100 watt solar panel.

Is Solar Power going to give the UK the energy it needs for the 21st century?

Moderator: Peak Moderation

Post Reply
vtsnowedin
Posts: 6596
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:14 pm
Location: New England ,Chelsea Vermont

100 watt solar panel.

Post by vtsnowedin »

The UPS truck just dropped off a 100 watt solar panel kit I ordered. It all was in good shape and I set it up on my deck to check functionality. Hooked to a12V deep cycle marine battery it went right to work bumping the voltage from 12.6 to 13.4. My cell phone is now charging off the USB port provided with the controller.
Now to get it mounted onto the roof of my shooting shack and feeding the electric fencer around my food plots and upper garden.
All as advertised and worth the $115.
User avatar
emordnilap
Posts: 14636
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:36 pm
Location: here

Post by emordnilap »

Cheap, especially if it included a controller. It's about €90-some or £80-ish.
I experience pleasure and pains, and pursue goals in service of them, so I cannot reasonably deny the right of other sentient agents to do the same - Steven Pinker
vtsnowedin
Posts: 6596
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:14 pm
Location: New England ,Chelsea Vermont

Post by vtsnowedin »

Straight out of China of course. I don't expect it to last anywhere near what is advertised. Perhaps that will change in the next year or two. I hope so.
vtsnowedin
Posts: 6596
Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:14 pm
Location: New England ,Chelsea Vermont

Post by vtsnowedin »

All mounted on the high hide roof now and wired into the DC lights and feeding the electric fence guarding a food plot and garden. Controller indicated 13.1 volts in late afternoon setting sun.
My fist step into practical solar power is now complete.
Post Reply