> Thanks for the reply, the information helped me out a lot.
> My Solar Power Generator is very simple. It is one 12V
> Solar Panel feeding a Deep Cycle 12V marine battery going
> out to a 400Watt Inverter. I use it to power a fan or my
> laptop or cell phone charger.
> I live in a apartment, and I cannot post anything on the
> roof So I'm in the process of building some kind of swing
> arm scaffold to stick out my window so I can get the
> panel more sun.
Take a look at this drsign:
It's small and can support about 11 square feet of panel.
This might fit the bill.
> This was my first little project, but my real goal is to
> collect enough solar energy to power a Air Conditioner.
> The Air Conditioner I have in mind draws 490 Watts using
> 4.5 Amps. I want enough solar panels to feed a system of
> 12V batteries connected in parallel (I think, because I
> will still connect this to a 12V battery which will feed
> a 1000W.
I doubt you can run an air conditioner from a small setup.
> So right now I think I should connect the batteries in
> parallel and the solar panels in parallel. Does that
> sound right?
> How would I calculate how many panels and the size of
> the panels given my power requirements for the Air
You will need a lot of panels to do this.
> Thanks a lot!
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