This little solar panel purchased at Harbor Freight for under .00 will help maintain battery charge when hooked into an accessory port on a car, boat or R…
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This is my Initial Impression and overview of the Instapark 10 Watt Solar Panel Portable Solar Charger with Dual USB Ports. Product page: http://goo.gl/Sj7Cv.
Question by jchaines: Can I buy JUST the SunPower 300 Watt panels without being required to use the installer I bought them from?
I have been looking everywhere (web retailers, ebay, amazon, etc.) trying to buy SunPower panels but the only places I seem to find are the “Premier Dealers”, and they force you to have that dealer install the panel and therefore you can’t buy just the panel…
Can anyone help me with this? I am only looking for the 300 Watt or greater panels…
Answer by Rudydoo
Hey J, you’re correct. I spoke with Jane at Sunpower customer service today. They may be telling you that they are, “Premium Dealers,” but in Sunpowers case, they only allow their certified dealers to install them. She claims it’s because of warranty coverage, personally I don’t buy it. I can purchase a ,000 automobile today, take it home and change the oil, rotate the tires and flush the radiator, but if the vehicle acts up or the radio quits, they still cover it under warranty.
On a note closer to home, we have a 1.6 kilowatt solar array on our garage roof made up of 14 Kyocera KC-120 panels. One of them failed recently, and Kyocera replaced it for me free of charge. I installed them myself 9 years ago, that was okay with them, as is the case with most panel manufacturers today.
Sunpower claims to have the most efficient solar panels on the market today. If their claim that their panels are 18% efficient, than they are correct. Most panles today are around 13%, which means 13% of the suns energy is converted to electricity, and the other 87% becomes heat. The additional efficiency only allows you to produce the same power in a smaller space, there is no cost benefit to it, in fact, I would suggest that their higher efficiency and premium dealer arrangement actually makes their product more expensive per unit power produced. So at the end of the day, you can spend the same, or more money for an array that runs your home and takes up 25% less space on your roof. For most people, this is of no concern. To give you an example, we power our home with our 1.6 KW array, and at 13%, it takes up less space than the roof of our single car carport, about 85 square feet. Most homes have roof structures that are 5 – 10 times this space, this is why most people opt for more popular brands of panels that are easier to find and purchase, might be less expensive, and allow them to do the work themselves. There are dozens of panel manufacturers out there, Kyocera, BP Sharp, Evergreen and Sun to mention a few. If you have the space for a slightly large array, then all of these products can work for you.
I would also suggest that the Sunpower products are leading edge, and aside from the premium cost they can garner for a newer, more efficient product, they are using a technology that nobody else is at this point in time. This sounds exciting, but bear in mind that like anything else that is new and exciting, there may be bugs in the woodwork that until now have not been discovered. I’m personally more of a, “Trailing edge of technology,” kind of guy. I like things that have past the test of time, like woodstoves, laundry lines, and multicrystal photovoltiac panels.
If you want to learn more, I’ll include some sources below. Otherwise, just google, “Solar Panels,” and check out some links to see who is selling what. If you’re planning on spending some real money on all of this, I would highly suggest getting a subscription to Home Power Magazine first. If you subscribe, you can go online with your account info to their website and look through old copies. They have some a year or two ago where they compared all commercially available solar panels and their specs. You can learn a great deal in a short time. Good luck, and take care, Rudydooo
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This is an alternate use for a larger solar panel at a remote farm location. The entire place was snowed in, with the best tractor for clearing roads stalled out by a field and with a dead battery. One of the guys hiked a panel down there and hooked up a panel, after about two days, he was then able to start the tractor and clear the road enough for 4×4 traffic. Without the panel, there was little or no way to charge the battery since we could not get another vehicle to the tractor in order to jump start it, and nobody was eager to try and haul a fresh tractor battery through the snow.
Sunforce made 7.5 watt folding solar charger review, pretty new on the market and the best solar phone or usb charging device I’ve found for backpacking. Not just 5 volt usb output, there’s also a 12 volt accessory output. It’s only available from Princess Auto in Canada so far, but this looks like it will end up at Canadian Tire, Walmarts, or anywhere with a Coleman section in their camping department. Ultra light, less than a pound, folds up and is weather proof.
In this video I show the assembled unit of the 45 watt solar panel kits from Harbor Freight. It was a easy install and require less work then what I thought. After doing the assembly I think anyone can set up a solar unit of their own with this kit. Check out all the other YouTube videos online, which were very helpful to me and will be very useful for everyone as a great tool to assist those that need help.
For more information: www.anapode.com Easy to install, do it yourself Anapode Solar Kits. This video shows the installation of three solar panels from an Anapode Solar Kit on a small roof using Siliken Solar Panels, Enphase M215 Micro-inverters and Unirac SolarMount-I 2.5 rails (all included in kit). The installation took 30 minutes. Anapode Solar Kits are safe, easy to install, and are plug and play, which means that they hook up to the grid (also referred to as grid tied solar). No batteries or complicated wiring needed. Our price competitive kits make solar power affordable as you cut out the biggest expense, which is installation. Visit our site at: www.anapode.com
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www.euronews.net Scientists are putting the finishing touches to a new way of harvesting electricity from light. Paul Rebhan, the Global Business Development Manager at British technology company G24i told euronews: “The easiest explanation is it’s a solar cell. The benefit of ours is that it works indoors as well as outdoors. So not just a solar cell, a traditional one, it now works on ambient light, so it works off light indoors.”
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