[SATLUG] Re: [XCSSA] Generator powered laptops?

Todd W. Bucy toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Fri Sep 19 09:14:23 CDT 2008


> If you're setting up any kind of stop gap solution for power... you might want 
> to actually look at getting a bank of lead acid gel cell batteries and 
> hooking up a good sides solar panel too..  if you have a big enough array, 
> and watch your battery voltage, then you could get away with just running the 
> generator at night, and during the day be totally "green".  You would 
> probably get some local green-seeking reporter to cover what you're doing 
> there in the process... :)  
> A good price for large cells array and can be had at harbor freight:
> http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=90599
> 
> just add a 300W power inverter and batteries and you're set!
> Portable.. renewable power source. :)
> 
> Tweeks

this got me thinking...can someone point me the way to a good wiki or
faq about installing solar panels for home use.  solar panel prices
finally seem to be coming within reach.

Todd



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