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Solar-Powered RV

Started by Freddy, March 05, 2020, 17:46:50 PM

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Freddy

Here's something that will get you out and about  :D

I wonder, can solar panels be anything but dark? :scratch-head:


https://www.goodshomedesign.com/this-solar-powered-rv-runs-without-fuel-or-charging-stations/

Data

Quote from: Freddy on March 05, 2020, 17:46:50 PM
I wonder, can solar panels be anything but dark? :scratch-head:

Lighter colours reflect light so you want the panels to be dark to absorb.   


It uses a Sodium-nickel chloride battery, first I've heard of them.

https://www.upsbatterycenter.com/blog/sodium-nickel-chloride-na-nicl2-battery/

Carl2

Looks like a beast to me but I have no application for it, I'm sure many people would think it great for them though.
Carl2

Freddy

Quote from: Data on March 05, 2020, 18:06:09 PM
Quote from: Freddy on March 05, 2020, 17:46:50 PM
I wonder, can solar panels be anything but dark? :scratch-head:
Lighter colours reflect light so you want the panels to be dark to absorb.   

Yes, should have remembered my Physics lessons.

It looks like a beast to me too. I'd only consider buying one (if I had the money) if I was going to take a year out to go travelling around the country or something.

Carl2

I had to find a little more info on the solar cell,
https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/how-solar-cells-turn-sunlight-into-electricity

Seems pretty similar to the Peltier that converts electrical energy to cooling and heating.
Carl2