solar power at the LA River Ride

Here is a solar power system that I used at the 2012 LA River Ride. Since the morning was cloudy I used a backup generator until the sun came out. Interestingly, the solar power was “cleaner” (pun intended) in more ways than one. The generator was causing the guitar amps to produce a lot of funny sounding hums and buzzes, which were gone when we switched to solar power for the backline gear. Along with two 145 watt panels, the system consisted of a 600 watt Samlex true sine wave inverter, a Morningstar 30 amp charge controller, and a Sears deep cycle battery.

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About peaksunhour
Solar Power Technician /Site Surveyor? Installer. NABCEP qualified, OSHA qualified. Solar Power, NEC codebbok courses at Los Angeles Trade Tech College. Installlation experience with Grid Alternatives, Greenway Solar, and others. 20 years of Live Sound Experience, 30 years of experience with electronics.

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