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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

Tags: PM, levels, battery

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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dave simmon commented on Big Moe's video

Wind generator output

"Moe thanks for the information I do want to leave my PMW Controllers alone. I understand your Solar Controllers are separate from the wind controller that is good news. I am checking out the MW&S Charge Controller. It is Butt ugly however you…"
Oct 27
Big Moe commented on Big Moe's video

Wind generator output

"Hello Dave, The solar chargers are connected to the battery bank individually and the wind controller is also connected to the same battery bank. The wind generator controller is from MW&S and it works very well. I have both wind generators…"
Oct 27
dave simmon commented on Big Moe's video

Wind generator output

"OK Big Moe Thanks for making this. Are the Solar charge controllers wired in with the wind controllers? I see the wind charge controller are they from Missouri wind and solar? I hate to asked but couls I get a close up Pic of that? Where did you get…"
Oct 26
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Big Moe replied to Mike's discussion Going to ease in to Wind Turbine in the group Adding A Wind Turbine to Your Project
"Hello Dave, I am not familiar with this unit, but the reviews are not that stellar. I'm not seeing the specs on the page.   There is not a controller listed that I can see. I do see that there is a mention of needing one in the…"
Oct 24
Big Moe replied to Mike's discussion Going to ease in to Wind Turbine in the group Adding A Wind Turbine to Your Project
"Hello Dave, I have Model# 45444 , which is one of the units I see at northern tool. It came with the controller that is pictured in their ad. As I have explained that controller was DOA when I got the unit. The generator has actually be very good.…"
Oct 16
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
Big Moe commented on Big Moe's photo

The current setup

"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
Johann commented on Big Moe's photo

The current setup

"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
Big Moe commented on Big Moe's photo

The current setup

"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
Johann commented on Big Moe's photo

The current setup

"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
Big Moe commented on Big Moe's photo

The current setup

"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
Raymond Dias commented on Big Moe's photo

The current setup

"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

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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.…


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



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.



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.



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