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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 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 …

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 …