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Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. Photovoltaic cells convert light into an electric current using the photovoltaic effect. Photovoltaics were initially solely used as a source of electricity for small and medium-sized applications, from the calculator powered by a single solar cell to remote homes powered by an off-grid rooftop PV system. Commercial concentrated solar power plants were first developed in the 1980s. The 392 MW Ivanpah installation is the largest concentrating solar power plant in the world, located in the Mojave Desert of California.

Tiny, Solar Powered, Light Seeking BEAM Bot (Mini Photopopper)

“Today I will show you how I made this tiny little robot! Since I first mentioned the word in an Instructable and got a couple questions about it, every new BEAM Instructable I feel the need to explain my understanding …

Solar Tracker 35W with DC Motors

“Solar tracking photovoltaic (dual axis) that follows the sun, using LDR sensors and two DC motors. This project is designed for educational purposes. It will be used for demonstration to students in order to have a first touch with solar …

Arduino based Sun Tracking Solar Panel

“How to Make Solar Tracker System using Arduino and LDR | Arduino based Sun Tracking Solar Panel”

DIY Solar Charge Controller

“Make your own adjustable voltage solar charger. A solar charger is a charger that employs solar energy to supply electricity to devices or batteries. Solar chargers can charge lead acid or Ni-Cd battery banks up to 48 V and hundreds …

CliSensio - Climate Sensing and Insect Infestation Control

“Climate Change, a highly debated high school topic, but do we really care about it? We see politicians, scientists, researchers, philanthropists, conservationists and almost everyone blaming each other for every climate catastrophe occurring today. The real question is what climate …

Solar Powered Rotating Strawberry Tower

“Here is a scenario: - You live in an apartment and you have a small balcony, or you live in a house with no garden. - You want to grow a lot of strawberries (or other veggies) on a very small place …

MicroPython Vegetable Garden Automation Tutorial

“This project adds solar powered sensors and home automation to my vegetable garden and transmits the data using MQTT for review and control on a mobile app. The canopy protects the vegetables from deer, squirrels and other pests. It also …

Automatic Solar Powered Chicken Door

“How to create and program a door that open and close at sunrise and sunset, powered by solar panel. I wanted to build something with an arduino since I have received and completed an “arduino starter kit”. Therefore, this project …

Predicting Solar Panel Voltage output with AI

“In this project, we will be using SensiML and QuickLogic QuickFeather to predict Solar Panel Voltage at different irradiance levels. Story Great minds worked in coordination to create this essential asset for the human race. Development and generation of electricity …

Forest Guardian

“A low-power solar-run device that detects illegal logging of wood at the edge using acoustic data. Story Nearly 19 million acres of forests are destroyed annually, equal to 27 football pitches a minute. Forests serve as homes for thousands of …