It is proper game trying to avoid slightest shade from a leaf or a branch falling on the panel.
At best it could barely charge two phones. If you depend on Solar you might want to consider a better product.
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The panel is 120w each max in peak hours. How you get 200x 6? In winter, you will be lucky to get perhaps 30W each if your panel is facing the right direction.DasHip wrote: ↑ I live in the NWT. Guaranteed we're close than most of you on here. MANY people use solar panel setups here, all the time, for houseboat living, remote cabins, etc. -40 here tonight and they'll still be operating. Have to be conscious of gas sure, but pretty sure lots have their setups)banks indoors. On the grid here, so one less hassle/worry for me...
Not having to haul more gas/rely on it completely definitely another convenience with these over generators. Some here use wind-power)small turbines too. Many are completely off-grid and use a mix of many (propane, gas for the Genny, solar, wind). All-weather, can be in -60s with the wind chills, but real temps in -40s for at least a couple weeks in a year.
Apparently I have my calculations wrong slightly on last post (didn't think of how much energy could be stored in battery bank over time, but was thinking of overall power gen instantaneous 200*8=~ 1600 watts, not taking into account inefficiencies and degradation over time of solar panels. Another thing to note efficiency of panels does go down over time. Apparently it degrades though and then stays pretty steady.
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Got a link to the cheap 450 watt panel and charge controller you're using?
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I'll never understand fully-grown adults who villainize a kid, asking adults to stop destroying the planet. It's beyond me.vnkvnk wrote: ↑ Agree!!!!
Decide what are you looking for and how often you would/may need it. IMO, nothing is beating the generator. Lower cost, more power. The only case your solar panel may win - maybe a cottage, with a lot of power outages FOR A LONG TIME and you are not there. but you would like to see your camera. Even then, you would need either switch or "on-grid" inverter
Without being green do your match - $ per watt.
The solar panel is still too expensive, especially with our limited amount of sun. Unless you are under "Thunberg" influence
Jan 17th, 2022 9:42 pm
no, it is the exact opposite of the thunberg influence
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these are better unmounted and using the stand (you can even modify for greater angles in summer), then you can manually track the sunMarriedMan wrote: ↑ I have one small solar panel Mounted for lights only. Problem is in winter they simply don't get enough sunlight to fully charge the battery. So I would not count it as an emergency use. And for regular use, definitely no. The price perbkw is toooooo high and by using a battery I'm not doing much favor to environment. I would rather get a small generator
Jan 17th, 2022 10:09 pm
yes, your 6 volt batt's are wired in series to make a 12v battery bank
Jan 17th, 2022 10:22 pm
stick to burying nuts my friend, you are not making sense here
Jan 17th, 2022 10:56 pm
those flex panels from ali express are hit or miss in terms of quality, with little to no recourse if there are issues
Jan 17th, 2022 11:10 pm
I am wondering which part does not make sense?
Jan 17th, 2022 11:10 pm
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Jan 17th, 2022 11:21 pm
i see where you went completely askew in your thinking, and why no-one can understand what you are talking about
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I actually do have a plan to make a automatic sun tracker. But when ii have some more money to spend without thinking hydro bill
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