Solar Thermal 101: Basics of Solar Thermal

Solar thermal has been around for decades, but when people use the word "solar" when talking about renewable energy they always think of the younger brother photovoltaic (PV), which creates electricity from solar, while solar thermal uses the heat from the sun to do meaningful work. In this article, we are going to discuss the basic concepts and design to ...
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Why FPGA will rule Cryptomining in 2018

The cryptomining market has been crazy this last year. As we talked about before, we came in last year wanting to get involved in mining. I read the articles and gathered the trade tested advice, which said buy an asic. It has more hashing power for the lowest possible power, less power makes more money. It all made sense, so ...
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Why my GPUs beat your ASICs at crypto mining

There is a constant question for everyone doing cryptocurrency mining - what is the most profitable hardware to mine?  Here we explore that question and try to quantify why today (January 13, 2018) we believe GPU mining is the best for crypto mining - even better than ASICs. Now we have to quantify "best" as this is very much a ...
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GeForce 1080 TI NiceHash

Cryptocurrency Mining on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with NiceHash

No in depth analysis this month, just playing around with my new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and cryptocurrency mining with NiceHash.  For this test the card was in my home server out in the garage which is running Windows server 2016 without any monitor/display connected. First up the benchmarking detail across all available algorithms, note that I had to ...
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Solar Powered Raspberry Pi based Wireless Security Camera System (DiY)

Why buy an expensive security camera when you can build your own? I was looking for a new security camera to put on my driveway that would capture and store video off-site and work wirelessly from a location about 100 feet (~25 meters) from the house.  I looked at a number of off the shelf products but they almost all ...
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HOW TO MAKE PROFIT MINING BITCOIN

There is a lot of speculation in the cryptocurrency world today, which is why Bitcoin and other coins have been going up and down in price. Bitcoin alone has risen from $6,594.05 a Bitcoin (BTC) to $16,800 in the few days I have been writing this article a 255% increase in about 2 weeks! This article is designed to help ...
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