Hi, I am working with another open source group, and we are looking for people interested in helping out with a high quality project creating a modular, dc power distribution system controlled by arduino. We will open source the code and just sell shields, or whatever level of the product people want to purchase, and distribute explanation/promo documents. Module development for the controller will also be done openly so that we have a complete open source dc power distribution system with the purpose of dropping the cost of solar/wind power created on site. (to promote independence) I have already thought out the project conceptually (lots of homework on that) and done a dc power distribution writeup that is posted on another site. (still growing). Cost of solar power is dropping. We want to cut it in half again because of some very interesting factors. I can't explain all of them in a paragraph, see the writeup. But in any case, I have figured out how. If we can get the proper system to fly, there will be a global solar power avalanche that is currently just waiting to happen. So If anyone would be interested in taking part in a historical project that could make money by selling arduino shields and various other innovative and related dc power products please let me know.
oh, that writeup is here: http://egrouphub.com/wiki/index.php/DC_Power_Distribution