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#1 FLD

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 07:39 AM

I'm thinking about putting a solar panel on my shed roof to run some lights and maybe a pond pump.  Has anyone done anything like this?   I'm interested in what works / what doesn't etc.



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:49 AM

Mind it doesn't get stolen.



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 08:51 AM

Never even considered that.  Must be the area I live in :lol: 



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 12:24 PM

Never even considered that.  Must be the area I live in :lol:

 

Ha ha, I'll come and steal it for my Xmas present!



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:22 AM

I had a solar panel on my shed for a wee light. Was great for a week then packed in. Got it in Poundland or Home Bargains tho so sure you can get better! :lol:

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:32 AM

I'm thinking about putting a solar panel on my shed roof to run some lights and maybe a pond pump. Has anyone done anything like this? I'm interested in what works / what doesn't etc.

Have a small off grid system in a field in Derbyshire, using 2 small solar panels, a controller and some batteries, works fine. Issue is around how much storage you want and batteries are expensive. When connecting the batteries in parallel ( to increase storage capacity) you need to be careful how you connect them otherwise the first battery will always get fcked, also consider whether you want 12v or 24v output into any inverter, if you want mains output then the cost mounts up quickly, we also have a wind turbine feeding the battery bank...

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:53 AM

I had a solar panel on my shed for a wee light. Was great for a week then packed in. Got it in Poundland or Home Bargains tho so sure you can get better! :lol:

 

I must be a grown up, cos I don't need a light when I wee! ;)
 



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:10 AM

 

I had a solar panel on my shed for a wee light. Was great for a week then packed in. Got it in Poundland or Home Bargains tho so sure you can get better! :lol:

 

I must be a grown up, cos I don't need a light when I wee! ;)
 

 

 

Just a nappy? :lol:



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:51 PM

 

I had a solar panel on my shed for a wee light. Was great for a week then packed in. Got it in Poundland or Home Bargains tho so sure you can get better! :lol:

 

I must be a grown up, cos I don't need a light when I wee! ;)
 

 

 

You wee in the shed?



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Posted 22 August 2019 - 06:40 PM



I had a solar panel on my shed for a wee light. Was great for a week then packed in. Got it in Poundland or Home Bargains tho so sure you can get better! :lol:


I must be a grown up, cos I don't need a light when I wee! ;)

Doesn't everyone? I have a bucket, it's s long way back to the house
You wee in the shed?





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