Uninterruptible Solar Power Supply
2 Steps
Imagine having constant power from the sun, even with the obstruction of clouds. You may ask "How can I do that?". Well I am here to show you , on a small scale of course.

What you will need:
Solar Panel ( I have a 5W monocrystalline )
Dual-Layer Capacitors (Super Caps) I am using 1 6.3V .47mF and 1 6.3V  .047mF
Load ( I am using a Blue LED)
Resistor ( I am using a 1K OHM)
Jumper wires
Male and female power connectors(This is optional, I already had a male connector on my solar panel)

This may be elementary to some , but i feel that it is a good demonstration of how we can use a "true" green power source.

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Step 1: Building the circuit

Let's start off by inserting the capacitors . ** Quick QUIZ** What happens when you hook up super caps in series?
**Answer** If you answered " The voltage will double but the capacitance will be lower than any one of the capacitors in the circuit. The you are correct!  I know what your saying, "won't the voltage be 12.6v?" and "That will fry that LED". The solar panel is only outputting 6.5V so we have nothing to worry about . For this reason I am not concerned about balancing the capacitors. If I were to apply a charge voltage 12.6V or higher then I would add balancing.

Once you have your capacitors, or capacitor hooked up let's move on.
joeledmund says: Apr 9, 2013. 8:45 PM
would they balance if i hooked up 2 x 1F super caps to keep voltage at 5.5v to and two 100k resistors on data lines of a usb to charge my iphone 2F i figure is good to charge with but dont know if they would balance right
joeledmund says: Apr 9, 2013. 8:45 PM
i mean in parallel