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    Agreed. I made some crude assumptions about...

    Agreed.

    I made some crude assumptions about energy capacity of those LiFePO4 cells. I came up with $500/KWH. I paid $375/KWH for NiFe, including shipping, because they'll last forever.

    I also...
  2. Laughing out loud, here! Oh, I never saw that,...

    Laughing out loud, here! Oh, I never saw that, uh, ending coming. Maybe you've started a trend, too.
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    I had assumed he included a loft or basement, or...

    I had assumed he included a loft or basement, or both.
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    Hi, Menze. Welcome. Have you signed up for the...

    Hi, Menze. Welcome. Have you signed up for the LHBA class (2 day class)?
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    Welcome, Camhart73! It's the real deal. ...

    Welcome, Camhart73!

    It's the real deal. Seeing what others have done is definitely inspiring.


    Peter
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    That's a beautiful view you have. Peter

    That's a beautiful view you have.


    Peter
  7. Belated happy birthday, Bo! I will never...

    Belated happy birthday, Bo!

    I will never forget an article I read in the Sunday paper insert, Parade magazine, many years ago. It was an annual article on the oldest people in the US, or possibly...
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    Congratulations! That's quite a lot of progress....

    Congratulations! That's quite a lot of progress.


    Peter
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    Welcome, Anna. You already have the right...

    Welcome, Anna. You already have the right mindset (bartering, borrowing, sharing, exchanging labor...).

    The site is much more active than what you've seen. I try to read everything, but...
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    ... says the guy who does exactly that kind of...

    ... says the guy who does exactly that kind of work for a living. I need more skills.
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    You're living my dream. :-D

    You're living my dream. :-D
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    Nice. I like the exposed underside of the roof. ...

    Nice. I like the exposed underside of the roof. Where is this?
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    :-D He sure looks young in your avatar.

    :-D

    He sure looks young in your avatar.
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    What's the latest from the "old" (no offense)...

    What's the latest from the "old" (no offense) Steve?
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    To program your VCR: make a baby; wait 5 years;...

    To program your VCR: make a baby; wait 5 years; issue verbal instructions.
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    By the pallet, the price I see there today is...

    By the pallet, the price I see there today is $0.28/watt. I bought 2 pallets awhile back, and each was 225 watts, not the 300 watts on the site today.

    The last time I suggested sunelec.com on...
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    The math is good so far, but a 3KW system will...

    The math is good so far, but a 3KW system will probably disappoint. The reasons:

    1. Solar panels are rated for best case scenarios, like clear, sunny days, all day, every day. At the equator....
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    I've lived in Arkansas and loved it. It's got a...

    I've lived in Arkansas and loved it. It's got a lot of beautiful land. I prefer the more hilly/mountainous western half of the state, but the eastern half (bordering the Mississippi) would have...
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    Oh, the humanity!!! ;-)

    Oh, the humanity!!!

    ;-)
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    Excellent! I'm glad it is working out for you. ...

    Excellent! I'm glad it is working out for you. It did for me, and sometimes the best deals take a little "push".

    Interested in Nickel-Iron batteries? I got a good deal on mine. Negotiations...
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    So with shipping, about 16.28 cents per watt. It...

    So with shipping, about 16.28 cents per watt. It was a lot of hassle, but that is a very good price! Congratulations!
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    Pigtails would work, but the combiner box...

    Pigtails would work, but the combiner box probably has terminal strips/blocks/bus. Still, it's simple.

    Rod's right about the voltage getting up there. In the cold, the panel voltage goes up. ...
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    Solar panel connectors are pretty standard...

    Solar panel connectors are pretty standard nowadays, for solar panels. I vaguely recall a name like MC4, but don't quote me on that. It doesn't matter, though. You connect the male connector...
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    Oh, wiring the meter. I have been assuming...

    Oh, wiring the meter. I have been assuming strictly off grid.

    Power companies have two reasons to add requirements. One is safety. Short version: they don't want solar panels powering the grid...
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    Sticky: Well, you posted your test in the Public section....

    Well, you posted your test in the Public section. Under your name, I still see "Regular User", so more waiting lies ahead. :-)
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