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Johnny G1 wrote:

15 yr. old 120 watt Keyocera,s still putting out the same, 4 of them have been under a carport roof since new and 2 out in all weather, checked 1 on the fw yesterday in the shade, over 17 - 18 volts to check a meter that was going bad, broken cable.


Now that.. IS a very useful answer.. I do not (yet) have solar and I really do not have "room" for it (Overweight as it is) so...

But if I ever park for good. I'm going solar. NOt so much for "Green" but.. Well.. the older I get the flakier the power companies are and if I'm going to have to pay for a back up power system... SOLAR.


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Have the Renogy 100 watt suitcase. Supplements our generator runs and sometimes don’t need to run the generator. More efficient than flat mounted roof panels with the suitcase tilt and can track the sun. We usually park in the shade so have mc4 long cable extensions to reach the sun.
The best we have seen was 25Ah in a day but that was not optimal conditions. That was enough charge to not run the generator that day since we are not heavy energy users.
Have not used it long enough to notice degradation.


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Posted: 06/21/19 09:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Johnny G1 wrote:

15 yr. old 120 watt Keyocera,s still putting out the same, 4 of them have been under a carport roof since new and 2 out in all weather, checked 1 on the fw yesterday in the shade, over 17 - 18 volts to check a meter that was going bad, broken cable.
Do you remember what was paid back then for the 480 watts of solar?


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time2roll wrote:

Johnny G1 wrote:

15 yr. old 120 watt Keyocera,s still putting out the same, 4 of them have been under a carport roof since new and 2 out in all weather, checked 1 on the fw yesterday in the shade, over 17 - 18 volts to check a meter that was going bad, broken cable.
Do you remember what was paid back then for the 480 watts of solar?
Yes I remember quite well, $620.00 a panel and that was in Arizona in 2004.


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