If you want an affordable way to bring clean energy with you on the go, then you may have heard of Nature’s Generator. It’s the only portable solar generator that can use solar and wind charging for such an affordable price.
While solar and wind are some of the safest forms of energy, they don’t always charge our systems as quickly as we’d like. Well, there’s a lot you can do to change that. Let’s talk about how to set up your Nature’s Generator for the best results!
Connecting to Your Nature’s Generator
Whether you use wind turbines or solar panels, connect them to your Nature’s Generator using MC4 cables. Most MC4 cables will come in 50’ (15.24m), but you can purchase longer ones separately. If you plan to camp or set up your system in the woods, it might be best to buy longer cables or an MC4 branch connector to extend your existing cables.
Ensure that the cables are secure and try to prevent them from bunching or knotting up, as this can shorten the lifespan of your cables. From there, it’s just a matter of finding sunlight or wind!
Optimizing Solar Reach
Find a location where your solar panels can remain unobstructed from the sun throughout the day. If you are in the woods, you may need to find a break in the trees or bring your panels higher by finding a hill, large rock, or any existing structures. Don’t try to climb to the top of a tree with your solar panels!
For reaching the most sunlight, facing your panels toward true south is always recommended. However, there’s a special trick to add for the best results.
If you will be near your solar panels all day, then it’s best to point them slightly east in the morning and rotate them west throughout the day. For most of us, this isn’t feasible on a daily basis.
Moreover, if you won’t be around to tend to your panels all day (or you just don’t want to), then point them slightly toward the west. The afternoon is when the sun is strongest, so keep your panels facing true south with a couple of degrees tilt to the west for the best results!
Optimizing Wind Speeds
The wind turbines you can purchase with your Nature’s Generator are excellent for finding the most advantageous angle for wind speeds. Generally speaking, the higher the altitude, the stronger the winds.
Remember that prevailing winds come from the west at mid-latitudes due to the rotation of the earth. In most of North America, angling your turbines east-west rather than north-south will offer the best results on average.
If you’re able to tend to them, especially during unpredictable weather, you can help angle your turbines along with the wind. However, the wind is far less predictable than sunlight, so this isn’t feasible for most people. When in doubt, an unobstructed east-west position (preferably above the trees) will yield the best results if left alone.
Bring Clean Energy on the Go
Now that you know how to set up a Nature’s Generator with wind turbines and solar panels, you can get the most out of your system. With wind turbines and solar panels, you can continue charging your system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
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