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17 January 2007 @ 04:22 pm
Aha!  
I wanted that nifty portable solar generator that cost around $1000. But this is way better. Build Your Own Solar Power Generator for $250-300. Rock on. Rob, maybe we can have a couple of these? That should take care of power in the garage, once we get those tree limbs cut back. And once we get a garage.

Here is how he maximizes his solar panel. Any of the engineering types here know if this is okay or not?
 
 
 
Tyellastyellas on January 17th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, the solar-panel optimization thing would work...provided that the wind never, ever blows where you live.
Elle: Puppet Boromirtheletterelle on January 19th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
Good point. Maybe if I build it a structure? Bolt the mirrors in place? Hmmm.
whc on January 17th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
As long as the panel doesn't get too hot, the reflectors should be fine. He says he used a high temperature panel.
Elletheletterelle on January 19th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
Excellent, thank you!