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Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System

Started this 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…Continue

Tags: internet, Amazon, antenna, solar, wifi

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by B Maverick 5 hours ago. 17 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…Continue

Remembering Denise McCracken

Started Jan 7 0 Replies

It dawned on me today that we have a lot of new members here that probably don't know who Denise McCracken is....or was. Our old timers remember her all to well. This lady was really something…Continue

Tags: solar, crane, mini, McCracken, Denise

DM Solar 158 Watt Solar Panels.....Two for only $388.00

Started this discussion. Last reply by James J Thompson Jul 1, 2013. 9 Replies

DIY Solar Energy Forum sponsors…Continue

Tags: voltage, warranty, current, volt, 12

 

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Installing your new Harbor Freight 45 watt solar kit

You bought the Harbor Freight 45 watt solar kit, now what? This is the place to come and get help setting up that new kit and taking the next step. No question is to basic, our great members will help you get started!See More
5 hours ago
B Maverick replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Survey.....What Inverter Really Has Held Up the Longest?
"On a side note, but not a rabbit trail away from the topic, does anyone recommend a good NON-SINE-WAVE 12VDC to 110AC inverter ???? A 400W or 600W would be good. The reason I ask, any sine-wave inverter used in my vehicle kills the vehicle's…"
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Renewable Ray replied to randall's discussion Solar Panel Cloud Edge Effect
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Renewable Ray replied to randall's discussion Solar panel cloud edge effect
"I knew nothing of this, great stuff. I am surprised your "quality 100 amp breaker" came from AutoZone. Can you share a picture of it?"
10 hours ago
Renewable Ray replied to John Salla's discussion Setup of Solar System
"@ John.....To address the "add on" syndrome of all of this. Just a few notes to make it sink in. Can you add another panel that is not the same as the one have to your system? Yes, you can. But if I understand it correctly your 230 watt…"
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Doug Carrier replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Survey.....What Inverter Really Has Held Up the Longest?
"I've a Rallye brand 400 watt inverter that I've owned for about 8-9 years and used it occasionally in my vehicle until about 4 years ago when i put it into service 24/7. I've replaced the cooling fan on it once... If i remember…"
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Do It Yourself Solar Energy Projects Forum

I created this forum so we could have somewhere to discuss other do it yourself solar projects that were not using the Harbor Freight kit. Share your other projects or ideas about adding to your HF system.See More
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Advanced High Power Solar Group

You've advanced beyond the entry level kit or maybe you want to give 24 volts a try. This is the place to talk about the more advanced aspect of DIY solar.See More
Thursday
Renewable Ray replied to John Salla's discussion Setup of Solar System
"@ John....Work on the math. Your system is fine, you are expecting to much from it. Get the math down only use what you can reasonably replace. Stronger inverter is not the answer. "
Thursday
Doug Phillips replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System
"Not sure if this would work for you or not, and it's definitely not the cheapest solution. Using two of the Wireless Access Points below using line of sight will create a Wireless Bridge. We are using them at two of our dealerships that have…"
Jun 19
Renewable Ray replied to Michael Smith's discussion Very small system for a handy city-slicker
"My quick math says you'll need 100 of the Harbor Freight kits on your terrace. Sorry"
Jun 18
Michael Smith liked Renewable Ray's group Installing your new Harbor Freight 45 watt solar kit
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Renewable Ray replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System
"Great links Johann, thanks for sharing. "
Jun 15
Johann replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System
"A satellite dish may be the best option, but it is depending how far away your signal will be. The record distance if I remember right is over 100 miles but they used 10 foot dishes with it. So the bigger the dish is, the better. Also it has to be…"
Jun 14
randall replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System
"My method will find a hot spot for phone coverage. I tend to sometimes read to fast. In your situation it's going to depend on a very strong antenna and line of sight reception. Even if you installed a strong antenna at the store and tried to…"
Jun 14
Renewable Ray replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System
"A little above my head Dave, but I'm trying. Thanks for jumping in."
Jun 14

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Is Elon Musk the "Übermensch"

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

By Jared Dillian

Elon Musk just…
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Beyond Tesla: The Huge Profit Potential of Lithium

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 7:38am 0 Comments

By Tony Sagami

One of the stocks that I get the most questions about is Tesla. I’m not sure whether investor interest is due to the gorgeous lines of the Tesla Model S, its amazing high performance engine, the high flying stock, or the energy saving nature of all electric vehicles….. but Tesla is a very popular subject.…



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Thomas Edison’s Dream Smashed

Posted on June 28, 2014 at 9:59am 2 Comments

Agree or disagree....but I couldn't resist sharing......

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Are You Sure You Want The Economy to get Better?

Posted on June 19, 2012 at 2:21pm 6 Comments

I think if you ask the general public who the average "do it yourself solar energy enthusiast" is they would say he or she is someone who is trying to save some money. And sure, that's true for a lot of us. Including me! 

But that is just part of what motivates most of us, I think most of our members are motivated by what I call "fear of being plunged into darkness". And no matter how small your system is you will avoid that when Mr. Big Grid decides it's your "brown out day"…

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Comment Wall (56 comments)

At 8:16pm on February 20, 2010, tagger gave Renewable Ray a gift
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this is for for setting this blog great work and HF panels are a way to get started tagger
At 9:48am on March 15, 2010, Stosh Mankiewicz said…
Thanks Ray. I posted a simple question yesterday. I just set this thing up.
Steve
At 12:52pm on April 01, 2010, Aaron Johnson gave Renewable Ray a gift
At 12:53pm on April 01, 2010, Aaron Johnson gave Renewable Ray a gift
At 9:03am on April 16, 2010, Tre' Ridings said…
Thanks Ray! I've been following the forum for awhile now and finally picked up a couple of the HF kits and ready go!
At 8:17am on June 15, 2010, carl b gave Renewable Ray a gift
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Thanks Ray
At 11:12am on June 26, 2010, sikes mccord said…
Has anyone used an MPPT controller with the Harbor Freight 45 watt kit?
At 12:07pm on June 26, 2010, sikes mccord said…
Discount Solar lists an MPPT controller(250 watts) at $109. I wonder how that might work with the Harbor Freight kit.
At 1:50pm on July 27, 2010, MAZY said…
Thank you. This is a nice entry level sight.
At 7:26am on September 1, 2010, Bill Van Datta said…
Kinda interesting place here. I'm just beginning my quest into solar power and in the process of learning. The HF set-up is really a great way to do it. Its perhaps not the "best" machine but its low price and availability will launch many DIY folks into the quest to instal and become familiar with this technology. I'll visit and post here when I have some questions and have something to report.

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