Tuesday, June 14, 2011

new rack...













Decided it was time to build a steel rack for the house solar panels.  This time of year they get partially shaded.  While we have another 2 months of high sun - reckon it's time to rake it all in.  Cleared a spot just to the right of these photos for the Airstream.  BTW...these are all Harbor Freight panels which were the best deal when on sale 3.5 years ago.  Now the price of solar has dropped to the point where I would no longer suggest buying these - but since I got 'em...will keep them in service.












Just 2 more loads of bentonite coming in the morning.  Took a ride out to the TSB Mine today to check out the source.  Ran into my buddy "dusty dave" working the piles.  104,111,73,0,C

9 comments:

aHunkaHunkaBurningLove said...

they must be the 3 15 watt panels.

tffnguy said...

You don't care who you take a photo of do you. Is your camera still working? ;)

frann said...

What are you using the clay for??

frann said...

The Dam!! I missed a day!

danstey1962 said...

what kind do you suggest now?

Donald W. Mahan said...

John, how thick a layer of benonite do you have a apply to make a waterproof barrier?
Ron and I own a dry lake that could use a little water proofing.

William Lai said...

John: I'd also love to hear what you recommend instead of the Harbor Frieght 45W panels, as I was just ready to get them based on your previous recommendation.

seth said...

check out www.sunelec.com for some good prices on panels. as low a $1.60 a watt.

Allen Hare said...

New rack looks good...