[LibreQoS] solar powered internet

Jim Forster jim at connectivitycap.com
Sat Apr 15 00:59:05 EDT 2023

Right.  The WISPs and ISPs that I know of in Africa & India have this  pretty much this dialed in.  Some solar-only sites, lots of DC sites..  Loads range from  ~10w - 100+w. Various suppliers for the pieces-parts, various time on battery deisgns, various engineering standards., 


> On Apr 13, 2023, at 4:28 PM, Mark Steckel via LibreQoS <libreqos at lists.bufferbloat.net> wrote:
> I don't follow WispTalk so can't speak to those discussions. And agree, the Ubnt stuff sort of does the job, but it's under powered for what we do.
> We have yet to build a solar powered site, and in Philly it is probably unlikely we ever will. However, all of our high-sites use a DC power plant. 
> The attached photos are from a small site, and the others are (almost certainly overbuilt*) for what is a large site that I expect will grow over time.  (We've also switched to LiFePo4 batteries of AGM lead acid.)
> * I've found upgrading network gear is much easier than power systems... and have been hampered when we have outgrown our power system at a couple of sites in the past. And granted, a good portion of the over built system in 3 of the photos is a by product of load sharing and redundancy.

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