Solar Energy Power Station video update

After the solar panels and solar equipment turned up this morning I began work on setting up the ‘solar energy power station’ and of course recorded the whole event.  The video is a bit over 13 minutes long however it only took around 5 minutes to actually setup the charging station which was a bit of a surprise.

After the video was complete I did go back and tidy up the work I did but that is because I do have a 2 year old son who would find all the wires very interesting.

From start to finish while making the video I was shocked at how easy the solar energy charging station was to make.  Once all connected up again (after the video) I did try and turn the inverter on and plug in a tablet I own, straight away it began charging it so a good test / proof it was all working.

 

solar panel home

Solar Panels temp home

 

As you can see from the above picture I managed to tidy up the mess I made in the kitchen and tried to have everything in a sensible position.

The solar Panel at the moment is next to the shed for the reason that area gets plenty of sunshine (when it’s out).

The cable at the moment is just running into the Kitchen through the window which is connected to the regulator which then connects to the battery.

The inverter is then connected to the battery which completes the circuit.

 

 

Battery and Inverter

The battery, Inverter and regulator setup in the kitchen

I’ll be leaving the battery to charge up and once full charged I will start running some tests to see just what you

can run off this setup or for how long you can run something.

I have no doubt it will charge up various devices like mobile phones, tablets, laptops without a problem but I will be looking at larger objects such as lawnmowers, toasters to name a few.

My next video which is related to this Solar Energy Charging Station will look at what will / wont work so be sure to keep on reading my posts.

Posted on August 4th, 2011 in Money Saving, Solar Panel Reviews, Solar Power by JP No Comments

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