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web based monitoring system

I have started a blog on the hackaday site to show off the arduino powered web based monitoring system for my offgrid system. Not complete…

Started by Gary

0 Jun 1

Idea for winter battery box heater

I got this idea to get a little warmth into the battery box just through winter. Not looking to 'heat' the bank so much but just to try and…

Started by John J.

14 Apr 1
Reply by John J.

Grounding DC solar equipment

I am finishing up my HF solar system and I need to ground my equipment. I have a copper water pipe nearby and I am thinking of grounding to…

Started by Frank S.

5 Mar 27
Reply by Dale Marshall

Making a cheap timer

     I have two 50-watt solar panels up, in the DC part of my system.  I was thinking about putting in a timer to control the outdoor light…

Started by Denise McCracken

33 Feb 8
Reply by Don Abel

Video:HEAT WATER OFF GRID USING SOLAR POWER (PHOTOVOLTAICS)

I know people have asked questions about using Solar excess to heat hot water. Here is a video from a YouTube channel I follow that talks a…

Started by Raymond Dias

2 May 11, 2013
Reply by Bill K

Modified HF Inverter/External Fuses

I was disgusted that the HF inverter had safety fuses that were not easily replaceable. Well, bite the bullet and de-solder and replace....…

Started by Thomas Matica

2 May 8, 2013
Reply by Big Moe

Reducing Power Usage

When we first started this forum a big part of the discussion seemed to be about reducing power usage. I want to take us back there not jus…

Started by Renewable Ray

31 Mar 3, 2013
Reply by Renewable Ray

Solar panel mounting angle

Hello, Guys, I am sure this has been discussed before.  I am taking the lazy approach of asking this question, rather going through pages a…

Started by Luby Missov

14 Nov 17, 2012
Reply by Robert DeMartino

Using Thunderbolt Frame for DM 145w panels.. mods with pictures..

Since I got 8 panels and am pretty low on funds I decided to try something. I found HF sells Thunderbolt Magnum Solar panel frames for $10…

Started by B. Kelly

2 Sep 11, 2012
Reply by george appel

Everstart 24DP-4 (dual purpose / hybrid) discontinued at Walmart

I've had these, for 2 years now no problems. They are not true deep cycle batteries. I don't abuse them. Went to price another to expand th…

Started by John J.

3 Sep 10, 2012
Reply by Steve Brown

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