I’m wondering about the feasibility of a project I’m working on for school. I am creating a hybrid system that will integrate a 100-W solar panel, 400-W wind turbine, and a piston-driven turbine wave energy generator. Energy will be stored in a 12V deep cycle marine battery. The intended load is minimal (about 5-10 60-watt incandescent light bulbs.
I am looking into a similar project that was previously done. I have obtained most of the hardware from this older project but am wondering if using an arduino controller is my best bet.
Is there a way, or are there components that will allow me to use the Arduino as a charge controller/power monitor?
I hope this isn’t too out there. I’m a mechanical engineering student, my knowledge of electrical is limited. Please forgive.