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Solar • Re: Solar home work 4 all

January 24, 2018 LDSreliance 0

John Galt 1 wrote:LDSreliance wrote:I agree with almost everything you said. You have gained some wisdom over the years with your system for sure.Only thing I would slightly disagree with is off grid with batteries can pay for itself in the right con…

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Solar • Re: Solar home work 4 all

January 23, 2018 John Galt 1 0

LDSreliance wrote:I agree with almost everything you said. You have gained some wisdom over the years with your system for sure.Only thing I would slightly disagree with is off grid with batteries can pay for itself in the right conditions. You have…

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Solar • Re: New 30% tariff on imported solar panels

January 23, 2018 LDSreliance 0

This will eventually be a good thing, in my opinion, but is going to suck in the short term. Yes there will be some added manufacturing jobs immediately but the backlash by consumers that don’t want to pay those prices will mean just as many jobs los…

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Solar • Re: New 30% tariff on imported solar panels

January 23, 2018 LDSreliance 0

This will eventually be a good thing, in my opinion, but is going to suck in the short term. Yes there will be some added manufacturing jobs immediately but the backlash by consumers that don’t want to pay those prices will mean just as many jobs los…

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Solar • Re: New 30% tariff on imported solar panels

January 23, 2018 Blondie 0

I haven’t read the entire background on this but tariffs of 30% usually mean dumping, not free trade.Anti Dumping is adding a tax or tariff to offset prices that are artificially low. China subsidizes it’s production of solar panels with tax dollars. …

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Solar • New 30% tariff on imported solar panels

January 23, 2018 tidewaterva 0

TheHill  ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTJanuary 22, 2018 – 04:57 PM ESTTrump imposes 30 percent tariff on solar panel imports00:0000:42BY TIMOTHY CAMA67,483TWEET SHARE MOREPresident Trump on Monday imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panel techno…

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Solar • New 30% tariff on imported solar panels

January 23, 2018 tidewaterva 0

TheHill  ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTJanuary 22, 2018 – 04:57 PM ESTTrump imposes 30 percent tariff on solar panel imports00:0000:42BY TIMOTHY CAMA67,483TWEET SHARE MOREPresident Trump on Monday imposed tariffs of 30 percent on imported solar panel techno…

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Solar • Importance of cleaning your solar panels

January 22, 2018 LDSreliance 0

I work with solar all the time and have done so for years. I have helped numerous people learn about solar and get a system set up. But I never fully appreciated the value of cleaning your solar panels until just recently.I upgraded the equipment on…

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Solar • Re: Solar home work 4 all

January 22, 2018 LDSreliance 0

John Galt 1 wrote:Years ago I built a small (200 watts in panels) solar system that ran the chest freezer in the garage during our frequent power outages. That system was later expanded to 490 watts and could run a small window AC unit for 3-4 hrs…

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Solar • Re: Survivability of Solar Panels after HEMP Event

January 4, 2018 TRex2 0

John Galt 1 wrote:……That’s because wires act like antennas that gather the EMP’s signal, as in the case of the E3 component of the EMP. Any panels attached to the grid will almost certainly be affected by a nuclear EMP. The Pulse might not complet…

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Solar • Re: Survivability of Solar Panels after HEMP Event

January 4, 2018 TRex2 0

John Galt 1 wrote:……That’s because wires act like antennas that gather the EMP’s signal, as in the case of the E3 component of the EMP. Any panels attached to the grid will almost certainly be affected by a nuclear EMP. The Pulse might not complet…

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Solar • Survivability of Solar Panels after HEMP Event

January 2, 2018 JohnEE 0

Hello All,Does anyone out there think Solar Panels would survive a HEMP without being in a properly constructed Faraday Cage? I wrote a few paragraphs on this subject, but the post seems to have disappeared. I was reading posts and some people here se…

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Solar • Re: Solar home work 4 all

October 28, 2017 John Galt 1 0

Years ago I built a small (200 watts in panels) solar system that ran the chest freezer in the garage during our frequent power outages. That system was later expanded to 490 watts and could run a small window AC unit for 3-4 hrs a day along with …

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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 5, 2017 rickdun 0

Flightnurse1 wrote:I am figuring the amp hours out. So each battery is 12amp/hr and I have 12 batteries in the cart. Now that it is built, I plan to slowly change the batteries to deep cycle marine batteries, but for now it’s great. If I had to do it …

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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 5, 2017 rickdun 0

Flightnurse1 wrote:I am figuring the amp hours out. So each battery is 12amp/hr and I have 12 batteries in the cart. Now that it is built, I plan to slowly change the batteries to deep cycle marine batteries, but for now it’s great. If I had to do it …

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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 5, 2017 Flightnurse1 0

I am figuring the amp hours out. So each battery is 12amp/hr and I have 12 batteries in the cart. Now that it is built, I plan to slowly change the batteries to deep cycle marine batteries, but for now it’s great. If I had to do it from scratch, I wou…

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Solar • Re: Homemade Solar Cart

October 3, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Hmmm…That’s impressive.

How many amp hours?

I’m wondering with 6v batteries and an inverter what that might be capable of…….???

A setup like that would be great in the back of my truck for RV camping instead of converting my storage for extra battery storage and access to the sun when the RV is shaded….. 🙂

Thanks for the idea….

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:31 am


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Solar • Homemade Solar Cart

October 2, 2017 Flightnurse1 0

I came up with this idea after a friend gave me two B/P 40watt solar panel and a 800 watt AC converter. I wanted to build something portable so I decided to build it on a wagon. I managed to score 14 batteries (12 volt Lithium 12amp/hr) from the GE guy who came to the hospital to change the batteries in our x-ray room. The 20amp controller has usb ports for charging devices, and the whole thing took about seven hours to build. Works great for a small, portable, solar wagon!

Statistics: Posted by Flightnurse1 — Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:45 am