Results 1 to 1 of 1

Thread: Solar array for USB device

  1. #1 Solar array for USB device 
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Random thoughts:

    I'm wondering if there is a way to make a DIY solar panel for powering a ~3-5w USB device, which is smaller in sun-facing footprint than the following, as well as cheaper:

    5V/3W USB Solar Charge DIY (Iphone Ipad) - USD $ 74.99

    My thinking is that I just need to find more efficient cells for cheap. I'd like to see the sun-facing size at something like 5" x 9".

    I saw the Kickstarter solette factory thing. I wonder how efficient those cells are, and if I could find someone selling them for cheap.

    I've read that some solar cells contain cadmium, which I'd love to avoid.



    Reply With Quote  


Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: May 18th, 2011, 05:19 PM
  2. When a Solar array generates 20,000 BTU is this per second
    By JoelSaliman in forum Personal Theories & Alternative Ideas
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 17th, 2009, 07:07 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: December 14th, 2008, 09:32 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 12th, 2008, 07:12 AM
  5. Replies: 8
    Last Post: September 26th, 2006, 05:47 PM
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts