Solar panel

Discussion in 'Solar Power' started by scotty1, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. scotty1

    scotty1 Funster

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    We are thinking of getting a solar panel fitted on our warwick duo can anyone tell me best place in kent to get this done.any thing i should look out for and expect to pay ,many thanks,Scotty
     
  2. Reallyretired

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    I would suggest trying Johns Cross as they're not far away, and you might just get a funsters discount. I suspect they may not be the cheapest though.
     
  3. tonka

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    Get as many panels on the van as you can , we have a 150 and 100 watt solar panel plus 2 x 100 amp batteries and we have loads of power to run an 2kw inverter to power the remosker , rice cooker ,or travel kettle ,
    With the amount of sun we have had lately , we have been running the fridge on 12volts as well BUT not at the same time ....
     
  5. DiddyDoddy

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    Go for it put as many on as you can,we have 200w on the roof would have had more if we had space,its great investment,we have used them for over 5 years with no problem.
     
  6. voyagerstan

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    as above , we have 550 watt's on roof and 5oo amps batery never need to economise with electric and never have to plug in . with solar panals being so cheap now (£1 per watt) the more the better .(y)STAN
     
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    Ours came with a panel and 2 x 110amp batteries so never had the experience of running out of power, but considering fitting another panel and another 110amp battery.

    Can't always rely on hook-up whilst on aires but don't usually stop anywhere for longer than 2 days.

    Hymie.
     
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    2 x 100W panels on the roof, 2 x 110Ah batteries and an 2000W/4000W inverter means I simply do not need EHUs at all for most of the year. Cheaper than a good genny, costs nothing to run nd uses no fossil fuels. Whats not to like?
     
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    Best bit of kit available, worth every penny ::bigsmile:

    Also love the fact that there is just no worry about power and one less thing to watch while on long term wild camping etc :)
     
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    i have 480watt on the roof 600amp of batteries use 240v fridge in the trailer that i use all winter in spain /maroc .
    when home i run a lead into the house from the inverter and power fridge and sometimes freezer in the house .
    been doing it for last 12 vyears . great bit of kit .
    first panels were secondhand in maroc about 200 qyud for an 80wt . now they are so cheap . m,homes should have solar panel roofs they are that cheap.
    good old china and india soon brought the price down .
     
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    Why are you not a fan? it's not actually that expensive any more, after the initial cost in fact the power provided is free...

    That's what I think.....
     
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  12. Ralph-n-Bev

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    We've got solar, Trojan batteries , inverter and NASA bm2 we very rarely ever have hook up. But we have found, when a fellow ralliers also not on hook up comment on the fact that you've got your lights and tv on . Plus you've both showered in the MH and the wife's blow dried and straightened her hair and they are sat in darkness wondering how. It doesn't matter how many times you tell /advise people . That it's is the way to go, they don't listen. Or very rarely want to know.
     
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  13. DiddyDoddy

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    Help please i have 100w panel on the roof at present and i want to add another one how do i go about it.(n)
     
  14. voyagerstan

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    wire up in line to the first one but make sure your regulator is big enough amp wise .(y)(y)STAN
     
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    many thanks Stan
     
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    We've only got one panel , it's always been enough for us , but good batteries.
     
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    Not "in line", that is in series. It should be in parallel. That is positive to positive and negative to negative.
     
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    Solar is the way to go ! why would anyone not want free energy (once the initial outlay has been paid) (y)
     
  19. voyagerstan

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    i stand corrected (y) stan
     
  20. oldun

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    I assume you mean 600 amp hour of batteries.

    Even a tiny battery can produce hundreds of amps for a few seconds or so.
     
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