Power Party! The Solar Powered Laptop

The Solar Powered Laptop…   After weeks of energy storage research involving flywheels, pumped hydro, and batteries I decided to take a shot at storing energy.  I ordered a bunch of cheap 18650 lithium batteries from eBay along with 16 4 cell battery holders, and 4 mini voltage meters.  I finally decided on an arrangement […]

WTF is an Earth Battery?

After one of those nights where you find yourself in some weird part of the internet reading about some speculative and conspiracy type stuff, you might find yourself at a Home Depot buying a couple of grounding rods to make an Earth Battery. I found this research from 2008 from a University in Pakistan afterwards, […]

Capturing Dawn

6:00 am, after the install of the JSP or Janky Solar Plant, came after a long night of fear and excitement and the sun was just starting to show like a 2 month late period. I quickly grabbed my voltage meter and was surprised to find my baby was already at 1.7 volts and 15 […]

A Solar Experiance

I’m not sure which part was the most exhilarating, drilling holes into a perfectly good roof after a rainstorm or talking about condoms and OHSA for 45 minutes on a flimsy ass scaffolding while drinking a beer afterwords. A few days ago on a whim, probably after an Elon Musk video, I decided solar technology was […]