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I'm considering looking at how to do this, since it looks doable, but wonder if anyone has any experience of actually doing this, even partially. It's a very similar problem, it seems, to running a TV using solar power when camping, so it's not that strange a scenario. I've come to the conclusion that one way of doing this is as follows:
- Use a cheap/old/low power laptop
- Buy a car battery - or perhaps a 12V 100Ah battery
- Use a 60W solar panel (or similar) to charge the 100Ah battery
- Use a car cigarette light connector based power adapter to connect laptop to battery
I'd be interested in hearing from anyone who's tried doing this.