Your Questions About Solar Powered Fan

Mark asks…

How do I add a battery source to a product?

I foolishly purchased the Auto Cool Car Temperature Product. The product runs off solar power, however, it is not efficient enough. Once the sun is at any angle other than directly pointing at it, it goes off. Living in south Louisiana, the days can be quite hot even with an overcast. So, I want to outfit a battery power source to have it run at the flick of a switch. Also, if anyone could tell me how to revved up the fan, I'd be GREATLY appreciated.

Source: https://www.autocooltv.com/ver2/index.asp?refcode=ver2

ssadmin answers:

MEASURE THE VOLTAGE GENERATED WHEN IN THE DIRECT SUN. GET A EQUIVALENT BATTERY AND BATTERY HOLDER AT RADIO SHACK. CLIP LEAD THE BATTERY TO THE SAME PLACE AS THE SOLAR CELL INPUT TO THE ELECTRONICS. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE + AND – RIGHT. TEST IT AWHILE AND IF GOOD SOLDER IT IN PLACE. BORROW A GOOD VOLTMETER TO DO YOUR MEASUREMENT SO THAT IT DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR MEASUREMENTS.

Ruth asks…

How to power a lamp with Solar Power/Battery?

So im starting to get very interested in using alternative power. And before i get to over board, i'd like to try something on a small scale.

My idea/goal is to be able to power a lamp. But what i'm thinking is, to be able to make it more like a outlet for anything else, like something portable. So basically, i would like to be able to charge a battery, that in turn, could have something like a lamp, or a small fan that would be able to plug into it.

So it'd be like. Solar panel – batter – small plug in device.

I'm wondering what i would need to get started with this idea? i see that most floor lamps use a couple 40 watt bulbs. so would i have to get a few 40watt panels? or something else? and then what else would i have to do to be able to get it to the battery, then to the lamp. like wiring and other pieces?

if this isn't possible, then i guess, what would i have to do to go from solar panel, to lamp? (no battery)

thanks

ssadmin answers:

You do not want to use 110 volt bulb as a converter would be needed and a conventional bulb is 90% wast through heat dissipation.Most alternate power sources are 12 volt which is what you want. So either a 12 volt flu recent or LED will do the job and a small battery would run them forever.Also the rating for a 40 watt bulb at 110 volt is almost 1/2 amp and an LED would use milliamps.No special wiring is needed for 12 volt as the panels will be 12 volt. All you do is hook the panel to the battery and the light to the battery

Charles asks…

How to power a lamp with Solar Power/Battery?

So im starting to get very interested in using alternative power. And before i get to over board, i'd like to try something on a small scale.

My idea/goal is to be able to power a lamp. But what i'm thinking is, to be able to make it more like a outlet for anything else, like something portable. So basically, i would like to be able to charge a battery, that in turn, could have something like a lamp, or a small fan that would be able to plug into it.

So it'd be like. Solar panel – batter – small plug in device.

I'm wondering what i would need to get started with this idea? i see that most floor lamps use a couple 40 watt bulbs. so would i have to get a few 40watt panels? or something else? and then what else would i have to do to be able to get it to the battery, then to the lamp. like wiring and other pieces?

if this isn't possible, then i guess, what would i have to do to go from solar panel, to lamp? (no battery)

ssadmin answers:

Hi,

You may want to understand the basic of solar/battery banks.

This guide will help you:

http://www.agua-luna.com/offgrid_guide.html

Sharon asks…

Could this type of solar farm be more harmful then helpful?

In Australia they are building a solar farm that uses mirrors to heat up air. then the air is funneled up a tall tower where there are fans that take in the power from the speed of the moving hot air. Wouldn't this hurt the envirorment because it is sending out supper heated air out into the atmosphere?
In Australia they are building a solar farm that uses mirrors to heat up air. then the air is funneled up a tall tower where there are fans that take in the power from the speed of the moving hot air. Wouldn't this hurt the envirorment because it is sending out supper heated air out into the atmosphere? Trust me i am ver concerned about the envirorment I just think this idea can cause more damage than it fixes
Sorry about the first additional details. I am verry concerned about the environment i just think this can cause more dammage than it fixes.

ssadmin answers:

Possibly. Hopefully the Kangaroos have made sure they help more than they hurt.

Chris asks…

With gas being $4 per gallon, how is wind power going to help me get to work? Strap a huge fan to my tailgate?

I know the nation is an fuel crisis, not an energy crisis people. I don't have a solar car so the sun is going to be no help in getting to the grocery store. What is America supposed to do to get these gas prices down? I feel raped when I pull away from the pumps. The politicians have no control over the prices. The big 5 oil compaines are just stuffing their pockets and the people keep paying the price because WE DON'T HAVE A CHOICE.

ssadmin answers:

So….whats your question brusky? Basically the solution to this gas situation would be to stop buying gas from the ****** ********* ************* ************** ************** at Exxon and Mobil. They are the 2 largest companies and are the ones controlling the high gas price range. If we make them go down then the smaller companies follow suit or lose business…but the average fatass american in the hummer doesnt care enough to help out with that plan so…we have to pay 4 bucks for a gallon of gas that used to be a 1.50 or so…

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