Solar Panels and Battery Packs

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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
Whilst the price of Solar energy isn't yet cheap enough to make it more attractive than pulling power from the grid, it's certainly now useful enough for situations where grid power isn't an option. My usage so far has been when camping and also when sailing - times when connecting to the grid isn't possible and having your own supply becomes more essential.
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Whilst the price of Solar energy isn't yet cheap enough to make it more attractive than pulling power from the grid, it's certainly now useful enough for situations where grid power isn't an option. My usage so far has been when camping and also when sailing - times when connecting to the grid isn't possible and having your own supply becomes more essential, read the info here with that in mind.
  
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== Solar Panels ==
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* [http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Nomad_13 http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Nomad_13] - The GoalZero Nomad 13 is the solar panel I've been using for camping and sailing, they're durable and rugged and come with lots of connection options.
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== Battery Packs ==
 
There's three main downsides to solar in my opinion;
 
There's three main downsides to solar in my opinion;
 
1) You can only get it during the day.
 
1) You can only get it during the day.
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Kind of obvious, but for my purposes this means that the panels must be used with a battery pack for maximum convenience and so this page contains links to some useful/related battery packs.
 
Kind of obvious, but for my purposes this means that the panels must be used with a battery pack for maximum convenience and so this page contains links to some useful/related battery packs.
  
== Solar Panels ==
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Nomad_13 http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Nomad_13] - The GoalZero Nomad 13 is the solar panel I've been using for camping and sailing, they're durable and rugged and come with lots of connection options.
 
 
== Battery Packs ==
 
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Guide10_Plus http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Guide10_Plus] - Charges four AA or AAA batteries and can be charged whilst charging.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Guide10_Plus http://wiki.siftah.com/GoalZero_Guide10_Plus] - Charges four AA or AAA batteries and can be charged whilst charging.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_Dual_USB_Solar_Powered_Battery_Charger_232365 http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_Dual_USB_Solar_Powered_Battery_Charger_232365] - A cheap 10,000mAh battery pack with a built-in solar panel of it's own.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_Dual_USB_Solar_Powered_Battery_Charger_232365 http://wiki.siftah.com/DX_Dual_USB_Solar_Powered_Battery_Charger_232365] - A cheap 10,000mAh battery pack with a built-in solar panel of it's own.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/eBay_18650_USB_Power_Bank http://wiki.siftah.com/eBay_18650_USB_Power_Bank] - 18650 cell based power bank from eBay with a handy built-in light.
 
* [http://wiki.siftah.com/eBay_18650_USB_Power_Bank http://wiki.siftah.com/eBay_18650_USB_Power_Bank] - 18650 cell based power bank from eBay with a handy built-in light.

Revision as of 22:58, 4 November 2013

Overview

Whilst the price of Solar energy isn't yet cheap enough to make it more attractive than pulling power from the grid, it's certainly now useful enough for situations where grid power isn't an option. My usage so far has been when camping and also when sailing - times when connecting to the grid isn't possible and having your own supply becomes more essential, read the info here with that in mind.

Solar Panels

Battery Packs

There's three main downsides to solar in my opinion; 1) You can only get it during the day. 2) The panels need to be carefully aimed at the sun to make the most of the power. 3) The current the panel produces isn't always enough to maintain the device in charge mode (especially true of iPhones/iPads etc)

Kind of obvious, but for my purposes this means that the panels must be used with a battery pack for maximum convenience and so this page contains links to some useful/related battery packs.

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