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Old 02-28-2016, 08:33 PM   #11
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:18 AM   #12
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how does that work, just the solar, does that include everything to make it useful, or just the panels themselves
Hammer, it's pretty much the whole system, including installation and all of the needed hardware, not just the Solar panels. Here is a good link that you can use as a reference

http://solaroutreach.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ResidentialITC_Factsheet_Final.pdf

RVs with a bed , bathroom, and kitchen all qualify as a second home and thus qualify for the solar tax credit. You have through the end of 2016
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:00 PM   #13
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The price of solar panels seems to be falling. I had purchased a 160w panel for my new trailer but ran across some 260w mono panels for $150 ea. And the company sold them locally with a warranty. I picked up 2. Now I will have to shell out some $$ for a descent 60A controller that can handle 520w total power. A good problem to have...
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:49 PM   #14
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The price of solar panels seems to be falling. I had purchased a 160w panel for my new trailer but ran across some 260w mono panels for $150 ea. And the company sold them locally with a warranty. I picked up 2. Now I will have to shell out some $$ for a descent 60A controller that can handle 520w total power. A good problem to have...

WOW! That's a good deal , any chance of you sharing your contact/ vendor?


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Old 02-29-2016, 08:13 PM   #15
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Homebrew, are you local to the area? These guys run a commercial solar installation company and these are surplus from jobsites. Shoot me a PM and I'll send you Mike's #.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:32 PM   #16
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The price of solar panels seems to be falling. I had purchased a 160w panel for my new trailer but ran across some 260w mono panels for $150 ea. And the company sold them locally with a warranty. I picked up 2. Now I will have to shell out some $$ for a descent 60A controller that can handle 520w total power. A good problem to have...

Make sure you check the voltages of these panels before you shell out for a MPPT controller. Not all panels can run at 24v or 48v if your wiring panels in series.


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Old 02-29-2016, 09:08 PM   #17
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Make sure you check the voltages of these panels before you shell out for a MPPT controller. Not all panels can run at 24v or 48v if your wiring panels in series.


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Morningstars calculation tool is very handy for panel & controller matches.
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I was noticing on some of the inverters they were calling for 4/0 cable, do most use awg wire, or motor lead wire, it said it had a 100 amp charge circuit, 4/0 motor lead wire has a amp rating of 454 amps,
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