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Offline nicolap

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Solar bench
« on: October 02, 2022, 05:31:07 pm »
Hi all,
a few days ago I was on holiday in Istria (Croatia) and found myself tired and with the mobile phone battery flat.
Luckily I saw the solution to all my problems: a solar bench where I could rest a bit and recharge my mobile phone!
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Offline MrMobodies

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2022, 03:16:56 am »
Joke: A solar panel with a free stand.

Unfortunate that it can't be tilted.
 

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2022, 11:36:59 pm »
If you sat on it you would block the sun and stop your phone from charging.
 

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 12:13:39 am »
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If you sat on it you would block the sun and stop your phone from charging.
plenty of room in the sides to stash a battery bank
 

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2022, 12:25:07 am »
If it cracks when you sit on it...   ::)
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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2022, 12:45:48 am »
...Needs a shade umbrella...I wouldn't sit at any solar chair-bench in the direct sun...
 

Offline Ed.Kloonk

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2022, 04:00:59 am »
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If you sat on it you would block the sun and stop your phone from charging.
plenty of room in the sides to stash a battery bank

The sun shines out of my arse, so I could power a city.

 :)
 
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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2022, 05:12:27 am »
The sun shines out of my arse, so I could power a city.

Ah, so it is you who is going to save the world, by mooning it :-DD

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2022, 05:14:13 am »
The sun shines out of my arse, so I could power a city.

Ah, so it is you who is going to save the world, by mooning it :-DD

This light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine.
 

Offline Helio_Centra

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2022, 05:15:53 am »
I don't get the fad of mounting solar panels horizontally in places they will be covered or worn. It is solar freakin roads all over again.
 

Offline PlainName

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2022, 10:46:33 pm »
You gotta admit a bench tilted at 32 degrees is going to be a bit of a bummer. Ditto a road.

AIUI, there isn't that much different between horizontal and tilted. The main problem is without the tilt 'stuff' doesn't roll or wash off but just accumulates.
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Offline Whales

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2022, 11:21:51 pm »
You gotta admit a bench tilted at 32 degrees is going to be a bit of a bummer. Ditto a road.

What about those slanted anti-homeless bench seats?  Some of them even have spikes.

We need a slanted solar spike-bestudded bench seat to charge our phones in our busy everyday lives.

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2022, 05:26:44 am »
We need a slanted solar spike-bestudded bench seat to charge our phones in our busy everyday lives.

Charging your phone on an outdoor bench whilst your time is limited does not make sense, because when you are busy you don't have the time to sit and wait until your phone is charged again >:D

Offline nicolap

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2022, 08:56:13 am »
The website of the first bench: https://include.eu/b2g/steora/city/

Yesterday I found a new bench, here: https://www.google.com/maps/@47.4858969,19.0793296,21z (the satellite view is outdated).
Website (only in hungarian): https://okospad.hu/
Some other picture and a short but interesting movie (text in hungarian): http://epiteszforum.hu/kozteruletek-jovoje-lehet-az-okospad
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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2022, 01:03:05 pm »
...Needs a shade umbrella...I wouldn't sit at any solar chair-bench in the direct sun...

They could have put the solar panel on legs above the bench - then the panel would serve as a shade umbrella.
 
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Offline Helio_Centra

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2022, 02:26:33 pm »
Like what is shown in this thread https://www.eevblog.com/forum/dodgy-technology/solar-trees-ev-charging-stations/msg4407055/#msg4407055  :-DD

Having them up on poles is a good idea but like I said on that thread in the dome shape you are only gonna get one to two panels at an optimal angle at a time (and the piezoelectric flags/leaves would produce microwatts each so without thousands of them you would get nothing out of them) and each wouldn't produce even enough power to charge one car, let alone four like the renders show.

Now if you only wanted to charge a phone from the solar tree then it would be easy mode, 5-15 watts is much easier than the 1300-10000 watts you need to charge a car.
 

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2022, 03:31:00 pm »
Maybe we could bio-Engineer HUMANs to be, 8 inches tall, with commensurate huge reduction in food / energy needs...Tall buildings would be, like 200 feet high...
   THEN, those piezo-chargers would be great.
 

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Re: Solar bench
« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2022, 03:42:17 pm »


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