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I recently read on another forum that the HF kit panels only last about 5-7 years. Is there any life cycle testing which would give an idea the longevity. Mine are approaching 7 years. It does seem that the batterries, which are 2 years old and have…Continue
Hello everyone!I'm hoping for some insight to something new to me.I am away from my cabin for a couple of weeks, and have been monitoring the solar setup remotely.The loads I left on are: Refrigerator running off an inverter, pulls about 14 amps at…Continue
I have for a like new Tiger Claw pure sign wave inverter for sale. I also have the original box. I used the inverter one time during a 4 hour power outage. There's not a scratch, ding, mark or dent on it. The price is $145. I can box it and ship it…Continue
Hello to all. I recently took a "class" in back country water treatment. It was primarily for hikers and I figured I had nothing to lose but i probably wouldn't hear anything new. Well wrong again. I knew industrial water treatment was done using…Continue
I don't have anything to add to this, just hate to see how long it's been since the last post. Maybe we need to change the name of this discussion to just "solar panel" any solar panel, and not dm solar panel? No limit as to brand. oh well, at…Continue
We still really enjoy using this portable solar generator we built. It's handy for lighting and charging devices on our mountain property. And great set up at home where we can show newbies how solar works with a small set up that they can touch and…Continue
One of my first LED's I got, stated 50,000 hours of live.Then it went to 23,000 hours life,Lowes just sold a cheap one for $2.50 and it had 18,000 hours and that was 3 month ago.Those diapered for about 1-2 month and recently reappeared, but it has…Continue
I am planning to build a solar furnace as an experiment. Do you have one, have you used/built one and what was the outcome?After building the prototype and using it to collect data I would like to build and sell them...that's the goal anyhow. What…Continue
OK, I have my 3 sets of 45w panels (135w Total) connected to my 300w GTI (Grid Tie Inverter) I bought off eBay. The Sun is Out today and I am putting Power back on the grid. Granted it is probably like throwing pocket change at the National Debt but…Continue
I have looked but may not have looked deep enough for the answer to my question so I am asking for help. I want to know how to figure the largest possible battery bank I can use for the amount of solar I have. Currently I have in storage 8 of the…Continue
I was curious to see what type of batteries others use with their HF set up. I check this site almost daily, but it doesn't seem like there are any new posts or content.
I use 2 HF setups together with a sunsaver controller and 2 wally world deep cycle batteries and it seems to work work good. How about you?