I saw there really wasn't a topic for this, with society becoming increasingly aware of their carbon footprint or lessoning their impact on the environment. Maybe this would be a good place to share info, knowledge, experience, equipment, suppliers, setup etc on solar applications......
In the next few weeks I'll try posting some basic solar info and general rules of thumbs, As and if this progresses, get into the sizing of equipment, types of equipment, pumps, panels, inverters, chargers, lighting and storage systems.
Hope to hear from others as well as input or questions.
the mad german
Give me a round about on what your application is, if its constant flow, timed, or a float that cycles along with the equipment used and I can put you in the ballpark sizing wise.
I'm only using a 60 watt PV setup being my system cycles based on a float every 10 minutes. So far its been been consistant, storage is the biggest issue, I can't stress that enough when sizing.
Either way let me know If you need some assistance or have sizing questions.
Kobus Jooste said:
I'll be reading through this with interest before posting any questions regarding pv costs for the type of unit I have. Perhaps it is in the thread already
Have you tried googling "12V timer"?? There's a plethora of results to choose from and all very affordable. ;)
Making your own timer isn't all that hard either. PicAxe if you have any desire to play with electronics.
looks like it functions as a normal plug-on on/off AC timer. set your 'off' and 'on's for whatever 24-hour cycle intervals you want. i could be wrong though. :D