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  • Solar Power Supply V3.0
    Solar Power Supply V3.0
    by Lewis02

    After two previous generations of my Solar Power Supply receiving positive feedback on here and YouTube, I thought it would be time to share with you my third generation design. Much like the previous version, this design improves from the second with a higher capacity battery bank, a more effic…

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Instructables is excited to launch the 2012 ReadySet "Off the Grid" Contest! For this contest we're looking for any project that in some way involves being self sufficient when it comes to standard utilities like electricity, water supply, and communication/data services. This includes, but is not limited to, wind, hydro and solar energy generation, power storage and battery banks, backcountry charging solutions, innovative and efficient heating and cooling solutions, and anything related to home-grown systems for internet or phone service that help you live your life "Off the Grid". We’re also looking for innovative or useful devices that can be powered by a USB port or a Car Lighter Adapter port.

In short, if your project shows in any way how you've helped replace a utility scale service with a DIY solution of your own or how you’re charging innovative devices via USB or CLA ports, it's eligible and we want it entered in this contest!

Be sure to check out Fenix International's Kickstarter page!  We also launched a Fenix Intl group.  Subscribe to the group to learn the technical specifications for the Fenix ReadySet so you can get an idea of the sources of power generation and applications they are developing.


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Multiple entries are accepted, but each entrant can only win one prize. Contest is open to entries from US, Canada [excluding Quebec], UK, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, Australia,  Colombia, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, India, and Denmark<. Contest closes for entries at 11:59pm PT, September 5, 2012.

The winner(s) will be solely responsible for complying with any and all applicable statutes, laws (including, without limitation, common law, if applicable), rules and regulations and for bearing any personal income tax, VAT, withholding taxes, customs duties, or other taxes, fees, insurance, surcharges or other costs relating to receiving, claiming or collecting any prize.

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