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Portable solar system

Discussion in 'Farming, Gardening, & Homesteading' started by Overlander, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Overlander

    Overlander Well-Known Member

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    Interesting setup. We've got a small solar array for powering our small workshop, but this could be useful for on the go, SHTF travel needs. Thoughts?

     
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    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    It looks like a pretty good set up, one that could be assembled easily enough. I think that if there is a place in your preps for this, like a ham radio station, it is a good idea. If not, there is probably other stuff that would be better to spend money on.

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    Atlas Administrator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    Flash ahead a couple years, solar panels have made a huge leap in quality and size.

    Goal zero has been pushing the envelope back for a while now. Couple one of their panels with a Gooloo battery pack and you could have a pretty awesome setup.
     
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    twp Moderator Staff Member Survival Class Instructor

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    I've seen some flexible solar panels (sorry, can't find the link now), which can be rolled up into a compact bundle. The one shown in Overlanders video is very suitable for keeping in a vehicle.
    Not only could it keep the vehicle battery charged, but with the inverter, it would run many appliances, not just a radio comms setup.

    If you were to use devices designed for low voltage DC operation, you get direct battery operation which increases the efficiency of the whole process.

    I like that setup.
     
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