US 9,812,896 B2
Portable solar power station
Anthony Imperial, San Francisco, CA (US)
Assigned to NextArts, San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed by NextArts, San Francisco, CA (US)
Filed on Aug. 12, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/825,040.
Prior Publication US 2017/0047770 A1, Feb. 16, 2017
Int. Cl. H02J 7/00 (2006.01); H02J 7/35 (2006.01); H02S 20/30 (2014.01); H02S 40/32 (2014.01); H02S 40/38 (2014.01); H02S 40/42 (2014.01); H04R 1/02 (2006.01)
CPC H02J 7/35 (2013.01) [H02J 7/0024 (2013.01); H02S 20/30 (2014.12); H02S 40/32 (2014.12); H02S 40/38 (2014.12); H02S 40/42 (2014.12); H04R 1/028 (2013.01); H02J 7/0021 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A mobile solar power station apparatus, comprising:
a container, the container including an enclosed internal support structure configured to secure components and external wheels;
a solar panel mounted on an articulable joint atop a mast, the mast mounted on top of the container;
a rechargeable battery pack comprised of non-flooded batteries with combined voltage of at least 24 VDC, said rechargeable battery pack mounted securely to the internal support structure of the container, said rechargeable battery pack receiving output from the solar panel;
a voltage regulator mounted to the internal support structure of the container, and configured to regulate an output of the solar panel;
a power inverter mounted to the internal support structure of the container, the power inverter having input terminals and output terminals and an inductor coil electrically coupled to each of the output terminals of the power inverter, wherein the input terminals are electrically coupled to the rechargeable battery pack;
an outlet bank mounted on an outer wall of the container, the outlet bank configured to receive the output of the power inverter;
a cooling system associated with the power inverter, and further configured to receive power from either of the solar panel or the rechargeable battery pack; and
wherein the solar panel and the voltage regulator are electrically coupled in series and in turn in parallel with the rechargeable battery pack, and further in parallel with the power inverter, the mobile solar power station apparatus configured to require no more than 170 pounds-force to transport across a substantially flat surface.