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HARBOR FREIGHT SOLAR PANEL KIT ON HOME MADE TRACKER


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Author EyeWarnedYouB4 ( ago)
I just bought several sets of these, but haven't taken the time to hook
them up yet.
Thanks for the video!

Author Glenn Hough ( ago)
wont the wind affect your panel? the wind may blow away your panels
specially when its windy or storm..

Author Frissen alistar ( ago)
Well done andrew, I've been plugging this free energy source for a while
now, but at last I've found someone with a working model :)
ABOUTSOLARCELLS.COMXA.COM I'm looking forward to your progress reports.

Author Bellum Noctis Caelum ( ago)
Did you say you were going outside to churn your pole? Anyway, all effin'
around aside, I'm working on a pretty stellar trackin system myself. I'll
post some porn later.

Author jonanddenise112 ( ago)
That's too cool--is it working for you? Do you get very strong winds in
your area?

Author doug daniels ( ago)
@chalkhill714 the stand just sits on the lazy suzan, and strong wind will
get them to move but not much...LATER FROM THE WEST COAST...

Author chalkhill714 ( ago)
nice job does the wind bother your panels or can you lock in place great
idea how did you mount the lazy susan on bottom

Author doug daniels ( ago)
@jarkosih we know less than a $1 a watt

Author jarkosih ajarkosih ( ago)
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Author doug daniels ( ago)
@vaughn1111 thanx, I live like three miles from the pacific, 3 years with
no problem

Author vaughn nickel ( ago)
I bought the panels in 2007. I only live a block from the ocean and the
salt air/water got inside and corroded the bottom of all 3 panels within a
year. Needless to say I couldn't do anything with them and had to throw
them away. Just want people to keep that in mind in their design schemes.

Author doug daniels ( ago)
@hitmanhite no those r guide lines...LATER FROM THE WEST COAST...

Author hitmanhite ( ago)
Are those power lines above your pool?

Author Patrick Muscarella ( ago)
I am doing the same thing with the harbor freight system but I cannot find
the parts I need could you tell me where you bought them from and what they
are called. Other than that a great Inspiration to me thanks!

Author the man ( ago)
say Doug, could you show the setup from the lazy susan side, so i could see
how you fixed the Lazy Susan to the pole? nice setup. i need to try this.
good idea.

Author Maid Mercy ( ago)
The cost is $159.00 now over on harbor freight. Just thought I would let
anyone know that is looking at getting this system.

Author jakeskatesgood ( ago)
im doing the same thing but on a smaller scale. and im from the west coast
too

Author carlthesolarguy ( ago)
Well, I am happy to see more interest in going green...but 45 watts is
hardly enough to charge that whole bank of batts. If you series your
panels, that increases voltage. Too high a voltage can damage those
batteries, I hope you have a charge controller for them.You need to
parallel the panels...to keep the volts at 16-18...but that will increase
the amps. Also, face the panels south and angle them at about 45 degrees
for year around charging for a fixed array.

Author STARFIRESOLAR ( ago)
Isn't the 37 degrees supposed to be off of the 90degrees striaght up? What
you have looks to be 37 degrees off of horizontal. Not trying to be a know
it all, I'm just saying....

Author GoatHollow ( ago)
Video response accepted... Looking for a cheap way to auto track myself

Author 1kzrider ( ago)
passing word these are made from topray in china

Author doug daniels ( ago)
It spins super easy, my kid tracks while im at work. she has seen 30mph
wind and it just kinda shimmied a little..I get an extra 40% by tracking I
have had to dump some load lately know I have a turbine so I will have to
start using more or sell it to my buddy next door....thanks for your
comments...........LATER FROM THE WEST COAST......................

Author field16 ( ago)
You make it look easy to spin those solar panels way over head. Have you
had any issues with wind trying to pick your panels off the pole? I still
have to make a mount for my panel. I'm a little worried about wind getting
under the panel and tearing it up, like an umbrella in a storm, getting
turned inside-out.

Author Amanda Rodriguez (794 years ago)
Very nice setup. I like your tracker idea. I have to keep my set up on top
of my back porch, since I live in a community. So I will place my panel
rack directly on top of the lazy susan and attach a gear with a shaft that
extends through my porch roof. This way I will be able to turn it from
inside my porch. Thanx for the great idea. Sam

Author doug daniels ( ago)
NO PROBLEM MAN GLAD I COULD HELP

Author Vernon Whitehead Jr ( ago)
nice vid. i got the same setup for Xmas and the way i got riged it had
light most the day with the low winter sun. now im lucky if i get 3 hr.
thanks for the low buck tip...

Author doug daniels ( ago)
199 + tax=218 thanks

Author BeefyCrackers12 ( ago)
i love it! how much do the solar kits cost?

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