Solar panels

Solar panels

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:00 am

As if I don't have enough issues with the stuff I got already breaking down..... I was down an onion farm yesterday and in the corner of the barn was a pack of Unisolar e144 flexible pv solar panels with adhesive and easy connector panels and stuff like inverters and cables etc. He was going to install a bunch of these on his roof and along came Sandy and off went the whole roof (and most of the building) and the whole package got wrecked. He offered me a deal I could not refuse. I have a metal roof indoor riding arena and could run out 20 of these easily in a perfect location. Knowing him he probably claimed to the adjuster the panels were already on the roof and just blew into the wind. Advice please? If I link 18 of these together which 1000v inverter? Or should I just pay my electric bill and stop being so stupid. I need this project like a hole in the head but you can't fix stupid. The package is pretty beat up, they stacked bags of onions on them. The panels look dirty but intact.
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Re: Solar panels

PostBy: dcrane On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:59 am

You should do this bro! research, learn then DO! Then teach me how and what the results are, if your getting the stuff for free (or next to free) than why the heck not!
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Re: Solar panels

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:14 am

if your getting the stuff for free (or next to free) than why the heck not!


Oh, I don't know, instead of doing this I could spend a few hundred hours sleeping. However, biting off more than we can chew is a family tradition and I am very tempted.
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Re: Solar panels

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:12 am

The flexible ones aren't a long life item.... most solar have 20 or 25 years of warranty. The flexible have 5. They are worth $50 to $150 each on ebay. If I wanted to do some solar, I'd sell them & buy something more permanent.

IF you do go with these, do some research. I think they have a limit of 600 volts DC. You might end up needing two inverters.
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Re: Solar panels

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:40 am

There you go Freddy, a nice bucket of cold water in my face - thx - now off to fix the manure cart.
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Re: Solar panels

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:21 am

Really Simon, stay with-in your realm of knowledge. :clap: toothy
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Re: Solar panels

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:27 am

Do what you were trained to do---nothing.
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Re: Solar panels

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:54 pm

Now 1 Kw of power for $125, hmmmm

http://www.simpleray.com/v/vspfiles/fil ... Manual.pdf

Hmmmm,,, red is positive you say.... hmmmm. :blowup: Lots of cables, mud soaked but look OK. Inverter 1000W Sunpower --- hmmmm, let's plug it in and see what happens. 144w a piece and 18' long- geez. I got circuit diagrams.... green is ground yes? I got print outs from forums (barely readable). I got some sort of NYSERDA document - throw that out for starters.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 50-93,
Baseburners & Antiques: Invader 2 Wings Best, Glenwood #8 + Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice, Chestnut
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Solar panels

PostBy: franco b On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:06 pm

coalnewbie wrote:Now 1 Kw of power for $125, hmmmm

http://www.simpleray.com/v/vspfiles/fil ... Manual.pdf

Hmmmm,,, red is positive you say.... hmmmm. :blowup: Lots of cables, mud soaked but look OK. Inverter 1000W Sunpower --- hmmmm, let's plug it in and see what happens. 144w a piece and 18' long- geez. I got circuit diagrams.... green is ground yes? I got print outs from forums (barely readable). I got some sort of NYSERDA document - throw that out for starters.


Just wear your rubber boots and keep one hand in your pocket and what could go wrong? Just remember to slope the wires the right way so the lectric runs to the outlet.
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Re: Solar panels

PostBy: Lightning On: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:45 pm

franco b wrote:Just wear your rubber boots and keep one hand in your pocket and what could go wrong? Just remember to slope the wires the right way so the lectric runs to the outlet.


Now that there is some fantastic wisdom :lol:
Lightning
 
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