On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 2:53 PM, Cor van de Water via EV <email@example.com> wrote: > For the power at this green event, what is provided to other activities? > If it is possible to run an extension cord then that is much greener > than building a dedicated solution.
I think no power is provided. (That's fairly standard at farmers' markets in Los Angeles, something I'd like to change.) I think this event will be in a public park. In any case, I was told we would need a generator just for the bounce house, so I'm trying to find a replacement to power just that one thing. > If there is a solar setup, even if it does not produce the required 1kW, > can you have the panels charge (a set of) batteries that run the inverter > to power the bounce house blower? > That would send a powerful message of having fun on solar power, even if > not *all* the power is coming from the sun at that time - as long as you > can supplement the power that is needed, > no point in "ruined fun because the sun dd not shine". So, make sure > that the additional energy needed (from your EV or from batteries > charged and swapped out of needed) can support the power drawn > for the bounce house during the whole period of the event. > Success! Indeed. Status: - Nichicon confirms they don't have a US model of the portable cademo -> 110v unit yet. - I'm talking with the guy who put solar on my roof; he also offers batteries now (I gather Tesla PowerWall 2 and Sonnen Eco). I have no idea if it's practical or wise to try to use one of those for this application, but I could imagine lugging one of them over charged, and using a panel or three during the day -- to show power going in, if nothing else. Anyway, even if it's not, we could put up a solar panel in front of the gas generator :-) - Dan _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org Please discuss EV drag racing at NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)