Build Your Own Solar Generator

John provides a very detailed description of a small and portable solar generation system that can provide power for emergencies or camping or routine use.

portable solar generator


The system consists of a 45 watt PV panel, a charge controller to regulate battery charging, an off the shelf power pack that contains both the battery and inverter, and a PVC pipe rack you make to support the panel.

The system will provide power for things like a laptop, some modest lighting, charging cell phone batteries, and a number of other things that are very handy to have in an emergency.

The instructions are very detailed and the project is easy to build. A good way to get started with solar.

Thanks very much to John for providing this material!

If you are looking for a larger system that uses deep cycle batteries and will power more things for a longer period, have a look at this section...

solar generator
Full system
charge controller
Charge controller
pvc support rack for pv panels
PVC pipe support rack


Full details on how to build this project... (a 34 page pdf)


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