How to Install Solar Panels How to Perform a Charge Test on a Solar Energy System
Alright. We've got everything connected, it appears to be working fine. Let's just do a charging test to make sure we've got what we think we have. Now, we've got our clamp meters set up for DC amperage and we're going to clamp it on to the red wire which comes from the charge controller and goes right to the batteries, and see what kind of juice. We've got 2.45 DC amps coming in and charging our battery at about 12 volts. So, we're really only putting in about 45 watts into our battery. And that determines how much charge we get,.
Which determines how much power we can withdraw later on. So, when you want to find out how long these batteries will last, it depends on what kind of load your sucking up. If you're trying to run 150 watt flood lights on the outside of your house, these batteries will only last for a couple of hours. But if you go economical and you use these Compact Fluorescent Bulbs, which only draw 800 milliamps, they would run for three weeks on these batteries and you could have plenty of light. If you're even further down the totem pole you can get.
LJW Solar test system in Dural Sydney
LJW Solar is installing a test system on our Dural property roof so that we can do some comparisons of different things around that solar system. This system is located on an office warehouse location. It's a two kilowatt system made up of two one kilowatt arrays. We're using an EnaSolar inverter, which is made in New Zealand, and this particular inverters let us do monitoring in real time and we can get the information from each array. You can see from the pictures here that the system is going up and this is at the beginning.
Of October. In essence, because we have two one kilowatt arrays fed into the EnaSolar inverter each array has the same aspect so should theoretically give identical performance. This lets us change some things about each array. So, for example we could put one kilowatt of Suntech panels on one array and of one kilowatt of another brand on the other array so we can do a proper AB comparison test. We might also test these for the difference between being flat or on tilts. We might also test such effects as partial shade by simulating.
Overview and Testing Canon Vixia R500 Camera with external Mic at our off grid solar cabin
Good morning bill and rosa our off grid solar cabin im trying to test out this new camera. with a microphone and also i have no clue what it sounds like. but as you can see its pretty foggy here. drawing in about 130 watts of solar of the roof up there but uh see if i can get you a better shot out of this but i did change out the uh turbine with a new tail wider longer tail. and uh put the little barrings up there and i will editing more tutorial cause i did.
About 20 to 30 minutes of me taking it off and putting it on and all the work I did so that will take a little time to try and go through and clean it up I did that and see if i can get around here without getting to muddy. its a mess around here. and then i put in another piece of stove pipe and just because I wanted to and gave it support straps cause its pretty high up there now. and we got our first egg off of one of our hens.
A little brown hen that came off the nest she did lay in the nest. which was cool. usually they dont start off laying in the nest. but we took care of them and had to go pull my pickup truck out of the bog went to help my neighbor and sunk the pickup truck its a mess. but we came home and thats what we pretty much attacked. let me get up here and walk across my little path be glad when it dries out a little bit. but thats what we did.
The tutorial is coming out were i put that up there and respond and a little bit a wind that thing will turn now with out any questions so we will see how that little barring works out. thats about all we did. cloudy and overcast thats what we had going on. there will be some tutorial coming out shortly after I get them all cleaned up and the turbine work and a few other things I was doing but yall have a blessed day. My dad is still kicking but not very high but he is having some good days and bad days.
How Jupiter Wrecked Our Solar System
To date we've confirmed 1,821 planets outside of our solar system. In 1989, there were zero. And I think it's fair to say, we've learned a few things since then. Hey planetoids, Trace here for DNews. In 1584, a Catholic Monk, Giordano Bruno claimed there were countless suns and countless Earths. More than 400 years later, in a 1995 book on exoplanets three scientists wrote, The detection and study of Earthlike planets outside our Solar System will be one of the great scientific, technological and philosophical events of our time. Because even with so much time in between, no earthlike planets.
Had been confirmed! A decade later, the first earthlike planet, Gliese 581 C, was discovered and as of March 2015, we've confirmed 29 waterholding habitable, earthlike planets and calculations say there might be BILLIONS more,. Do you feel like you live in the era of a huge scientific, technological and philosophical event You should! There's a huge database of possible candidates and confirmed exoplanets, and as we observe OTHER solar systems we're learning things about how OUR solar system works. New research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences used other solar systems as a.
Model for our own. Our solar system was formed from leftovers after the Big Bang, gas and dust coalesced into planets over many many millions of years. OTHER solar systems have supermassive exoplanets closer to their sun, but we don't. Scientists believe Jupiter was the reason ours looks different. They believe, Jupiter USED to be closer to the sun, and tacked outward, dragging all the junk from the inner solar system with it. When the solar system first formed, there were planetesimals, or small planetary building blocks, flying around in the inner solar system.
Where Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are now. While today, Jupiter orbits at about 5 AUs, it used to range from 3 to 10! All that motion cleared the way like a wrecking ball. It could have even destroyed any other protoplanets which formed before the four inner planets we have now. This Wandering Jupiter hypothesis isn't the perfect explanation for why we look different, but it hits a lot of checkboxes on the way to a good theory. Keeping an eye on the sky has also helped us feel a little less alone. A study in the.
Astrophysical Journal found Kepler 444, a solar system which has five Earthlike planets orbiting it in a way very similar to our own AND it's 11.4 billion years old, meaning those planets were formed long before ours and are relatively similar in size. The problem is, they're too close to their star, orbiting in only around 10 days Mercury orbits in 84 days. So, while 444 doesn't have life, it shows planets can form really FAST, and that's USEFUL because there might be lifecapable planets with a billionyear head start on.
Us out there! The Kepler telescope was launched in 2009 to search for exoplanets and, in case you've forgotten, KEPLER is BROKEN and is STILL finding them. The Milky Way has between 100 and 400 billion stars that's a lot of places to point a telescope. The more we learn, the more scientists can make educated guesses and point telescopes at the right stars. It might be blaz to say it, but I'm pretty sure, finding other planets really is the most scientific, technological and philosophical event that you never think about. And we really.
LLRV Testing Contributed to Apollo 11s Success
John F. Kennedy I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. Neil Armstrong Soon after President Kennedy's call to go to the Moon in 1961, a number of researchers began to think about the various aspects of a lunar flight. NASA's Flight Research Center, at Edwards, proposed a free flight lunar landing simulator program. The research test vehicle was intended to investigate the inherent problems of lunar descents, where there is no drag, and weight is only onesixth of Earth.
The proposed technique for simulating the Lunar gravity install a jet engine underneath or within the machine, on gimbals, so the thrust was always vertically upward. Engine thrust would then be adjusted so that the craft's net weight that is, its gross weight minus the engine thrust, would equal its lunar equivalent. The force required to lift the net weight would be provided by throttleable rockets. The first flight of the LLRV in October of '64 was flown by Joe Walker. First liftoff was what you might call tentative. The second was considerably smoother. During the following year Joe Walker and Don Mallick.
Flew about 150 development flights, expanding the flight envelope and investigating the adequacy of the design and the systems. An advanced version of the LLRV, the lunar landing training vehicle or LLTV, proved to be an excellent simulator and was highly regarded by the Apollo lunar module crews as necessary for lunar landing preparation. Typically, the pilot took off with the gimbals locked, flew out to the inner marker, which in this case was about four to fivehundred feet altitude, about a quarter of a mile from the intended touchdown spot.
Arriving at the IP, he began a descent toward the target, switched into the lunar simulation mode, energized the lift rockets, and practiced the lunar landing. I was most fortunate to be involved throughout the entire lunar flying development. I had the pleasure of flying every one of the machines the LLRF, the ground based simulators, the LLRV, the LLTV, the lunar module, and even the Weber ejection seat, the last not by choice. NASA management was forever worried about he reliability and safety of these machines and continually wanted to shut them down.
Crazy Engineering Ion Propulsion and the Dawn Mission
Music Hey guys, this is Mike Meacham at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and this is an episode of Crazy Engineering. Music Here at JPL, we have to solve problems that nobody's ever solved before and sometimes the solutions can seem a little crazy. Today we're going to talk about this bad boy, an ion thruster. What's so special about an ion thruster What makes it different and how does it help us get through the solar system Let's go talk to an expert. Alright guys, we found our expert. This is Marc Rayman.
Hi Mike. Marc, where are we We're at a vacuum chamber here at JPL where we test ion engines like this one and we have three just like it on the Dawn spacecraft. It's out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Can you explain what makes an ion thruster different than other types of thrusters Sure, well first, let's remind ourselves how a regular rocket engine works. You take a gas and you heat it up, or you put it under pressure and you push it out of the rocket nozzle, and the action of the gas going out of the nozzle causes a reaction.
That pushes the spacecraft in the other direction. With ion engines, instead of heating the gas up or putting it under pressure, we give the gas xenon a little electric charge, then they're called ions, and we use a big voltage to accelerate the xenon ions thru this metal grid and we shoot them out of the engine at up to 90,000 miles per hour. And they're going out so fast that each individual ion gives a relatively large push back on the spacecraft. So, if I'm the spacecraft could you push me as hard as I'm going to feel from one.
Of these thrusters. I can try. Okay, I'm ready. I can take it. Blows air I barely felt that. That's right, the engine pushes on the spacecraft as hard as this single piece of paper pushes on my hand. In the zero gravity, frictionless, environment of space though, gradually the effect of this thrust builds up. At full throttle, it would take Dawn four days to accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour. Wow that's a slow car, isn't it It is, but instead of thrusting for four days, if we thrust for a week or a year or as Dawn.
Already has, for almost five years, you can build up fantastically high velocity. It's what I like to call acceleration with patience. Why is that a good thing What's the tradeoff What can Dawn do that other spacecraft cannot do The ion engine gives us the maneuverability to go into orbit and after we've been there for awhile, then to leave orbit and go on to another destination and do the same thing. In 57 years of space exploration, Dawn is the first mission targeted to orbit any two extraterrestrial destinations. It wouldn't be possible without ion propulsion.
For two centuries, this has been just a little smudge of light against the stars. Dawn got to spend 14 months at Vesta and turned it into a whole new complex, fascinating, alien world. Marc, where are we right now This is the Dawn mission control room at JPL. This is where we control the spacecraft from we tell the spacecraft where to point the thruster, what throttle level to use and that's how we guide the spacecraft through the solar system. And we're on to the next location, which is Ceres.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Commercial Space
NASA is on a Journey to Mars and commercial space is a key component of our strategy to send American astronauts to the Red Planet in the 2030s. In 2010 when President Obama laid out his vision for space exploration, it may have been hard to believe that six years later we'd be regularly transporting cargo to the International Space Station on commercial spacecraft, or that we'd be on the verge of returning launches of American astronauts to the station from U.S. soil on the spacecraft of American companies. Today, that's our reality.
SpaceX and Orbital ATK are the first commercial space companies to deliver cargo to the ISS. We've also ordered the first missions from SpaceX and The Boeing Company the first American companies that will carry American astronauts to space. The first astronauts are now training for test flights aboard commercial spacecraft in preparation for those missions. We're closer than ever before to sending American astronauts to Mars. We're insourcing American jobs and empowering American entrepreneurs and innovators to expand the new commercial market in lowearth orbit. Today, we're marking another significant milestone. We are announcing the companies.
That will continue our successful commercial cargo program until at least 2024. This phase of the program will allow us to continue using the space station as our springboard to the rest of the solar system and a testbed for human health in space. Our investment in commercial space is creating jobs and it's bringing us closer to sending American astronauts to Mars. With the commercial cargo successes to date and our announcement today I am very confident that commercial space will continue to propel our nation into the future we'll continue to Launch America.
Hydroponic Garden Solar Pump Raw Test 20140908
This is the first test of the solar hydroponic garden. On the solar panel I got this tub here to limit the voltage on the panel because the panel puts out more voltage than the pump over there will handle and I don't want to burn up the pump, so I'm regulating it by putting a pan on there I will use electronic regulation later okay follow the wire here to the pump, the pump is little bit bigger than it needs to be, but it's working fine This piece of tile is to keep the sunlight off.
Pumps water up here into the hydroponic system. The holes here are for the plants of course. Water goes down there This is the highest it gets lower down there. Turns the corner gets lower comes back here and flows out down here I've got a filter on the output. To collects any garbage come out of there This is the height regulator, keeps the height of the water in here constant Keeps the height of the water in there, I don't think you can see in there, regulated What else is interesting There's the pickup. It's just temporary.
Burning Stuff With 2000F Solar Power!!
In a previous project I found a free tv and turned it into a giant solar scorcher. This shoots out a deadly beam of sunlight, that's hot enough to abuse food, melt metal and burn things you probably shouldn't. Today seemed like a good day to play with my Solar Scorcher. I positioned my frame and found the focal point, then added some concrete tiles as a base for my projects. Ok, I've got power, and I'll test it out with this piece of wood and when the light makes contact.
I've got instant fire. The sunlight at this spot is around 2000 degrees Fahrenheit, enough to melt this spot of concrete into a glowing orange liquid. I'm curious to see what I can do with all this heat so I've filled a glass bottle with water and I'll punch a hole in the cap. It's incredible to see that the instant I focus my lens on the bottle, it starts smoking. Just a few moments later this water is so hot it's boiling, and I'm a little nervous the bottle might blow. Yep, there it goes. The glass pieces are melting and that's cool,.
But now I want to try this on some food. I'll get some hot dogs, and when they hit the beam they really do get hot. This might be a little well done for my taste, and I'm still hungry so let's try an egg. The egg is actually working very well. It's so reflective it doesn't burn as fast, and even my wife is interested. A little salt and pepper and it's tempting to try a bite. Ok, so I wasn't actually expecting to eat this, but it looks safe enough, and.
Even my kids are anxious to try. Surprisingly, it's pretty good. Alright, let's see what else this will do. I'll try burning a penny, and, wow, it melted. How about a stack of pennies Yep, they're nothing but liquid metal now, and I'm thinking that slag in the mixture must be what's left of the copper coating. It's only taking about 4 seconds to melt these, and melting metal is really great, but now I want to see something burst. I wonder what would happen to this egg It's spewing some kind of debris and smoking like crazy. I hear.
Some little pops and it's even forming some interesting growths. huh, Look at that. But no explosion. How about if I put a pop top on this bottle of water and let the pressure build up Yeah, that's what I'm looking for. Let's do that again. The lid is back on, and pressure is building. Awesome! Alright, the sun is setting and I've readjusted my Aframe. I'm just wondering if this would ignite gasoline. It does. Hopefully it goes without saying that this is very dangerous and you shouldn't try this at home. Well, I'm convinced there's.
An insane amount of power behind these lenses. If you'd like to see where I got this one, take a look at my tutorial on how I hacked it out of an old TV. This one boiled water in less than a minute, welded a nickel to concrete, and instantly torched any piece of wood in it's way. Well that was fun, but I'm still hungry so I'll put everything away and go get some real home cooking. That's it for now. If you liked this project, perhaps you'll like some of my others. Check them out at thekingofrandom.
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