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#1 Eddie McPot

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:40 AM

http://www.azsolar.c...growlights.html

They want 15k to power two 600w lamps for 12/12. What do you think? Good deal or could one be made cheaper.
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#2 skh

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 10:07 AM

wouldn't it take around 20 years to make your money back though?

how much does it normally cost to run 2 600W lights?

#3 Eddie McPot

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 01:46 PM

wouldn't it take around 20 years to make your money back though?

how much does it normally cost to run 2 600W lights?


I bet it would LOL. Those Californians will probably buy a few though.

#4 TetraHyC

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:26 PM

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$2200 for a Yanmar powered generator.

#5 weezer

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 02:52 PM

Got a link to that jenny ???

#6 TetraHyC

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Posted 26 November 2010 - 03:10 PM

Got a link to that jenny ???

Yeah, it's a good price.
Yanmar engines kick ass.
http://www.globalind....campaignId=T9F

#7 Eddie McPot

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 12:31 AM

Hell Ya, run that bitch off of veggie oil.

#8 Kid Twist

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 06:12 PM

600 watt lights on 12/12 would probably cost around 40 each. if you live in a place like Hawaii were electricity cost more then maybe you could make more money back faster. plus you also got to replace them power cells every so often

#9 weezer

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 03:51 PM

Solar power

Any body know how many batteries you would need to run say 1000watts ??
And how many panels it would take to collect that much light??

#10 TetraHyC

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:05 PM

Solar power

Any body know how many batteries you would need to run say 1000watts ??
And how many panels it would take to collect that much light??


Your kinda far north for solar to be efficient.
Is it windy where your at ?? Maybe a wind turbine would be better there,idk.
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#11 Desert Woman

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:22 PM

Your kinda far north for solar to be efficient.
Is it windy where your at ?? Maybe a wind turbine would be better there,idk.


I'm in a pretty good spot for both! Got the Sun and Wind for sure!

#12 weezer

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:22 PM

Your kinda far north for solar to be efficient.
Is it windy where your at ?? Maybe a wind turbine would be better there,idk.


Sun comes back in FEB

Have thought about wind
But a turbine sticks out too much a panel(s) is kinda hidden on a roof

Have to do something hydro here is out of control with a promise of another 50%increase before 2012
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#13 Desert Woman

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:26 PM

Sun comes back in FEB

Have thought about wind
But a turbine sticks out too much a panel(s) is kinda hidden on a roof

Have to do something hydro here is out of control with a promise of another 50%increase before 2012


every day i see the fierce hot sun beating down and the strong winds blasting, I feel compelled to harness that power rather than let it go to waste lol! especially when resources are so tight.

#14 TetraHyC

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:38 PM

Another option. Fiber Optic Skylights.
http://www.jetsongre...s-fiber-op.html

http://t3.gstatic.co...YXIBilDS8jJ3-rb
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#15 Desert Woman

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:46 PM

Another option. Fiber Optic Skylights.
http://www.jetsongre...s-fiber-op.html

http://t3.gstatic.co...YXIBilDS8jJ3-rb


exactly what i envision! good to see the technology developing and becoming available..

#16 weezer

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:46 PM

Another option. Fiber Optic Skylights.
http://www.jetsongre...s-fiber-op.html

http://t3.gstatic.co...YXIBilDS8jJ3-rb


Those are pretty cool TET
But not what i am looking for
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#17 weezer

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:48 PM

every day i see the fierce hot sun beating down and the strong winds blasting, I feel compelled to harness that power rather than let it go to waste lol! especially when resources are so tight.

A while back we where talking about this ,i thought you had a turbin ,but it was something different ,you should have something

#18 Desert Woman

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 04:51 PM

A while back we where talking about this ,i thought you had a turbin ,but it was something different ,you should have something


haven't gotten anything yet. was on a waiting list. lost that email account and don't have the outfits info anymore. haven't had the resources available to set something up yet, but it is definitely a priority for me!

#19 Timsterdude

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Posted 29 November 2010 - 08:36 PM

IMHO, photovoltaics are great for certain uses (i.e., remote sensors, recharging cell phone and camera batteries in the back-country and so forth), but they have a ways to go before they're really practical as any kind of substitute for grid power. Batteries, rectifiers, even the PV cells themselves need to be cheaper and last longer.

I used to know a cat who was sort of a desert hermit, living in an off-grid camping trailer in the Four Corners. He earned his living doing database programming with a cellular modem and a computer powered by one of the most impressive PV arrays I've personally seen. His power system was by far the most expensive and troublesome aspect of his existence (worse even than hauling water to his well-less property); he ended up digging an insulated hole to quiet the racket from his diesel "backup" genny, since it was in almost constant use whenever something went pear-shaped with the solar rig (which was often).

If you ask me, passive solar is where it's at: south-facing glass with overhangs to shield it from the high summer sun while letting in the low winter rays, in front of plenty of thermal mass (brick, concrete, water, etc.) to store it by day and slowly release it by night. Solar radiation is great just as it is for space heating and plant growth; however turning it into AC power efficiently and cost-effectively is not so simple.
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Posted 30 November 2010 - 08:12 AM

great post timster, i think it sums up the technology perfectly.


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