Re: Window A/C run on Solar
I just ordered some logging tools from Northern Equip. Fairly good, hard to find stuff,, at a reasonable price. Included in the order was a new catalogue. (I am doing this from memory,, so the numbers may be off a bit,, but you get the idea!)
In that catalogue was a "1250 watt solar kit,, provides 1250 running watts of solar power" Price,,,~$4000!
Looking into the system just to satisfy my curiosity, here is what was included. 2 ~125 watt 12vdc panels (sunforce brand,, don't know about UL) 2 T-105 type batteries of some no name brand. 1250 watt inverter,(no mention of brand or if it was MSW or pure) A couple of wiring boxes etc.
I did a quick calc,, and even if I paid full retail for all the stuff, here is how much I would spend to piece this "kit" together.
250 watts of Pv @ $5 (I know I can get them for $3) $1250
2 T-105 batteries 300
Misc wiring stuff 500
This is using very generous pricing. In addition,, there is no mention as to what the "1250 running watts" means. To a newbie,, one would think that you could run 1250 watts while the sun is out, rather than ~125 you might be able to pull on a perfect day!
Not only should these things be banned,, someone should go to some AG and get these guys for deceptive advertising, fraud etc.
I have no problem with a vender selling what ever,, but to allude that these things will do what they won't verges on the criminal.
Please note, being a moderator does not add any weight to my opinions 300 watts Siemens/BP panels,plus a Sun 90,, making ~400. ~30 amps into Rogue MPT-3024, 450 ah of Trojan T-105, Morningstar ts300 inverter, a Tri-Metric meter.a collection of antique generators, plus 2 Honda eu-1000i's (also a BS2512 IX controller) and assorted other stuff!