Hello all. I’ve been spending a bit of time investigating solar and getting an understanding of all the elements needed to create a portable solar installation. I have thought of a few applications for the sort of size of installation that could be fitted, say, to the roof of a van. I’m getting my head around the various numbers, but struggling a bit with the units and the calculations. Are there any experts out there that can assist or can anybody point me to a decent guide for a non-electrician?
One application I have in mind is to power the sound system that I use for gigs and festivals. Modern amps and line-array speakers don’t use as much power as the big old boxes and the switch to LED stage lighting might make this a viable alternative to hiring noisy, smelly and polluting generators.
I’d be interested to hear of any applications you can think of where a van-sized amount of solar energy could be put to use in a remote location.