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Wanted : DM Solar 145's

Started this discussion. Last reply by ladyhawk Apr 3. 6 Replies

Hello,I'm on the hunt for some more of the DM Solar 145w panels.  I can still buy them from DM Solar, but I am checking to see if anyone here bought some that they are no longer in need of.I am…Continue

The panels have sold.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Moe Mar 25. 3 Replies

Thank you to everyone on the board.  All of our systems have changed together. The final panels ship tomorrow, they all have been purchased at this point. I have deleted the original thread so that…Continue

Spring time = Battery Check

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Marshall May 28, 2013. 1 Reply

Hello All,Just a reminder.. or information in case you didn't know.  It is time to check acid level in your battery's cells. Acid will boil off as you charge the batteries, as you hear them bubbling…Continue

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Not Solar... But it is Electric! The Lectric Leopard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Moe Jul 22, 2013. 86 Replies

This is a side note.  It is not solar, but I am going to use my array to keep it charged. It is my newest toy ( I've not said that outloud around my wife yet but we know it is)  It is called Lectric…Continue

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Big Moe replied to Ryan Paul Romero's discussion I Need Help as I Now Have the Cash to go Advanced Solar
"I have claimed the tax credits over the last 4 years. Each year I use the reciepts from the additional items purchased.   No issues so far.   Moe"
Jul 7
Big Moe replied to Ryan Paul Romero's discussion Dale; Moe ; Hill ; Don ; All Pros here -- I need help as I now have the cash to go ADVANCED SOLAR
"Hello Ryan, I'm late to the party.. sorry for missing the beginning of this adventure. Have you purchased the inverter yet?   Moe"
Jun 26
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"Hello Johann, There are no inspections in Michigan. So there was nothing to pass inspection. The key to the registration is the VIN number. Most NEV's have a shorter VIN and cannot be registered for standard road use. But this vehicle had a…"
May 27
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"This is very interesting. I did not know that there is such thing as a NEV and what it meant until you said some about it. Question....Since you registered the NEV as a regular car, doesn't all the safety features have to work like on a regular…"
May 24
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"Hello Johann, Now that is a loaded question... Here is my take.  The Leper is my Favorite EV car. But that is with an asterik. When I drive the Leper I do have a bit of range anxiety, but it is not from the batteries.. it is from the…"
May 16
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"Nice set-up. Which one of those cars do yo like best and which one will give you the most millage per charge."
May 15
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"Hello Raymond, I do have solar on the RV.. but it is only to keep the start and house battery charged when it is not hooked to power. So I am lacking a bit in that area.  If we keep it I will expand the solar.  At this point we do not use…"
May 12
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"So do you also have solar on the RV? My wife and i are shopping around for one this year and i plan on installing solar on the roof as well as maximize battery storage,  "
May 12
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The current setup

Here is my current setup.. It is 5.2kw in solar... plus the two wind generators. I have another 1.2kw to install. I will have them up in a couple of weeks. Also you see the three L's... the Lily Pad, the Leaf and the Leper. These are the three…
May 11
Big Moe replied to Ryan Paul Romero's discussion Questions for the Gurus..... Panels and Charge Controllers
"I think you may be missing it... any MPPT controller will change the 24v input to 12v at the battery. This is where they excel. If you are able it is even better to have them at 36v on the input side. This will lower the line loss in smaller sized…"
Apr 26
Big Moe replied to Ryan Paul Romero's discussion Questions for the Gurus..... Panels and Charge Controllers
"I currently run four of the FM80's on a 12v battery bank system. Yes the max is 1250w per controller because of this.  My panel input voltage is 54.7v , but the battery bank voltage determines the max watts per array. This is…"
Apr 26
Big Moe replied to Johann's discussion Off grid battery storage and a grid tie system.
"Hello Johann, My current system is sort of this way. I now have 4 arrays providing power for my home and charging my battery bank. I then have 2 arrays connected to grid tie. These two GTI's are erasing the power that I take for all of my…"
Apr 26
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ROOF of RedNeck Power

"I see the spec's now.. very good.   I used some of the grey deck boards.. and cut them to 3" slices. I then mounted them to the steel roof of my pole barn as supports.  After two years they are holding up great. They are not…"
Apr 25
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REDNECK POWER Done

"That looks great... what are the full spec's?  what size are your array's and how many batteries are in the bank?  What are you running and how are you doing it?  I realize there may be a thread that tells all of this.. if…"
Apr 25
Big Moe replied to Ryan Paul Romero's discussion 100 Watt Panels of different Brands at 12 volts Same Price?
"Hey there, If you have a Menards in your area.. they have Grape solar discounted for "Earth Day".. so for the next few weeks it is an even better deal.   $119 for the 100w panel    or  $127 for the 105w…"
Apr 22

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Random Ramblings

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 1:49pm 9 Comments

Hello All,

 

I decided I would try out the blog section. This is just a bunch of random thoughts I'm tossing out in the form of a letter. I've learned a bit this week and thought I would share.

 

First... I had my battery bank setup with bus bars. A guy in our maint. shop at work cut me some bars out of stainless bar stock. I drilled the needed holes at my shop at home and installed the bars. I thought it all was working very well. I was talking to another maint.…

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Comment Wall (12 comments)

At 3:38pm on July 6, 2011, larry isaacs said…

Big Moe, welcome to the forum. We welcome new ideas and projects. Pull up a chair and tell us your solar/wind plan(s).

 

Good Luck

 

Larry

At 8:22pm on July 9, 2011, RedZone133 said…

Thanks for the comment about the combiner box.Your set up is awesome,I wouldn't have enough space on my little house to put up that many panels.HF must love to see you walk

in the door.LOL

At 7:37pm on July 16, 2011, RedZone133 said…
The panels are on sale again in Orlando...149.00  I'll have to wait until the next sale.Let us all know how the change over goes and give us some good details.Right now I'm happy w/ 12v system,but I'd like to see your results.
At 9:15am on January 24, 2012, Bill Van Datta said…

Wow, Those are some serious batteries.  Must have cost a small fortune. Nice set-up and installation.  Have thought about wind turbine but don't think I am in a location that will ever produce enough power to make it worthwhile.   Wind only blows less than (est) 10% that would make any turbine spin.

At 11:40am on January 24, 2012, Big Moe said…

Hello and thank you Bill,  I do love the batteries... It is hard to keep them full in the winter.  I'm hoping the wind turbine will help in this area.  We don't get massive wind, but I have a large open field behind my barn that funnels it in. If all works out I will be adding another 6 cells to the battery bank by the end of spring.

At 9:13pm on July 14, 2012, Dorothy James Wesley said…

Moe, I just read:  Topic 'Power questions from a Noob...' Yes... keep feeding us your experience, I for one need all the knowledge i can get...  thanks

At 1:47pm on August 12, 2012, jpf said…

hey Moe,

just wanting to check and see if you have any more controllers for sale?

it looks like mine has bit the dust and I need to replace it and I thought if you had anymore I would get a few.

thanks,

jpf

At 6:21am on August 21, 2012, dave tedder said…

Hey Big Moe! Harbor Freight posted the blog article on Facebook and it's getting a lot of attention!

At 7:00am on August 21, 2012, Renewable Ray said…

Hey Dave, do you have a link for that Facebook page so that members can find it a bit easier.

Thanks for posting!

At 10:47am on August 21, 2012, Big Moe said…

Hello David,

 

That is great news... hopefully I don't have to be on Facebook to see it.

 

Moe

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