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Apr 23,2018 / News
Mobile Solar Profile: Solar Powered Star Gazing with the Nejedlos

Shortly after receiving a master’s degree in Chemistry from UC Berkeley in 1943, John Dobson found himself attending a lecture given by a Vedantan (Hindu) Swami. Fascinated by the Vedantan worldview, Dobson decided to join the local monastery as a monk of the Ramakrishna Order. …

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Apr 10,2018 / News
A Fresh Take on Trump’s Solar Tariff

“The end of the solar industry as we know it!” “20,000 jobs down the drain!” It’s safe to say the majority of the solar industry was on edge leading up to signing of the Trump Administration’s solar tariff. A couple months have passed since the …

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MArk Motto MS-225
Mar 31,2018 / News
Mobile Solar Profile: Mark Motto’s Multifunctional MS-225

When retired air traffic controller Mark Motto approached Mobile Solar in 2014 he was looking for a solar generator that could do two things.  First, it needed to produce ample clean energy to consistently charge the batteries of his daily driver – a first generation …

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Apr 12,2017 / News
Every new commercial building in France must meet a new building requirement; the roof must be at least partially covered in either solar panels or plants.

Whereas we commend France for striving to expand green rooftops, we prefer to see incentives, not mandates, when it comes to pushing renewable energy and sustainability.  That said, the environmental and energy saving benefits of green rooftops are significant and the backers of this movement …

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What is the difference between a Kilo-Watt and a Kilo-Watt-Hour?
Apr 3,2017 / Learn more about Solar Generators
What is the difference between a Kilo-Watt and a Kilo-Watt-Hour?

The short answer is that a kilo-Watt represents Power, while a Kilo-Watt-Hour represents Power transmitted over a period of time, otherwise known as Energy. Most of us think of these terms as synonymous, but they are not. A KW is a measured real-time rate of …

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battery bank, battery recharge
Apr 1,2017 / Learn more about Solar Generators
How long does it take to recharge?

To determine recharge time from the solar panels, just divide the utilized battery capacity (in kWh) by the daily solar harvest (in kWh/day).  For instance, the MS-225 has a battery capacity of 25kWh and solar array has a daily harvest of 9kWh/day.  Let’s assume you …

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