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Solar Wagons can Provide Off Grid Electric Power

Last Saturday we had our preparedness fair and it was quite well attended. One of the things that I found quite interesting was the solar wagon that Aron from Sierra Solar brought to the fair.

This solar wagon is a nice simple unit using a 135-watt solar panel and is entirely self-contained.  In its current configuration, it uses two 6 volt 225 amp Trojan batteries and a charge controller, an inverter, a couple of breakers and is expandable.  The charge controller is TriStar manufactured by Morningstar , and the inverter is a 800 watt Samlex.

This system can be easily expanded and with the addition or a couple more panels and several batteries would run a refrigerator.  In its current configuration, it would run lights and many different types of small appliances, radios, tools or a small DC refrigerator.

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Here you can see the TriStar charge controller  manufactured by Morningstar and the white box with the stickers contains the circuit breakers.
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Here you can see the two 6 volt Trojan batteries and the 800 watt Samlex inverter

 

All the parts and further information on this unit can be obtained by contacting Aron at 530-273-6754 or checking their website http://www.sierrasolar.com/.  They will sell you the parts or build you a custom solar wagon to any specification you need.

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Here you can see an over view of the whole unit.

 

This is a good company with a large selection of off grid power solutions, including wind, water and solar.  They also have deep well solar pumps and many other innovated solutions to living off grid.

 

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