Let the Sun Shine In

A project log for Solar Power Backyard Irrigation System

Practical Experimentation with Solar Power by watering flowers.

Pete HoffswellPete Hoffswell 03/14/2016 at 01:450 Comments

Ok I set things up temporarily outside to get a bit of light.

Really, it's not too hard.

And we have charging going on. It's not very sunny, and I am standing in front of the panels, so I'm sure that we can do better than .3A P(W) = I(A) × V(V) so P = 12V*.3A = 3.6W . We have 60W of panels, so I expect we will see more than that eventually.

Our potential should be I(A) = P(W) / V(V) = 60W/12V = 5A. But reality should show less as there is loss for various solarific reasons.