Intro: Solar Panel, Window Hanging
I wanted to power my TV, cable modem, router and other devices from solar. I can't mount panels to the roof and I don't want to run long runs of wire from out back.
Why not hang the panel out the window like the AC unit?
Rev 2 needs better hinges or straps out the window.
Step 1: Panel, Scrap Wood, Pipe Strap
The whole idea "hinges" on the pipe straps, being flexible to fit contours of closed window frame.
Got scrap wood on both ends of panel. Also Scrap wood inside window with 2 straps out to the panel.
The closed window essentially holds the straps, the inside piece of wood is good for initial setup.
Step 2: Leg for Angle
Then I cut a leg to hold the angle of the panel. I eyeballed it for now.
Probably should bury a piece of wood against wall and screw angle leg into that.
A gust of wind might be able to pick panel up?
Step 3: Charge Controller and Battery Box
The panel is a 50 w Renogy Kit with Pwm charge controller.
I got an inline fuse cable and battery tender cable with fuse from Pep Boys. I followed wiring schematic from Renogy. (They have boss documentation btw.)
I mounted controller to lid of battery box and we are good to go.
Just waiting on 1000w xantrex inverter pure sine