Project of the Month built by driller1432

Help Support Home Model Engine Machinist by donating using the link above or becoming a Supporting Member.
Home Model Engine Machinist > The Tools and Tips > The Shop > The Solar shed

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-17-2017, 08:36 PM   #11
imation
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 60
Liked 87 Times on 35 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wizard69 View Post
Nice!

I've been looking into supplemental power sources for some time. It use to be that solar panels where not very cost-effective but these days there are reliability issues when if comes to electrical power. One big concern I have is that when I'm most likely to really need a back up power source my roof will have foot and a half of snow on it.

As for you shop lighting have you looked into some of the 12 VDC lighting sources out there. The 12 VDC LED solutions are very efficient and you avoid inverter losses.

In a way I'm kinda envious, you have done something that I've thought about for years.
Hi
I do have a dual power system in that there is 12V lighting in the shed as well as a line to the house which illuminates the patio, bar b q, and even the decorative water feature. I only have to turn the inverter on when I need to run the heavier equipment.
Cheers. Mike.




imation is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Shed jasonh The Shop 10 09-11-2013 11:13 AM
Solar Playtime Maryak The Break Room 11 08-18-2011 09:58 AM
Solar Parabolic Collectors Antman General Engine Discussion 17 06-25-2009 12:29 AM
Solar Powered Steam sparky961 General Engine Discussion 8 07-18-2008 05:21 AM
Advice for a solar powered heat engine. cyssis General Engine Discussion 4 03-04-2008 01:15 AM



Newest Threads






- Top - Member List