Astronomy

Articles about Astronomy related topics. Information about public Astronomy outreach projects, observation notes and review of other Astronomy blogs.

Environment

Observations and opinions about wide and varied issues and challenges facing the environment.

Science

Opinions and commentary about science related topics.

Social media

Commentary, reviews and opinions about the fast moving world of social networking web sites, applications and web services.

Technology

Opinions and observations about wide ranging topics related to technology.

Home » Environment

Solio: Long term solar charge up today

Submitted by on May 8, 2008 – 13:32No Comment

Today is sunny all day! Nice and warm, about 25C. Summer is here! I got my Solio charging on the balcony at work as soon as I got in this morning. This means it’ll get solar charging for eight and a half hours. I’m eager to see if the battery charges up beyond two flashed of the LED (50%). I’ve repositioned the Solio several times during the day so it’s facing directly towards the sun so that it collects energy in the most efficiant manner.

End of day update:

So the Solio has been outside all day in direct sun. For the afternoon I was unable to check it to make sure it was pointing directly at the sun but when I did come back at around 6pm it was still fully exposed, although not directly facing the sun. I was disappointed to see that the internal battery had only charged to 50% in all that time. Maybe it was the fact that it wasn’t point in the right direction. Not sure. I’ll have to run a more controlled charging test on the next sunny day. Fingers crossed!

Follow me on Twitter!

Share