Monday, October 29, 2018

Endless Advantages with Solar Power 

Today I imagine the gift of the sun, and at how it can be used to generate our everyday need for electricity. The photo above is from Global Solar. One of the many hundreds of companies competing for market share in this global portable solar market.

I look at how portable solar generated power can help us to imagine an every-day, where people will use solar powered solution that replace their dependence on fossil fuels... especially now that we have a wide range of portable solar power kits, to meet a variety of needs, available today.

What we have across the world is magic. I see what we are doing with the led-light and phone technologies as totally remarkable.

With 5 watts, 10, we can power up our devices such as phones, mini-notepads and iPads.

There's solar power GPS, solar for navigation, mapping, tracking, as well as flying camera drones. We can solar power up video, we have many choices with radio, music and audio.

Time power up your work space

In less then 15 years, portable solar power has come a long way with its technological advancements.

With 60, 80 or say a 300 watt portable solar power generator, there’s now enough a power solution to run printers, power tools and lap-tops as well as many common everyday appliances. 

The trick with solar power is to calculate the value of time it takes to charge a particular solar battery and compare that amount of time with whatever set of tasks you want to use the produced electricity for. Most appliances don't need to run for then more a few minutes a day, while others like say a laptop, will need will more running-time.

This means, power drills, saws and other electric tools, water pumps, alarm systems, timers, office printers, security and other lights  don’t always need to be on all the time. It is also why I encourage carpenters, car mechanics, handy men and women to rethink their workspace and consider what it would take to transform of their day-to-day tasks.

Why not to design a workspace that is ecologically effective and practical in every way by using low and medium forms of portable solar power as a resource.

If we wont do it for ourselves then think of the people in Africa and beyond

When we are think portable solar power, I am critically aware that their is a limited number of people lucky enough to have access to some form of solar power in Africa, Asia, and small island nations in the Pacific. Yet for those that have it, they rely it for their survival everyday. Their devices require mainly 5 watts and less. Their market place is flooded with sales that are mainly targeting low-powered solar led-light solutions, with USB power inputs for an ipad or phone.

What frustrates me is to see how under-resourced places like Africa are when it comes to having no true access to a wider-range of portable solar power. Whole families in many poorer regions may have just enough to power a night light and a mobile phone, but no more.

How ever will Africa develop without access more portable solar power?

It is hot in Africa. There is little access to water or mainstream forms of power.

Business markets appear to neglect this population, marketing their products mainly to the US, UK and EU money markets. Not only do these business entities ignore the vast productive need for portable solar power in Africa, but more often you find they wont even ship their products to many places within this market.

This creates an enormous technological skills gap between the haves and the have nots. It is another major reason why these countries economic productive potential lags in areas of education & training, innovative youth policy, in science, and business services.  When new skills are left untapped because they lack the access they need in technologies to mobilize, we all need to become concerned.

What it means is that productive portable solar solutions to power up power tools, office printers and laptops for example, are scarce resources among the majority of people in these countries.

In terms of economic development, these nations desperately need better access to 100, 300 and 500 watt portable solar kits, at affordable prices.

Access to Portable Solar Power must become norm

When it comes to technology and science, it is these regions that could benefit most from this advancing solar technologies.

It is for this  reason I am promoting portable solar power.

I imagine a world with potential. A future of possibilities that could add life-quality to people everywhere, if only they had access to portable safe forms of solar power.

Instead of just 'giving a goat' to someone in africa, asia or the pacific this christmas, I advocate that we give someone a portable solar generator.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

If you could find a silent easy-to-use eco-friendly power source, would you use it?

Put another way, why would you ever put up with the noise, pollution and rising costs to run a fuel driven generator when you can now have a portable solar powered battery generated solution instead? 

How portable solar works 

Portable Solar generators provide portable solutions if you need portable electricity. As kits, they are lightweight, come in a variety of models and sizes. Portable solar generators are all designed to store the sun's energy from a solar panel to charge a battery. They are in fact game changers as they become more frequently used across the planet.

The good news is solar-based power generators have arrived and are here to stay

Portable Solar Power generators are replacing fuel based generators because of their power safety, low cost and power efficiency. By using portable solar powered generators you have cheaper running costs and total ease of use. You have choices to. You can make your own practical all round purpose power box kit, or you can buy a portable solar generator kit. Either way with portable solar power today, you can have access to electricity anywhere and everywhere, everyday. 

Portable Solar kits come in all shapes and sizes. You can buy big solar generated chargers or smaller one and, you can even get super lightweight folding portable solar power solutions.

Look what's possible just with your camera, ipad, computer and phone 

On the train, plane or for a group meeting up town, now all mini-sized portable solar power solutions are pocket-friendly and can generate and store energy by connecting a solar cell to a battery. It means you can charge your phone or tablet among other low powered items on the go, in a very short time using the sun.

Above you can see a Voltaic Systems 72 WH battery and solar power system

I bought two of these recently from Steve at Multi-powered products in Australia. One for myself, that I use when I am out and about and, the other I sent to a person called Lama UC who lives in Brikama. He lives in a very poor neighborhood and has no electricity or water in his home. 

On the computer, Lama is trying to learn how to do web development, in The Gambia in West Africa. Up until now he has been using his iphone. 

Steve gave me a reasonable discount on these Voltaic solar power kits because he is now selling the Voltaic Systems 80 WH battery and solar power kit. The Voltaic Systems 80 WH upgrade produces an extra eight watt hours of power, which is gold when you're out and on the road.

Plug and Play

All medium and large portable solar power generating models have a number of USB charging ports. Most have AC/DC sockets among their input and outputs. This is because today, all solar charge generators are designed for plug-and-play. 

With the new types of folding solar panels available and various size batteries, you can charge all your many devices from the sun as you work.  With choices abundant in the slightly the higher wattage brackets, it is easy to connect all your devices at once, as well those cant do without power tools and common everyday appliances.

Setting Up

Ready to use portable solar charge generators require little set up and are generally safe for the whole family to use. The value of the portable solar power generating kits is that they are already equipped with the inverter, charge controller, and fuses installed. You plug & play just like you have always done, using other forms of mainstream power.

Solar powered generators have no moving parts. They don’t burn fossil fuel because they use sunlight instead. With a portable solar charge kit, you have no noise or pollution, nor do portable solar generators cause ecological disturbance to nature.

The best news is that there are specific portable solar power generators designed now for every occasion. Portable solar solution are being adopted by industries, in the workplace,  shed or and office space. Today start-up firms across the world are designing different types of solar generating solutions. There are kits used in medical science, in open air sports and even in space travel. Portable solar generators have also over recent times played a critical role equipping teams on aid and disaster relief missions. The Voltaic system photo shown in this article is of a Peace Corp team working on the ground in Guinea, West Africa.

Compact for Travel

When traveling, solar powered generator solutions are nabbed by consumers of international travel because they are lightweight and easy to use. 

Off-Grid, stand alone independence

For many off grid staff holding large events, portable solar solutions are being used instead of fuel-based generators for outdoor workshops, conferences, catering for week long rock, jazz, blues and folk festivals as well as different charity events and fundraisers.

In the camp kitchen, there are a number of solar ovens, water heater and other portable solar items available that provide innovational ideas that are practical everywhere including for everyday use in the home. The Go Sun solar oven kit above is just one brand new example I found on Amazon. There are many more useful everyday solar powered gadgets appearing daily.  The future looks great for portable solar.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Some people just know what to play and when, don't they?

Go DJ NiR Maimon with "BACHATA Mix 2017 Lo Mas Romantico Prince Royce, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Romeo Santos, Thalia" on SoundCloud

Endless Advantages with Solar Power  Today I imagine the gift of the sun, and at how it can be used to generate our everyday nee...