About three years ago I picked up the Harbor Freight 45 Watt Solar Panel Kit with good intentions. The kit was on sale (I think ~$130) and I figured, “why not? This could be a great backup power system.” Unfortunately, it’s not great and it’s no good as backup power for much of anything most folks would use it for. It does, however, provide some electricity and I figure I should use it. After the purchase I fiddled around with it, then put it away until this spring. I decided to give it another go and challenge myself. My goal was to not plug my cell phone into a wall charger for as long as I could.
Posted by on Fri, 17 Apr 2015