Big six supplier E.ON has announced that all of its domestic customers now have an electricity supply matched by renewable sources. The company is directly supplying a large proportion of this through its own renewable generation portfolio, as well as agreements with independent wind generators around the country to directly purchase the electricity produced. The remaining electricity used by the 3.3 million homes E.ON serves is matched with 100% renewable electricity sourced externally through initiatives such as renewable electricity guarantee certificates from the likes of wind, biomass and solar sources. These certificates guarantee that an equivalent amount of renewable electricity was generated to the amount supplied.
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At first glance, adding solar power to your project might seem easy. Get a photovoltaic panel, point it towards the big ball of burning gas in the sky, and off you go. But in reality, there’s a bit more to it than that. Especially when you’re trying to do something on a small scale. Without a rooftop full of panels pumping out power, you’ve got to take what you can get. If you’re looking to power small electronic devices such as sensors with a single solar panel, [Vadim Panov] has put together a very concise write-up and video on building a low-cost solar harvester. It combines a relatively small photovoltaic panel, a charging circuit, and a battery for energy storage into a easily mountable package. He’s provided all the details necessary to create your own version, all you have to do now is come up with the application for it.
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