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Posted by Rosco on April 14, 2006, 8:45 pm
 
 I'm wanting to put a solar system in my little 75 Dodge RV. I want to
run an ice box, computer, lights and electric blanket when its cool.
I'm not in a location with 110 and want 100% solar.  I'm wondering is
there are some Faq's on the internet or some book I can get at our
library in town.  I'm very limited on the internet and the library in
town (20miles) is very small.  I have a bit of electronic education so
I'm not afraid to do it all myself.
  Thanks
Rosco


Posted by beemerwacker on April 14, 2006, 8:58 pm
 
http://shop.altenergystore.com/educate_yourself.htm

Max


Posted by H. E. Taylor on April 15, 2006, 12:32 am
 
    You may find this PV FAQ of some use:
    <http://members.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/energy/pv_faq.html>

    If you don't like it, Question 96G points you to some others:
    96G) Are there any other PV FAQs?
    <http://members.autobahn.mb.ca/~het/energy/pv_faq.html#Q96>

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Posted by Merlin-7 KI4ILB on April 14, 2006, 11:19 pm
 A lot of the info comes from just reading the posts. A lot of us are kinda
new to this and going thru a learning curve.
 That said.. we also do a few things outside of the box and many of them
work well.
 There are so many options in solar power it can get KoNfUsInG.
 A lot depends on many things.

 How much sunlight in hours your solar panels get.
 How much power you need in watts or amp hours and what time of day you need
it....
 To give you an idea....
 If you need more power at night and not much during the day, you will need
a larger battery bank to store the power in for use at night.
 If you use most of your power during the day, than you need less of a
battery storage system.
 Unless you want to have added storage for cloudy / bad weather days....
 You see it gets a bit complactaed.

 If you can get a better total on the amount of power you need  and what
time of day etc. We can point you in the right direction.
 JOE KI4ILB
 solar power ham radio....when all else fails.....



Posted by SJC on April 15, 2006, 12:35 am
 

  First I would say, calculate your loads. Get rid of anything you don't =
absolutely need.
Next, if you really need it, do it in the most efficient way. After you =
have done both of
these, figure out what you can afford. Solar is very expensive.

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