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Storing solar energy in 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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Rack mounted server chassis (1U), with rail kit
Rack mounted server chassis (1U), with rail kit
Gomadic portable Solar Charger - 15W - 330 x 305 x 38 mm
Gomadic portable Solar Charger - 15W - 330 x 305 x 38 mm
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
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
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
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

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