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  1. 2017 Full solar eclipse

    PB Open Water
    Years ago I had wanted to see the total solar eclipse in La Paz, Mexico....But a friend of mine told me, basically, that you didn't have to worry about the bandits in Mexico, but it was the "Federales" that you had to watch out for...so I didn't go This time it was in Oregon, so I figured I...
  2. pool solar... need help

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    So.... for the last 12 years I have been using a solar blanket for my pool. It works ok, but it is a pain in the ass to uncover And cover every time I use my pool. When I bought the pool, I had a propane heater installed but rarely used it. This year I decided to check out a solar system. I...
  3. Whiote house solar panels

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    Wonder if one of the companies he supported is doing the install. White House solar panels being installed this week
  4. Solar screen material fo window shades

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    I have completed a small makeover/pm on my kitchen and the solar shades I installed a few years ago area a bit faded and a little dirty in areas. I tried claening them but they are to far gone from the direct sun beating on them in the pm. All the hardware is in great shape so all I need to do...
  5. Another solar company going BK

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    With a bunch of our money :( Taxpayer-backed solar firm faces layoffs, shakeup just months after opening | Fox News
  6. Another one of Obamas failed solar companies

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    Solyndra, the sequel? Bankrupt solar firm, DOE facing scrutiny over panel problems | Fox News House Republicans are pressing the Obama administration for more information about a solar-panel company that received a $400 million loan guarantee, then went bankrupt and is now the focus of a...
  7. Going Solar and my new Edison bill

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    It has been blazing hot here in So Cali as you all know. I have been running the AC day and night. Just got my first real Edison bill after my solar install. It was $1.21. I am stoked with this solar stuff. For those if you that have not fully looked into it I suggest you do. You can get in for...
  8. RV, battery, frige, solar panel????

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    Ok guys i need some help finding out some info on an rv fridge. How long can an rv fridge run on batterys and how big of a solar panel would i need to keep batterys charged while running the fridge at the same time. Here is the scenerio. Have a houseboat and we need a fridge. We want to be...
  9. Solar powered battery tender

    PB Open Water
    So i was wondering if one of these would help in a boating application where you're sitting on a beach, cranking the tunes all day and usually end up with a dead or very low battery. Woould having one of these panels set up all day help in any way with the problem of a drained battery, or is it...
  10. Going Solar for the house

    PB Open Water
    So, I joined the solar movement this past week. System should be installed in like 2 months they told me. I pre-paid for 20 years of solar electricity at .08 a KWH. Edison rates are just going to do nothing but go up in my opinion just like the overall cost of living has done. I was in tier 5...
  11. Can anyone refer an electrician in Havasu for solar power?

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    I need a good licensed electrician to sign off on my work. I am installing a solar panel system (on grid). I need an electrician to sign off the work and check all connections. I am pulling the permit as owner builder and I will do all of the work. I am willing to pay a reasonable price for...
  12. Solar power for the house

    PB Open Water
    Are there any experts on here or anyone that works/owns a solar business? I am thinking of adding it to the house and want to know all the facts. Which system is best? What is the going price? Are the incentives worth it at this time? etc.... Basically, I am thinking back 20 years ago when...
  13. Solar Power

    PB Open Water
    being from the Midwest originally and after moving out here and especially in these times,I do not understand why almost every house,business does not have SOLAR damn the Sun shines almost every day.Electricity is not getting cheaper it appears a win situation for all except power companies.
  14. Kachina selling solar boats now?

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    oh boy. http://www.kachinaboats.com/pr/solarstar.php
  15. Anyone running a solar system on their roof?

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    Anyone running an electrical solar system on their roof? My bill averages about 290.00 a month thanks to my wife's holiday decoration's disease. I always wondered if they were really worth it. I did an online study and between the rebates and the cut in my electricity (based on the KW size...
  16. Solar Battery Tender/Charger

    PB Open Water
    Has any one used one of these like the kind that VW uses during transportation? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-STYLE-VW-SOLAR-BATTERY-CHARGER-BOAT-CAR-12-VOLT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ63687QQihZ018QQitemZ280244929121QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW I know it is not going to charge the battery...
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