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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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Gomadic portable Solar Charger - 15W - 330 x 305 x 38 mm
Gomadic portable Solar Charger - 15W - 330 x 305 x 38 mm
Charging Biostrap using solar energy from the Anker power bank
Charging Biostrap using solar energy from the Anker power bank
Solar panel fixed on the balcony
Solar panel fixed on the balcony
Rack mounted server chassis (1U), with rail kit
Rack mounted server chassis (1U), with rail kit
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
Finding a way to fix the panel in a way that the weather would not harm it
Finding a way to fix the panel in a way that the weather would not harm it

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