SOLN1 Version 1 by lasersaber | Jun 28, 2013 | Solar | 12 comments 4 LiFePO4 cells used in unit:Link click hereSolar panel used:Link click hereInverter used:Link click here Protection Circuit Module used:Link click here Solar Charge Controller used:Link click here 12 Comments Walter Laughlin on July 27, 2013 at 5:40 pm Nice! Reply silvana on November 4, 2013 at 10:58 am how much more would be required to run a/c solar with panels like the solni1? Our a/c here in AZ is eating up the food for on the table 🙁 Reply John Nicholson on January 14, 2014 at 3:42 am silvana, I would need some specs on the a/c unit. Things like volts, amps, watts, peak volts, peak amps, peak watts. You might find that watts are missing if both volts and amps are listed, or amps missing, but volts and watts listed. This is not an issue because volts * amps = watts. With watts, you can calulate the number of panels you need. But, you also need to know how the a/c unit will run and how you are going to power it. If you mean to do it will the sun alone, you will not have a/c during the night. If you include batteries which need to be charged during the day more panels are needed as to charge the batteries. If you use grid tie, you need to offset the night time usage, with generation during the day. Now, there will also be losses that have be included in the calulations, but you can figure that out too. I would suggest that you look up solar calulator, but realize that a/c running for a reguler house is about 60% of an electric bill. Reply Cameron VanDerhoof on February 12, 2014 at 3:00 am Just found you and your website today. I’m loving it, and starting to price out the cost for one of these. I’ll probably show it to my old Alternative Energy teacher and tell him where to find the design. I actually only got into Alternative Energy and dealing with electricity when I first took that class a couple years ago. I think it was the best decision I ever made. I look forward to seeing what you’ll post next! Reply Eddie Noyles on April 2, 2014 at 10:29 am hears the problem with your design, the battery supply. I have followed your links and every time they come up they are snatched up rite a way. I went to the manufactures site and they want 250,00 a pop for them. at that price that makes them un obtainable to perches and mass produce when I can buy two staters for 600 and have them run them selves. their is no way I can make them and sell them not even for 600 bills I cant even afford to experiment at that cost. so if you know a place to get them for 35,00 like your referrals you have given then please do as I would like to start to produce them for sale and I have three Mod to boost power and amp hour life but its out of reach to even try at this point. battery’s cost way too much. I have been a micro electronics engineer near 35 years now. working on Icoms yaesu Kenwood and virtex and energy pulse power in IR radiation and Linear technology and modulators and such things. antenna wave propagation. sending wireless power point to point narrow band for communications and using lo power to do thing the engineers at white sands say is impossible. I don’t want to end up getting the project done but no storage, can you help me on the battery’s. Thank you, Eddie Reply Richard MacLennan on July 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm Can you include a sketch of how you wire the cells into the PCM, which looks like a delicate procedure? Reply KOMADORI on September 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm Where may I find a wire diagram for the Sol N 1 with a joule ringer? What modifications would be needed for a 40 watt 12 volt panel Sol N 1 ? Thank You Reply Travis on October 11, 2014 at 9:28 pm If you can screen pint your own solar cells please screen print them on a clear conductor or layer them with a copper back with a clear conductor like transparent aluminium. Like they make touch screens with. That clear ultraconductor would make a good eletrode and increase power of any solar cell technology made. The chinese figured to make little contacts closer together to increase power but transparent conductors work best as all of the cell recives light to make current. Reply travis on October 11, 2014 at 9:35 pm Storage cells can be made from interpolated graphite seperated by a pas or some other dielctric. The soak each side in different ion solutions. One solution is soaked in anolyte and the other in a catholyte. The ions for anode and cathode store positibe and negative charges more strongly than just high sruface areas alone. PVA crystal cells work better. Crystal cell formula for lead cells is 80 percent polyvinal alcohol with tenpercent aluminum sulfate and ten percent by wieght or volume of potassium silicate or water glass. This is mixed in distilled water. Lithum ion capacitors work like super capacitors but use lithium iron phosphate on one eletrode to hold charge. Reply Mazi A. Agwumezie on October 20, 2014 at 4:20 am I am fascinated with your simple Solar design. Well done, good job. I will be happy to talk to you and see how your baby can help people and at the same time make you money. Please if you can contact me at 240-766-6389 Reply Keith on November 26, 2014 at 8:12 pm Unfortunately the batteries are the downfall of this whole project your supplier won’t export to New Zealand so we have to do a work around. I’ve found these http://hzliao.en.alibaba.com. Reply Marc on February 1, 2015 at 4:30 am I want to buy this or one updated immediately. I went to solnbox.com thinking that it was this site but feel that it is a knock off. I want to buydirectly from you built from your own hands. Please let me knol. My wife is a successful blogger @ Precious416blog.com I really wnnt her to feature you and your awesome invention plus I want to save money on electric bill. Please help. 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. × three = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.