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Thread: Solar Power FAQ

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    Default Solar Power FAQ

    Please proofread and suggest changes...

    Main Expo Power/Solar/Gen Forum

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...splay.php?f=48

    Basic Solar Discussion Threads

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=58731
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar

    Fridges & Solar

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=57060
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar

    Panels

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=53864
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ar-panel-sales

    Batteries & Wiring

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=58976
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=57455
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=30106
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=58695
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=58531
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=57145
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=14285
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=52394
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=54115
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=53921
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...&postcount=175
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...=47614&page=12

    Controllers

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=57762

    Portable/Small

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar

    Solar Or Generator?

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar

    Permanent-Home

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar

    Mounting, Stowage, etc.

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar

    Members’ Installs

    http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=28712
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ad.php?t=58484
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...2&postcount=13

    External Links: Vendors & Knowledge

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ighlight=Solar
    http://www.freesunpower.com/wire_calc.php

    Wind Power
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...t=56997&page=2

    Videos

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxsXsoduvpU"]YouTube - Solar Power for Overlanders[/ame]
    Last edited by teotwaki; 06-27-2013 at 10:27 PM.

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    Thanks Teotwaki and team for building up this FAQ list! Awesome work!
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    Can we make this a sticky?
    This planet is overpopulated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireman78 View Post
    Can we make this a sticky?


    Looks like it is now If any changes or additions are needed let me know!
    My trip reports are on my Blog: "Sun To The North"

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    Love this place.
    Trying to save my pennies for another assult on the Goal Zero tent at ExPo.
    This planet is overpopulated.

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    i just added a more recent thread on Solar Panels to the first post. It is at the bottom of the list and has links to some really great prices on panels:

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...ar-panel-sales
    My trip reports are on my Blog: "Sun To The North"

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    http://expeditionportal.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=28712

    Listed twice in Members' installs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_Rider View Post
    Good eye!

    Fixed!
    My trip reports are on my Blog: "Sun To The North"

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    Phew!
    Finally got through all the reading homework.


    I'm still confused, just a little less so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETAV8R View Post
    Phew!
    Finally got through all the reading homework.


    I'm still confused, just a little less so.
    I'm thinking you should come to my house in the middle of the day and we'll pull out some different solar panels, batteries, cables, multimeters and charge controllers. I'll really confuse you!
    My trip reports are on my Blog: "Sun To The North"

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