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Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-14-2015, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Jafo
Re: question about solar power!

My smaller inverter is a quality one, but not a pure sine inverter. I found that running the electric through a surge strip is fine enough for my computers, flat screen monitor and other equipment. ...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-13-2015, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Jafo
Re: question about solar power!

I am wondering how much your peak is for the startup of your freezer. I have over 200 watts of panels at my camp, and it is more than I need in the summer, just barely enough in the winter. I am...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 02-02-2015, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Jafo
Re: question about solar power!

The sun doesn't work at night, so you will need a battery bank. In my experience, that becomes the largest expense. Much will depend on whether you can get away with 12 volt system. If you have to...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 02-01-2015, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Jafo
Re: question about solar power!

Actually it won't last that long. Batteries need to be replaced every 4-6 years, unless you are doing a grid tie system.
Forum: Powering the Yurt 01-31-2015, 09:49 PM
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Posted By Jafo
Re: question about solar power!

Well, the answer is: depends.

A fridge and TV are going to raise the price significantly depending on size. Solar is not a cheap investment and gets larger with the more power you need.

A...
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