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Get Ready for a DC Future

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann Jul 11. 7 Replies

Great new article that Google alerts sent my way....I knew this was coming I just didn't know how.Read > Get Ready…Continue

100 Watt Renogy Solar Panels for Only $139.99

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann Jul 3. 6 Replies

You guys all bought up the Renogy 100 watt panels Johann brought to our attention. Here's the best deal for the monocrystalline version going on Amazon right now,…Continue

Tags: Renogy, HQST, panels, solar, watt

I Have Been a Skeptic.....But Prices Continue to Fall

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johann Feb 15. 1 Reply

I'll admit I read and watch everything I can get my hands on from or about resident Google futurist Ray Kurzweil. Just yesterday a video I watched of an interview with him shows him saying that solar…Continue

Harbor Freight Battery Holding Up Through it's First Real Abuse

Started Nov 2, 2015 0 Replies

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…Continue

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Johann liked Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
Jul 15
Johann replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"Yes, each solar panel got it's own 2 pole breaker, so I can turn each panel off or on as I need if I get problems in the future. This way I can isolate a panel completely from the rest of the system. Solar panel to breaker, breaker to buss bar…"
Jul 11
jpf replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"neat looking job yohann, is each circuit breaker for it's own solar panel tied to a buss bar going to a controller? "
Jul 11
Johann replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"At dave and jpf I do not think there is much to worry about it if you done the install right and used the right hardware. Use the right fuse and/or breaker and the right wire. DC breakers can be the same size as any household breaker. On the other…"
Jul 11
dave simmon replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"Me Too"
Jul 10
jpf replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"if we have a 200 amp ac service now will we need 2000 amp dc service then? that would scare the devil out of me."
Jul 10
Renewable Ray replied to Lee Hamrick's discussion Solar powered jon boat
"I think it's a great idea, creating shade at the same time. Of course it will limit casting which wouldn't bother me a bit. I am a troller, fishing of course....not the internet."
Jul 8
Johann replied to Renewable Ray's discussion 100 Watt Solar Panels for Only $114.99
"Dave, I went to their website, but I could not see how much they want for shipping the solar panels. Thank you."
Jul 3
dave simmon replied to Renewable Ray's discussion 100 Watt Solar Panels for Only $114.99
"Johann The two pack 158s are 268 at their website. Just punched it in. Just wonder if they will cut a deal on shipping for a 20??? http://www.dmsolar.com/solar-panels.html"
Jul 2
dave simmon replied to Renewable Ray's discussion 100 Watt Solar Panels for Only $114.99
"JP Hi I have 18 DM Solar panels in service right now. I can vouch for them a couple of years and no burps at all from them. Currently the wife and I are looking to get 20 of the 158s and drop them in storage just in case SHTF. that would mean a 10…"
Jul 2
JP replied to Renewable Ray's discussion 100 Watt Solar Panels for Only $114.99
"The Amazon reviews on these panels is not very good. The Renogy panels still seem to be the best deal."
Jul 1
Xbombero commented on Renewable Ray's group DM Solar 158 Watt Panel Owners Group
"a Has Any one converted a Hayward Ecostar pool pump to solar?  If so was it worth the price and what was needed to do the job. Don"
Jun 23
Johann replied to Renewable Ray's discussion 100 Watt Solar Panels for Only $114.99
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dave simmon replied to Renewable Ray's discussion 100 Watt Solar Panels for Only $114.99
"Are the DM Solar 158s still a good buy? Heck are they still making them?"
Jun 17
dave simmon replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"Thanks for the Link More fuel for me to stay in the 12 volt world and keep the inverters for now. The DC rated switches and equipment. I dream of then they are so integrated into our culture we don't even notice them. It will happen. Murphy…"
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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

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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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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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