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Picture of Solar Power Outlet
Would you need electric power in any place where you have sunshine?

The solution is the solar power outlet, which provides a standard power  of 110 or 220 Volts with a maximum power of
150 Watts.

On the outside of the housing you see a photovoltaic module and a power outlet.
In this example it is a standard 230 Volt outlet suitable for most plugs in Europe.
The outlet comprises also a switch and a waterproof cover. If you use a cable reel you get 4 outlets at the distance of 10 meters and you can place the solar power outlet on a place exposed to the sun.
Let us imagine you live in a hut which is far from any electric power line. You put the solar power outlet in the sun during the day to let it charge and during the night you put it inside your hut, and connect your light, you laptop or a fan. You might even watch TV, not very long, a maximum of 1 hour, or connect a radio which would work for 8 hours or longer, depending of the power of the radio.
Connecting a 10 Watt lamp you get light for 10 hours if the battery is fully charged.





 
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Step 1: What is inside the panel outlet ?

Picture of what is inside the panel outlet ?

The photovoltaic panel is the cover of the housing, the black box is the junction box of the panel. Two wires lead from the junction box to the input of the charge controller. Be careful not to invert plus and minus! The output of the charge controller leads to the inverter.
Between the charge controller and the inverter you can place a switch, which is next to the power socket.
The inverter comprises a standard outlet which is connected to the power socket.


SparkySolar24 days ago

Wow, I got to make this. Thank you