Sueing Your HOA So You Can Install Solar Panels

May 14, 2011 by  
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www.solardave.com John Forbes: The year before last (2007) Xcel (Energy) had been sending out these mailers with your bill and they were talking about their solar credit program, and I have been really interested in all things solar. I tell people that I had in the 8th grade in 1958 I was standing up in front of the class giving them my science presentation and telling them I wanted to be a solarologist. My science fair project I had a big solar cooker made out of card board and tin foil. The next year I did one with corala algae and composting that in to methane and generating electricity from that, so I was really interested into it a long long time ago. The prices were prohibitive and the products really were not available anyway. So I say this an I was really intrigued and the Cary Hayes and REC Solar showed up at Costco. My wife had seen him and and she said he still might be there and I got home from work and Costco was open a little later. And she took me down there and she met him. OK, I gotta do it. And from then it was September of 2007 and I thought I would just put in my application to the Architectural Committee (Rock Creek HOA) because I had to do that for the yard and the deck and you are supposed get a 45 day turn around. Well when I didn’t get it by October – I went to inquire, I was told you can show up at the next meeting by that time – I check and gave them a little more time back in December or November I think they were skipping December and going in

Solar Panels | How to build a Solar Panel from Solar Cells DIY Part 1

May 11, 2011 by  
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bit.ly {Make Solar Panels|Save Energy Now|Solar Panel Information|Your Own Solar Panels|How To Solar Panels} .How to build a Solar Panel from Solar Cells DIY Part 1 This is a video of how I build solar panels from single solar cells wired in series. This is a great DIY “do it yourself” Green power project. These solar panels are very powerful and following these steps you will be able to make them for 1/3 of what they sell them for in the stores. If your looking to get off the grid or just drop your electric bill this is perfect for you! Stay tuned for up and coming parts. I will seal these solar panels and test them in up and coming videos. We will even show how we install it on my own home and how I connect it to our grid tie inverter. I hope you enjoy the video. All the best, -Pete Mixcat.com mixcatcom

Solar Panels – How to Test – AltE Video Tip

May 7, 2011 by  
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Learn how to use a standard multimeter to test if a solar panel is electrically working correctly or not.

PART 1 HOW TO CEILING FAN WIND TURBINE

May 4, 2011 by  
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FIRST PART OF FOUR SHOWING HOW TO CONSTRUCT THE YAW BEARING, AUTOMATIC FURLING MECHANISM, AND THE MOUNTING OF THE ALTERNATOR/ MOTOR CONVERSION. PLUS HOW TO FIND THE WIRES FOR USE IN THIS PROJECT. THE FULLEXPLAINATION OF HOW THE FURLING MECHANISM WORKS, AND WHY THE ALTERNATOR GETS MOUNTED A LITTLE TO THE SIDE. WHERE THE WIRES GO. RECTIFICATION TIPS IN PART. THE WHOLE CEILING FAN MOTOR CONVERSION AND CONSTRUCTION WILL BE FULLY EXPLAINED IN THE NEXT VIDEO, WITH WIRING OPTIONS FOR YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS. AND OF COURSE HOW TO TELL HOW MANY MAGNET POSSITIONS,AND WHERE TO PLACE THEM. PLUS HOW TO RUN THE WIRES, AND HOW TO RECTIFY THE TWO SETS OF COILS INTO A TWO WIRE DC SYSTEM. THE NEXT VIDEO IS PROP CARVING AND BALLANCING, HOW TO FIGURE OUT THE ANGLES. I MAKE IT SEEM EASY. ITS A LOT OF FUN TO SEE YOUR WORK TAKE OFF FOR THE FIRST TIME. OH YA IN THIS VIDEO YOU GET TO SEE THE WIND TALK BACK WHEN I MENTION IT. I HAVE TO LAUGH WHEN I WATCH IT. THE WIND AND I HAVE TOO MANY COINCIDENCES TO DOUBT FRIENDSHIP. MUDDY MUDDY MUDD MANN

HOW TO BUILD A SOLAR PANEL from Solar Cells DIY Part

May 3, 2011 by  
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solarpanelselectricity.co Revealed Make your own solar panels and save money! Step By Step Guide Is Now Available: – Introduction To Solar Energy. – Building Your Solar Panel. – Solar Help Package. – Solar Energy Video Series – Make A Wind Turbine! – Build A Wind Turbine – Info Video Series FREE ACCESS NOW: solarpanelselectricity.co

DIY Solar Panel System Cost

April 20, 2011 by  
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www.solardave.com SolarDave: Please tell me about your solar panel system and how you saved some money? Adam Stevenson: The total of the system and materials was K. I ended up spending about another 00 in permit fees and a structural engineer and 0 for an electrician, several hundred dollars for a guy to come help me out for the two afternoons he spent with me. Xcel (Energy) gave me 538 rebate. Fix cost based on the number of kilowatts you are installing and has nothing to do with how much you pay the permit office or the electrician. My final cost after rebate was 37. (SolarDave note: that is cheap!) I started my research in solar probably about a year before I actually installed it went and got a couple of bids from some of the local solar people both from contractors that my friends have used as well as just searching the internet and while talking to one of the guys I find of developed a good feeling from him, and I asked the question “Would it be possible to do some of the work myself” and kind of learn along the way he said “Sure I absolutely support the do-it-yourself-er (DIY) so I said why don’t you throw me bids, what it would cost just come home and have solar one day and what it would cost to have it done where I do some or all the work myself. And throw them both to me and I said let’s try the second one. The guys name is Steve Cross from Sun Spot Solar. I gave him my electric bills and said this is how much I think I need to generate and he

How to build a Solar Panel from Solar Cells DIY Part 1

April 14, 2011 by  
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How to build a Solar Panel from Solar Cells DIY Part 1 This is a video of how I build solar panels from single solar cells wired in series. This is a great DIY “do it yourself” Green power project. These solar panels are very powerful and following these steps you will be able to make them for 1/3 of what they sell them for in the stores. If your looking to get off the grid or just drop your electric bill this is perfect for you! Stay tuned for up and coming parts. I will seal these solar panels and test them in up and coming videos. We will even show how we install it on my own home and how I connect it to our grid tie inverter. I hope you enjoy the video. All the best, -Pete Mixcat.com mixcatcom