Solar Power with Genasun
Genasun has been the answer to an RFI free solar charging experience for George and Jeremy for many years. This week, Ryan Gurin from Genasun joins us to talk all things solar power. We deep dive on charge controllers, battery technology, and panel technology.
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This was an excellent episode full of things I never knew. Good work !
Ajay Kashikar VU3YWK
Amazing discussion, learned a lot about batteries, charging, charge controllers and whole lot of other things
Lloyd Merrill - W1LBM
Great episode! This answered so many questions I had been wondering about. More episodes like this, please.
10 minutes into the episode and I've purchased a GV-5 for LiFePO4. Probably should have listened to the WHOLE episode to make sure i didn't need anything else. George/Jeremy - you're great and the show is a gift! Thank you!
On the tilting panels topic... The RV Geeks just published a new video showing their solar setup with actuator lifted panels!
Great episode. If possible, a great followup episode might include a round table discussion with representatives from Powerfilm, Bioenno, and Genasun to walk through typical solutions for best builds for SOTA, Field Day, and base stations.
The guy George mentioned at around 1:10 in the podcast is Will Prowse. All of his youtube video's are very worthwhile IMHO. He also has a DIY solar forum with a ton of good info and good people on it. I would recommend taking a look if you have an interest in Solar. I also recommended HRBO there as you can see here:
For Jeremy here is a simple tracker that uses small, cheap panels to turn a mount for the main panels:
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