r ranson wrote:oh I like that idea.
It's just that my marketing strategy for yarn and fibre is low impact. Electronics aren't all that low impact in the long term.
Also, some dyestuff we have to heat for 12 or more hours a day over several days. Can a solar system do that?
I get that.
I think the solar set up could last 12 hours. While the sun is out and the panel is collecting, the energy would go to the cooktop with the excess going to the battery. Once the sun set, the excess that has been stored in the battery will take over. I'm not sure, though, how much would get stored if you were using it while charging. That would take some experimentation.
Now you've got me curious. What needs to heat for 12 hours? I've only made a few natural dyes, and none of them took that long. I'm thinking you're working with something pretty cool!