alright thanks for that information
lol, keep in mind I used to work as an electrician and I have installed several PV arrays. Wouldn't waste money on one myself.And you are an expert of solar power ........ but has never generated any.
Have 2 panels up and running, waiting for another 3 to be delivered.
I've realised I might have come off as an ass, sorry if so, it was stupid.330w Solar panel $100
100ah deep cycle battery $150
A 12v 100ah battery stores 12x100 watts = 1,200w.
A 330w solar panel produces roughly 1,000w/day.
So you need 1 battery to store 1 panel for night-time use.
23rd today, my 5 panels have generated 82 units in 22 days (so projected yield 120 units this month).It's honestly not that simple to calculate your needed capacity, right off the bat you should add 20% more due to efficiency losses and that's with quality stuff, also even deep cycles suffer beyond 50% DOD, that alone can bring your charge cycles from 1500+ down to 100+ which is a pretty penny for 3-4 months use.
Damn, i know how it feels to get stuck in a massive storm, the panels are pretty much useless in the rain lol, good luck with the storm though.23rd today, my 5 panels have generated 82 units in 22 days (so projected yield 120 units this month).
Not so great, but it is monsoon still, by the end of this month the rain will be gone and the sky will be sunny again.
I use the national grid as my battery, costs nothing as long as the meter reader doesn't notice my wheel spinning backwards.
I have one battery as a backup for my entertainment area, plenty of power cuts in monsoon.
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My hlg 240 + 2QBs lights my MarsHydro 2x4 tent nicely, I usually have it on 200w and with fans the power meter says I'm drawing 220w.if you are running 300 watts of lights. after adding up fans controllers and whatever else is needed, i bet you will be close to 500 watts being used.
1x 330/340w panel generates 1 unit/day there's never much variation, unless it's overcast or raining then you get half or nothing.
Electric company ain’t gonna think shit.My hlg 240 + 2QBs lights my MarsHydro 2x4 tent nicely, I usually have it on 200w and with fans the power meter says I'm drawing 220w.
So in veg (16hrs) that's 3 units a day, in flower (12hrs) that's 2 units a day and my 5 panels generate 5 units a day.
No batteries, I drive my meter backwards.
Not growing now, in 5 months I grew enough to last me several years, but my electricity bill is half what it used to be.
If I add any more panels the electric company will get suspicious, my electric bill's only $30/month.