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      First assembled table with solar power

      The solar array was mounted to the 4" steel pole and inserted into the table and base pedestal. Outlets were added.  Now the Power Module needs to be added in order to see everything work together.

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      First solar array is fabricated

      Today the first solar array was constructed by Alex using custom designed solar panels. The first support structure was significantly over-designed and construction was very time consuming. 

       

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      ShadeCharger prototype built with production components

      The second generation ShadeCharger prototype was built using the initial manufactured components. The unit was mounted on the backside of a solar panel module that provided charging current for the battery.

      Battery capacity and Battery Management System function were verified using mutiple heat lamps as the electrical load.  These tests revealed the need to change both the charge controller and power inverter.

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      Initial prototypes in the lab

      The initial prototype of the Anytime Battery was the genesis of the ShadeCharger concepts. The initial prototype used prismatic lithium batteries and simple MPPT charge controller. 

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      First picnic table delivery

      The first concrete picnic table was custom build for ShadeCharger is being delivered.  It weighs more than 2000lbs, built from a custom concrete mixture, cast over a large steel rebar frame. 

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