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Can Your Entire House Run On Batteries

Wouldn't it be weird if one day in the future you were buying a home and the listing said, batteries not included Yeah well, that could totally happen. Hey there people, Julian here for DNews. Electricity is pretty great. It powers my toaster, my fridge, my hairdryer, my clothes dryer, my air conditioner, my humidifier, my dehumidifier, and my pc I use to watch science tutorials. I think I'm gonna keep using it. The problem is, everyone in all the other houses feels the same way, usually at about the same times.

Of day, and they're driving the cost of those tasty kilowatts up in the evening. Of course during the day if you don't want to use power from the grid, you could get some solar panels and harvest sunlight, but that's not helpful when the sun's down, also known as nighttime, also known as the time I need to have electricity to turn lights on to not bang my shins on all the furniture. Enter the battery powered home. The idea is a rechargeable battery stores energy from solar panels during the day or from offpeak hours when grid energy is cheapest, and uses.

That energy during the rest of the day. The problem is if you've ever bought batteries you know they cost approximately one arm andor one leg. Elon Musk thought that was a silly hangup for what is otherwise a great idea and decided to do something about it. Elon Musk, for y'all that don't know, is basically what would happen if Tony Stark lost the goatee. His interests range from online money movement to commercial space flight to, most importantly for this topic, electric cars. His company Tesla Motors has been refining electric car batteries for years, engineering them to be lighter, longer lasting,.

And more efficient. Why don't we take all those batteries, and put them on a wall So they did that. The Tesla Power wall Is basically a bunch of lithium ion cells in a sleek case. They're compartmentalized and liquid cooled to solve the knotty problem of overheating and burning your house down, something that is generally undesirable. If you wanted it as your main power supply there's a model that can store and discharge up to 7 kWh daily and costs $3000. Best of all it should last 10 years, which is approximately.

8 years longer than my laptop battery made it before it wouldn't hold a charge anymore. The trick to this longevity is how much power it outputs. It's only pumping out 2 kW continuously and peak output is 3.3 kW. The problem that then arises is some appliances will use more than that output. An electric clothes dryer could draw that much power on its own. So if you want dry clothes, I hope you weren't planning on using a microwave too. If you wanted to be not reliant on the grid at all, you'd probably need a few powerwalls.

To go with your solar roof panels. Depending on where you live, your power consumption can vary widely, but the average US home in 2011 used 940 kWh per month. A solar setup of that size would cost over $11,000, not including installation or taking tax credits into account. Then you'd need 5 Powerwalls to store all of that sunshine juice, so that's another 15 grand. It's an expensive prospect right now, but as the cost of batteries and solar panels continue to drop, individual homes that are independently powered could.

Become a great way to kick our fossil fuel habit. Inexpensive home batteries are looking like a promising innovation. They're not the only company innovating. Intel creates the breakthrough technologies that make amazing experiences possible. Having Intel inside makes for better experiences outside. Intel drives innovation with products like processors, wearables and IOT devices, and within data centers. In the PC and beyond. Going green sounds like a lot of effort. Is it really worth it Trace explains why yes, totally, it is, right here. Would you use the powerwall Would it be a supplement for your energy use or would you.

Solar Panels Why Paul Chose Canadian ELPS Solar Panels!

Wow, what a view of Niagara Falls! I have several boarders in the house and they obviously use a fair bit of power and it's just generally high! As power goes up or costs go up, I was expecting my power bills to increase quite substantially. My power bills were approximately $2,000 $2,500 per quarter prior to my decision to actually look at solar. Ahhh... firstly I went looking around at different solar companies. I did have a small system put in, 1.5kw system to get a feel for solar. That really didn't even touch my.

Power bill. I ended up looking around and I ran into Michael, Michael Russo. Michael was really good about... he said down with me and actually worked out what power I was using, what power I would need, what sort of panels I would need to actually eliminate that. So it wasn't a matter of looking at cost, it was a matter of looking at reduction of that whole power bill. So it was... coming at it from a different angle that most people do.

They come and say it's going to cost you 'X' to put these in or it's going to cost you 'Y'. Michael looked at it from a different perspective and said, 'Well you're using 60kws, let's put in enough panels to get rid of that 60kws'. I did a lot of website searching and a lot of looking at different types of panels. The Canadian ELPS panels turned out to be one of the better panels that are around. And I was quite happy with Michael and all his suggestions and all the work that he did for me.

Well my understanding is that they... they're efficiency, the amount of power they actually output is greater than a normal panel... than most panels. I knew fully what they were doing today. I was really glad I was sitting here watching when they unloaded the 50 panels and I was thinking... 'You Beauty!'. There's a lot of horror stories as I said out there, that I'm hearing. But I've got confidence in Michael and his team, he seems to have a very good customer service base,.

Has all the information that I needed and I can support that by my own due diligence, in checking up on the internet and all that sort of stuff. Well, the quality of panels... I've checked them out. They've got triple insurance on them so they're covered for any breakage or anything like that, not only by Canadian ELPS but by three different insurance companies. So with this system now, I would expect that I would make quite considerable savings as time goes by and it doesn't really matter how much electricity goes up or down because.

Mars Opportunity Discoveries at Eight Years

I often get asked, well, how long will Opportunity last And, you know, I can't say. And, you know, I don't think anyone knows. You know, 8 years ago we were scratching our heads and said, well, maybe 6 months if we're really lucky. But here we're 8 years later and the rover is still in very good health. And now we're at Endeavour Crater. We're seeing new geology, older geology. It's a whole new window on the history of Mars. It's the earliest period of Mars in which there was water sustained liquid water.

on the surface. It was in that era that life started on the Earth. So that's when we think Mars was the most Earthlike. And we've already seen evidence of that era reflected in some of the minerals that we've discovered at this new location. We've assessed them to be gypsum. And that's significant because these are minerals that form in water. And they form in place. Perhaps groundwater came up and filled cracks and fractures in the geology that formed these veins of lighttoned material. That's the great advantage that.

You have with a rover that can travel and move. It's not the same stuff. It's new stuff every day. Right now Opportunity's going through her 5th Martian winter. And this one's a little more challenging than the previous winters, because dust continues to accumulate on the solar arrays, which has reduced the power levels we can produce. We had to take the rover and drive it up onto a ridge that gives us about a 15degree tilt towards the north. That's where the sun will be in the wintertime because we're in the southern hemisphere.

It's kind of like adjusting your deck chair to maximize your suntan. In a very unusual way, this roving vehicle, when it's stationary, allows us to probe the interior of Mars. Its radio signal now becomes a proxy for the rotational rate of Mars. And so we're going to measure the rotational rate of Mars very precisely, which will give us a handle on the physical interior of the planet its distribution of material inside, the size of the core, maybe the fluid state of the core. Right now, Opportunity is alone on the surface of Mars. We had to say goodbye to Spirit after.


Hi everyone, this is geRAMicc85 and today i want to show you the new solar cells on my Dodge Ram 1500. I haven't been driving a lot with my truck over the last long and cold winter and I guess that's why my car battery died. Now, the battery was only 3.5 years old and I didn't want to replace it already but I had to. So I decided to do something to increase the lifespan of the new battery. I mounted tree 12 Volts epoxy resin solar cells onto the truck bed cover. I used silicone to glue them on securely. The cells are only.

A few millimeters think so that I can still open the Bak Flip cover without hitting the cells. I had to drill two small holes for the positive and negative wires. The wires run underneath the folding cover into the corner of the truck bed. The maximum output of the cells is 0.4 Amps. So whenever the battery is not fully charged or for example the radio is used with the engine off, the solar cells will fill the battery back up and provide it with a good maintenance charge. From the truck bed the wires run underneath.

The truck to the front into the engine compartment. I installed a charging regulator right next to the new battery which keeps the power from flowing backwords and also avoids overcharging the battery. The regulator has two LED indicators, one for charging and one for battery full. The green one is on right now showing that the battery is fully charged. The new battery that I've got is a 100 Amp hours car battery from Battery Industry Germany. It was the biggest battery that I could find that would fit into the spot. Thank you very much for.

Large Solar Flood Light Review

This is the large solar flood light from Top Frog. It is easily the brightest and classiest light of the solar flood lights. This box is just a gap filler. We then have your outdoor completely weather resistant, LED floodlight. It has 120 superbright LEDs in it. The lithium ion rechargable battery for this product is built into the light, so you do need to have the solar panel attached if you want to charge the battery. There is an onoff switch on top of the light. You can either turn the light on and leave.

It and it will operate off a daylight sensor switching on when the sun goes down, switching off when the sun comes up. Or, you can leave it switched off and turn it on when needed.There is also a mounting bracket on the back for easy installation. This is the solar panel. So you have two mounting brackets for the solar panel itself and this is the 10 watt solar panel which is easily enough to charge the lithium ion battery if it is getting a good days worth of sunlight.

200 mm LED Yellow Warning Light Solar powered

Hello, this is Martin from Sinowatcher Technology in Shenzhen, China. What I have here is 200mm solar flashing light, solar warning flashing light It's in yellow color, this module has 90 pcs of LED lights, it consumes no more than 10 watts. And life span of these LED lights is more than 80000hours. This warning light has a battery inside, the life of the battery is more than two years. Solar power pannel lasts more than15 years, the battery backup lasts four days in rainy or cloudy days and the voltage range is 11.1 Vs.

This product had been tested for high humidity, salt and high temperature environment and passed 72 hours aging tests. It can work in temperature from minus 40 up to 80 degrees of Celsius. It has rating of IP 65. It complies with international quality and safety standards, such as CE, RoHS, GB and EN. It can be customized to your requirements. We can change LED layout, adjust the electrical parameters , and provide different housing, This is made of poly carbonate, it can be yellow and green as well. It is made of poly carbonate. we can supply different battery or different solar power.

Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration 2015 NASA JPL

It's 1965 A gallon of gas cost thirtyone cents. Goldfinger was the year's top movie. The Beatles' album, 'A Hard Day's Night,' won a Grammy. And, Mariner 4 became the world's first successful mission to Mars. Here are five things you probably didn't know about it. Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to navigate using the stars, like ancient mariners that sailed the seas. Mariner 4 went farther than any other humanmade object at the time, and used the bright star Canopus as a reference. Once its star sensor found Canopus, gas jets on the spacecraft.

Kept the vehicle locked in the correct orientation for the trip to the Red Planet. Mariner 4 reached Mars on July 14, 1965, and took 22 pictures as it flew by. They were the first pictures ever taken of another planet from deep space. The pictures showed moonlike craters, shattering the idea of finding life on the surface, but opening the age of scientific Mars exploration. Mariner 4 carried an analog television camera, the best technology at the time. The pictures were sent back digitally, as ones and zeros. While waiting for early computers to process the data,.

Engineers anxious to see a picture, created their own by handcoloring printouts, paintbynumber style. It was the first digital image of Mars from space. Radio dishes on Earth picked up Mariner 4's data at just 8 12 bits per second, an amazing feat at the time, given the large distances involved. It took a week to send the 22 images back to Earth. Today, the Curiosity rover sends data almost 250,000 times faster than Mariner 4. Mariner 4 also discovered that Mars has a very thin atmosphere. This discovery was made by the spacecraft sending radio signals.

Through the Martian atmosphere as it passed behind the planet. This first ever visit to Mars was a boost for the United States in the midst of the Cold War with the Soviet Union. President Lyndon Johnson passed out medals to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for the success of Mariner 4. A lot has changed since Mariner 4. Back then a typical engineer wore a white shirt, pencil tie and often, a pocket protector. Today not so much. A halfcentury may have passed, but the nation's pride in Mars exploration remains.

Can We Survive The Suns Death

The sun is around 4.5 billion years old, and just like you and I, it's aging. In just over a billion years, the sun will have expanded so much that the heat will begin to melt the earth's surface. So, is there any way us Earthlings can avoid this detrimental event Can we save ourselves from the suns ultimate death Sure, none of us will be here, assuming we don't find the secret to everlasting life. But, at the billion year mark, the sun will have used up the hydrogen fuel in its core,.

Forcing it to burn at its surface. The increased radiation will boil away all of the water on Earth creating an international desert. Flash forward about 5 billion years, and the swelling sun will begin literally melting mountains, with most, if not all life on earth now extinct. Around 7.5 billion years, the expanding sun now a Red Giant will engulf the Earth entirely. Sounds bleak so can we avoid this hot mess It turns out our best bet lies in something called Gravity Assist. A technique we've.

Been using for years, only to launch space crafts throughout our solar system. Anytime a spacecraft or satellite comes in close proximity to a planet, gravity grabs hold. And if the spacecraft arrives at the perfect angle, it's able to use some of the planets velocity to catapult it further into space. This 'extra' energy comes from the planet's own energy of motion around the sun. But, as Newton famously said To every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. As the spacecraft uses the Earths gravity to speed up and move towards Earth, the planet will ever so slightly slow down and move towards.

The spacecraft. Of course, the spacecraft's mass is so small, comparatively, that it gets launched incredibly far, while the planet experiences little change. But, if we were to increase the spacecraft's size or use an asteroid we could potentially move the Earth's orbit away from the sun. This would take millions of years, and involve large objects coming just close enough to not collide with Earth, but hey, we've got a billion year head start! It may seem farfetched, but it's already happening! On October 9th, 2013, Earth will.

Be used to gravity assist a spacecraft called Juno, which is on its way to Jupiter. As Juno flies within 559 kilometers of us, it will use Earth's gravity as a slingshot to boost its velocity by 7.3 kms Meanwhile, Earth will have been moved by a fraction. Juno will later arrive at Jupiter, in 2016, where it will study the interior of the planet and help to unveil many new spectacular mysteries of our Solar System. In order to move the Earth within our billion year timeline, we would need approximately.

1 encounter every 6,000 years, using an object with a mass of approximately 1019kg. That's 19 zeros somewhere around the size of a 100 kmwide asteroid. In between passes, the asteroid would slingshot around the sun, fly out to Jupiter, and then be gravity assisted back to Earth like one long version of catch between planets. Over millions of years, this would move Earth to a comfortable 225 million kilometer orbit out from the sun. And while it is feasible, even with today's technology, it doesn't come without risks.

For one, we may lose the moon, which could ultimately create some extreme weather patterns. Not to mention, the Earth's spin may increase, making days only hours long. The surrounding planets, like our new neighbor Mars, would likely have their own orbits destabilized. And.you know.the asteroid could come plummeting into Earth by accident. But, perhaps these are the risks we need to take to give our descendants, the planet and all life on it a few extra billion years. Got a burning question you want answered Ask it in the comments, or on Facebook and.

The Most Astounding Fact Neil deGrasse Tyson

What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe The most astounding fact is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on Earth the atoms that make up the human body are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures These stars, the high mass ones among them went unstable in their later years they collapsed and then exploded scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself.

These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems stars with orbiting planets, and those planets now have the ingredients for life itself So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up many people feel small because they're small and the Universe is big.


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