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Old 03-26-2012, 05:01:37 PM
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Does anyone know of a forum on the web that discusses PV installation questions and answers. Such as size of wire, where to find 12DCV light fixtures Etc.------------------------ Thanks TJ
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You might try: http://www.survivalmonkey.com/forum/off-grid-living/
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Also try www.otherpower.com
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Default Re: PV panel installation advice

If you are looking for "Grid Tied", meaning using the power company as your battery, instead of "off grid", I'd look into enphase micro inverters. www.enphaseenergy.com Easy to install and much better than "String - Central Inverters" I've had a system with them for a year and half, worked perfect.
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solarpanetalk.com the best I have come across.
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You could ask them here. All the questions you asked are basic electrical questions.
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I once saw 12vdc flourscents at Menards, it's been awhile since I have been there though.
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Default Re: PV panel installation advice

12VDC cold cathode lights are commonly available at marina supply places.

You might consider HID, since you have great control over the light color.

The NEC has code which impacts the PV system, including questions such as wire gauge, etc.

I have three 5 kW panels, mounted on 8" sched 80 pipe, extending 13.5 feet into the air. Up higher makes it easier to mow, etc. around them, and reduces damage from kids, etc.
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Also try Northern Arizona Wind & Sun:

http://www.wind-sun.com/ForumVB/forum.php

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Default Re: PV panel installation advice

Give these a try, the first two are very helpful, but if you talk about batteries, a idiot named Sunking will always chime in with his negative comments, ignore.


http://forum.solar-electric.com/activity.php
http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/forum.php
A lesser forum.
http://simplysolar.supporttopics.com/

Goggle a wiring size calculator for load and distance for voltage loss.

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I once saw 12vdc flourscents at Menards, it's been awhile since I have been there though.

http://www.solarseller.com/thinlite_...thin_lite_.htm
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