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Old 04-24-2016, 07:56 PM   #1
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Nice! Looks good
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:17 AM   #3
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Do they tilt up?
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Old 04-25-2016, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for looking. yes they can tilt, from either side.
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Old 04-25-2016, 04:22 PM   #5
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I would love a system like that but dont ever see it in the budget
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:10 PM   #6
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You might be surprised, My cost are higher because I live in Alaska, but total I don't think I have more then $1,600 into a 540 watt system that works on 30 volt panels, going into a mppt controller that gives me up to almost 40 amps into my battery bank. I installed it myself, it wasn't that hard. We want to do a lot of boon docking in Alaska, so we feel it is worth it. You can pay a little more now, or a little bit every time you plug in.
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You might be surprised, My cost are higher because I live in Alaska, but total I don't think I have more then $1,600 into a 540 watt system that works on 30 volt panels, going into a mppt controller that gives me up to almost 40 amps into my battery bank. I installed it myself, it wasn't that hard. We want to do a lot of boon docking in Alaska, so we feel it is worth it. You can pay a little more now, or a little bit every time you plug in.
Where did you source your parts at? Can you post a list of parts and pieces that you used?
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I went with CanadianSolar CS6K270 panels. Because of the high volts, I had to go with a mppt controller, I chose Schneider's Conext MPPT 60-150. I am now in the process of adding a battery bank monitor. I can tell you that I am impressed with this setup so far, I have only had cloudy days, and my panels have keep up with my residential fridge for three nights, and 4 days.
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Where did you buy the panel and how much was it?
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I bought them at Anchorage Renewable Energy, here in Alaska. The service is great, so the price was a little higher. I paid $380. Each
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