The Off-Grid Outlet!

I bought an eBike last year, and wanted to figure out how to charge it with solar power and take it off-grid. I recently accomplished that goal with the help of some fellow solar geeks. We designed and built an off-grid outlet, or “O-GO” as we call it. It’s just what the name says—a way to take one outlet’s worth of electricity off grid. The O-GO is on wheels and is convenient for an apartment dweller like me. It has a 12-volt, 50 amp-hour battery inside, and a 600 watt inverter. It can provide 600 watt-hours of energy, or enough to power a 100-watt light bulb for 6 hours. It seems like it has more juice than that, but we have to do more testing. Stay tuned!

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