RE General Discussion

Feel free to talk about anything and everything about renewable energy in this board. From reasons for using alternative energy to general questions on types of systems are right for your needs.


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Whisper 200 wind turbine FYI

This week, one of my Whisper wind turbines apparently suffered a lightning strike.  The symptom appeared as a severely redu...
Jon C 4

How do you keep snow from sticking on solar panels?

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 I just got solar system online a couple weeks ago and can,t keep the snow off. I am about 50 miles south of Erie pa. and h...
Victor Snodgrass 10

"Earn big money installing RE." ?!

Are you a renewable energies worker? Do you feel like your not getting payed a fair amount? Are you an employer of RE wo...
Thomas Allen Schmidt 1

LED Lighting

Has anyone been running their 12v led lights off of solar power ? I bought a 15w solar panel (i know it's small bu...
Desta C 4

Using Solar Water to Heat Workshop

Has anyone out there used roof-mounted solar water collectors to heat a single room. I don't need it for domestic hot water...
Allan Smits 4

Renewable Energy Investments

Renewable energy is what the world is shifting towards, owing to the high demand for fossil fuel energy and its shrinking demand...
RayLis John 4

Newbee question

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If I have $1000.00 to invest in something for my home in solar power---What is a good place to start?  Should I think&n...
Beverly Seim 6

Choosing an inverter

I am looking to buy an inverter which could plug into the wall (using utility power) and can also connect a battery for backup. ...
Sorbari A 4

Charge Controller for 48v golf cart

I have a portable 160w solar panel system with 2@ 80w panels wired in parallel for 12v charging.  I have a PWM type control...
Steve Bartlett 4

specific gravity hydrometers

I am seeking opinions and advise on SG hydrometers. Are the digital ones better than the glass ones? What makes and models a...
Ray Grose 4

What kind of battery we need for 3 panel of 60 watts each one?

Hi, I´m new in solar energy and I have 3 panels of 60 watts, So I need to buy one battery and charge regulator for installation...
Sebastian Castro 2

Need replacement absorber plate

Hi, My freeze protection for my 4'x10' solar hot water panel failed during a cold night and water froze in th...
Brian Dombrowski 3

Average Cost for Installed SHW Drainback with 80g ?

Hi All: We have been exploring the idea of replacing our current gas water heater with solar.  The other day I had a c...
Fla D 1

Rodent protection

Can anyone help with ideas for protecting a rooftop PV array from squirrels or other rodents chewing up PV wiring? Is this a pro...
Chris Flaccus 2

Solar Thermal Hot Water and Cold Air Return Heat Exchanger

I have been wondering about a system that is talked about briefly, but hardly explained in much details in terms of pros/cons.&n...
Alan Gonzalez 3

B-Grade PV Modules

So I have noticed a posting or two here on the forums about B-Grade PV modules and wanted to make a couple of comments and see i...
Eric Pedersen 4

Replacement Blades for Airx

Hi, Two of my blades on my AirX wind turbine broke off. I am not sure if something flew into it or if the high winds a...
Dave Osborne 2

Hybrid System

We have a bergey XL1 as the start to our system.   being new to this if anyone has any advice do's or dont's...
Lee Butcher 0

The Swine Flew

 So...after taking millions (~80) in taxpayer grant money, Evergreen solar decides it is all about the money after all and ...
David Ames 4

Brilliant minds

You may have heard this question before. Do brilliant minds think alike or, do they think for themselves? http://ww...
Thomas Allen Schmidt 1
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