makerPower Solar

by danjuliodesigns

An intelligent solar power system for the internet of things

Jan 13, 2020

Shipping Delay

Due to the busy holiday season, and an unfortunately timed logistical error, the makerPower solar shipments have been delayed. However, the error has been corrected and the shipments are in the queue to be processed. Read the full update.

Dec 12, 2019

Shipping Soon

makerPower Solar boards have arrived at Crowd Supply! The boards are now being packed and processed for shipment. If you need to update or change your shipping address for any reason, please do so through your Crowd Supply account. Read the full update.

Oct 09, 2019

Production Underway

A quick update. The parts finally made it through customs and production is underway. Read the full update.

Sep 16, 2019

Thank You!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who supported this project! I'm excited to get the boards and accessories to you all. Read the full update.

Sep 03, 2019

Firmware Uploaded and Critter-Cam

Version 1.2 of the firmware source code has been uploaded to Github. Plus, a demo using makerPower Solar's "Night Only" configuration for a Critter-Cam. Read the full update.

Aug 23, 2019

New Feature

Based on some early feedback and supporter questions, I have added, and am testing, a new feature in the firmware to allow the user's application to shut down power for a programmed amount of time to allow increased control over power management. Read the full update.

Aug 06, 2019


The project is funded. A big thank you to everyone who has pledged! Components for the first 250 boards have arrived and will be shipped to the Contract Manufacturer shortly. Also, a note regarding high-current applications. Read the full update.

Jul 29, 2019

Campaign is Live!

Get 24/7 power for your remote projects with makerPower Solar. This device is a combination intelligent solar battery charger and 5 V power supply. It allows technical professionals and hobbyists to take their embedded systems and Internet of Things devices off the grid and locate them anywhere. Learn more and back today! Read the full update.

$10,011 raised

of $2,000 goal

500% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices


makerPower Solar Board

One makerPower Solar Board. Comes with a spare fuse and a 6-pin header.


Wiring Kit

This wiring kit includes nine 20 cm female-female Dupont wires, two 20 cm battery wires, and a header to make the temperature sensor remote.


9 Ah Battery

From the Crowd Supply Basics project.

One 9 Ah battery.



I currently design embedded systems. In the past I designed ASICs for computer graphics systems and computer servers as well as ASIC verification software.

Dan Julio

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