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Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System

Started this discussion. Last reply by John J. Jul 17. 14 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 Doug Carrier Jul 15. 20 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

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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
9 hours ago
Renewable Ray replied to norvel richards's discussion Renogy Bundle
"What do you think about wire sizing from the panels to the charge controller? Going by this chart I have used for years it seems slightly under sized. What do you think? Amps    #12    #10     #8      #6…"
13 hours ago
Renewable Ray replied to John Salla's discussion System Blowing Fuses
"What Randall said, sharing a couple of pics would help. Also, remind us what panels or combination of panels you are using. This is actually very uncommon, charge controllers go bad all the time but they usually just die. Overcharging is rare, and…"
Monday
Renewable Ray replied to Nathan DeKrey's discussion Looking for Feedback and Suggestions!
"Well B.M. .... if you can run a pump off of a truck battery it's either a tiny pool and pool pump or a truck battery the size of a truck with enough panels to charge it. Something doesn't jive here. "
Friday
Renewable Ray replied to Nathan DeKrey's discussion Looking for Feedback and Suggestions!
"@ B Maverick.....and no where near the power to start the pool motors up. See Randalls great comments above. "
Jul 21
Renewable Ray replied to john smith's discussion kWH MATH
"You mean your average? That's 2716.66"
Jul 21
Renewable Ray replied to B Maverick's discussion HF kit coupon good till end of July 2015, print it here ... in the group Installing your new Harbor Freight 45 watt solar kit
"I guess the popularity of these plummeted when they went to plastic frames. But until somebody wises up and starts making controllers that are just as versatile as these they will continue to be popular. Now that said, I am actually considering…"
Jul 21
Renewable Ray replied to Russ Staska's discussion 25-30 Amp Manual Battery Charger
"Here's a 20 amp unit on Amazon > PL2320 Pro-Logix 20 Amp Battery Charger"
Jul 21
John J. replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System
"Same company, but I have the sleek 4g - compatible with 3g & GSM devices such as straight talk."
Jul 17
B Maverick commented on Renewable Ray's group Installing your new Harbor Freight 45 watt solar kit
"This is good till the end of the month! "
Jul 17
Renewable Ray replied to randall's discussion Solar Panel Cloud Edge Effect
"@ Michael....I know this doesn't apply to your commercial projects but our DIY members might be interested that our friends at DMSolar [the same folks that use to produce the 145 watt panels that so many of our members use] have come out with a…"
Jul 17
Renewable Ray replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System
"Thanks John J.  ...... We are doing computer devices [the phone thing is not an issue] but you have peeked my interest. Is this what you are talking about. > Wilson Booster"
Jul 17
John J. replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Long Distance Wifi and our 12 Volt Solar System
"Ray I'm doing something like your plan but on a smaller scale. It's a Wilson booster for my car, but I've got a mount for it in inside the camper. I use one of their 'trucker mirror' style antenna's off the…"
Jul 17
Renewable Ray replied to Nathan DeKrey's discussion Looking for Feedback and Suggestions!
"Anything like this is appealing to the public if it saves them money. Similar to the driveway gate, it saves money because you don't have to get a permit, dig trenches and hire electricians. But plug and play? There really is no such thing as…"
Jul 16
Renewable Ray replied to Joan Robichaux's discussion Low voltage light lit
"Is it connected to a battery?"
Jul 16
Doug Carrier replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Survey.....What Inverter Really Has Held Up the Longest?
"I think you are asking for a PURE sine wave inverter,(PSW) it is the one that it's output wave form most closely resembles commercial power, a nice smooth arc, instead of a stepped wave or modified sine wave (MSW) which is causing problems with…"
Jul 15

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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......

By Adam J. Crawford,…

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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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