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Posted by ghio on May 14, 2009, 1:37 pm
 

Funny thing is that steve is right about his walking the talk.

Pity he's a lame duck when it comes to actually walking the walk. And
remember, when wayne said:

"Face it man, if you were out working on an optimized TP hanger for a
bucket toilet"

He was talking about steve's Bucket'O'Shit. What a team.

Posted by Eeyore on May 16, 2009, 3:40 pm
 


sspence wrote:


The group's name isn't alt.solar.photovoltaic.promotion

PV solar is an absurdly expensive and inefficient way to produce
electricity for those with grid electricity available.

Graham


Posted by user on May 16, 2009, 6:18 pm
 Eeyore wrote:

It's also a cheap way to power a small cabin off grid for under $00.00.
I stayed in one a weekend in March, powered by a couple of harbor
freight panels and a one of those booster/emergency battery packs.
It ran a couple of lights, laptop and a radio with no problem.
As price drops there will be no real reason to diss it at all.
Right now you can get panels in bulk for under $.00 a watt.
http://www.atensolar.com/14.html

Posted by Eeyore on May 16, 2009, 7:12 pm
 

user@domain.invalid wrote:


What do you call a 'small cabin' and how did you keep warm ?

Obviously for off-grid essential electrical energy it can be OK as long as
the sky isn't clouded over.

Graham



Posted by user on May 16, 2009, 10:17 pm
 Eeyore wrote:

It was 15' x 20' with 2"x 8" insulated walls and 16 inches of insulation
in the ceiling. It had a tiny box stove that had all the windows open
inside of about 20 minutes.( exterior temperature 30F) It had a solar
heater shower augmented by a tank and coil hooked to the stove.
We had two CFLs* off and on from about 7:00 pm to midnight for two days,
the radio and laptop about an hour a day. The place had led lights
anywhere they might be needed as a back up ( those stick anywhere LED
push button lamps with rechargeable batteries). If the amount of
sunshine was a problem it would be a simple matter of adding more
batteries or a more powerful panel.

* 14 watts each

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