Renewable Energy Log

April 2007
27th - 12v Items

March 2007
24th - New Monitor Box

January 2007
30th - 90Ah SLA Battery
26th - New Charge Controller
10th - 18w Panel Smash

December 2006
23rd - RE Radio Shack
4th - RE Laptop
2nd - 10mm LED Torch

November 2006
21st - Panel Stand

October 2006
16th - More Portable Ideas
10th - More Portable Ideas
8th - Portable Ideas
2nd - 60w Array

September 2006
20th - 18W eBay Panel
20th - Solar Monitor Box
17th - CCFL Lights
17th - 17Ah Battery Datasheet
5th - SLA Batteries

August 2006
6th - 6W Folding Panel

Copyright © 2006-2007
Andrew Whyman

60w Array

I just got my two more new 18w solar panels from eBay. Ive now got a total of 60w in my array providing the intermittent 18w panel doesnt break (the one I "fixed").

The maximum current from the whole array has reached... 100mA so far! Thats because it was 5pm in the evening when I put these up and it was moderately overcast.

The only problem I am presented with now is the lack of mounting for the panels. The only idea I can currently think of to solve this is to use some wood mounted to the wall at the back and have the panels mounted to that. This would stop them blowing away or changing angle because they have fallen. Its also more secure than the current way of mounting them. Here is an image of what I propose to do: