How to make solar electric fence

October 20, 2011 by  
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Parijat Sen: Traditional fences are not as economic as electrical fences and are also considered better for animals. If accessing alternating power is the problem then you can always consider installing a solar powered electric fences. The following guidelines can help you with this. Difficulty level: Moderately challenging. Time required: about an hour Resources required: Fence charging unit Posts Shovel Tensioners Insulators Wire or mesh Electric fence tester Ground rods an wires Instructions 1. Needs First you need to decide on what purpose the fence will serve. This will help you decide which fence system you want. Red Snapprs website can help you with the basic planning of your fencing system. Your priorities and needs will help you decide that kind of fencing you need. 2. Neccessities Then you need to purchase a charger for your solar fence and other necessary accessories. You can do a thorough internet search regarding this or visit local hardware stores if you need to compare systems. 3. Build the fence You can start building the fences at the corner and at the end posts. You can also stretch a string between them. This will help you mark the areas where you need to place the line posts. You can place the line posts and stretch the mesh or wire that you have chosen around the perimeter. Then you can attach and fix the tensioners and insulators. 4. Connections Place the electric fence charger on a strong mounting surface at one end of the fence. The mounting surface can range from a wooden post facing south in direct sunlight. Make a ground bed by digging a trench which can be shallow, near the fence charger. Insert a number of ground rods which are essential for the installation. Then you need to make the necessary connections. You need to attach the negative lead to the grounding rods and the positive lead to the fence. 5. Charge You can charge the charger in direct sun light for at least 24 hours. After energizing the fence, check the voltage on the fence regularly. For safety purposes, you can also use an electric fence tester. Frequently asked questions Where can I find the equipments? The equipments can be found in any nearby local hardware store. How will I decide on the priority? Your needs will depend on the animals you want to keep in the house or farm. You can also have other needs which the fences can fulfil and cover. Quick tips 1. You have to keep it in mind that dry soil is a poor conductor of electricity. If you want longer fences in arid regions, you might need to add extra ground rods which will have equal space along the fences. 2. Be a little careful about yourself as it involves a lot of electric handling. You need to be extra cautious regarding this. Rubber gloves and shoes can help you regarding this as rubber is a bad conductor of electricity. Things to watch out for 1. While you working with an energized electrical fence near you, you should always wear rubber soled sleepers or shoes and rubber gloves as rubber is a bad conductor of electricity and will protect you from receiving a high voltage electric shock. 2. Be careful about your animals when they are new to the electric fences. Though they mightreceive a light jolt on touching the fences but this might make them run through the fences in shock instead of running away from it. So, you need to train them in such a manner that they don’t go near the fences as you can’t predict the reaction of your animals so don’t wait to see them react. 3. The growth of weed should be checked around the fence as this can make the electricity jump off the fence and go around the weeds. This will render the fences useless. So, make sure you keep the land near the fences mowed properly to make the fences work effectively.

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Seven most extreme plans for green architecture

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Ankit Dahiya: Green Power Center The major green concept being developed in South Korea. The Green is the latest trend and this trend has completely changed the way world was actually supposed to be. This green change is highly appreciated as it doesn’t impact the environment and surrounding and brings down unique and super cool changes into the world. This green technology is being developed to meet the growing needs of the people and to build a safer and green future for the coming generations. These days’ people are planning for a green architecture on a large scale so that they can make the world a better place to live and a green place to enjoy. Ever since this technology has evolved, there has been nothing that can stop it from emerging and finally we are able to get a technology that is ready to completely transform our world into a world of imagination. Let’s hope this green architecture plans come true and we get awesome designs on our motherland. Here is a list of seven most extreme plans for green architecture. 1. Floating ecopolis The ‘Floating ecopolis’ is a cool concept made to deal with the effects of global warming over the world. This is a cool city concept designed by Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut. The artist actually thought of the idea if the global warming keeps increasing there will be a severe rise in sea levels and will ultimately destroy the low-lying islands like Maldives. So he created this concept plan of floating city to save the people. This city can accommodate 50,000 people and can provide shelter to all of them. The central lagoon is made to collect the fresh rain water. 2. Farming the sky The sky is the limit and this design perfectly proves that. The desert city Abu Dhabi is mainly concentrated on few desalination plants for its entire people. So to meet the needs of the growing population, a tall and effective vertical seawater farm is being constructed there. This is a completely green building as it is made out of green components and can be used effectively to collect high quantity of rain water to meet the needs of the people. 3. Greening the desert The desert is now being converted into green to make the world greener. The largest desert on the Earth, Sahara desert, is now being used to construct the largest solar energy plant. The solar energy plant is being constructed along the strip and will be widely used to generate high amount of electricity which can be used to meet the power requirements of the country. Moreover, the waste water coming out of plant will be used to irrigate plants and desert trees along the sides of the plant. 4. Zigging when the world is zagging This is a cool concept plan to achieve a green design and surrounding. This green concept is being developed by a UAE firm named Timelinks. They have come up with this unique and cool idea to construct a green city which will consist of plants, trees and humans with the latest technology. This is a good step taken by the firm towards a green future. 5. Shimmer on the Moscow river This project is being developed by architect named Norman Foster who is actually known for his awesome designs and breathtaking structures. Now he has tried to take the world to a whole new level with his new and unique green concept. This project is named crystal Island by the artist and is being constructed on the bank of the Moscow River. This island is shaped in tent like shape which will spread over a limited regions and reaching a height of an Empire state. The island will consist of various museums, shops, theaters and other cultural and business stuffs. 6. South Korea’s green power center This is one of the best green concepts the South Korea has come up with. This is actually like a small power city which is being developed by the country. It will consist of all the basic amenities like a house, office, green surrounding and other basic needs. This is being constructed by a Dutch architecture firm MVRDV. They are making this hill-like structure building to meet the energy needs of the population. 7. Towering ambition China is always ready to make something new and unique in terms of living. They have now come up with a green idea named Towering Ambition which will be constructed in Shenzhen. This cool tower is designed by a California architect Eugene Tsui. The artist came up with this awesome design and laid down his concept which was highly appreciated and is now being constructed in Shenzhen. This 2,000 foot tall tower will be built on a manmade island and would consist of trees and plants and mangrove swamps around it. This is being constructed with a motive to filter the water and to provide fresh water to its people.

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