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How To Build A Solar Powered Generator August 28, 2006

Posted by ionicflux in Science.
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This is amazing! for those of you guys who were electronic hobbiest, try to build this one.. and don’t forget to inform me coz I want to see if it really works 😀

Solar power generator how-to

This how-to will help you make a solar power generator for around $350 dollars or less depending on the materials that you buy.

What will this generator do, you ask? If the 20 watt solar panel received 5 hours per day of full sun, then you would have generated 100 watt-hours of energy.16vpanel.gif

If you are using something that draws 25 watts, then you could power it for about 4 hours with the energy that the solar panel collected that day.

Since this project involves a battery, you have the ability to store over 400 watts of energy. This solar power generator will be the coolest project that you do all year.

1. Pick up a solar panel rated at 12V. You should be able to find a good, durable solar panel for about $175.

2. Next, get a SunGuard 4 amp charge controller. You can find them on the web by doing a search on Google. These should run about $25.
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3. Next get a 32 amp-hour sealed battery. They run about $60 or so.

4. You’ll need a DC to AC power inverter. I would recommend a 175W power inverter. You are looking for a power inverter such as this. $30 or so will land you this simple, yet effective inverter.

5. Grab a inexpensive voltage meter to monitor the load on your generator.

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