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Old 04-06-2018, 08:09 AM   #1
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100W Solar Panel on Sale at Home Depot

Home Depot has the Grape Solar 100-Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel for RV's, Boats and 12-Volt Systems on sale thru April 15th for $89 and free shipping. I don't own this brand so I can't give a personal recommendation, but it gets a 4.7 out of 5 rating by 281 reviewers.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Grape-So...210757&cj=true

It does not include a controller or any sort of legs for setting up around camps, it is pretty much just the panel itself, but this is a pretty good price for what it is - about $30 less than anything comparable from Amazon.
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Looks like they're still $89 if anyone is interested.
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! have a Grape 160W, works just fine as far as I can tell. Personally I wouldn't use it far a portable but would work fine as a smaller 2nd panel.
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! have a Grape 160W, works just fine as far as I can tell. Personally I wouldn't use it far a portable bot would work fine as a smaller 2nd panel.
Yeah, I was thinking it's a bit large for a portable (non-folding) and I'd have to build up a frame.
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Yeah, I was thinking it's a bit large for a portable (non-folding) and I'd have to build up a frame.
I made frames for a pair of 50w flexible panels, a heck of a lot lighter and smaller packing then a 100 glass panel. I little more work is all.
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I went with the Lensun 100W panel. Mounted it to 1/2" plywood and hung it underneath the bed in the 19. The panel, once mounted to the plywood, weighs 22 pounds. In order to lift it to the back hanger, I mounted a small pulley - pull it up and slide it back. Then, just mount the board under the front of the panel and it's ready to travel and be waiting to be used.
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Home Depot has the Grape Solar 100-Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel for RV's, Boats and 12-Volt Systems on sale thru April 15th for $89 and free shipping. I don't own this brand so I can't give a personal recommendation, but it gets a 4.7 out of 5 rating by 281 reviewers.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Grape-So...210757&cj=true

It does not include a controller or any sort of legs for setting up around camps, it is pretty much just the panel itself, but this is a pretty good price for what it is - about $30 less than anything comparable from Amazon.
Hi Eric
With the companion cooler/compressor youíre building in your garage how cold will you be able to get the beer ? We need about 37F.
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... I mounted a small pulley - pull it up and slide it back. Then, just mount the board under the front of the panel and it's ready to travel and be waiting to be used.


I have got to see a picture of that.
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With the companion cooler/compressor you’re building in your garage how cold will you be able to get the beer ? We need about 37F.
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That's too cold for a fine home-brew. Drives me crazy when I go to a restaurant, order a good beer and then they bring it to me in one of those iced glasses outta the freezer. Granted some beers need to be as cold as possible to mask the taste, or is it no-taste. We'll ask Paul about that.
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That's too cold for a fine home-brew. Drives me crazy when I go to a restaurant, order a good beer and then they bring it to me in one of those iced glasses outta the freezer. Granted some beers need to be as cold as possible to mask the taste, or is it no-taste. We'll ask Paul about that.
Iím also after the medicinal effects where a cold glass of beer on my forehead helps me organize my thoughts and not lose my place while telling a long, long lie, I mean story. Think Iíll have an Iron Spike Copper Ale brew from Railway City Brewery right now.
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