Solar Powered sound & music at the 2014 LA River Ride

This solar power system provided electric power for a Marshall stack, Ampeg SVT, DJ setup, and sound system (with a monitor board) at the 2014 LA River Ride! We can provide sound and solar power for YOUR event!
2014 riverride


2014 Eagle and Condor powwow May 17 & 18 Ontario

The Sun Production solar powered sound system was a total success at the Eagle and Condor Powwow this weekend at DeAnza Park in Ontario, all the way up until closing at 10pm.

Here is a quick video:

Solar powered sound at the LA Climate Rally Feb. 17, 2013

I provided a solar powered sound system for the Los Angeles  Climate Change Rally at City Hall, Los Angeles. It was  organized by the Burbank Green Alliance. There were numerous great speakers and performances. The solar powered sound system performed flawlessly. Other solar PA events coming up.

Come to the Port of Los Angeles High School Green Festival, coming up Friday, May 31, noon-3pm 250 W. 5th St, San Pedro. The solar sound system will be there. We will also be at  the LA River ride, coming  up on June 9.SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

Solar panel modules are now available in a variety of COLORS!

A unique twist on solar – colored solar panels! A unique way to respond to complaints about the appearance of the installation, and also an opportunity to get CREATIVE with renewable energy. Lots of possibilities here. Any solar contracting/installation company that wants to offer something more than the same ol’ thing that everybody else is offering – solar PV module panels in black or dark purple – should seriously consider this. I don’t know of any solar installers currently offering these panels as part of the package.Image.

Day4 Work Smart technology

Day4 Energy 60MC solar modules. These solar panel modules have a very unique solution to the partial shading problem.
9 internal parallel circuits instead of the usual two or three help keep the module working in the shade.
Smart choice for locations with lots of obstructions like trees, vents and and other things. I don’t know why these panels aren’t more popular.

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.

Annual Solar Insolation (tilt angles for solar panels) for Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles annual Insolation

This is a chart of annual Insolation (solar energy) for the city of Los Angeles. It shows the optimum angle and azimuth for receiving power from the sun. This can be used for finding the optimum tilt and azimuth angles for a solar power array. What this means is – if your roof is angled at about 30 degrees facing due south or south by southwest you will be able to receive the maximum amount of solar energy available. So if you have a roof like this and you want to go solar DO IT!

This chart is available for viewing at: