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House Panels

WD9EKA Alternative Energy
Off commercial electric since March 4, 2011.

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Garage Panels

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House equipment:
1 - 100 watt Arco Tri-Lam PV panel (in use since 1990 and 2 moves)
3 - 120 watt AP-1206 . 1 on line 5/1/99. 2 and 3 on line 7/9/99 note 1, 3
4 - 130 watt KC130's . Online mid May 2008
6 - 205 watt KD205's . Online July 14, 2009
1 - 300 watt Southwest WindPower Air 303 at 45 feet on a Rohn 25 tower
2 - Outback FM80 80 amp mppt controller used for the solar panels
8 - Duracell 8L16 370ah Batteries Total 1480 a/h installed 9/2/2016 see service note2
1 - Magnum Sine 2800 with Trace DC250 Cutoff
1 - Coleman PM9375 7.5kw 16hp generator. Converted to propane fall 2012 (out of service as of 8/2014 no AC output)
2 - Harbor Freight 66604 6.5kw 13hp generator, both converted to propane service notes
1 - Harbor Freight 68530 7kw 13hp generator. Purchased Jan 4, 2016 after HF#1 blew another seal at 1700 hours. See service notes for further.
1 - DC charge cart - 8hp briggs and 10 SI alternator. Converted using an adaptor plate from The epicenter

1 - SolarSheats 1500GS air heater

Pictures of July 14, 2009 installation: upgrade


Garage equipment:
1 - Xantrex C-60A charge controller with DVM
2 - Duracell GC110 total of 215 a/h - Installed 3/21/2015.
1 - Trace DR2412 2400 watt inverter
1 - Samlex 600 watt PSW inverter
2 - Sunelec 90 watt PV panels
1- Arduino networked auto generator starter

The garage power system can can serve as backup for the house.

batteries
wind generator
auxillary power unit
hybrid and panels

Alternative Energy Forums/Websites:
12 Volt power

Links to Alternative Energy Vendors:
green-trust
Arizona Wind and Sun
Backwoods Solar
the Alternative Energy Store
Sunelec miami
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1980s solar

1980s solar

I constructed this panel in 1980 from 36 Radio Shack 1 amp cells The cost was around 10 dollars per cell. It worked for about a year. I kept a plexiglass cover on them when I wasnt around. It operated one light bulb and a Ten-Tec Argonaut 509.
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