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i want a simple way to store solar energy? Answered

i want a simple way to store solar energy

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luxstar (author)2012-08-28

You can be up and running for under $200 with an off the shelf RV kit: http://www.ul-solar.com/category_s/79.htm



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Kiteman (author)2009-03-16

Wood. Sugar. Charcoal. In fact, any plant-based material is a good store of solar energy. How you release it is up to you.

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Bravo kiteman! I was trying to explain chlorophyl in my head the other day when I answered this question... but my lateral thinking dohicky was on the fritz. Kudos.

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DELETED_GuardianFox (author)2009-03-16

It doesn't get much simpler than connecting a solar panel to a charge controller and that to the battery. If you mean "simple" as a synonym for "cheap," you might consider that if it was cheap, everyone would have photovoltaics on their roof.

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Indeed Guardian - I'm in the midst of making a business plan for selling and installing PV/alternative energy - its bleak. ROI right now, best case scenario where I am with no net metering - 60 years for PV, 15 years for solar heating.

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