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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12v-24v DC 30W LED Floodlights are go! | 12v 30w floodlight

by Ken Harbour November 26, 2012

Our new 12v – 24v DC 30W LED floodlights are now available! Our new premium grade DC led floodlights are finally through development and are available right now from the OnSolar.co.uk website. This new 12v 30w floodlight is quite a beast and better still with the ability work with a 24V DC systems with no alteration. [...]

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Building a Marmite Jar Chandelier – A Homemade Chandelier

by Ken Harbour October 18, 2012

Building a Homemade Marmite Jar Chandelier The Marmite Jar Chandelier has been designed partly to provide an interesting piece for the home and partly to serve as a functioning lamp providing a modest amount of illumination for say a TV or music room. Of course, it was paramount that the lamp could run on a 12V DC power [...]

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