Where could I buy a 15 or 20 watt amorphous solar panel in Canada? Preferably weather resistant and not too large. Answered
I want to create a charging system for a small 12V deep cycle battery. I want to have the solar panel on top, sheltering a battery box inside a hinged four sided box underneath. Because battery boxes are made for large car batteries, there should be enough room inside the battery box for a voltage regulator and a 12v cigarette lighter like outlet on the battery box itself. I would like this to produce enough power to charge the battery during the day and at the same time, run a thermoelectric cooler, which consists of a heat sink and 4.56 W 0.38A 12V fan all day. I'm also thinking of finding a thermostat of some sort to shut the fan off at a certain in cooler or outdoor temperature. I just have some questions.
1) Where could I buy a 15 or 20 watt amorphous solar panel in Canada? Preferably weather resistant and not too large; and
2)Does this seem like it would work? I'm not that good at electrical math; and
3) Where could I find a thermostat that works on DC, and does the whole thing have to be cold, or just the probe?