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"Here is a picture of the 100 amp breaker I purchased from auto zone. It's mostly used for car…"
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"John, I read the message you sent me.  Yes you can add a 225 watt panel with your 235 watt…"
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Solar panel cloud edge effect

Until recently I didn't know anything about solar panel cloud edge effect. What the heck is…See More
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randall replied to John Salla's discussion Setup of Solar System
"John, you asked, "I do not understand how adding batteries increases wattage." You need…"
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"Thank you for you help Johann. I do not understand how adding batteries increases wattage.  I…"
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Solar Panel Cloud Edge Effect

Started by randall in General Discussion. Last reply by randall 18 minutes ago. 2 Replies

Until recently I didn't know anything about solar panel cloud edge effect. What the heck is it; Clouds can also provide brief increases in solar power. If the sun is on the edge of a white cloud, its light bounces off and passes through the cloud's…Continue

Tags: effect, edge, cloud, panel, Solar

Setup of Solar System

Started by John Salla in General Discussion. Last reply by randall 56 minutes ago. 43 Replies

I am trying to set up a new solar system.  I am a novice. Below is the equipment that I have already purchased.  The panel and controller were purchased from a guy that was converting his entire home to solar energy.  I had some solar people look at…Continue

Survey.....What Inverter Really Has Held Up the Longest?

Started by Renewable Ray in General Discussion. Last reply by Doug Carrier on Friday. 16 Replies

I want to put it out there, what inverter really is holding up the best? I know it's impossible to compare since most of us are not using our inverters around the clock. But I bet after everybody checks in we'll sort through the real junk and a few…Continue

For sale Tiger Claw 1500 Watt inverter

Started by randall in Classifieds. Last reply by randall Jun 22. 4 Replies

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

Tags: Inverter, Claw, Tiger

Hail Damaged ? Panels Texas

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by randall Jun 21. 1 Reply

I have the chance to pick up damaged panels on the Cheep. The Tempered Glass looks like it has been hit with Hail and has small and I mean super small cracks in it Do not see the silicon cracked at all.Barely see them but they are there. Seem to…Continue

Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System

Started by Renewable Ray in General Discussion. Last reply by Doug Phillips Jun 19. 9 Replies

I am not qualified to do this on my own, but I know a lot of you are. And I think this will prove very valuable for so many forum members since a lot of us are using our solar set ups as a "rural device" for our mountain retreats, hunting camps or…Continue

Tags: internet, Amazon, antenna, solar, wifi

Very small system for a handy city-slicker

Started by Michael Smith in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon Jun 19. 4 Replies

http://www.harborfreight.com/45-watt-solar-panel-kit-68751-8527.htmlAm i barking up the wrong tree?I rent an apartment in northern Manhattan and I have a huge south…Continue

I've Been Away

Started by Ronald Rice in General Discussion. Last reply by Ronald Rice Jun 10. 2 Replies

Two Years Later,My system continues to run well. Six HF kits on the roof of my shed charging two deep discharge batteries which are manually switched to a grid inverter when fully charged. Due for a wash due to pollen but still ok. I only used the…Continue

Using a water heater as a dump load device?

Started by Johann in General Discussion. Last reply by Renewable Ray Jun 9. 1 Reply

Is a water heater a good choice as a dumping device with dump controllers?Many people think that a water heater would be a perfect device to dump power into it with an dump controller.  Why not use the water heater to get rid of the extra power that…Continue

Wind Turbine "Dump" set up

Started by Mike in General Discussion. Last reply by Johann Jun 9. 13 Replies

Hey guys, I have a 600 watt Wind Turbine that I am hooking up to our cabin system to supplement our solar. Our area up there ia known for frequent windstorms. Any suggestions on the best way to hook up a system where when the wind kicks up and sends…Continue

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Controller Showing 12.06 Consistently

Posted by norvel richards on June 15, 2015 at 10:30am 1 Comment

I have a question 

I have HF panels hooked up to Harbor Freight controller & controller shows consistent 12.06 volts. And doesn't go up or down when the sun is out or it's dark. What could be my problem? Any help would be appreciated.

Is Elon Musk the "Übermensch"

Posted by Renewable Ray on May 7, 2015 at 4:46pm 2 Comments

By Jared Dillian

Elon Musk just…
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