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OT: Portable Solar Generators


Synthoid

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I just spoke to a friend who attended an outdoor concert this summer where electricity had been provided by a solar generator. I'd never seen one before until a brief web search just now. Interesting alternative, although rather expensive.

 

Has anyone here seen one in use at a concert or similar event?

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Would be interested in a link. I've never heard of these, and it sounds a bit iffy at first glance.

 

What happens if the sun disappears and you are trying to draw lots of current?

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OK, so that link (terrible website BTW) shows their largest system at 1800 watts. Assuming that is the maximum power it can deliver at once, you could not even power a band from that. You are essentially trying to power a band from car batteries. If you tried to draw anywhere near that power, you would drain them in minutes if not seconds.

 

If this friend is correct and the entire concert was powered by solar backup, it must have been a massively bigger system.

 

 

Moe

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"I keep wanting to like it's sound, but every demo seems to demonstrate that it has the earth-shaking punch and peerless sonics of the Roland Gaia. " - Tusker

http://www.hotrodmotm.com

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I played this show in 2008:

 

http://www.surfline.com/surf-news/contest-news/4th-annual-switchfoot-bro-am-draws-6000-supporters-to-moonlight-beach-for-standup-for-kids_16128/

 

from the article:

In addition, this year's event partnered with San Diego-based Sustainable Waves to offer cutting-edge solar-powered sound and staging. By using solar power rather than a diesel generator or grid power, the Bro-Am avoided emitting approximately 1,000 lbs (half a metric ton) of CO2 into the atmosphere (the equivalent of not driving your car approximately 1,100 miles or the annual sequestration of 66 trees).

 

Full array completely solar powered on the beach, it worked.

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