I have a couple questions regarding the wiring of the solar-powered esp32.
In the description provided by the link https://randomnerdtutorials.com/power-esp32-esp8266-solar-panels-battery-level-monitoring/, it appears in the third photo the panels are wired in series rather than in parallel as shown in the esp32 instruction manual (Project 4)?
Also, I was wondering if there was a simpler way to solder and wire up the charger/LDO assembly? I tried to literally follow the diagram, and it was a bit difficult, but I did get it to work.
In both scenarios, the solar panels are wired in parallel.
Your circuit looks fine.
But, you can wire them like this, for example (I’m not sure if it’s a good practice, I’m not very good at circuits):
I have now successfully completed making the solar-powered esp32 sensor station as per Project 4 of the esp32 manual, with the exception that instead of using LoRa I modified the code to use the MQTT protocol communicating with a python-based Raspberry Pi broker/subscriber/publisher with ack statements. All of this was greatly facilitated with the help of RNT. Many thanks to you both for your very helpful instruction, and I look forward to more lessons.