Solar Power tutorial

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LowePro
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Solar Power tutorial

Post by LowePro » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi! We made an online tutorial for a Solar Panel station.
I don't think I can put the link here directly because it has referred links to buy parts online and technically that's "Advertising", so if anyone wants the tutorial send me a direct message and I'll send the website. It turns out to be relatively simple once you figure out the components. Cheers!

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some seeing eye
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Re: Solar Power tutorial

Post by some seeing eye » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:10 pm

We have many great solar power on playa threads on ePlaya and many very bright experienced in all things playa energy!

Some non-commodified suggestions:

Visit the Alternative Energy Zone village 6:30 and E on playa before purchasing your playa, RV or even home PV system, make friends and keep in touch. AEZ 2017 tour schedule https://playaevents.burningman.org/playa_event/6668/. Even visit them if you have or have started a system. (The "AEZ" is also expert on concentrating solar, solar ovens. Those solar showers are solar too!)

Many cities have maker spaces and DIY experienced solar people who love to help, free!

Many product lists and Hardbore Freight include panels selling for over $1/Watt. Consider monocrystalline panels sub- $1 down to $.40/ Watt and dropping. Include shipping costs in your cost valuation.

Many solar electronic modules, like inverters and chargers have quality problems and die a premature death, right when you are counting on them.

Understand the don't drain below capacity of your batteries, and how to measure and manage.

Fuses, breakers and wire gauge!!

Understand insolation + panel angle and true - not magnetic orientation for location time and date. Build a sturdy rack, chain down to prevent theft, dust off those panels early and often.
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rhymemewling
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Re: Solar Power tutorial

Post by rhymemewling » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:54 am

What is Solar Panel station.? :?: :?: :?: :roll:

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lumusislight
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Re: Solar Power tutorial

Post by lumusislight » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:07 am

Hello asr9754,

I'm willing to receive an online tutorial for a Solar Panel station. I've seen some of the do-it-yourself solar projects on MrMoneyMoustache and The Great Solar Journey to Durango essay typer reviews. Currently looking for some easy and quick guides and tips. I'll PM you my email or Skype. Looking forward to receive your tutorial.

Thanks

RoninAbout
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Re: Solar Power tutorial

Post by RoninAbout » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:59 am

Ooh please, please!

Serhio
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Re: Solar Power tutorial

Post by Serhio » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:33 am

Please, can you send me a tutorial?

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Re: Solar Power tutorial

Post by Serhio » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:53 am

By the way I found interesting article about cheap solar panels https://websolarguide.com/cheap-solar-panels/. In my opinion article very useful and clear.

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