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  1. Vehicles & Transportation
    I work in construction and in the past, I have had trouble finding 120v electricity to power my tools or charge the batteries on my cordless tools. To prevent this electricity issue from happening again, I'm thinking of outfitting my lumber rack with 6 of 100 watts 12 volt panels (47" x 21.3"...
  2. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ive got one of those cool trifold solar panels that i bought when the power went out one time. it has a usb plug in to charge cell phones and things like that. Does anyone know of a cord that you could put a 2 prong reciever plug on one end and the usb on the other? I know it would be...
  3. DIY - Do It Yourself
    We are off grid and set up the solar panels a few weeks ago. It is temporary till we build the house and mount them and add to the array. So for now they are on a wooden platform with the charge controller, batteries and inverter under them. It seems like every other day we have enough power. So...
  4. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The question is probably overly simple. I am electrically challenged. I am not looking to build anything. What I am looking for is a product that is solar powered that I can plug in the battery chargers for my cordless tools. Does something like this even exist? Not having much luck with Google...
  5. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Hey everyone, I've been searching and can't seem to find any how-to on how to build a small solar powered system to run/power somthing like a fridge/freezer. I feel like if SHTF one of my main priorities would be to be able to freeze meat (or keep my frozen meat/food frozen). Could domone...
  6. Urban Survival
    http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/oklahoma-to-charge-homeowners-who-install-solar-panels/ Disclaimer: This link popped up on Survival Blog. I read this article, and honestly, it struck me as badly as the western states who claimed that all rainfall was theirs, and anyone gathering rainfall...
  7. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Just kinda rambling, but here goes. Replace old style upper receiver with flat top. There here on that topic - http://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=327618 The current upper was made during the assault rifle ban - no flash hider, carry handle and has a 1:9 twist. Get solar panels...
  8. Farming, Gardening & Homesteading
    Anyone have experience with the Sunforce 50048 60W Solar Charging Kit? Amazon has it on sale for $199 with free shipping. I have a 1/2 horse power jet pump that supplies water to my house. I would like some kind of solar system that could run the water, or maybe run the fridge to keep the...
  9. General Discussion
    So Wednesday I was surfing the web to try and source a solar panel setup to mount to the roof of my motorhome to keep my 5 deep cycle batteries in the motorhome fully charged and after realizing that I didn't really want the old typical Harbor Freight 45W panels that have so many cons against...
  10. Urban Survival
    I am upgrading my dc power I can use in my ac inverter but I won't always have a plug, I need some solar panels but don't want to spend a fortune.Has anyone seen some 140watt panels for cheap? I plan on having TV so I can watch the unprepared die off live! Thanks Myles
  11. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    It isn't on the roof, it IS the roof! Finally, Solar power looks just as good as it works. It looks like a typical roofing shingle. It’s even durable like a regular shingle. But DOW POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles provide dual functionality. They can withstand varying temperatures, wind, hail and...
  12. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Amazon does a great job of email marketing, as they send me emails on my amazon search history. As some of you may know, I am working on a solar powered chicken coop idea. To start my search I sent to amazon and did some searches for solar panels. This is the amazon email I received today...
  13. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Ok. I have read that solar panels performance degrades in sunlight over a period of 15-25 years. My question is, do they degrade on the shelf, if you are not using them? If I am storing solar panels in their packaging, do they naturally degrade as well? Thanks in advance. CSM101
  14. DIY - Do It Yourself
    Its gonna be a side project but I want to be able to have a removable solar unit, to help run other apliances in these hotter than hell southern California summers when ac is going to be eating up my money this place is a rental so cant do too much to it but any warnings tips/tricks. possible...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    does anyone else have these Silva Tech4o compact solar panels like the ones shown here? mine actually only have the two small banks of panels not the 4 panel design as shown. ive had mine for about 6-7 years but havent really used them/needed them. as i recall, i got them for about $40 each...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I would like to buy a portable solar panel set. Can I hook up appliances to it one at a time? For example can it run a tv with a vcr or dvd player together? So the only thing using the power would be the tv and player. Are the portable solar collectors and battery setup strong enough for...
  17. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    So for solar u need panels batterys and inverter,correct?? Curious about the inverter if someone could explain. Also where can I get em? Tryin to get a rig for my fridge
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