I said a few times on the weekend at the Maker Festival that the $17 cheap solar panel worked as well as $80 worth of more expensive panels. The cheap panel worked fine in the window of a 7th floor condo where there is a direct view of the western horizon and gets about 7 hours of direct sun. It doesn’t perform so well if it’s facing a tree covered backyard of a townhouse that only gets about 3 hours of direct sunlight. I’ve plugged both panels in now to try to get the batteries back up to their normal levels.
Click below to download the Powerpoint slide deck from the show
Thanks so much to the Science Nerd for writing a comment that we were the best thing at the Fest. Apologies for those looking for my contact info. I realised later it was buried under sponsors so I added an About tab to this site. Oh BTW I also added Aquaponics information under Links.
The Aquaponics system will be on display at the Toronto Reference Library. I’ll be there July 9 & 10 between 9 am and 5 pm on the third floor. Hope to see you there.