Q: Can I use alternative power (solar and battery) to run a sensor remotely?

A: We have heard of a number of individuals running their sensors with solar power. However, we personally have not tested PurpleAir sensors using solar power in-house. That said, it seems reasonable that solar panels between 10W and 15W should be adequate to power a battery pack to run a PurpleAir sensor. How quickly that battery pack recharges is situationally dependent and might take some experimenting on your part to fit the seasonal sun conditions.

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FAQ How much power does a PurpleAir sensor draw, and how much bandwidth/data does it use.

We need to speak to someone about SOLAR power or BATTERY Power for REMOTE LOCATIONS> around the world. SagientFuturist =[ Claire