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  • in reply to: Power save issue for Wind -Solar Hybrid off-grid system #64203
    Ana Indie-Green
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    >Some people suggest me to buy a deep-cycle battery. Is it a good choice?

    Yes. Deep-cycle batteries are more expensive than other batteries, but they should last much longer for your application. The initial cost for other types of batteries might be lower, but over time you’ll spend more because you have to replace them so frequently.

    Ana Douglas

    https://www.indie-green.com

    in reply to: How to charge my deep cycle? #64195
    Ana Indie-Green
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    If trickle charging is fast enough and the goal is to avoid dragging a battery between your yurt and where you can plug into AC, almost any panel will do. If you want more than a trickle charge, a 120W panel will recharge your battery in a day, or 30W in 4 days, roughly.

    Get a cheap solar charge controller to avoid overcharging and don’t drain the battery too much.

    If you’d like a better estimate, tell us 1) the number on the battery labeled amp hours or Ah; 2) what you power with the battery (e.g., lights, TV, notebook computer); 3) how long you use each item per day.

    (Stop reading here to avoid mental hibernation. :) For solar geeks: Assuming 12V, 100Ah, 50% discharge, 5 hours/day standard insolation, no load during recharge.)

    Ana Douglas

    https://www.indie-green.com

    Ana Indie-Green
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    I would STRONGLY suggest you consider Geothermal Energy. Take time to do a thorough search of this energy source. I think you maybe surprised.

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