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Author Topic: Anyone using solar, wind or living off grid?  (Read 6493 times)

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Offline moonhill

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Re: Anyone using solar, wind or living off grid?
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2009, 06:30:40 AM »
Maybe we need a regulation saying it is ok to swap one smart one for 5 stupid regs, that would get rid of 4 regs. 

I also see that the roof top PV system as I have outlined has plenty of room for improvements, adding hot water to the system would be fine by me.  We have the technology it just need to be implemented.  I wonder if water flowing over the surface with a collection system and tank would keep the system cool and efficient. 

At what temp does PV's start to loose out put?  Is it gradual or is there a tipping point?

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Re: Anyone using solar, wind or living off grid?
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2009, 09:02:21 AM »

 I was selling-installing, back in the 70's-80's. Seems that I recollect someone doing a water-cooled panel. Don't remember much more, though ???

  It was all mostly experimental in those days.

  On the subject of being harsh, We sold Solarex brand, and they made everything in-house, using Solar as their only power supply, in the factory. Factory was in Maryland??? I believe ???

   Might have to dig out their brochure I saved.  ;D
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Re: Anyone using solar, wind or living off grid?
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2018, 07:16:01 AM »
It's been suggested by my solar supplier that its wise to rewire the living quarters as much as possible with multistrand wiring and use DC power directly without an inverter. I did this in my tree house which is completely off grid and have reduced consumption. We still need to add solar panels to compensate for rainy and cloudy days.
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Re: Anyone using solar, wind or living off grid?
« Reply #23 on: March 26, 2018, 06:05:24 AM »
My relatives have installed the solar panels for their full two story house. They have used large dry batteries for them. Initial the investment was high but in the long run it will save their a lot of money because they are not paying for electricity charges to the government.


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