Solar Power....Brian Dessauer's system


There is my system in the back! I bought a warranty with it. I;m looking forward to putting it up. I was really impressed with the packing of entire system. They did a real good job being sure everything stayed secured.

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I am a bit worried about the charge controller after reading so many bad write ups on-line.  It seems most of the write up on are the older system not the new one that I have.

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5-2-12

Been posting at forums, lots of great peeps help'in me out!    I found out I have the old HF system. Looks like the metal frame on panels and mount means you have the old ones.  So I am a little concerned but I guess it will be okay.

My kit is still in box, I am just itching to get it out and install it but I still need to build a combiner, buy a battery and a converter. So no use in just putting up panels just to do it, I am gonna try to wait till I can actually hook it all up at one time!!!

I guess I am going to do a roof mount...I have sooo many trees I wont get much charge time on the ground...

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5-14-12

I hooked up my system yesterday just to play with it on the back patio. Ended up charging my kids DS thing...kinda cool!    I am looking forward to making a material list for combiner and such, buying some wire and running everything in a permanent matter.   I really hate to do a roof mount but I don't have any choice.   I hate the cheap metal mount that came with the system so I think I am going to have to design my own...I will be uploading pics of my install and stuff soon....

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5-15-12

So I spent a lot of time researching today. Here is my install...I am sure I will have many updates as ya all tell me whats wrongs with it.

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5-16-12

So well, after reading what the guys are saying they think I need to put the combiner as close to the panels as possible...not sure why...I have asked em but haven't got a response yet... I am now moving on to my mounting system....not gonna use the crap I got with HF kit.....so I will be looking for ideals. My first thought is pvc to roof the panels to pvc.....I can go flat to roof because the angle is great for my area.

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5-17-12

Ok it looks like I am going to move my combiner closer to panels then use 6 gauge 2 strand marine cable from combiner to disconnect in basement. Also PVC is a bad ideal....so I will be researching pics more to see what Kind of roof mount I want to. Thank God for this site, cause everything I thought to do has been wrong so far!

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5-22-12

I just traded my old HF system in for the new one a few days ago.  It is a lot simpler then the old one....and a lot nicer as well!   I have been cutting down a lot on my system..at first I went crazy with all this junk.....but now i am going to keep it simple and do it. Next pay check I should have enough money to get it all mounted and stuff! Looking forward to it.....I have also been crunching numbers, HF system is way to expensive per panel....so I will more then likely be moving  on to eBay for my panels after the first set is up and running.

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5-25-12

 Just installed my system today, be uploading videos as well. I am very happy with the new HF plastic panel system.

I also just added my videos to youtube and linked em here under videos, just search Brian Dessauer


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8-3-14
Been a long time since i have been here. I just got some batteries and worked them in series. I will be adding picture in a day or so to this blog. Haven't done much with the system just had it around for emergency use only. Now, I am looking to expand on the system to do more with the house and lights. Going from emergency to home use is a big step ans I am sure I am going to need more help along the way. I have darn near forgot most of what I had learned in the last go around lol.....so been spending a lot of time in the forums just refreshing my memory!

here are my videos in one spot

Part 1

Part 2


Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6
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