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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.

Solar Power Irrigation Schedular for Precision Farming

“Monitor soil moisture accurately in real-time, anytime from anywhere, for optimal irrigation scheduling. The Problem Agriculture accounts for around 70% of all water withdrawals globally according to the World Bank, and approximately 60% of that is wasted, largely due to …

Solar irradiance comparison fixed vs. tracking

“Compares solar irradiance performance between fixed system and a tracking system About this project This project compares solar panel irradiance between two well-known systems – fixed vs. tracking. Most solar generation systems used for residential areas have fixed solar panels, frequently …

Weather Almanac

“Measure the weather and stay aware of climate change! Ever want to know exactly what the weather is like outside? Curious about how climate change has influenced your local weather? Do you want to know what the previous weather records …

Solar Powered Square Light

“A Square shaped Solar Light which completely made from scratch. The goal for making this was simple, I wanted to make an emergency light powerful enough for daily use. (To light up a certain area of my home during blackouts …

Klara, a solar LCD creature

“Solar-powered creature that reacts to energy with animations on a 7-segment LCD. It can also blink! Klara is a solar-powered creature with a simple, unlit 7-segment LCD display and an ATTiny85 microcontroller. It stores her energy in a pair of …

Advanced Water Management (AWM) in 10 Steps

“If 100 people lived on Earth, 74 had drinking water available when needed and free of contamination. (source: who). With this instructable, slightly more. The equipment presented here permanently monitors and controls the water supply for a community of 7 …

Modular Solar/UPS for Raspberry Pi 4B

“Do you want to build a uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system which will keep your Raspberry Pi 4B online 24/7/365 without hassle? This isn’t one of those gimmicky tutorials which uses a tiny cell phone charger with …

How to monitor a beehive with Arduino Nano 33BLE (bluetooth)

“You have a beehive and you want to optimise your interventions ? Checkout our project where we embed sensors in the beehive. Our team was led to rub shoulders with beekeepers and after few exchanges some issues appeared. Indeed, beekeepers do …

IOT Solar powered Weather station

“Solar Panel and Battery powered IOT weather station that get Barometric pressure, humidity and Temperature to io. adafruit. com I wanted to create a post to explain all the steps involved in a “small” project because I think that it …

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 …