Started by MountainDon, January 13, 2009, 02:18:39 AM
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Quote from: davidj on May 18, 2010, 04:05:37 PM Unfortunately I've got a lot of 100ft high trees on my lot and only two open areas - one where I put the house (positioned so the S facing roof gets the most Sun!) and one 200ft from the house right on the road
Quote from: MikeOnBike on May 21, 2010, 12:54:52 AM14.34 deg is less than the minimum winter sun angle of 23 deg at my location so I don't have to worry about a shadow on my solar panels in the winter.
Quote from: davidj on May 18, 2010, 04:05:37 PMIn retrospect, pole mount sounds good. Or, more to the point, working on a 12:12 roof sounds anything but good! Unfortunately I've got a lot of 100ft high trees on my lot and only two open areas - one where I put the house (positioned so the S facing roof gets the most Sun!) and one 200ft from the house right on the road (if you can call our dirt track a road). I guess I could put something by the road, but it would definitely distract from the otherwise wilderness feel of the approach (and would be more likely to be stolen). Cutting down trees is also an option, but it would be hard to clear out enough space without changing the feel of the lot.
Quote from: davidj on June 15, 2010, 01:29:13 AMNow all I need to do is find out how much pole and concrete I need to hold up 50 sq ft of panel centered 10ft off the ground in a fashion that the building inspectors don't object to and the snow won't destroy...
Quote from: MikeOnBike on June 14, 2010, 11:47:42 PMOlJarhead,I'm really interested in how this works for you. I have a similar situation. Our main cabin's solar/battery is about 250ft from the spring. I was thinking about the same kind of setup you are using.We will have three cabins on our property. Mine is the furthest and highest elevation gain from the spring. I'm about 1200ft. away and 150ft. above the spring.I'm considering this pump to give me a couple of gallons/min to fill the water tanks in each cabin.Solar Pumphttp://www.firemountainsolar.com/waterpumps.html#solarslowpumpElevation/GPM Charthttp://www.firemountainsolar.com/pdf/solarslowpump.pdf
Quote from: Bob S. on June 17, 2010, 10:02:02 PMI have been watching this topic for guite a while. And it has accured to me that you could build a coverd patio/out door kitchen ect. with a shade made from solar panels. Not protected from rain but protected from the sun, should work well.