Why this Blog?

The purpose of creation of this new blog was to add all my work that will solely related to my DIY Solar and wind electricity generation system. I will also add here the adventure of my DIY micro-hydro turbine (PAT) unit that has been planned to be implemented in the beautiful Kalam valley. In the recent past i unintentionally got attraction toward the green energy and studied a lot about.

My last visit to Karachi home was the turning point to divert all my intentions and resources toward getting into hybrid solar+wind electricity system. The 12 hours shedding at Karachi was really a mental shock to me. The 2Hours alternate load shedding scheme was so pathetic that for three nights i had only 6 hours of sleep in total. The Starting/Stopping the generator (located at the third floor) was a real muscular exercise especially the last part of the night.

The ready made solution requires a handsome amount of money. Here i will post my DIY approach to get the job done considering the advantage of being low cost, worth of experience and as per my requirement and quality. I intend to work on both Solar and wind turbine simultaneously so that to give the relief to my family.

Lets see will i have success in this endeavor?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Updates on Control module and Panel Support Structure

Micro-controller modules are completed .

Solar panel structure with single-axis sun tracker installed. I have used one Car windshield motor (Rs.700), motorcycle chain sprockets set (Rs. 450)  and a second-hand car wheel hub (Rs. 1600) to make a single axis tracking hardware.

 The structure material ,assembling and painting cost was around Rs.8000.

 I have also purchased 60V 10amp MPPT charge controller (Rs.8750), However, i am seeking to purchase 60Amp 160V MPPT charge controller (TS-MPPT-60 ) through credit card from America as its not available in Pakistan.http://www.morningstarcorp.com/en/tristar%20mppt It will cost me around 550 US dollars including taxes/duties.

purchased 02 Lead Acid batteries FB make 220AH. Cost me around Rs.24000. I preferred FB because the maintenance free deep cycle batteries are quite expensive and the market is full of poor quality Chinese batteries. Later on i shall discuss on this.

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