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Title: solar
Post by: thymetraveler on July 29, 2013, 05:08:51 AM
Is there a primer for solar 101?
I'm not an electrician, but believe I could figure it out if I had  source.
Thank you
Title: Re: solar
Post by: Tom on July 29, 2013, 06:23:38 AM
We don't have a library article on it, but a search will turn up numerous prior discussions and tips on the subject.
Title: Re: solar
Post by: thymetraveler on July 29, 2013, 06:53:16 AM
Thank you
Title: Re: solar
Post by: thymetraveler on July 29, 2013, 07:31:49 AM
found a go point!

sometimes it just takes another set of eyes

http://

off to the pure sine races!
Title: Re: solar
Post by: Tom on July 29, 2013, 07:46:44 AM
Looks like you didn't post the full link.
Title: Re: solar
Post by: thymetraveler on July 29, 2013, 08:01:53 AM
I'm not perfect, but this should be correct  I checked it  4 times.

http://www.solarkits.com/learnrv.htm
Title: Re: solar
Post by: Tom on July 29, 2013, 08:18:16 AM
Thanks for the quick follow-up.
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Post by: Gizmo on July 29, 2013, 09:36:01 AM
Try this, excellent material. http://handybobsolar.wordpress.com/
Title: Re: solar
Post by: halfwright on July 29, 2013, 10:51:26 AM
Northern Arizona Wind and Sun have a forum that was very helpful to me when I installed my system. The most important thing I learned was

"Figure your useage and design the system to that."
Title: Re: solar
Post by: JiminDenver on July 29, 2013, 11:23:35 AM
You can also ask questions here. It not like we dislike discussing our set ups.  ;D

I looked at your link, those are some pricy kits. I tell people to check the craigslist in the area for low cost panels. I created a simple 230w portable set up that keeps the batteries quite happy.

What are you wanting the solar to do for you?