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Forum: Solar Power 08-03-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,614
Posted By WisJim
I posted about our PV system and electric LEAF...

I posted about our PV system and electric LEAF back in 2017, and thought I'd update a bit. In March we bought a newer used Leaf, a 2017 to replace our 2013 which we sold to one of our sons. My wife...
Forum: Solar Power 08-10-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,614
Posted By WisJim
I bought my 205 watt panels 5 years ago when the...

I bought my 205 watt panels 5 years ago when the price got below $1 a watt. Freight at that time from Florida to Wisconsin was a bit over $200 for a pallet of 28 panels. They were a bit cheaper by...
Forum: Solar Power 08-08-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,614
Posted By WisJim
I installed Enphase M215 microinverters with my...

I installed Enphase M215 microinverters with my 205 watt Evergreen panels some years ago, and they clip at 225 watts (which I will admit doesn't happen a lot). I'm not sure what the 205 watt panels...
Forum: Wind Power 11-04-15, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,966
Posted By WisJim
The best source of info for owner-built wind...

The best source of info for owner-built wind turbines is Other Power, Wind Power | Otherpower (http://otherpower.com/otherpower_wind.html)
They offer workshops that include actually building a...
Forum: Wind Power 08-11-14, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,120
Posted By WisJim
Remember too, that you need to have your wind...

Remember too, that you need to have your wind turbine 30 feet higher than anything within 500 feet, as a general rule of thumb. And never mount it on a roof or other structure, and it should be 60...
Forum: Wind Power 09-10-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 26,869
Posted By WisJim
A wind turbine, to produce useful amounts of...

A wind turbine, to produce useful amounts of power, ought to be 30 feet or more above anything within 500 feet, and typically should be on a tower at least 100 feet tall, to avoid turbulence and to...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-12-13, 11:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,214
Posted By WisJim
I have actually measured the amount of water I...

I have actually measured the amount of water I use to wash the dishes for a day in our house, a number of times over the years. I use a smaller dishpan in the sink basin and rinse in a small center...
Forum: Wind Power 01-13-11, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,919
Posted By WisJim
Power from the wind is proportional to the CUBE...

Power from the wind is proportional to the CUBE of the wind speed. The Power of the Wind: Cube of Wind Speed (http://guidedtour.windpower.org/en/tour/wres/enrspeed.htm) Another factor to consider in...
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