Motto: „Although everything has a simple theory, the practice is always difficult to implement NOT just because the physical reality is a source of various limitations over what we do, but also because human imperfections convert many decision-makers into masters of hinder, impediment and distortions.”
If we were to characterize an era in which we live now, then we could say that the human life is marked in it by habits of comfortable watching television and internet, while nature is characterized by increasingly cataclysmic behaviour. In turn both of these characteristics are united together by the „weakest link” in today’s civilization, namely by the supply of electricity. After all, electricity is still transferred from large power plants to our homes through the grid of transmission lines of high and low voltage, which typically are destroyed and cut off by almost every disaster – even the one of a NOT very powerful force. In turn, after such interruption of the electricity transmission grid, suddenly thousands of families are deprived of the comforts to which they are most accustomed, i.e. electric light, and the work of household electrical appliances that are most needed by them, such as television sets, computers, phones, shavers, kettles, robots, etc. As a result, in the event of even a small disaster, thousands of people suffer, because their normal life is disrupted until the time when grid electricity supply is restored. There are, after all, deprived of what they are most accustomed amongst comforts of today’s living style.
But what is most interesting, already now exist relatively cheap and technically well-developed devices for an effective generation of electricity from solar energy. These devices allow to avoid most of the inconveniences of after-cataclysmic lack of electricity. Moreover, even during periods of lack of disasters, they decrease the daily consumption of electricity from the grid, and hence, they lower the amounts on bills for electricity. Purchases of these devices for the domestic generation of electricity from solar energy, and the instalment of them in own home, should also be so simple, so well explained in the literature and in the internet, and now already so cheap, that practically almost every present DIY (i.e. „do it yourself”) person should be able to install them in own home. Unfortunately, in practice, however, so far there is still no widely available practical information about them, the information published about them is rather misleading, these devices are extremely difficult to find in shops, while some companies are trying to secure for themselves a lucrative monopoly for their installation. What even the worst, increasingly more people support with their action the instalment of battery-deprived domestic solar systems, about which moral criteria of the philosophy of totalizm tell us quite clearly that the decisions of their introduction for a domestic use are definitely immoral – for more details see items #M5 and #F3 from the web page named „solar.htm”. In turn, because of them being such immoral decisions, these implementations of battery-deprived domestic solar systems for the generation of electricity from solar energy, NOT only that do NOT solve the problems for which they were originally made, but in addition in the future they are to prove to be a source of numerous problems and sufferings for the people affected by them. After all, they make the owners of such domestic solar systems dependent on the power plants and electrical grids that are harmful for people, nature and for the environment – instead of freeing their owners from the dependency on the power plants and grids, they block research and development, kill human initiative in favour of monopolization, bureaucracy, favouritism, price increases, etc., etc. So, it is a great pity that our civilization allows the imperfections of the human characters and monetary gains, to pile obstacles over popular and morally correct use of these solar devices. After all, when they are installed in a right and morally correct manner in homes or apartments, then these devices allow for the incorporation of a few extra sockets for plugs, as well as several grid-independent sources of light, and in this way they provide to our disposal both the free electricity for our everyday use, as well as an additional emergency source of backup electricity, which is independent from the power supply via the grid, and thus is resistant to natural disasters, plagues, freaks of nature, destruction, blackouts, fires, sabotages, etc., etc. In addition, the domestic use of solar electricity, instead of the grid electricity, reduces the amount of damage that today’s power plants and electrical grids inflict onto nature and onto people, and thus adds our own contribution to the protection of natural environment and allows the gradual healing and improvement of the planet on which we all live.
After many years of fruitless searching and overcoming numerous obstacles, described in item #S1 of the web page „solar.htm”, I finally managed to find a shop, which allowed me to purchase and install in my flat, an emergency domestic solar system for the backup generation of electricity from solar energy. So I went practically through virtually all the activities and experiences through which surely must also pass each other DIY („do it yourself”) person or hobbyist, who decides to install such solar devices in his or her own home or apartment. Hence, described on the web page „solar.htm” my knowledge and experience in the field of domestic solar energy generation are from the so-called „first hand”. In addition, as a former lecturer and university professor, I know quite well which information about these solar devices and about my experience, is important for other people who choose to install such solar systems in their home. That is why I prepared the web page named „solar.htm”, addresses of which are provided near the end of this post. It explains to readers everything that is most important, and that they should know, if they intend to buy for themselves, and personally install in own home or apartment, the devices for emergency generation of backup electricity – similar to the system which I have built. I described on that web page „solar.htm” NOT only the work, parameters, and the NZ price of each piece of equipment that one needs, but also what and how one have to measure and calculate in order to design such a system for own home, I provided a simple procedure and „algorithm” of designing one’s own domestic solar system, I described how assemble and test later the already operating such a system, and I gave examples of the practical difficulties one may encounter when buying and installing the required equipment – along with explanations of how one can handle these difficulties and walk around them. So I highly recommend everyone to read the web page named „solar.htm”. After all, even if the reader do NOT decided yet whether to install a similar system in own home, still the information provided in that web page may help him or her to make a more informed decision in this regard.
The system for the emergency generating backup electricity from solar energy, which I myself have built and which is described on the web page „solar.htm”, so far impresses me with its efficiency. (I do hope it is to work so well for many years to come.) It generates electricity with just a single solar panel of a power of 120 Watt. It cost me less than one-tenth of what cost the cheapest system offered by companies specializing in the installation of such systems (namely cost me about 7% of the October 2014 price of a cheapest system installed by such a company). As with a pleasant surprise I established, now (i.e. during the NZ summer) my system satisfies the demand for electricity for all my home appliances of low power, that is, for my fluorescent lighting, my 42-inch TV, and my computer „laptop”. (How it will be performing during the short winter days, it is still waiting to be checked – the result of this check I will describe on the web page „solar.htm” in a time to come.) So not only that it protects me from the effects of a possible lack of electricity in the grid, but it also gives me the pleasure of my personal fight against rises in electricity prices, through allowing me to consume the electricity that I myself generate at home in the manner that is friendly towards the nature and the environment.
It so happens lately, that constantly increases the number of natural disasters, and also increases the power with which these disasters are able to interrupt the supply of grid electricity to our homes. After all, the rapidly is growing the number and force of hurricane winds that tear apart electrical transmission lines. Tornadoes uproot the electricity poles and break wires of power grid. Heavy rains and floods cause short circuits and burning of transformers and transmission lines. There are increasingly frequent droughts and accompanying fires that burn electricity poles, transformers, substations, and transmission lines. On increase is bureaucracy, legislative bans, favouritism, nepotism, cronyism, monopolization, cartelization, etc., the goals of which is to prohibit the unobstructed and cheap sale of solar panels, and to impose on the nation that these panels were installed only by expensive monopolies of politically favoured companies and by their „experts”. What is even the worst, there are increasingly frequent deadly diseases, such as the latest epidemic of „Ebola” described on a different web page named „plague.htm”. It can not be ruled out, that any further amongst such deadly diseases will fulfil the old Polish prophecy described, amongst others, in items #H1 to #H3 from my web page named „prophecies.htm”, and stating that „the humanity will bring upon itself such a cataclysm and depopulation, that the man will kiss the ground when he sees the footprints of another human being”. After all, if any such an illness that would kill around 90% of people infected with it, would escape from the human control, while such a possibility cannot be ruled out completely yet, then it is NOT only that the electricity supply from the grid would be interrupted, but actually the whole present civilization would have collapsed. After all, in the nation decimated by such a disease, NOT only that would NOT be the electricity in the grid, but even would NOT be water from the waterworks, gas, fuel for cars, health care, coal, garbage disposal, nor even drains. Stores also would be empty – this is because whatever they would NOT sale during the initial panic, it would be looted later. Hospitals would turn into piles of decaying corpses. NO roads could be drivable by a car – because they would be obstructed by vehicles that people would leave in the places in which they run out of petrol. To the centres of large cities one could NOT enter because of swarms of flies spreading diseases and the stench of thousands of decaying human bodies blocking the breathing. In such a situation to have a backup device that generates domestic electricity from solar energy could NOT only improve the comfort of the lack of supply of electricity from the grid, but it could also save lives. The well-known English saying goes „hope for the best but prepare for the worst”. Since the effectively working devices for the domestic generation of electricity from solar energy already exist and can be purchased reasonably cheaply, and almost every DIY (“do it yourself”) person is able to install them in his or her own house or apartment, then why NOT to invest a bit of own effort, time and funds into their acquisition and having. After all, it is NOT only that then we are prepared for whatever unexpected is to come, but also on a daily basis such devices reduce our electricity bills, and most importantly – also reduce the pollution and destruction of the natural environment of our planet.
A typical of today’s battery-based system for the domestic generation of electricity from solar energy consists of several main components, multiple versions of which are now available in various shops. These components are illustrated already in „Fig. #B1” and in „Fig. #G1”, while described in items #B2, and in #G1 to #G6, from the abovementioned web page named „solar.htm”. They include: (1) photovoltaic (PV) solar panel (which is the most important component, from which we should start our planning, design and shopping), (2) the controller of battery charge, (3) battery, and (4) the inverter. In order to build a most effectively working solar system for domestic generation of electricity from solar energy, it does NOT always involves just buying the most expensive amongst these major components, but the purchase and assembly of components that are mutually „compatible” with each other, and that best suit the purpose and power of our domestic system. (Although it should be stressed here, that regardless of the results of our design and calculations, the empirical evidence tells us that already at the very beginning we should try to buy for ourselves the biggest solar panel which is available in the store and the buying of which we can afford. This is because with the energy is like with a very tasty dish – no matter how much of it we have, it always turns out to be not enough. A big panel is also justified because typically the cost of just the panel itself is only about one-third of the cost of purchasing all the equipment for the domestic solar system, while its performance determines the performance and usability of the entire system.) Thus, the largest skill and the practical ability to build such systems, is the meeting precisely the requirement of mutual „compatibility” of all these basic components. But in order to be able to build a system in which all major components are mutually „compatible”, one has to know what we are doing and what we should look out for. After all, „every complex system is as strong as its weakest link”. The web page „solar.htm” tries to explain in detail to interested readers, how this „compatibility” can be achieved, and to what one should pay the most attention in the event he or she chooses to build own domestic anti-cataclysmic solar system as cheaply as possible. In item #B4 that web page gives even a kind of „algorithm” which step-by-step explains to the reader the procedure that he or she can use when designing and assembling together own system of solar devices with their mutual compatibility being maximized. It is also good to be aware, that if you build something just by yourself, then you understand how it works, and hence also you know how to use it in a best manner. So there is NO need to call expensive „experts” in every case when any technical or a performance problem is to appear.
The purpose of my life could be described, among others, as the „tracing new roads and paths” – so that other people can later easily follow them. Amongst such „new roads and tracks”, now one of the more important for people becomes the domestic generation of electricity from solar energy. Because the technology of such generation is already well known and mastered by the mankind, I decided to experimentally verify and describe on my web page „solar.htm” how looks-like practically the implementation of this technology in our own home and with own labour. The web page „solar.htm” is to report on the course and results of my experimental verification. I hope that after reading it, the reader received a clearer picture of this important nowadays, independent from power plants and grids, generation of electricity in a way which protects and respects the natural environment of our planet, which opens to us the savings on fees for electricity, and which may even save our lives in the case of the occurrence of a serious cataclysm.
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The above post informs about my personal experience with practical implementation of domestic „solar electricity” – summarised in item #T1 from my web page (in the English language) named „solar.htm” (updated on 10th November 2014, or later). Thus, the reading of the above descriptions would be even more effective from that web page, than from this post – after all e.g. on the totaliztic web pages are working all (green) links to other related web pages with additional explanations, texts are printed in colours, the content is supported with illustrations, the content is updated regularly, etc. The most recent update of the web page „solar.htm” can be viewed, amongst others, at addresses:
(*) Notice that every address with totaliztic web pages, including all the above web addresses, should contain all totaliztic web pages – including web pages indicated in this post. Thus, in order to see any totaliztic web page that interests the reader, it suffices that in one amongst the above addresses, the web page name „solar.htm” is changed into the name of web page which one wishes to see. For example, in order to see the web page named „plague.htm” e.g. from the totaliztic web site with the address http://energia.sl.pl/solar.htm , it is enough that instead of this address in the window of an internet browser one writes e.g. the address http://energia.sl.pl/plague.htm .
The above manner (*) for viewing the totaliztic web page that is sought by the reader, is especially useful, because the majority of my web pages is published on „free hosting addresses” – some amongst which have this habit that typically they delete my web pages just after one year. Thus, if the reader wishes to find any such my web page to which I refer in my older posts from this blog, and therefore which page in the meantime was deleted from free hosting addresses, then it is enough to visit the newest post on this blog – under which I am providing the list of most recent and thus currently the most valid addresses that contain all my web pages. Then in any amongst these most current addresses the reader can find the web page which he or she is seeking, just by using its name for modifying that address accordingly to the method (*) described above (which method allows to run any totaliztic web page chosen by the reader).
It is worth to know as well, that almost each new topic that I am researching on principles of my „scientific hobby” with „a priori” approach of the new „totaliztic science”, including this one, is repeated in all mirror blogs of totalizm still in existence (the above topic is repeated in there as the post number #250E). In past there were 5 such blogs. At the moment only two blogs of totalizm still remain undeleted by adversaries of the new „totaliztic science” and of the moral philosophy of totalizm. These can be viewed at following internet addresses:
With the totaliztic salute,