My First Solar Work In Progess Project

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tcvb
tcvb Solar Expert Posts: 44
Well i fired it up today.Getting 14.1VDC at a wopping peeked so far 8amps,yippy.Well anyhow it got room for expansion when funds will allow.It's been a good experience for me.

One 135 Watt Kyocera Panel
Monrningstar 30 Amp Meter Charger
Battery Meters
1000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter
4 6 Volt Golf Cart Batteries in series and parralled
450AHS

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  • Cariboocoot
    Cariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭✭
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    Not bad, not bad! About 83% of panel rating. :D

    I hope you have a charger to pick up the 'slack' on those batteries: that 8 Amps is about 1/3 what they need.
  • mikeo
    mikeo Solar Expert Posts: 386 ✭✭✭
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    If you have a solar pyrometer on that weather station, I would be curious how your output power tracks the watts/sq meter that the weather station would report.
  • tcvb
    tcvb Solar Expert Posts: 44
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    Not bad, not bad! About 83% of panel rating. :D

    I hope you have a charger to pick up the 'slack' on those batteries: that 8 Amps is about 1/3 what they need.


    Yes i do once a week i have an Iota 50,run for a day on them.I plan on three more panels down the road.Budget was cut :(
  • Cariboocoot
    Cariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭✭
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    Re: My First Solar Work In Progess Project
    tcvb wrote: »
    Yes i do once a week i have an Iota 50,run for a day on them.I plan on three more panels down the road.Budget was cut :(

    Oh yes; that is a familiar scenario all right! :cry:
  • niel
    niel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
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    very nicely laid out.
    why i do believe i see an hf antenna. let me guess, 43ft.:confused::D
  • tcvb
    tcvb Solar Expert Posts: 44
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    Re: My First Solar Work In Progess Project
    niel wrote: »
    very nicely laid out.
    why i do believe i see an hf antenna. let me guess, 43ft.:confused::D

    Yes Two HF Antenna's

    Hustler Vertical Ground Mounted 10-20-40-80 mtr
    Inverted Delta Loop Up Between the Pine's 20-40mter
  • niel
    niel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
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    i can't see the inverted delta in the pics so it must be up higher. i did think you had a solid 43ft vertical going by the base-plate, but hustlers are good too as it skips the need for a tuner for the majority of the bands covered with the 75/80mtr exception.
    being you have both a vertical and i assume a horizontal loop, could you pm me on the noise differences as well as other observations between the two as i don't want to detract from your solar install?