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

Folding solar panel stand

For camping I need a stand for the panels thats easy to fold away and set up again. I intend to take all three 18w panels next time I go so I need a stand to hold them when they're in use. I came up with this idea with a little help from my Grandad who suggested the tent peg feet feature (thanks Grandad!).

Its a simple 'A' frame design which will be made easy to take apart, fold up and fit in the boot of the car. The cost will be minimal since its only a few pieces of wood, string and bolts. All-in-all, it should be up for the job!