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View Poll Results: What would be your purpose of a DIY alternative energy system?

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  • Lower my monthly electric bill

    43 53.09%
  • Help the mother earth avoiding to burn oil etc.

    36 44.44%
  • Grid independence is my goal

    28 34.57%
  • Want it as a PC etc. backup system in case of energy cuts

    8 9.88%
  • It

    14 17.28%
  • 6 7.41%
  • 3 3.70%
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Thread: My tiny project in sunny Ecuador

  1. #131
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    Dec 2009
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    Manabi, Ecuador
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    Default All fine till here

    Hi all

    I didn't post for a year or so, just want to leave a feedback.

    The panels have passed two years in action now, there have not been a single problem with them - neither the used gel batteries I bought.

    All in one it was a good investment and a lot of fun, I use no other electrisity for my small distillery, the heat source is gas.

    http://www.destileriabonanza.com

    Wish all the very best

    Joe

  2. #132
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    Jul 2009
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    Hi Joe - Good to hear from you!

    Glad all is going well with your system.

    Russ

  3. #133
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    Oct 2009
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    Joe,
    I'm glad everything is holding up for you. Have you made any more? It's good to hear from you.

  4. #134
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    Sep 2010
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    Default If it is useful LED 12VDC 5W bulbs in Ecuador

    Hello I have done my OEM 12VDC 5W LED bulbs, locally in Ecuador, I am located in Guayaquil.
    If you need help with DC LED lighting, I have now a lot of experience with LEDs lighting both DC and AC.
    I will try to attach an image.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  5. #135
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    Jun 2012
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    Default tiny cell

    Quote Originally Posted by ecusolar View Post
    Today arrived my Kill A Watt meter.

    It's a very good tool, my 23" Samsung LCD screen is rated 108W but it only uses 70W.

    The Sony laptop charger is 60W but when the battery is charged I could read 35W only.

    My wife called me Mr. Watt-son today.
    hi ecusolar i wish to build a tiny cell with in cheap material. any one has goods row for this .......rajesh

  6. #136
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    Jun 2012
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    Default Hours of sun

    Quote Originally Posted by ecusolar View Post
    Here another photo of my first DIY panel in plain sun at 14:00 h (18V out).

    The fan you see there is a 24 V cooling fan and it spinns from 6:30 to 18:30 h (Wow, 12 hours) when connected.

    I took the decision not to cure this one with Sylguard (anyhow I have 8 more panels to built) as it will be a test panel for other additional aplications and measurements like heat inside etc.
    what is your hours of sunlight?

  7. #137
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    Nov 2012
    Location
    Texas
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    Default Thanks for details

    Hi Ecosolar.

    I'm just getting started with solar, and appreciate your project post.
    I agree that building your own panels is not cost effective, but when your in remote areas, any power is better than no power.
    I enjoyed reading your post, and can see the Engineering background in the details.
    Hope your still posting here.

    Txtinner

  8. #138
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    Dec 2012
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    Hello ecusolar,
    very nice project.
    Can you show any pictures of the installed panels after two years on service ?

  9. #139
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    Nov 2012
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    Texas
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    Default Pictures please

    Hi all,

    I also would like to see pictures of your project if possible.

    My project is ready for the next rain inspection to see if Phase I is complete, so I can start building internally.

    Most of my work is posted on my Facebook page at txtinner

  10. #140
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    Jun 2013
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    Default Soloar Cells

    Quote Originally Posted by raesh View Post
    hi ecusolar i wish to build a tiny cell with in cheap material. any one has goods row for this .......rajesh
    Where do you get your solar cells from, and the back up batteries from?

    sek
    sek

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