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How To Build A Solar Powered Generator August 28, 2006

Posted by ionicflux in Science.

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.
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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