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Old 11-15-2003, 09:10 PM   #1
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Best Solar Panel recommendations please!

Hi
I'm wondering what brand of solar panel for recharging 12v battery is recommended by other members...
Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 11-15-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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Kyocera, Shell (Siemens), and BP are all good brands.

At $474 plus shipping, the 120W Kyocera KC-120 gives about the lowest cost per watt, and 20-30AH/day IF you have a 56" long stretch of roof to mount it on.

The 110W Shell SM-110 is a little more costly at $535, gives only a little less, but is only 52" long.

BP's 120W SX-120 is over 57" and a bit more expensive yet.

You'll also need to buy mounts, cabling, and a charge controller. RV Power Products' Solor Boost 2000E MPPT controller is popular and about $206.

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Welcome to the campfire westeagle!

Palm Desert seems to suggest plenty of solar power. These forums have spent a lot of time on the potential and the limits of solar installations. I looked under the Search function for you and that was a mixed bag.

Take a look at the following threads and the contained crosslinks to other threads:
Boondocker Solar Package?
moneypit...the saga continues
Portable Generator

Reply back if you have further questions. Good luck on your search.
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