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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Solar power

Just sitting here looking up some stuff for a blog and the sun is shining.
Jaq is on her laptop opposite me. So I`m thinking before we go out for a walk let`s see how the solar is doing.
We have;
 2 laptops plugged in and charging.
The fridge is on.
I have switched on the TV and Skybox. (part of test)
All running off 12volt. The battery reading is 13.5. Switch ALL off and the battery reading is 14.6. The engine has not been run. I love solar. If the wind genny had still been on the roof it would have generated zero.


Anonymous said...

Next step...
convert the propulsion engine
of Valerie to electricity, using the solar panels for electricity and a storage battery.

In the days where this is not practical, use the traditional propulsion device.

Just the future as solar panels become more efficient and the global warming increases all current motor vehicles will use a solar panel and a battery to operate an electric motor.

Just dreaming...

antinady said...

Glad to see it working well for you.

Hope you both keeping well.
Keep an eye out on your travels through the year for a narrowboat call 'Stardust', it is one of our old hire boats and is now owned by a couple of americans - Richard and Valerie (she is an avid reader of your blog apparently!) They have sold up and moved aboard. We have told them to keep their eyes peeled for you too.

Catch up soon.

Anonymous said...


Looks as if you could be at Cowroast, I am away until Thursday.

Hope all well.


Les Biggs said...

Hi Bryce
There are electric boats. The solar we get is as far as I want to go. Perhaps if planing a new build the solar might be more towards propulsion.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Tina
We will look out for them and if/when I remember will mention them on blog and then we might meet if in same area.

Les Biggs said...

Hi Mike
Sorry we moved on Wed. Now at Berko opp the stn. If you are this way pop in, be here at least till late Sat.

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs

NB Valerie & Steam Train by Les Biggs