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Electrical-energy measurement with the Apple II. Hardware and software to perform data-logging functions on a wind-driven generator or bank of solar cells.
BYTE Jul 1981 (v.6#7) pg. 294

Introduction to what is required to install a photovoltaic electrical system on a remote homesite.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 29

Getting started with solar (electric) power. Tips on setting up a basic photovoltaic system with battery storage, 120-volt AC inverters, etc.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.78#3) pg. 44

Getting started in solar electricity. A look at the cost of a system, mounting panels, battery storage, and charge controller.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.81#4) pg. 22

Tip on using a 12-volt, 0.9 ampere solar panel array to power a ham radio station.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Jan 1979 (v.35#1) pg. 62

Using photovoltaic panels, batteries and regulators to power amateur radio equipment (transceivers, node controllers, etc.)
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Mar 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 54

Solar power supplies for portable radios, cassette players, etc. that are normally powered from 6-volt or 9-volt battery sources.

Correct way to connect several photocells together.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jan 1964 (v.7#1) pg. 51

Adapting a solar cell to power a CB walkie-talkie.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED May 1966 (v.9#3) pg. 57

Theory and simple projects using photocells, both photoconductive and photovoltaic types.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED May 1966 (v.9#3) pg. 83

Solar cell tester. Unique meter is used to measure photovoltaic characteristics.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1980 (v.20#6) pg. 39

A solar-powered cabin. How photovoltaic cells, battery storage and low-demand appliances bring electrical self-sufficiency to this small vacation home.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #8 Apr-May 1982 pg. 46

Solar-cell power converter will operate a 9-volt transistorized radio.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Summer 1984 (v.2#1) pg. 30

Solar-cell tester. Measures both the voltage and amperage output under a variable load.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Spring 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 40

Solar fields forever. An introduction to photovoltaics for generating electrical power.
HARROWSMITH #51 Oct-Nov 1983 (v.8#3) pg. 26

Light powered motor.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #427 Dec 1963 (v.59) pg. 106

Solar cell converter. Step up a low-voltage photovoltaic cell's output to power circuits from a 1.2-volt Ni-Cd battery. The solar cell keeps the Ni-Cd charged. A dc-to-dc converter steps up the output to power 5 to 15 volt circuits. Est. cost: $16.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1986 (v.3#8) pg. 52
Correction MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1986 (v.3#10) pg. 5

Practical photovoltaics. How to use solar cells to generate some of the electricity needed on a homestead.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 122

Maximum sun. How to build a cheap, rugged, manually-adjusted solar tracker to hold a photovoltaic array.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #161 Apr-May 1997 pg. 82

Diagram shows a new ground-mounted mounting system for photovoltaic panels. May also be adapted to other solar collectors.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1983 (v.4#7) pg. 22

Adding a solar pack to a portable radio to replace or supplement batteries.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1965 (v.23#5) pg. 85

The silicon cell. The theory, how they are made and building practical solar cell arrays.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1976 (v.10#5) pg. 110

Tip on soldering leads to large-area silicon solar cells.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1980 (v.18#2) pg. 90

What is commercially available in solar cells, the prices, and typical applications.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1980 (v.18#5) pg. 96

How to acquire, assemble, test and mount solar cell arrays.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1982 (v.20#8) pg. 57

Photoelectric motor switch. This simple photovoltaic switch project helps you understand how photo cells can be used to your advantage.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 45

All about photovoltaic cells and how to better use them in your projects.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 57

Build a sun-tracking circuit that will cause small solar panels to follow the sun during the daylight hours.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jun 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 54
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Sep 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 4

Circuit to regulate the output from a solar panel to levels useful for low-voltage applications.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1997 (v.14#12) pg. 62

Run your transistor radio on solar power.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1964 (v.185#5) pg. 130

Build a liquid photocell, an inexpensive, easily made photovoltaic cell. When exposed to a 100-watt lamp, an electric current will be produced.
SCIENCE & ELECTRONICS [1] Oct-Nov 1969 (v.27#2) pg. 31

Tips on using solar power to operate a small observatory. Two 6-volt batteries are charged by solar panels and used to operate a rotating dome, CCD-equipped 12" telescope, dewcap, laptop computer, and lights.
SKY & TELESCOPE Apr 1997 (v.93#4) pg. 83

Solar panels for boats. Tips on designing a solar panel system, sizing the system, etc.
WOODENBOAT #78 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 87