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Eco - friendly Tips for Tree Recycling

Having a natural Christmas tree adds a certain charm to the festive season. But after a season what about trees? The answer is s...
Robert Mathew 0

xantrex sw4048

 I have 2 for the 220v or 110. The voltage reads  226 v  untill I put a load like a toaster then it reads 118 to1...
James Anspaugh 0

Save Energy While Using Holiday Lights

We pay more money on electricity bills,heating,cooling bills. Now a days various energy efficient appliances are available which...
Robert Mathew 0

Geo Solar Homes

Geo solar homes utilize energy from both the sun and earth for heating and cooling purposes. In these homes, solid wood walls su...
Robert Mathew 0

xantrex charge controller display cover readings do not make sense

the battery voltage is jumping from 10.9 to 12.7 to 11.6 does not make sense is this controller faulty the voltage from my panel...
Kenneth Curtis 5

Xantrex Bts-15 Temp Sen-Dr/Ux/C Sensor

I would like to extend the cable length on this sensor. My question is what type of wiring is needed to do this? I would like to...
Romeo Archie 0

Solar panel replacement for Lance 821 Truck Camper

We have a 2003 Lance Truck camper with an Evergreen Solar Panel that was damaged over the weekend in Charlotte, NC.  We res...
Casey Speas 2

PV powered circulator pump for AET solar hot water system undersized PV panel

Any folks have experience with the March pumps supplied with the AET hot water system kits? My system was supplied with a 12 vol...

reconfiguration of reset on a Xantrex C-60 controler

My C-60 controler was damaged when the solar aray -6, 230 watt panels- was configured in series rather than series/parallel. The...
Edward Spencer 0

blade dimensions for a wincharger 1222

Hello, I have an old 12V/200W Wincharger (1222 model) with 2 blades made out of one piece of wood (diameter being 72&qu...
Bert Van Hoye 8

Panel wiring

I have 6 Evergreen 200 watt panels running into a Outback MX60 controller after a 70 ft. run, using 1/0 cable. I am switching fr...
Charles Harte 2

25 gal Bray Oil 4 collector system need special seals and pump

Hello looking for a 3 speed pump with special seals either dupont Kalrez (1st choice), or Viton seals.    The ...
Tom Plantier 0

Trace PS2512

Ok this is an odd question but Ill ask anyways. I have an old Trace PS2512 inverter that recently took a lightning spike and...
Aaron Scholten 0

Low Battery Cut Out Limits

I have an Xantrex XW 4548 Inverter Charger and I am using a 48 volt battery bank. I noticed that the default value for the Low B...
Ray Westbrook 16

Looking for opinions on Enphase Inverters

One of the solar companies that we are considering has recommended Enphase Inverters on each of the panels. Does anyone hav...
Elaine Daley 12

Windmill with rotating sails

Windmill with rotating sails is a new type of windmill. It has a vertical axle around which three sails spin around.
AmyJoseph AmyJoseph 1

backup generator hookup

Hello All I am putting in my off grid system, it will be a 3kw wind turbine with a 3 kw solar system, set up to a battery ba...
Alfred McCall 1

Controller fuse burns

I have an off-grid system. Two 103W (104?)Evergreen panels, each running to its own Condumex (i live in Mexico) controller. Duri...
George Anna clark 14

Outback Smartre

Just wondering if anyone has tried the new Outback Smartre, contoller/inverter all in one package. Also wondering about the pric...
William Sullivan 2

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Sue Smith 229

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