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[aprssig] [OT] RE: APRS Solar Power (I was wrong)

John johnk.mchugh at att.net
Fri Oct 2 13:37:39 UTC 2009


Dave Baxter wrote:

>Lead Acid batteries are also not that efficient, when you compare what
>you can get out of them, vs what is needed to charge them, in VA terms
>that is, and the higher the discharge, the worse they get.  But for most
>people, they are the only "practical" system for electrical energy
>storage, until the Supercap people get things ramped up that is.
>
I just read an article that suggested using excess solar power during 
the day to make and store hydrogen to make power at night and so run 
your APRS station (to keep it on topic) and everything else.
Don't know what the efficiency of that would be

John, K4AG




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