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Old 07-01-2017, 06:55 PM   #21
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Did you mount your panels transversely or longitudinally?
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:34 PM   #22
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Did you mount your panels transversely or longitudinally?
I don't think it matters, but I mounted mine longitudinally (I think), mainly because I was limited by the width of the bus(92'ish). And the panels are a 22in wide.

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Old 07-02-2017, 09:23 AM   #23
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I have posted a couple of times trying to generate interest in this idea. No takers yet.

The folks that live in SoCal, AZ & FL have great buys at their fingertips. Those of us "up North" don't have near the deal.

I can buy 2 x 285 watt panels for $208. The shipping is another $160. I can get 10 x 285 watt panels for $1040 and shipping is $260.

So $184 per panel vs $130 per panel. BIG difference.
Sounds like a 'high class problem' because both of those prices are cheap considering them twelve months ago. I will be interested but not in your time frame. If you can afford he batteries 6 or 8 of those panels would put you off grid. With an option to power your house if needed.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:48 AM   #24
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Sounds like a 'high class problem' because both of those prices are cheap considering them twelve months ago. I will be interested but not in your time frame. If you can afford he batteries 6 or 8 of those panels would put you off grid. With an option to power your house if needed.
I would love to cover the roof with solar but I cannot afford the battery bank to go with them.
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Old 07-02-2017, 03:30 PM   #25
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Thanks, Taolik. My kit should arrive sometime on Friday. The "fun" part now is to purchase 3 new batteries.
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Old 07-02-2017, 05:53 PM   #26
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Just a note if anyone wants to get really technical about solar then visit the cruising sailboat forums. Those guys are really 'off grid' and tend to know what there talking about.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:22 PM   #27
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I found my 4 T605(More or less same as T105)batteries out of a broken forklift behind a chinese grocery store. They aren't perfect, but they have done me real solid for freebee batteries. If you keep your eyes peeled for the right kinda junk, maybe it'll help you guys get some cheap house batteries. Or clutter a bunch of junk.
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:33 PM   #28
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I need batteries for the bus - all three of mine are DEAD.
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Old 07-04-2017, 05:13 PM   #29
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The solar panels arrive tomorrow!
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Hmmmm...any idea what killed three batteries?
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