slides from solar talk (ongoing now)
kim.quirk at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 19:58:48 EDT 2010
Sorry I missed today's discussion -- Easter celebrations went on quite a bit
longer than I expected.
The charge controller looks like a great project. I know there would be a
number of markets for that even outside of the OLPC projects. I'm always
looking for inexpensive charge controllers since the way we charge batteries
has a lot to do with how long they will last and how many cycles they can
undergo. An affordable MPPT controller is a great idea!
The refrigeration project I am working on requires a solar panel, charge
controller and battery. Pretty simple design... and I would like to specify
and MPPT controller, but I'm not sure they can afford it. PWM (pulse width
modulation) is better than no controller.
Thanks for inviting me, Adam. Don't hesitate to send questions on renewable
energy projects -- not sure if I can help, but I'd give it a try.
On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 5:17 PM, Holt <holt at laptop.org> wrote:
> Low-Cost Solar Charge Controller with the Maximum Power Point Tracking for
> the Developing World
> by Robert Pilawa, MIT Solar Researcher & PhD Student
60 Main St, PO Box 351
Enfield, NH 03748
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