7 comments on “Solar Powered Raspberry Pi

  1. That’s an interesting project. I’m currently in a similar project and I’m not quit sure if the battary comes through the winter, since at that location is no heating (down to -20°C is possible). Have you done any precautions to avoid a breakdown. By the way, a temperature log would be very interesting.
    Best regards from Germany,
    GP

    • No, I have not added any precautions to prevent a breakdown. I’ll notice when the site goes down, although Lithium batteries have a very good low temperature performance characteristic. In my application, the minimum temperature it is likely to see is about 25 degrees Fahrenheit or -4 degrees Celsius. I haven’t experienced any long term problems thus far. I’ll have to consider adding a temperature sensor on this board. I have one in the same location already, but the data is not currently posted to the internet.

  2. This is the best and most perfect DIY on how to run a Raspberry Pi on solar power.
    Thumbs up… Great work!

  3. Hi,

    This is a great article, I plan to follow your article to build my own raspberry pi server powered by solar energy to run a network/servers monitoring application.

    Just wanted to confirm, the parts you listed here are the the most up to date?

    • They were up to date when the article was written. I would encourage everyone trying this project to check for cheaper and better alternatives that may exist now. Good luck!

  4. Hi, thanks for sharing.

    Quite a good set up to do some Bitcoin mining. Plug a couple of USB ASIC Bitcoin miners into the Pi…

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