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    Using outdoor solar lighting can save your money if you put those in your house at night time? Yes it does!
    It saved me 30 dollars every months or more!
    I wonder if you all have ever thought of that?
    Last edited by Jason; 04-13-2012, 08:28 AM. Reason: No advertising in posts.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by evelienjanssens View Post
    Using outdoor solar lighting can save your money if you put those in your house at night time? Yes it does!
    It saved me 30 dollars every months or more!
    I wonder if you all have ever thought of that?
    If you are spending $30 monthly on outdoor landscape lighting, at 15c KWh, that's 200KWh of electricity you were using from the grid. split over 30 days - that's 6.6KWh each night.

    If you were in a great solar harvest area, and got 5 hours of sunlight a day, you would only need about 3,000 watts of solar PV & batteries. Just 3,000w of PV will cost you about $3 watt installed if you DIY, so are you saying you only spent $9,000 on a PV system to save $30 in a monthly bill ?
    spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:
    http://www.solar-guppy.com/download/...calculator.zip
    http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...oss-calculator

    http://www.mike-burgess.org/PVinfo_2.html

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,
    battery lugs http://tinyurl.com/LMR-BigLug
    Setting up batteries http://tinyurl.com/LMR-NiFe

    gear :
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | 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

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    • #3
      Mike - You are raining all over the guys green parade - confusing potential customers with facts

      6 kWh per night for lighting would be either for a very large place or one very well lit up!
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      • #4
        Perhaps it's a prison the OP is lighting up.
        that takes a lot of light.
        And running the LED manufacturing portion there they have to save every penny they can.
        Rich
        WWW.solarsaves.net

        NABCEP certified Technical Sales Professional

        http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...Battery-Design

        http://www.calculator.net/voltage-drop-calculator.html (Voltage drop Calculator among others)

        www.gaisma.com

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        • #5
          Living off grid is a lot like a prison.
          MSEE, PE

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sunking View Post
            Living off grid is a lot like a prison.
            No. more like being a slave.
            Start the generator.
            water the batteries
            tighten cables
            lube muffler bearings
            spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:
            http://www.solar-guppy.com/download/...calculator.zip
            http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...oss-calculator

            http://www.mike-burgess.org/PVinfo_2.html

            solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
            gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,
            battery lugs http://tinyurl.com/LMR-BigLug
            Setting up batteries http://tinyurl.com/LMR-NiFe

            gear :
            Powerfab top of pole PV mount | 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

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