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Off the grid: Working on solar power

Collecting, storing and using solar electricity to power my phone, computer and wearables

Apr. 30, 2018 -

For the past 10 days I have powered my personal electronic devices (phone, computer, wearables) using nothing but energy collected using a small solar panel. I disconnected all grid-connected chargers. I hoped that by going off the grid, even in such a small way, I would gain insights that enable me to save energy (and money).

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Placing the solar panel is direct sunlight for optimal performance
Placing the solar panel is direct sunlight for optimal performance
The solar panel directly placed behind the glass
The solar panel directly placed behind the glass
Clamping the solar panel using server parts
Clamping the solar panel using server parts
Charging Biostrap using solar energy from the Anker power bank
Charging Biostrap using solar energy from the Anker power bank
Charging AirPods using solar energy - note the higher amperes compared to the Biostrap
Charging AirPods using solar energy - note the higher amperes compared to the Biostrap
Rack mounted server chassis (1U), with rail kit
Rack mounted server chassis (1U), with rail kit

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