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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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Clamping the solar panel using server parts
Clamping the solar panel using server parts
The solar panel directly placed behind the glass
The solar panel directly placed behind the glass
Placed behind glass the panel works, but its performance is not optimal
Placed behind glass the panel works, but its performance is not optimal
Placing the solar panel is direct sunlight for optimal performance
Placing the solar panel is direct sunlight for optimal performance
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
Rack mounted server chassis (1U), with rail kit
Rack mounted server chassis (1U), with rail kit

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