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dan baker commented on dan baker's blog post cloudy days
"Thanks for responding,Don. Wire gauge from panels to controller is 12 gauge as it's only about 15 feet. Only have 4, 35 amp hr batteries for now. All I could afford & wanted to get started right away. Controller is 2000w 160 amp. Got one…"
May 7, 2011
dan baker commented on dan baker's blog post cloudy days
"Thank you for responding. I agree with your assessment as it seems logical, but also, since last June when I put the panels in service we have gone through the 1st winter. They surely do love the cold. On cold days with even low sunlight they charge…"
Mar 25, 2011
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cloudy days

I built 5, 60w solar panels. Checked voltage before & after mounting on roof. Each produced 18.5v or more. Since i live at 41 degrees N. lat. I mounted them facing due south and at 41 degrees. They only produced about 14v at noon. I played with the angle and found 13 degrees worked best. They've been in service 6 wks now and I've noticed that they charge best from 7:00 to 10:00 am. And here is the wierd thing. On sunny days, they can barely charge 4, 35ah batteries to capacity. But on…See More
Jul 18, 2010
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May 13, 2010

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cloudy days

I built 5, 60w solar panels. Checked voltage before & after mounting on roof. Each produced 18.5v or more. Since i live at 41 degrees N. lat. I mounted them facing due south and at 41 degrees. They only produced about 14v at noon. I played with the angle and found 13 degrees worked best. They've been in service 6 wks now and I've noticed that they charge best from 7:00 to 10:00 am. And here is the wierd thing. On sunny days, they can barely charge 4, 35ah batteries to capacity. But on… Continue

Posted on July 18, 2010 at 12:44pm — 5 Comments

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