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The House of Mohist presents: "Solar Basket: Universal Solar Upgrade Kit"
Bring a little sun in your life...
The whole project started as a challenge to build an autonomous vehicle for home usage. Instead of start with AI and vision system, we started with energy system. Self managed and self energy sufficient mobile platform, large enough to be useful and light weight enough to be safe, that pretty much let itself to the solar bike/trike territory. We envision an affordable, clean energy system that would provide transportation, power/energy, wireless communication, data, internet and security to people everywhere on earth. Solar Basket is the first commercial component of our grand vision, and with your support, a better and brighter future awaits.
Our design philosophy
Flexibility: Connect various battery types with Boosted MPPT Solar Controller to charge 24, 36 or 48 Volt Bike battery with a single panel
Simplicity: Quick plug and play using the Standard MC4 Connector
Scalability: Very simple to add extra solar panel for more power or convert your solar e-bike into an emergency energy source
Affordability: The whole system cost less than an extra lithium e-bike battery
Open Source Hardware
Major Component Specification
A water resistant nylon bike pack for your phone and small accessories with Velcro covered side and rear air vent. Clear transparent PVC window pouch designed for mobile phone, fits Iphone X and other 6" phones. Velcro strap design for quick release & installation.
50W Flexible Solar Panel
Peak power (Pmax): 50W
Peak voltage (Vmp): 20V
Open circuit voltage (Voc): 18V
Peak current (Imp): 2.5A
Maximum operating current (Isc): 2.8A
Maximum system voltage: 20V
Dimensions: 22 inx21.6inx0.1in
Net weight: 0.95kg/33.5oz
Solar Charge Controller
Direct DC/DC boost: Step up Voltage with upto 90% energy conversion efficiency
MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) get the most out of the panel
Input voltage range: 12-60VDC
Output voltage: Adjustable 15-90VDC for 24/36/48/60/72VDC battery
World's first Weavable Solar Panel. Stitch smaller panels to form a larger one without any tools.
This is the solar everything conversion kit. We designed this pack to take portability and design flexibility to the next level. Take the kit with the bike, or put it in your backpack, make it part of your tent, patio cover, window shade, beach chair, sun umbrella... There is nothing to tie you down. Panel itself has regulated 5V, 12V, 19V output, combine with the adjustable 15V-90V output of the solar regulator. Nearly all DC electronic appliances could use more efficient DC-DC conversion, instead waste energy on DC-AC-DC conversion. Charge your cell phone; charge your laptop; charge your car, boat battery; power and charge 12V or higher DC powered blender, refrigerator, electric lawnmower, powertool, Roomba, Hoverboard... You can also connect panels together thru MC4 cables to expand energy capacity. The possibilities are endless.
60 W folding Solar Panel make it easier to take everything with you.
Open Dimension：34.25 in X 16.15 in
Closed Dimension: 11.41 in X 16.15 in
Weight: 4.37 lbs
Solar Generator Package
This is your off-grid, camping, disaster preparedness energy source, solar starter kit. Minimal installation, find a sun facing window, door or patio, hang up the the flexible panel, connect the wire and instant electric outlet. 200 watt AC inverter let you power your small electronics when the whole neighborhood goes dark. 220Wh/20,000mAh lithium-ion battery will keep the lights on in the dark. When the sun comes out, recharge your battery pack with the 60W solar panel. The whole generator fits in a portable, light weight package, so you can take it everywhere.
Weight: 5.5 pounds
Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.3 x 3.4 inches
Battery Capacity: 220Wh/20,000mAh
AC/DC Output Wattage: 200.00
Risks and challenges
There are thousands of different electric bikes out there. Each one has its own unique design and configuration. It is very likely the solar basket we designed would not fit the some bikes. We have made the individual components as flexible as we can, but some extra tooling and retrofitting might be required.
If your adventure take you where the bike can not go, you can take your off-grid power source with you. Also recommended if you don't want a permanent mount on your bike but still like some free energy. For fellow solar product designer, the flexibility to put solar panel on anything and everything
60 Watt Folding Solar Backpack.
Solar power regulator/ controller
Cable and power adapter for phones, laptop and tablet included.
Rack and Basket NOT INCLUDED
A starter package for renewable energy home. An electric outlet to plug into the sun.
Portable clean energy backup generator. Flexible Solar Panel with AC power inverter with lithium battery. Your off-grid, camping, take it anywhere, silent, maintenance free backup energy source.
60 Watt flexible solar panel
220Wh/20,000mAh Portable Generator Power Source Power Supply with 100V/110V/60Hz