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    I was thinking about pairing solar cells output with a wind generator output.
    solar cells in parallel for max amps, and in parallel with the output of the wind turbine to reach a higher voltage..

    Would this work ??
    Do the solar cells need to be @ a specific end of the circuit or in a specific configuration ??

    I look forward to reading forum members thoughts, even if the idea is incorrect.

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    Each device (PV & Wind gen) needs it's own controller. The controller for the wind gen must have a dump load capability, and a load large enough to handle the full output of the wind gen. Better still, if your wind gen has a brake that the dump load can apply, and save your bearings in a windstorm.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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