Discussion in 'Solar Power' started by Road Runner, Jun 14, 2009.
Right guys interested in how much solar power you have?
hello roadrunner. i have 3x 80watt polycristel.
Mark is fitting me two 80's at Pickering. :thumb:
OK so how bigs yours?
Never had any complaints:Blush:
1 x 120w polycrystiline:thumb:
not a lot of space on the roof of our duetto, plus the hight cost of solar units.
agree they must be very handy.
Cheers Big Trev.
if you want to wild camp, its a must ours is a 120w works a treat on 2 X 110 ah batteries
Just the same as you, one sun's worth.
Confucius say "ask right question and get right answer".
2 X 80 watts and a 40 watt = 200 watts
how big is yours
hi john,hope you are well and bruno and i hope your dad is continuing to improve.we have 1 x 80watt & 1 x 100watts with 2 x85ah batterys.works really well:thumb:
2 x 75W to seperate regulators
4 x 125aH batteries
Hi John - Don't have any yet - still awaiting the delivery of MH - will be working on doing a power budget soon and expect that to indicate I need about 110 Watt.
Hope you and Bruno are well and your Dad is getting better.
By the way some of you have mention 'polycrystaline' is this the preffered technology ?????????? (What other types are there ????????)
3 x 123 watters = 369 watts.
not 100% sure about the mono/poly crystaline thingie, i just know the type i have when you shade part of the panel, it just reduces the output accordingly,
some panels a bit of shade on a part of the panel, and it stops producing power all together, not sure that's owt to do with the cell make up, or the bypass diodes.
1 x 80 and 1 x 60. More than enough for me
4 x 225 AH 6volt batteries, 2000 watt inverter, 7.5kw generator.
3 x 125 w panels to be fitted very soon.
2x130watt poly plus 3x190ah batteries. Probably ok in UK summer, nowhere near enough in winter.
We have 90W (1 40W & 1 50W) coupled to 2 110 ahr batteries.
In answer to the question about different types here is recent post by Pappjohn:
there are basically three different types of electric solar panels available.
The first type of electric solar panel is called a Monocrystalline and is created from one large single crystal. This type is the best since it can generate electricity in lower light conditions and will also produce more power from the same amount of sunlight. This means you need less of these on your roof to generate your power. The downside is that because it is made from a single expensive crystal it is a more costly panel than the other choices.
The next type of electric solar panel is called a Polycrystalline and this is similar to the first, but is constructed out of several smaller crystals. While it is not as efficient as the first type it still does a great job of converting sunlight to electricity. This type of electric solar panel is the most common and is reasonably priced.
The third style of electric solar panel is called Amorphous and it is built by applying silicon directly onto stainless steel plates. It is less efficient than the other choices and will require more of these type of electric solar panels to generate the same amount of power you would get from a few of the other two types.
we have 3x110 batt`s and 1x120 solar works ok when the sun is out.:thumb:
Thanks for posting that piece by Papajohn, I thought there was something but couldn't find it, I'm printing it off so I can wave it in front of my solar panel supplier (When I eventually get one )
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