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Solar Energy Projects

Solar energy is energy from the sun which is widely available in abundance and has many different uses. The energy provided by the sun in 1 hour, if measured; is equivalent to the energy consumed on earth in one whole year. And for this reason, there is ample opportunity to work and use this energy in comparison to any other form. In Solar energy project ideas, we are going to discuss various topics that signify how we can do optimum use of this wonderful source.

It is radiant light and heat from the sun, has been harnessed by humans since ancient times from drying clothes to generating electricity using a range of ever-evolving technologies.
Though it has many uses, but we often this energy as solar power, which is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power (CSP) with the help of lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam.

Solar Powered Motor

This project has a 12V DC water pump, a 12V 7ah battery that was charged by my 6.5-watt solar cell and was able to pump water. This system seems to work really well.

Solar Water Heater

Solar Water HeaterWe can save a large amount of electricity if we start using a solar water heater at the place of traditional heaters. If we implement it using cogeneration, it would be really effective.
What wiki says about Solar Water Heater?

Related Pdf :
Parabolic Trough Water Heating System ( pdf )

Sun Tracker Project: devices that orient various payloads toward the sun.

Produce Fuel using Sun Energy: harness energy from the sun to produce synthetic gas consist of water, CO2 and Water.

Remote Control Plane: Flying Solar RC Plane's Panels, Batteries, and Motors. Working on this project is easy, for experiment purposes, you can purchase electrical aircraft and replace its source of charging from batteries to solar.

3D Solar Cells: New form of cells, that capture nearly all of the light that strikes them. When used in the place of traditional cells, the efficiency of the cell improves considerably.

LED Lights: Light-emitting diodes are very reliable and can work in extreme conditions. When powered by the sun, they can be installed at distant places in minutes.

Stirling Engine Generator 

Solar Cooker
The solar cooker is a device that uses solar energy to heat and cook our food. It is a very simple device and works on the basic concept of concentration of energy at one point. It takes only 45 minutes to build a simple cooker.

Why it is important?
Energy plays a vital role in human development and welfare. Solar energy is the cheapest, inexhaustible
and can be used for cooking as well as various other activities.

Things you will need:
• shoe box
• aluminum foil
• string
• tape
• straws
• manila folder
• marshmallows (white and
chocolate, or other colors)

How to build a solar oven?
Pizza Box Solar Cooker (pdf)
Design, Development, and Testing of Paraboloidal Solar Cooker
Build Reflective solar cooker(pdf file)

Solar Powered Mobile Charger

Solar Toy Car
 Solar Toy Car

A solar vehicle is an electric vehicle powered completely or significantly by direct solar energy. Usually, photovoltaic (PV) cells contained in solar panels convert the sun's energy directly into electric energy. The term "solar vehicle" usually implies that solar energy is used to power all or part of a vehicle's propulsion. Solar power may be also used to provide power for communications or controls or other auxiliary functions.

What is a Solar Car ?
How can solar panels power a car?

How Solar Car Works?

The solar car works on a very simple concept. It has solar panels on its top, which charge the battery attached to it via a wire. This battery is connected with a small DC motor installed in the chassis of the car. This motor is connected to the wheels of the car via gears. In simple words, it is basic Remote control cars with the only difference is that its battery gets charged via solar panels instead of traditional sources.

How to Make a Solar Powered Toy Car(Video) :

Solar Powered Refrigerator

Solar Chimney

Beam Circuit Solar Engines

Solar Powered Bird Scarer

The steam engine powered by sunlight

Solar Turbine generator

Solar Powered Path Finding vehicle

Solar Powered Generator 

Solar Powered Bicycle

Sun Powered Bag 

Solar Insect Robot

Solar-powered automatic rain operated wiper

Air Conditioner 

Water Pumps

Solar Powered Boat 

Water Purification System: Filter water anywhere, at the place of camping or in a village where electricity is not available easily.

Carbon Solar Cells

Nanowires: New Innovation in solar energy

As a kid, I have made a solar system in my science fair school competition. Though I did not win but got a good understanding of satellites, planets, and sun.

Other Webpages:

Stanford Solar Car Projects

Bob Solar Project Blogs

1 comment :

Unknown said...

Hi, can you please send me the detailed information of solar toy car? What all do I need? And cost?