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Old 07-30-2013, 07:54 PM   #21
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The last 28 that I put solar on had 8 of AM Solar's GS-100 panels. It was quite a set up.
That 28' has been from Key West to Niagara Falls since Lew 3M taped those 8 panels on ... zero issues!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #22
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That 28' has been from Key West to Niagara Falls since Lew 3M taped those 8 panels on ... zero issues!
Good Thing!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #23
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was wondering what the black round thingy on roof are?? why .. was trying to figure out how you get 8 panels on roof with out stacking them on top of each other..

I can see a place for 7 from the picture of babs AS.

I also have to ask the 4@100 watt panels trying to keep up how much battery capacity??

what is rule of thumb on solar. I have been tying to get a handle on that.

In the 8 panel deal lewster was talking about they were keeping up some 600 amp/h of battery so just figuring 100 watt panels you are over watts to amp/h some what.. is the "golden rule" double watts to amp/h or how is that figured.
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was wondering what the black round thingy on roof are?? why .. was trying to figure out how you get 8 panels on roof with out stacking them on top of each other..

I can see a place for 7 from the picture of babs AS.

I also have to ask the 4@100 watt panels trying to keep up how much battery capacity??

what is rule of thumb on solar. I have been tying to get a handle on that.

In the 8 panel deal lewster was talking about they were keeping up some 600 amp/h of battery so just figuring 100 watt panels you are over watts to amp/h some what.. is the "golden rule" double watts to amp/h or how is that figured.
It really depends on your usage of the power to get it right, but the 'rule of thumb' that many follow is 1 watt of solar array for each amp/hour of battery capacity.

You can, of course, have as many panels as your roof can hold and have extra solar capacity, which will provide more charging amps to the batteries and keep them at a higher state of charge and provide for faster recharge cycles.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:32 AM   #25
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When should I consider details on wiring for solar panels? My shell is off and my frame is finally repaired. Since it is taking me longer than expected to find ( figure out) holding tanks, is there any wiring I can start doing now while the frame is uncovered in preparing for solar panels, or in preparing for anything else?
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