portable solar generator on a bike trailer for burning man
First of all, I would say that this is not a plan for how to build off-grid solar systems.
Depending on the type of solar module or module you are using, or the type of charging controller and battery you are using.
The plan is completely different.
This is more of an overview of a simple system I built with existing stuff. But. .
It is really a very good model for a simple off-grid system, and there is a little umph behind it.
I have run off this trailer like a small fridge, a skill saw, a few drop lights, a saw with a drop light, a shock wave from the slum and 3 string of Christmas lights, electric teapot, the list continues.
So this is the story.
I\'m going to burn humans with my work and build 9 solar arrays.
First of all, provide a 14k array for our camp as a public charging station for electric art cars, bataris camp and any other Sun (
Laptop, ipod, Flash, vibrator, etc).
We then built the array to power the other 3 camps, and finally we installed 5 large art installations with smaller solar arrays (1 to 2 k).
I need a way to run a power tool to build other arrays, so I came up with an idea, bought this cheap kids bike trailer W solar module 150 amp hour battery, charging controller and 400 W Inverter at the thrift store for $80.
My idea is that I can tie my trailer to my bike with solar trash and then go to other camps without electricity to work.
Now that I\'m home, I can go by bike to any place where a party happens and perform live.
First of all, let me say this is not a question of how to build a solar bike trailer.
That\'s why I didn\'t get into every small hole that was going to be drilled and screwed.
It illustrates how to build a very simple off-grid solar system and the necessary components.
You should be able to build this simple plan into almost anything (
Camping trailer, RV, balcony of apartment, forest cabin, etc. ).
My goal is not to buy anything new for this project.
I found all the things left by other projects in the garage, or found them in some of the old snack bars in the warehouse.
I know there are no solar modules and charging controllers around most people. .
But I will try to give you some ideas on how to spend as little as possible $.
I think if you buy these new ones, it will probably go from $350 to $600.
Trailer one! ! ! (
Search for \"bike trailer\" on this stupid website \")
Garage sales, craig listings, thrift stores, etc. .
I use cheap.
I took down the plastic body and cut it in half.
I then fixed it with bolts on the frame and bolted the used plywood on the wheels as a solid platform. SOLAR MODULE (Solar panels)
This is 17 v 80 W.
I abandoned it from an abandoned highway sign with solar lighting.
We will use modules around 17v as we are running a 12v battery.
You can look for them on Ebay or find new ones online.
I just searched, from $156 to $250 (
Google \"80 watts of solar panels \")
This is a normal car inverter that you can plug into your cig. lighter outlet.
It changed 12 v dc (
Like a car battery)
120 V communication (Like your house.
This one comes from Chepot with a rated power of 400 watts, which is enough for a system of this size.
Now this is a can of worms.
The charging Controller protects the battery when the battery is charged.
It can keep the right amount of juice in and out and sometimes even out.
I am using tracking C40 (
For more information about this CC, please read here)
This is totally redundant for this project.
Trace has also done a very good and smaller one, which works well at c2 (
Learn more about l2)
The new C40 costs about $150, about half of which is 12 euros.
They are high quality electrical equipment that will last for many years.
You can buy a simple 12 Volt charging controller online for $20 to $30.
You need a deep cycle battery of 12 V, also known as ocean battery.
In theory, you can use a 24 volt battery, but you need a 24 volt inverter and a module.
Or two 6 volts. . or. . or. .
I\'ll leave you Batris\'s class. .
The Internet is for this.
I am using a sealed gel type battery for the UPS system which is 150 amp hours (
80 lbs. )
I get them for free from a friend who builds UPS Systems every once in a while. .
That\'s why I used this battery.
Retail price is around $350.
I can use a lighter battery like Li
It weighs only 30 lbs but costs $2000.
Installation hardware the hardware I use is left over from residential solar installations.
Very strong and light weight.
You can use the scrap of steel struts, u-brackets, nuts, bolts and Fender washers.
I used the remaining pieces of the multi-strand 10ga line, as I said before, any trailer will do, just make sure it\'s solid.
I fixed the plywood in good position by drilling holes on the steel frame.
I then fixed the vertical plywood with some old shelf brackets.
This is where I install electrical components.
Solar modules are installed on specific parts of the solar industry that ProSolar is very good, but you can use them in a garage or hardware store.
I did a quick search and found some random PDF with pictures of steel pillars and hardware. See Chapter 5, the battery is fixed with an old nylon buckle.
Just a short rope, I think.
I made a very simple wiring diagram to show you how I connected this thing.
Keep in mind that this is more of an example of how a simple off-grid photovoltaic system works. . .
It\'s not so much how to build this damn thing.