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Old 02-22-2014, 08:20 AM   #15
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I seriously looked at the Unipolar panel. One problem is finding a straight run without vent openings and the like. The reality is that it's surface area is about twice my 80 watt panel(s).
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:57 AM   #16
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Monocrystalline Panel
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Maximum Power at STC(Pmax)100WOptimum Operating Voltage (Vmp)17.8VOptimum Operating Current (Imp)5.62AOpen-Circuit Voltage (Voc)21.6VShort-Circuit Current (Isc)5.97ADimension1050 X 540 X 5mmWeight3lbs
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:06 AM   #17
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The size is right. The watts is 100 each and only 3 lbs.
Now I would have to make someway to have this installed on the roof but be able to remove it quick and without a ladder.
Maybe something like a window frame where you could use a pole to unlok it (like the old school house windows) and slide it over the side.
If not I think 2 of these panels just might work on the roof. And as time goes on I might be able to make a system that would let me remove one without a ladder.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:37 AM   #18
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Two ideas.

Industrial grade Velcro available at many hardware stores. It lasts about two seasons. At that weight you won't need much.

Rare earth magnets. Peter H. glued rare earth magnets inside his trailer to hold an access hatch door open outside the trailer. Quite clever. Raz

Adding a hatch.
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:33 PM   #19
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They have eye hooks on them. Wonder if you can use them with something like a bungee cord or something.
I just got back from the storage unit to check on the roof of the Boler and I will now have to put on my Protoype thinking cap!
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:44 PM   #20
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Wouldn't something like that attached down with bungees act a little like a sail?

Certainly a fun engineering problem.

What about a system that would let you slide and lock the panels into a frame? Thinking something analogous to the rails a sliding door or a window move around in, but with one side that can open and close.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:51 AM   #21
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[QUOTE=jen b;443028]Wouldn't something like that attached down with bungees act a little like a sail?

I guess that could be but I think I would lay mine down flat of the roof. Maybe you could put two together and put them on a flag pole...
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Interesting. What is the the backing material? Is there anything covering the solar cels? Like a clear plastic?

Who makes these?
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The backing is plastic as I understand
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:32 PM   #24
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I have to guess that these, if mono, or poly crystalline, would be kinda delicate. I could see using these glued to the curved surface of the trolly roof on several brands of trailer. One would fit on the rock guard on a Trillium. Probably four on the roof itself, maybe three.That would work.

Be nice to know the cost.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:34 PM   #25
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200 dollars each but I am trying work the cost down
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Not bad, might be a good idea to try for a group buy. Prepaid, of course.
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I'm one step ahead of you,lol. Stay tune!
But how many others would want to be in on this?
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Come on now. Doesn't everyone want solar? With 100 W you could run your fridge. With 500 W, you could run a small air conditioner.
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