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The SUN- Primary source of all energy on earth.
Every second, enough direct solar energy strikes the earth to power all human contraptions and civilizations needs for many decades. To harmonize with nature, we need to use solar power directly. Here at the Campus we produce electricity without the polluting by-products of other technologies and processes.

To the left, you can see the installation of the solar panels at our site. These panels are manufactured by Siemens Solar and are framed multi-crystalline arrays. Each panel produces up to 75 watts in direct sunlight!

Photovoltaic cells are a special type of silicon that converts sun light directly into electrical energy by ejecting an electron. The electrons are collected by a transparent carbon film or a tiny wire grid, which is connected to the electrical system. When photovoltaic cells, also know as solar cells, are grouped together in a panel, they are often referred to as "arrays" or "modules".

Photovoltaic (PV) arrays can be used anywhere because they do not require an infrastructure for fuel distribution.  There are no moving parts to wear out and no pollution created. Our PV system will pay for itself in about seven years.


Photovoltaic Applications

Remote Power:

For those places that may not even be on the map, electricity is a commodity to say the least! Remote weather stations make use of solar panels because there is often no other way to power them. The weather station to the right uses a multi-crystalline solar panel to provide it with electrical power.

Supplemental Power:

Solar electric systems are often used to off-set utility costs in just about any environment. Many homes are using solar panels to product electricity, and in some cases, they produce enough to sell back to the power companies!

Co-generation Facilities:

Co-generation facilities are generally larger installations, allowing for net excess energy production. The picture to the right is a solar garage in Florida used not only to recharge solar vehicles, but generate power and sell to the grid when excess power is available. Co-generation can also include energy sources such as heat (solar-thermal or geothermal) and wind energy.

 

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For solar products, contact the Eco-Domes Conservation Campus: 1-218-764-2321.

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