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Today is a monment in history for us. Today is the first day for our house to be solar powered!!! We no longer will have to run the gasoline generator to charge the batteries. For a year and a half I have waited, and now with all parts assembled waiting for the sun to shine. A beautiful SUNNY day!!! :dance:
 

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Thumper/inOkla. said:
Today is a monment in history for us. Today is the first day for or house to be solar powered!!! We no longer will have to run the gasoline generator to charge the batteries. For a year and a half I have waited, and now with all parts assembled waiting for the sun to shine. A beautiful SUNNY day!!! :dance:
So, how many & type of panels, inverter, batteries, etc....? We're working towards it... someday, off the grid!
 

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Thumper/inOkla. said:
Today is a monment in history for us. Today is the first day for or house to be solar powered!!! We no longer will have to run the gasoline generator to charge the batteries. For a year and a half I have waited, and now with all parts assembled waiting for the sun to shine. A beautiful SUNNY day!!! :dance:
Congratulations Thumper! I'm in Midwest City & we get more sunny days than cloudy ones,so you should be in good shape. Enjoy ;)
 

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We taught ourselves by reading Home Power Magazine
they are online at http://www.homepower.com/
We have 2, 100w Matrix Photowatt PV panels, 8 sealed 12 volt batteries, (ours where used, but charged and load tested before purchase) a Prostar 30 charge controller made by MorningStar and we are useing a PowerToGo inverter, it is small but our needs are small.

And soon (I hope) we can put up the wind generator!
 
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