Off Grid Renewable Energy Solar Wind Setup Part2

May 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

We have 2 Evergreen Solar panels 180 watts each, Tristar 60Amp Controller, 2, 400 watt Air-x wind generators, about 8 marine deep cycle batteries from walmart now. A 250A DC breakerbox from Midnight Solar, Xantrex DR-2412 2400Watt Inverter, and a Reliance transfer switch. So far the system has cost about 00 with everything overbuilt to be upgradeable with more solar panels as soon as we get some more funding! More videos soon lots has changed since winter has set in.

Off Grid Renewable Energy Solar Wind Setup Part1

May 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

We have 2 Evergreen Solar panels 180 watts each, Tristar 60Amp Controller, 2, 400 watt Air-x wind generators, about 8 marine deep cycle batteries from walmart now. A 250A DC breakerbox from Midnight Solar, Xantrex DR-2412 2400Watt Inverter, and a Reliance transfer switch. So far the system has cost about 00 with everything overbuilt to be upgradeable with more solar panels as soon as we get some more funding! More videos soon lots has changed since winter has set in.

Solar Powered Bike

May 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Wind and Solar

Here’s a quick video of my electric bike and solar panel kit that charges it. The bike has a 200w motor and a 13ah battery. The bike is power assist, so the motor kicks in when you are pedaling and it makes going up hills a breeze, although you still have to work. The solar panel system that charges the bike is 3 x 80w panels on the roof, down to 20A regulator and 4 x 130ah deep cycle batteries up to a 600w pure sine inverter. The bike draws around 50 amps when charging the battery, and a full charge takes around 4 to 5 hours or so. The solar setup is of course overkill for charging an electric bike, but I use the solar power for other things too. Eventually I’d like to build the solar kit to charge an electric car, when that time comes. My goal was to have a zero emissions mode of powered transport, and this is what has been achieved with the solar powered bike. 🙂