Converting an AC Fluorescent Strip Light to 12V DC

by Ken Harbour October 20, 2013

How to make DIY 12V and 24V DC Fluorescent Lighting 20W 30W and 40W The following is a practical DIY tutorial showing how to convert an AC Fluorescent Strip Light to DC Fluorescent Lighting by replacing the existing ballast unit with an OnSolar DC version. Please read through and study the images carefully. If you think there […]

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Significant increase in global renewable energy use in 2012

by Cassandra Allen April 10, 2013

A recent report published by Clean Edge Inc., a research and advisory firm specialising in the clean-tech sector, shows significant worldwide increase in the use of renewable energy in 2012. Marking the firm’s 12th year, the report covers “tracking, forecasting, and market sizing the global solar, wind, and biofuels markets, to detailed analysis of solar […]

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Green Living For The Home

by Dave Stephenson March 5, 2013

Many homes in the UK were built in an era when the phrase ‘green living’ had not even been invented. Energy costs were low and climate change was not a factor to be taken into consideration when designing one’s home. Times have changed drastically. Energy has become expensive and due to global warming the future […]

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Installing and Working with ELV Extra Low Voltage 12V – 24V DC

by Ken Harbour February 10, 2013

Some handy information about ELV or Extra Low Voltage systems and what is important to consider when working with such low voltage systems. Smaller Off Grid remote power installations normally work with a 12v or 24v DC supply. This supply is often comprised of or powered by Solar PV and / or a small wind turbine. […]

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OnSolar DC Lighting help sheep to feed on a Winter evening

by Ken Harbour January 15, 2013

Many thanks to Mr D Jones for providing us with the image here for the OnSolar Blog. Mr Jones is using OnSolar 12V DC low energy lamps to provide illumination for his sheep – how cool is that! Another totally cool off grid application for 12v DC lighting – a simple regulator, 12v battery, 2-core […]

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