Solar and Wind Powered Sound System

As a fun project I have built a solar and wind powered sound system, which I take out and about to camping expeditions and the like.

It’s built from a 12V car amplifier and a bunch of recycled studio monitor speakers.  The wind turbine can generate up to 300W of power and the solar panel up to 130W of power. I also have a pedal generator which can be used with a mountain bike and an enthusiastic human to take it up to 11 when required.

I use around 650Ah of deep cycle battery capacity, which will run the amplifier and also some LED disco and ultraviolet lights, to add a bit of atmosphere.

A laptop computer provides the tunes!

There is an article over at The Big Green Idea giving a full run-down on how to build this system, with a schematic.


  1. July 17, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Really Enjoyed The Read.

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