Blogathon 2006 (8 of 48): Harness that power

Published July 29, 2006

A few nights ago, I came home to find a little solar panel hanging out the window.

How cool is that? We’ve been talking about green issues recently (more on that later), and now we have our very first solar panel?

We sat back and watched in amazement as the camera it was powering spat out a picture that had been picked up using the sun’s rays alone. Suddenly, the picture started to lose it’s colour and then the picture started to fuzz.

The sun had moved. The solar panel was now in shadow. We shifted it across a little bit and we were back in business. For another five minutes. Then the sun went in.

Looks like we’ve got a bit of work to do on this whole ‘green’ idea.

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