Portable renewable energy power system

  • US 9,865,903 B1
  • Filed: 02/24/2015
  • Issued: 01/09/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/24/2014
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A portable renewable energy power system, the system comprising:

  • a first solar panel attached to an enclosure;

    a second solar panel hingeably attached to the enclosure and deployable away from a solar cavity defined in the enclosure;

    an open position wherein the second solar panel is exposed and extends out from the enclosure;

    a closed position wherein the second solar panel is stored and received within the enclosure and the solar panel cavity is covered by an exterior portion of the enclosure;

    a battery module comprising a plurality of battery cells;

    a user interface comprising at least one input device and at least one display;

    an alternating current/direct current (AC/DC) converter;

    a direct current/alternating current (DC/AC) converter; and

    ,a control module comprising at least one processor, wherein the control module is programmed to configure the system among a plurality of configurations including;

    an external charge configuration wherein in the external charge configuration, the system is configured to receive an alternating current (AC), convert the AC to a direct current (DC) with the AC/DC converter, and provide the DC to charge the battery module;

    a solar charge configuration wherein in the solar charge configuration, the system is configured to receive solar generated power generated by the first solar panel and the second solar panel, and charge the battery with the solar generated power;

    a battery only configuration wherein in the battery only configuration, the system is configured to convert the DC from the battery to an output AC with the DC/AC converter and an output DC;

    a solar only configuration wherein in the solar only configuration, the system is configured to convert the DC from the first solar panel and the second solar panel to an output AC with the DC/AC converter and an output DC; and

    ,a solar and battery configuration wherein in the solar and battery configuration, the system is configured to convert the DC from the first solar panel, second solar panel, and battery to an output AC with the DC/AC converter and an output DC;

    a handle attached to the enclosure for carrying the system, wherein the battery module, the AC/DC converter, the DC/AC converter, and the control module are positioned within the enclosure.

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