SOLAR Info to Digest

We are excited to inform you we just transferred one of our articles on Solar.  We are in the process of transferring old web pages off a site we are going to eventually delete.

If you are considering solar on your trailer or RV.  Or just curious.  This is a lengthy somewhat technical end of things.   From a build it from scratch mentality.

It includes charts to aid you in understanding some of the concepts, and steps in approaching your design.  Or even capacity estimations if you intend to purchase a plug and play type configuration.

Click here to open the full length article  SOLAR Design Info & DIY Panel Roof Rack construction.

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“ROAM” COULD GENERATORS BE A THING OF THE PAST?

Nissan has been working on a solution (ROAM) to recycle used electric vehicle (EV) batteries. Batteries that are cycled beyond their usable life span for vehicles.

Nissan has developed a device called a “Roam”. A cube made up of lithium-ion battery cells. Cells that have been pulled from Nissan electric vehicles.

A “Roam” can store up to 700Wh of energy, offering 1kW worth of output.

When the “Roam” is combined with a 400W Solar panel it can provide ample power to most RV type trailers. Enough to provide enough power for a week without being recharged.

The “Roam” could be charged in approximately one hour when plugged into a suitable power outlet.

While this is still a concept, not in production, it shows possibilities for recycling EV batteries that may not still be suitable to power a vehicle. But still usable for other purposes. Thus extending their usable life.

For more information, do a internet search on Nissan Roam, or Nissan x OPUS.

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