This page contains a series of links to articles detailing renewable energy generators and the associated components that make up a complete renewable energy system.
From solar panels to micro hydro and steam engines and articles on grid feed solar, hopefully there will be something here to increase you knowledge about generating your own power.
Some info about basic electricity and how it applies to solar power systems
Work out what you need, what you can run or what you can afford with this informationRead more ....
Here is some info applicable to caravan and motorhome owners
Most people hate mathematics but with a "keep it simple" approach, here are some calculations to kick off your power system design.
Learn about different solar paneltypes, their construction and the differences in manufacture
Learn about solar regulators and maximum power point trackers with this article
Inverters explained in simple English!
Inverter/chargers explained in simple English!
Fancy a wind generator? They are great things in the right area ... but hopeless even in some "windy" locations.
Got water? Flowing water? Water falling from height? If so, a micro hydro power system is very hard to beat.
Steam engines are great items to play with if you are an enthusiast, here is an introduction to steam power for your off grid house
Biodiesel is a diesel fuel you can make at home using vegetable oil, even used vegetable oil as a base. I make it, so can you.
To store all the renewable energy you generate you will need a battery bank. Deep cycle batteries explained.
Recharging lead acid batteries requires some understanding, things like "charge acceptance" amd "C ratings" are explained in this article
This article explains how a grid feed solar power system works.
Best you read this article prior to fitting a grid feed solar system and get to know what it is all about. It is NOT about being green. It is about economics!