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Solar panel to USB power banks

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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Achieved a nice angle with three legs, suitable for fixture on my balcony
Achieved a nice angle with three legs, suitable for fixture on my balcony
The Tesla PowerWall is a large battery pack that can be used to power an entire house
The Tesla PowerWall is a large battery pack that can be used to power an entire house
The solar panel directly placed behind the glass
The solar panel directly placed behind the glass
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
Once the front of a server, now part of the solar panel mounting fixture
Once the front of a server, now part of the solar panel mounting fixture
Engineering a solar panel mounting kit
Engineering a solar panel mounting kit

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