a small fan or light up LEDs. The solar cell converts light from the Sun, or a normal desk lamp if it's cloudy, into electricity. The wind turbine generates electricity using the wind outside or the power of a desktop fan.
Its blades are easily interchangeable, allowing for hundreds of different configurations with three sets of three types of blades, each adjustable to three different angles. The Renewable Energy Education Kit also contains two fuel cells a reversible one that uses distilled water, and one that uses pure hydrogen and oxygen from the air. After being filled with distilled water, the reversible fuel cell can use an electric current to split that water into hydrogen and oxygen, storing them safely in two cylinders. The wind turbine can be used to provide that current, or the included battery pack.
Milliliter markings on the sides of the cylinders let students measure how much gas is being produced by observing the displacement of the water. Once enough hydrogen has been collected, the fuel cell can work in reverse to generate electricity by recombining the hydrogen and oxygen from the cylinders. The smaller fuel cell takes oxygen directly from the air and combines it with hydrogen gas. Using the variable resistor, the amount of current in the circuit can be altered on the fly. And the circuit board module allows multiple energy sources to be attached to the same circuit.
The Renewable Energy Monitor, sold separately, can be used to gather realtime data such as volts, amps, and more. And our Energy Monitor Software allows you to create graphs while performing experiments with the Renewable Energy Education Kit. And as with our other great science kits, with the Renewable Energy Education Kit you'll get access to our premium curriculum content, online at horizoncurriculum when you purchase through one of our exclusive resellers. Activities are available for middle and high school students in physics, chemistry, and earth science, with each one aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, the Energy Literacy.
Solar Hydrogen Education Kit FCJJ16 Horizon Educational
Horizons Solar Hydrogen Education Kits lets students explore two renewable energy technologies while covering content in Physics, Chemistry and Earth Science courses. The Solar Hydrogen Education Kit can generate electricity from a solar panel and the reversible fuel cell the solar panel can be used to power a small motor even with the light from normal desk light The Fuel Cell is easy to assemble and can work in two directions. After being filled with distilled water the fuel cell can use an electric current to split that water into Hydrogen.
And Oxygen, storing them safely in two cylinders. The solar panel can provide that electric current. A battery pack included the kid can be used as well. Mililiter markings on the sides of the cylinders let students measure how much gas is being produced by observing the displacement of the water Once enough Hydrogen has been collected the fuel cell can work in reverse, to generate electricity by recombining the Hydrogen and Oxygen from the cylinders. Horizon's renewable energy monitor sold separately, can be easily be attached to the Solar Hydrogen Education Kit.
To provide real time data on current, voltage and more. Our energy monitor software allows you to create graphs, while experimenting with the Fuel Cell and Solar Panel Like all of Horizon's science kits, the Solar Hydrogen Education Kit comes with access to premium curriculum materials from horizoncurriculum when you purchase through our exclusive resellers. Hours of standards aligned activities for middle and high school students in Physics Chemistry and Earth Science, ensure that students in many different science classes can run experiments with solar panels and fuel cells. For teachers lesson plans and a full teacher's guide are included as well.
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.
Stupid Virus Plagues NC Belief That Solar Panels Will Harm the Sun
So this story sounds like it came straight from an episode of South Park but, no, it really happened! Ignorant townspeople in South Carolina used their backcountry, hicktown education to prevent the rezoning of land which would have been used for a solar farm, because they suspected that the panels were causing cancer, impeding photosynthesis, and just generally sucking up too much sun. So let's look more closely at some of these concerns, shall we A retired schoolteacher from the area expressed concerns that the solar panels would prevent plants from using photosynthesis. Surely there must be some clear high school level science.
To prove her point No, not really. The woman claimed that she had noticed some vegetation around the sites of current solar panels which looked brown and dead, which was clearly an indication that the plants weren't getting enough sun due to those pesky panels stealing it all. That's a great use of the scientific method, Teach'! The retiree also expressed concern about the risk of cancer she felt the solar panels posed. She stated I WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. I WANT INFORMATION. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. The husband of the retired schoolteacher also threw his opinion into the mix, saying that.
Solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun and that somehow, this lack of energy would cause businesses to move out of town. A legitimate concern, you might say. Except for the fact that the sun produces enough energy in an hour to power a lightbulb for each person in the world for their entire lifetime. And that's just in an hour! The sun continuously pelts the earth with 35,000 times the amount of energy required by humanity, so rest assured hicks worldwide, those solar panels aren't going to take your sunshine away.
One of the solar panel company representatives Brent Niemann reminded the braindead townspeople that the solar panels don't draw additional sunlight, but only absorb sunlight that is reflected onto the surface of the panels. Unfortunately, this story doesn't have a happy ending, as the ignorance from the schoolteacher, her husband, and the army of other uneducated citizens was successful. The land has not been rezoned, the solar farm has been rejected, and a moratorium has been placed on allowing any future solar panels to be installed in the town for the foreseeable future.
Plants vs Solar Panels Which is better at capturing solar energy AtBristol Science Centre
This is an aquatic plant called pondweed, and we can see that it's making tiny bubbles of gas. This gas is oxygen and all plants produce it in a process called photosynthesis. The word photosynthesis comes from the Greek meaning light' and putting together'. Plants use the energy in sunlight to make sugars, out of the simple ingredients of carbon dioxide and water. And do you remember those bubbles of gas we saw earlier Well. deep breath they're pretty useful. To make the sugar, or glucose, the bonds which hold the molecules together.
Have to be broken apart and rearranged. The bonds are made of electrons. So the water needs to lose electrons, and the carbon dioxide has to gain electrons. And the colour of leaves gives us a clue to what is responsible for this rearrangement of electrons. Every leaf cell contains a pigment called chlorophyll'. It's the chlorophyll which makes the leaves green and helps make photosynthesis happen. Chlorophyll has the amazing ability to release electrons when exposed to sunlight. The electrons from the chlorophyll are replaced by splitting apart water into ions of hydrogen and oxygen.
The excess oxygen is then released into the air. The flow of electrons from the chlorophyll is then used with the remaining hydrogen ions to produce the energy needed to synthesise glucose from molecules of carbon dioxide. So sunlight provides the energy we need to move electrons from one molecule to another turning light energy into chemical energy ready for our plant to use. But can we do the same thing artificially How does photosynthesis compare to a solar panel Well, solar panels like those on the Energy Tree.
Use light as an energy source, and they also generate a flow of electrons. But they don't store chemical energy they convert light energy into electrical energy. They do this by using something called the photoelectric effect'. When photons come and hit a metal surface, they knock off electrons. We then capture and store these electrons. These photovoltaic cells are made of a silicon crystal. But silicon is a poor conductor of electricity. So impurities are added to help. This creates something called a 'semiconductor'. As light hits the surface, electrons are knocked loose.
The electrons then flow from areas with a high concentration, to areas with a low concentration. It's this flow of electrons which generates an electric current. We've done this on a big scale on our roof. We have 560 square metres of solar panels, which generate 47,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. So which is better, leaves or solar panels How efficient is each system at transforming the energy from sunlight Well, a leaf can turn only three percent of light energy hitting its surface into chemical energy through photosynthesis.
Whereas, a solar panel of the same area can turn roughly ten percent of the light energy into electrical energy that's over three times more efficient! But it's not quite as simple as that. There's all sorts of other things to take into account as well. Such as the time of day, the location, types of plant, and transport and storage costs on the other side as well. Solar panels may be able to absorb more wavelengths of light than leaves, but leaves can grow and repair when damaged. The Energy Tree may be able to charge your phone,.
FYI Four Main Types of Solar Systems
Hi, and welcome to FYI , a new informational tutorial series from Wholesale Solar. My name is Josh Roelofs and today we're going to talk about the different types of solar systems available. The first and most common option for a PV system is a gridtied power system in which the solar panels and your inverter is tied into the household electrical system and it simply offsets your energy usage. A gridtied system offers the lowest overall system cost, fastest return on investment. It saves money on energy expense by sending energy back into the grid and turning your.
Meter backwards. It's ideally suited for people who are trying to save money on energy costs. The drawback to a gridtied system is that it does not offer protection from power outages. When the power goes out, your gridtied system is going to shut down. So if you're in an area where the power is unreliable, or you want to protect against power outages, you'll want to consider one of our other options. A gridtied with battery backup system is going to offer the best and most comprehensive features for most people. It can provide backup power to your appliances during a power outage.
It can also turn back your meter to offset energy costs. This system is especially suitable for people who live in an area where the power is unreliable or people with critical equipment like computers, or a pump, or something you need to run during a power outage. Like coffee. Gridtied with battery backup is going to offer a combination between cost savings and independence from the power grid. An offgrid system is completely independent from the power grid. It's especially great for areas where there's no grid power available, or where it's incredibly expensive to bring.
In the power grid. You can literally buy land anywhere and install your own power system. This offers the highest level of independence for people who are seeking selfsufficiency. However, there's a price for that independence. The batteries are going to wear out quicker because they're being cycled every day. Typically they'll be replaced every 510 years, depending on the system. BUT. did I mention total independence A gridassist system works similar to and uses the same equipment as an offgrid system. Solar panels recharge your batteries and your appliances run off the battery system.
The difference is A gridassisted system can use the power grid as a backup power source. The grid will turn on automatically when the batteries are low, because it's nighttime, or because there's not enough solar power to support your appliances. This will save you some money on your energy bill, especially if you're in an area where they charge higher rates during the day based on TimeofUse Metering. These are your 4 main system options available from Wholesale Solar. If you have questions or need more information, feel free to check out our website or give.
Solar Powered Bibles Sent To Haiti
Earthquake survivors in haiti i can look forward to solar powered bibles the group known as feet comes by hearing will send out of work by wilson and and used by police loud enough for three hundred people so that's so they're sending six hundred of these devices to haiti you know i got a lot of experience of the story and a lot of people take comfort in their religion and parttime so you know you want to send a bible to people in mind and there's a lot of questions in haiti and they might appreciate that.
But it also feels like europe obviously taking advantage of a tragic you know to spread your message using it just feels like to hubei happened clever like no tragedy right we get these audio bibles and you've been speaking akriel right yet because they can't real uh. and i called the pro clean perfetti and ifs so you're not really helping i mean you're not giving them food you're not giving them money and how you doing them shelter that what you're doing is something you wanted to do it anyway amin but a baskets will look at it is.
It's a winwin they hit the spread their message that which is what they were set up for right and a if shes at audio bible but you know what tank people find comfort in their religion in hard times because it's a religion that they already have taken to begin with when you have to go and you know going to a crisis here not but i think i think the okay i'm going to a crisis what religion connect turn since i can get some comfort may not think you know that.
You'll have that religious belief and uh. they in you prior to the crisis and then you know ok god's watching out for me you know my faith tells me that everything's gonna be ok it's not like ok i'm going to a crisis and to get him out of a vital and it's on the like i'm gonna believe everything its estimate really needs to be very what do you have reason to interesting point school one is that look if they were really christian and they find comfort in that you've given the bible.
God bless but what they're really trying to spread the word that and and that's when is going towards here and so that makes you more uncomfortable right because then eight it seems like you're making trying to get me the situation even more to try it reach people who are vulnerable spending to feel more he and then on the part of this is let's keep it real it you know what my to help is not of god came to them through a creole bible pull at the bit earthquake haven't got it stepped in.
Before the earthquake so that look religious people you know how to different excuse for that and i don't wanna you know that your face is your business but from my perspective being drastically that make any kind of sesame if you say oh yeah you're after family decide because of a natural disaster but you know it'll make it better if i give you an audio bible and that god who did it as tell u that he works in mysterious ways of the like yeah i don't really have an interest in that same keep your.
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