Comment by Vance Keaton on November 23, 2013 at 12:44pm

Looks great..Good Job

Comment by Mark J. Heisel on November 23, 2013 at 1:17pm

Most parts were from recycled parts and scrap yard. Next I will make a box for battery and electronics.

Comment by george appel on November 24, 2013 at 4:48am

real nice job mark

Comment by Mark J. Heisel on November 24, 2013 at 6:52am

thanks

Comment by Johann on April 9, 2014 at 2:55pm

Thank you for posting this picture. I thought of doing the same.

I am into FTA (free to air) and I am using a 10 foot dish at this moment and I also have an 7 1/2 foot dish in storage.

Is your dish moveable to follow the sun and could you post pictures of the backside ?

Comment by Mark J. Heisel on April 9, 2014 at 4:45pm

I think the one in my pic is from 7.5 ft set up.  I am working on one I like better from a bigger one most likely the 10 footer. I like the bigger one because it has a large square  made of square tubing and looks like it will be easier to mount more panel to. My plan is to some day add a tracker. I will get some pics.

Comment by Mark J. Heisel on May 12, 2014 at 6:30pm

Johann my pics of the back are not very good, I also got a little too close to the fence, Not sure if you can see the part were the satellite dish actuator goes i have piece of straight metal to keep it stationary but some day hope to add satellite dish actuator and tracker. Too I got busy and forgot to post pics.

Comment by Johann on May 12, 2014 at 7:44pm

Mark, tank you for posting those pictures. You have a very nice setup there.

You inspire me since I would have many parts here already to do something like that.

Yes, I seen the picture with the actuator mount and your piece of metal on the picture.

I was thinking to put 6-8   100 watt panels on it, since the total amount would still weigh less than the 7 1/2 foot dish. I just bought an tracker for an different design and setup, but I did not mount  it yet nor used or tested it yet.

Comment

You need to be a member of Do It Yourself Solar Energy Forum to add comments!

Join Do It Yourself Solar Energy Forum

© 2014   Created by Renewable Ray.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service