Hello. This is my first project like this, hopefully it goes well. I'm from Montana, USA. Here's what I am planning on doing and please give any suggestions or feedback. I am all ears, and hoping to get help from the venerated here.
Available on ebay. Talked to Zane on the phone, waiting for a quote from him.
HQRP gets high marks everywhere I looked at them. I would like to get 2 of these, so I can get 36V without conversion. I think I will order one for now, I can alway get another later.
http://hqrp.com/30-watt-monocrystalline-flexible-solar-power-panel-30w-12v-dc-for-battery-charging-by-hqrp.html">30W Solar Panel
Now I need help. I think I need a charge regulator The panel puts out 18V working voltage. Can anyone recommend a light, effecient charge controller tht works with 12V-18V to charge 36V string? If I hook these in series I should get 36V, and these do have a diode, could I just direct charge as long as I did not overcharge?
Anyone reccomend a different/better battery?
What else am I missing?