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Bought four Kaneka panels and they are installed charging batteries. Nice to have backup power.
I have been looking at these panels for a while now. The 90v have been holding me back, is it possible to run a 12v system with these? Is there a way to convert 90v from the panels to 12v for batteries? I have not been able to find a controller that can.
nice system glad to see you are having fun with it.TAKE CARE
@batteryphil Outback FM-60 or FM-80 I am told works with this, check out the specs and do your homework.
1.20 cents per watt is amazing. Could do a 1kW with a relatively small budget. Wanted to eventually make an offgrid small cabin, these might be able to be budgeted in.
Nice find. Be careful with high winds or storms, make sure they are held down with some good concrete blocks. Atleast 15-20lbs on the back end of the panel that is off the roof.
Glad those are working well for you. Yeah, the higher voltage on the Kanekas presents some challenges when trying to charge batteries. Their voltage is just perfect for the grid-tie inverter that I am using. I think the highest output I’ve seen on the Kill-A-Watt is about 218W with four so far but it has been a really cloudy spring with little time to observe operation.
@sirHOAX Thanks! Yes, I dropped over $450.00 for that unisolar panel by itself. These panels do take up a serious amount of space, but I had just the right place to put them. You are right I am slowly getting these tied down there is a cement block on each of these. I have seen your installations on your videos you know what your are talking about
@NardDogz yes that is right in the ballpark of what I am getting the manual say at first it will give highest output then will drop in a month or so. I moved to Florida for the main purpose of leveraging the warmth and the sun.
Super great deal! They look amorphous right? I heard they work good under low light, so win for win
@BasementBen Hi Ben, I don’t know what type they are. I did read they do well in heat verses other panels, but so far it they are working well for me.
Wow, what a price!
Thanks for sharing.
Any more details on the pulse charger?
I am looking at different ones myself atm.
I also bought four of these panels from Sun Electric. They have stopped stocking them though. Do you know of another company in Florida that has these panels at the same price?
@robeturn goto the same page and look at the unisolar. I am thinking about getting some unisolar as well. They are a hard panel to find.
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