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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? 

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jeff-o
jeff-o

11 years ago

Easy!  Canadian Tire!  Here's a 30W model for $180.  And here's an 80W model for $760.

There's more than that available, from 1W and up.  They also have charge controllers, batteries and everything else you'd need.  As for the thermostat, I'm not sure.  There probably is such a thing, but it might be harder to find.