SOLN1-2000 BoostPack Capacitor Based 2000W DIY Solar System by lasersaber | Nov 18, 2016 | Solar, Uncategorized | 12 comments 12 Comments Jerry on November 21, 2016 at 11:37 pm Would you please let us have info of your foldable solar panel set or perhaps a link where to get it. Also, could you examine the Don Smith voltage multiplier. A working model providing around 5kv for residential needs, using available components, would be nice. Reply jerry on June 9, 2017 at 12:51 pm Hi laserhacker, Could you please let me have the link to your source for foldable solar panel which you are using in your SOLN2000 project. Also, do you know how to make a silicon crystal graphite cell as shown in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-PkoJrs5n8 made by PMMG4HYBRID? Kind regards, Jerry Reply Gerry on November 22, 2016 at 7:24 am You actually build what I can only dream. Awesome work on the BoostPack. One suggestion, instead of copper rod as a single buss bar, providing equal voltage drop paths for each back of caps will load balance the stress and get longer life (and fairly equal life) out of all the cap banks. It’s the same with parallel 12V batteries for UPS backup power. At the power levels of 2000W from 12V both copper rods will each have many 100’s of mV difference between each end due to current (i*r) drops, 2000w * 12V = 166.7A, 10mOhm with 166.7A = 1.667V. Even just connecting the positive and negative on opposite sides of the bank array would help some to balance the load as seen from each of the cap banks. http://www.reuk.co.uk/wordpress/storage/interconnecting-batteries-for-battery-bank/ has more info on this oft overlooked aspect of high current parallel DC wiring. Reply Brad Harman on November 24, 2016 at 4:15 am This is awesome technology and creative. Thanks for sharing. I look forward to building one. Reply Richard on November 24, 2016 at 10:55 pm Hi I was watching your video of the sol n 2000 and had a suggestion on how to make the compasitor bank charge automatically. By using a 12 volt double pole relay to monitor the voltage of the compasitor by connecting the coil across the bank. When the bank reaches around 9.5 to 10 volts it will pull in switching the solar panels to the charging controller. I have made one and am uploading a video. Hope this will help. Rick (781rj710) Reply Jim on January 17, 2017 at 3:32 am Richard, could you provide a link to your video? Thanks! Reply Joseph on November 27, 2016 at 3:32 pm Nice Reply jim graham, EE on December 6, 2016 at 6:56 pm Thanks for your efforts. Great that you are developing a lightweight storage alternative. Keep going! Reply Phil on December 11, 2016 at 1:47 pm Jerry asked the question I had in mind about the fold up solar panel, and do you have any experience with thin film solar? Have you considered providing an assembly for sale? Just need to put the ‘capacitive array’ in a ‘box’. I bet you could even employ a few local highschool kids assembling these, it’s so easy… and inspire the next generation of electronics techs in the process! I’m interested in learning more about your experimentation with the dynamics between capacitor and batteries from your experimentation or other documentation… And scale ability! We obviously like fast charging, light weight, and low/no ‘memory’ & high life span of capacitors, coupled with steady power delivery by batteries… This is an interesting hybrid power delivery system worth looking into! Have you heard of the bus in China that uses graphine ultra capacitors and charges up in ten seconds? It proceeds to have a 5 km range (which is appropriate for a start/stop city bus). I’m interested in a widespread bus conversion program! The VW spread bus conversion program! The VW Emissions scandal settlement is providing $500,000 to the state of CT as our portion of this for EV programs… Check out the Sierra Club EV Team in your state to see about contributing ideas that may be implemented! Now is the time… In 2025 Norway will ban all filthy, toxic combustion vehicles the country already has 24% of their population driving EVs… Wait, I thought the US was so advanced? Let’s not get left behind archaic, climate altering fossil fuel engines! This week Paris had to restrict combustion vehicles because air pollution levels were so high, you couldn’t breath outside safely for more than an hour…. Buildings need good charcoal and HEPA air filtration too! Exhaust emissions with numerous carcinogenic components are around us daily in all urban environments. (Remember Beijing 2008 Olympics needing to shut factories down for a few weeks just so athletes didn’t collapse? Humanity must be smarter than this! Shared ingenuity like Lasersaber is demonstrating is a great way to promote the concepts, with ‘garage techs’ experimenting, but when we find a smart solution, let’s scale it up to products for the masses, so we can cut the oil addiction and return to breathing clean air! Let me find that link on Chinese graphene ultra capacitor bus. Can’t let the far East have all the fun! Reply Ray Askew on January 6, 2017 at 5:05 am Can this unit / SOLN1-2000 BoostPack Capacitor Based 2000W DIY Solar System / be used to charge an Electric Bike in an as needed capacity when traveling “Over The Road”? Thank You, Marvelous work, very enterprising, When will you be offering your IPO in the S&P or NASDAQ? Ray A. Reply ivan on January 13, 2017 at 1:18 pm You could make a smaller version to say run a snake board – bike – scooter. Bike roll up solar un middle of frame running a small motor to run bike at say 25kmh? No need for batteries? Reply Jim on January 17, 2017 at 3:40 am Hello – I left a question for you on youtube but I would like to ask here as well. I have a rig running 24/7 in my basement that is pulling approximately 1000 – 1200 Watts and I was wondering if there is a way to use this capacitor bank along with the inverter to power the rig and save on actual power consumption from the grid? From grid power to charger to capacitor pack to inverter to rig. Thanks! Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment characters available Name * Email * Website Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA. + = 10 Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.