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Offline Norm

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Re: Weather at Norms
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2014, 07:56:01 PM »
BJ, Never worry about crossing me up on that.
In fact I was wondering about if I could get a hold of a bunch of solar cells
like scavenged from those little garden solar cells for instance with the electronics .....each one would completely charge one NiCad C size cell 1.3
amp/hr ....a little overkill so even on a gray winter day it would work.
.....well maybe not.

anyway at the present time I have a few of these push button top lights that
run full brilliance for +8 hrs.using 3 of these aforementioned NiCads
   these PB lights have three LED s that seem to work in series.

For the present I just charge these NiCads PetGen, V W panels
etc.   V W panels will practically charge 1 NiCad in moonlight  ::)

Well anyway  I'll post pics of my present setups
Now see what you started !  I got on this about 10 min before 8PM
intending to get off at about 8.  :D
Norm.

back to the LED PB s , PetGen and 50 or so NiCad s !

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Re: Weather at Norms
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2014, 07:58:21 PM »
...and now it's 9:00PM
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Re: Weather at Norms
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2015, 05:33:59 AM »
Well Norm, we started out the New Year with a beautiful day, +2C.
Now the bad news---going down to -25C by tomorrow, and lots of snow.
Which is normal for here, but if I read the pattern correctly, I think it is headed
your way in a bit.
Sorry in advance
"Even a blind squirrel will find an acorn once in a while"
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Re: Weather at Norms
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2015, 03:03:57 PM »
BJ its about to hit here now. First a lot of snow, then bitter cold.
Guess the nicer weather ( for Mn winter)  could not hold out forever.
Trying to make power from alternative energy any which way I can.
Just to abuse what I make. (and run this site)

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Re: Weather at Norms
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2015, 05:33:42 AM »
  It hit as they predicted here.  Snowfall--not so bad.
  It has been a good winter so far, but all over the map.
  I attached a clip of the way temps have been so far.
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Re: Weather at Norms
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2015, 10:12:30 PM »
Yep couple inches real fine snow but continual Pierpont ....a town about 15 miles south of here got 5 inches just thru the day we get lake effect snow
here ......
So gotta go
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Re: Weather at Norms
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2015, 01:58:29 AM »
Hope Norm does not mind but I would like to throw my two bobs worth in here about solar and weather from an OZ point of view, not that a couple of my southern mates have not.

Some of this I have posted before but!

When I "retired" and moved to Far North Queensland Australia I did a bit of research, fortunately I had quite a good knowledge from previous experience or I may have been put off.

http://www.daintree-holidays.com.au/daintree-pollution.htm  Is a link to an artical with IMHO great bias, but if you have 10 min to spare scroll down to the video and enjoy. Now the first speaker is my southern neighbor but one, Cow Bay Bob.

Highlights;
0.08 min.. pub's old generator
0.28 lead recycling Bob's way
2.2 exploded batteries, OK but I have no knowledge of a battery explosion causing a fire.
3.39 Daintree river which we all live to the north of.

Now Bob recycles batteries, ie melts down the lead, I do not know how he disposes of the acid, what I do know is that the creek that runs across the front of my of my place runs at the back of Bob, and the seasonal creek in front of his place joins the main creek at my southern boundary. Now do not get me wrong I am not saying Bob disposes of the acid in an irresponsible manner, I just don't know.

He shows his generator together with his lead washing equipment, his generator runs on bio diesel not diesel!

I moved here in mid May 2011 and had a new solar system installed two weeks later, yes it was per-arranged.

10KW of solar, adequate batteries and an OZ inverter, with 3 MPPT's, now to date I have recorded DC input of 15932 Kwh, AC input of 1803 Kwh's OK I am a little anal about my batteries and could get away with less AC input. So much for not being able to use solar in a rain forest, oh and did I say I have an air conditioned house, yea makes me a bit of a freak here, you have what?

OH and snow, yes some places in OZ experience snow, me I avoid it like the plague, never experienced it never want to, give me the tropics any day.

Allan