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Friday, July 11, 2014

Cool project



I was approached by someone who asked if I would be able to install a small solar electric system at a downtown building. The idea is to have it as a demo project and a free place to charge electronic devices like cell phones. Sounds like it would be a fun project to do and of use to the community.

It's amazing how useful a small solar electric system can be. In an emergency, cell phones are great, but it doesn't take long for batteries to die. Small solar is great for that, but it's also good for running any number of electric devices. Even being able to power a few electric lights makes a big difference in comfort.

People will be able to actually see a small solar set up in operation and use it themselves. Nothing beats a little hands on experience.

A smart man would probably turn this into a small business, but I'm not that man. Actually, the world is full of interesting things to do so I usually move on to the next interesting thing rather than stick around and make money.

-Sixbears

12 comments:

  1. Just remember, you DID say that you might have to find a way to pick up a few bucks before long! But then there's the business license, and you might have to get your electrician's license, if you don't have one, and, and, and...

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    1. Sometimes I think they want us to work in the underground economy as it's difficult to get all the proper paperwork.

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  2. Good for you, Sixbears! Obviously someone has been paying attention to your specific skill set, and who knows where this project may lead. And the community gaining exposure to solar, plus a re-charging staion? Sounds like a win-win-win to me. Hope all goes well ~

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    1. It should be fun, so anything else is just a bonus.

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  3. How many batteries does that system have? My son has solar panels that charge a bank of batteries that can serve his house if the power goes out. And yes, he has converter in the system.

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    1. I haven't been told what kind of budget I have yet, so that will determine how big it'll be.

      My house runs on 12 golf cart batteries.

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  4. A smart man wouldn't worry about money or business and keep doing interesting things. As long as there is already food in the fridge, of course.

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    1. Thank you Howard. You are too kind.

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  6. Go for it a small setup of 2 100 watt panels would make a great charging station could even have a radio and small DVD player TV.for the sponsors advertisments.It would show it is possible even in the great north woods.Alot of people do not understand how much a small reasonably priced system can do.

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    1. Sure beats being stuck with a dead cell phone in the dark.

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