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video Uninterrupted Solar Power (mostly)
This is my shot at the Jack Daniels Independence Project. I have been working on this project for a few years now, although I have only made a few proof of concepts. Money is the challenge with this project and I told myself that I would be stupid not to try and enter and fund this project to the end. 


The Uninterrupted power supply (Green Version)


  IDEA 
Imagine being able to eliminate your generator as a portable power source without the loss of benefits. It can be a reality, I have spent countless hours researching this project and all components related to it. By using a Lithium Ion battery bank along with a Dual Layer capacitor bank and Solar panel you can get the most out of a solar panel system. You might say " what if the sun does not cooperate for a few days, how will the power be uninterrupted?" I have that taken care of by integrating a small gas generator modified to run off of propane, Isopropyl alcohol, and even liquor, as long as the alcohol volume is at least 70%. "What about the noise?" you may ask. I have taken care of that with an exhaust baffling system, I will not go into detail about this because I have not seen this design and I may apply for a patent.

If I were to be able to see this project through I have plans on two models, a man portable used more for everyday camping,tailgating etc. And a small pull behind trailer with fold out solar panels for powering  larger applications such as an RV. 

If I were given the funds for this project I would not only see it through to the end but so will every Instructables member as I will post instructables on the progress every step of the way. The money awarded would go directly to the project materials, I have a day job and will not be looking to compensate for my labor. 

I have been working with electronics since I was 9 years old. I was bit by the solar bug in science class when we built simple little solar car and have been interested in solar ever since. I have worked with a variety of alternative energies, Fuel Cells,Solar, Geothermal,wind,for several years and I have the knowledge and ability to get my ideas and small scale prototypes to a finished product.

Yes I am southern, please hold the jokes ;0)
rcisneros2 years ago
Wow. What happened to be kind or useful in your comments.

Good Luck with your project.



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aaronkclark2 years ago
I really like your project. Good luck in the contest.
pfred22 years ago
What are you going to do with this patent if you get it? Unless you're well funded patents are worthless. I'm not even sure if many patents are worth much even if you can afford to defend them. Once your physical product sees the light of day if it is worth anything the Chinese will have theirs on the market the next day. You'll be in court 10 years about it no matter what too, if you decide to pursue the matter.

Forget solar too. That is hippy tech, it doesn't work. Nah, this is what you need to do, you have to invent extension cord camouflage. You see with effective extension cord camouflage you can plug into your neighbor's generator and he'll never be the wiser ... now how green is that? :-)
ColorBomb (author)  pfred22 years ago
What else would I do with a patent? Put it on my resume of course!

Solar Power ummmm Power! Can you not tell that I am a Green warrior or "hippie" as you call them ;0)
medossa2 years ago
Try www.kickstarter.com