Tips Tricks News

What can I power with a 100W solar panel?

Hi this is Amy at the altE Store. We sell a lot of solar panels for DIY off-grid solar projects. Generally when we design a solar system, we start with your loads, what you are trying to power, and from there you figure out what size solar panel you need. We’ve got lots of videos walking you through the calculations . But now we are going to look at it the other way around, what can you power with a 100W solar panel? A solar panel is rated by the…

Read More
Outdoor World

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 times the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Representatives at the Paris summit can learn a lot from its success As the enacted groundbreaking marijuana legalisation, pioneered stringent tobacco control, and introduced some of the most liberal policies in Latin America on abortion and same-sex matrimony. Now, it is being recognised for progress on decarbonising its economy. It has been praised by the World Bank and the Nations economic commission for The countries of latin america and the Caribbean,…

Read More
Outdoor World

Sea Sheep? This Adorable Sea Slug Eats So Much Algae It Can Photosynthesize

What’s fascinating about the tiny’ leaf sheep, ’ which can grow up to 5mm in duration and can be found near Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, is that they are one of the only animals in the world that they were able perform photosynthesis( the others all belong to the sacoglossa ocean slug clade ). When they eat algae, they suck out the chloroplasts and incorporate them into their own bodies in a process called kleptoplasty. This process, which otherwise can only be performed by single-celled creatures, basically makes them…

Read More
Outdoor World

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

The luminous blue cycling strip, which can be found near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of Poland, was created by TPA Instytut Badan Technicznych Sp. z o.o. It’s made from a synthetic substance that can give out sun for up to ten hours at a time once accused by the sunlight throughout the day. Although the concept was inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s Starry Night bicycle path in the Netherlands, the technology is quite different as the Dutch version applies LEDs whereas this one is entirely dependent upon solar power. It’s…

Read More