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RE: [hreg] Re: Do it yourself Solar Panels

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    Wow looks like all your doing is scare mongering. David OffGridHomesteading.com Living off the GRID in Texas ... From: Robert Johnston
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      Wow looks like all your doing is scare mongering.

      David
      OffGridHomesteading.com

      Living off the GRID in Texas


      --- On Fri, 11/6/09, Robert Johnston <junk1@...> wrote:

      From: Robert Johnston <junk1@...>
      Subject: RE: [hreg] Re: Do it yourself Solar Panels
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, November 6, 2009, 4:22 PM

       

      Wow!  Looks like THEY saved a bunch of money!  LOL


      Robert

       

      From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto:hreg@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Kevin Conlin
      Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 3:58 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: FW: [hreg] Re: Do it yourself Solar Panels [2 Attachments]

       

       

      [Attachment(s) from Kevin Conlin included below]

      The above photo's were sent by Jim Duncan, a good illustration of a pv array gone bad.

       

      Thanks for sending, Jim!

       

      Kevin Conlin

      Heliosolar Design, Inc.

      13534 Quetzal Lane

      Houston, TX 77083

      C:  (281) 202-9629

      H:  (281) 530-7501

      F:  (281) 530-7501

      kevin@heliosolardes ign.com

       

       

       

       


      From: Jim & Janet [mailto:jhd1@ earthlink. net]
      Sent: Friday, November 06, 2009 8:36 AM
      To: kevin@heliosolardes ign.com
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: Do it yourself Solar Panels

      Kevin

      I've been following this topic with interest because this same issue came up on the RE Wrenches site earlier this year. Someone came up with these pics of some homemade panels that got rained on, shorted out and burned. Note the not-glass covering on the front and how it curled up from the heat. The method of mounting is also pretty poor, hardware straight from Home Depot.

      I thought you might want to post these as a stark support to your statements.

      best regards

       

      Jim Duncan

      North Texas Renewable Energy Inc
      4029 Aragon Drive
      Fort Worth, Texas 76133
      817.917.0527
      ntrei@earthlink. net


       

      ----- Original Message -----

      Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 9:58 PM

      Subject: RE: [hreg] Re: Do it yourself Solar Panels

       

       

      That's an excellent point, Steve, the potential for a high voltage DC fault or fire is very real.

       

      Kevin Conlin

      Heliosolar Design, Inc.

      13534 Quetzal Lane

      Houston, TX 77083

      C:  (281) 202-9629

      H:  (281) 530-7501

      F:  (281) 530-7501

      kevin@heliosolardes ign.com

       

       

       

       


      From: hreg@yahoogroups. com [mailto:hreg@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of steven_stelzer
      Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2009 9:23 PM
      To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [hreg] Re: Do it yourself Solar Panels

       

      A further constraint to DIY Solar Panels is code compliance. Houston, for instance, requires solar panels to be listed by a testing agency as part of the permit process. These tests cost money. Part of this huge cost is recouped by manufacturers in their panel prices. DIY panels would not be allowed in Houston's jurisdiction.

      BTW, this is not big brother; it's health, safety, and welfare of the public. The City also requires a structural engineer to certify that the panels and the structure they are attached to will withstand 110 mph winds. Anyone want a loose solar panel flying through their house in a hurricane?

      Steve Stelzer

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