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[Canadian Tire] Canadian Tire NOMA 100W Solar Kit with Stand & Charge Controller (Reg $549.99 Sale $199.99)

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[Canadian Tire] Canadian Tire NOMA 100W Solar Kit with Stand & Charge Controller (Reg $549.99 Sale $199.99)

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/noma ... 2514p.html

Front page of CT flyer. Reg $550, on for $200 (May 14-20)

Despite living in Vancouver I kind of want to get one of these. Seems to have everything you need other than the battery(ies). I know CT regular price is always a joke but this is a pretty big discount on a 100W panel kit. Good deal?
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Jul 9, 2018
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It looks like a polycrystalline panel. That's the main draw back of this kit. You can get a 100W monocrystalline panel, which is superior tech, for approx. $100 and depending on what you choose, a better stand, a basic PWM charge controller (what this kit would have) and some cabling for another $100. Look on Amazon or at Renogy.
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mikejg wrote: It looks like a polycrystalline panel. That's the main draw back of this kit. You can get a 100W monocrystalline panel, which is superior tech, for approx. $100 and depending on what you choose, a better stand, a basic PWM charge controller (what this kit would have) and some cabling for another $100. Look on Amazon or at Renogy.
Thanks for your input! I may have bought one if you didn't share your knowledge. So, it's much appreciated. Could you recommend something for us to buy that's in this price range (or cheaper?) that you think is good quality?
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It's a Noma, will be lucky if this lasts a year
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good to know.
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BiGGiEx3 wrote: Thanks for your input! I may have bought one if you didn't share your knowledge. So, it's much appreciated. Could you recommend something for us to buy that's in this price range (or cheaper?) that you think is good quality?
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Canadian Tire would sell a used sock for $5 and claim the retail price was $500.
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Costco for a bit larger i believe has reg price the same or lower than this sale price. * sale prices just get closer to regular price, not necessarily good deals.
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Canucks640 wrote: Canadian Tire would sell a used sock for $5 and claim the retail price was $500.
Well maybe if it was a BMW sock.
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Anyone successfully use solar panels to run their pool pumps and heaters... or am I still 10 years too early? :)
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oldmanlogan wrote: Anyone successfully use solar panels to run their pool pumps and heaters... or am I still 10 years too early? :)
The south-facing half of a roof of a modern detached home in Southern Ontario can be reasonably fitted with 10kW of solar panel area (approximately 40 panels at 250W each). With 10kW of power (noon-time on a sunny summer day), you could run a pool pump (1kW) and a large 9kW electric heater, sufficient for a 15,000 gallon pool. But such solar setup investment will cost you $50K+ upfront, not too smart from a financial point of view (because an equivalent natural gas setup will be under $4K upfront, plus $1,000 in gas/hydro bills per summer).
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I wish this solar stuff wasn't so complicated. I've been wanting to get a reliable setup for the RV for a few years, but I always get way too overwhelmed/confused and rage quit on the idea.
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shniper9 wrote: I wish this solar stuff wasn't so complicated. I've been wanting to get a reliable setup for the RV for a few years, but I always get way too overwhelmed/confused and rage quit on the idea.
This is a good primer for RV's and boats:
https://www.amazon.com/Managing-12-Volt ... 0964738627
Keep in mind the book is almost 20 years old but the basics remain the same.
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Canadian Tire reminds me of that Southpark Episode "Ez Pay"

"ALRIGHT FOLKS WE GOT A AUTHENTIC NOMA SOLAR PANEL HERE FOR 550... WHATS THAT? I HEAR WE ARE DROPPING THE PRICE TO $100 BUCKS. YES ONLY 100. COME TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR LOW PRICES"
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oldmanlogan wrote: Anyone successfully use solar panels to run their pool pumps and heaters... or am I still 10 years too early? :)
OMG I was literally just thinking the exact same thing.
Any idea what the wattage draw on a pump is? LOL
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Me... have 600 watts panels with MTT charger
With 350 -450 amp deep cycle batteries cook la rice and turn on la fans...🤣Slightly Smiling Face left over use other things...
Chinese Food+MSG=Good Food :rolleyes:
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Hi, can someone show me the deal on the BMW socks for $5 ($495 off!) Really interested in this! Smiling Face With Open Mouth And Smiling EyesGrinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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Canadian Tire would do better business if they just changed their name to "Everything 80% off"
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oldmanlogan wrote: Anyone successfully use solar panels to run their pool pumps and heaters... or am I still 10 years too early? :)
why would you use solar to power a pool heater? when you can just use the sun to directly heat the water....
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