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Old 12-19-2014, 08:29 AM   #1
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Spray-On Solar Power

A cool way of doing solar. Something to watch as they develop it.

New technique offers spray-on solar power - U of T Engineering News
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:54 AM   #2
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Wow .....that is very cool !
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:15 PM   #3
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A cool way of doing solar. Something to watch as they develop it.

New technique offers spray-on solar power - U of T Engineering News
I have no doubt that someday they'll have a trailer where the whole skin is a solar cell.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:34 PM   #4
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Solar technology is advancing so rapidly that I am going to pass up the factory installed solar on my upcoming 19 build in favor of getting it done as an aftermarket system. I need to do a lot of homework on that issue before I feel comfortable making the leap. I also plan on a 2,400 watt to 3,000 watt generator for my trailer. From reading the Forum I know they have their detractors, but I'm not one of them.
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Solar technology is advancing so rapidly that I am going to pass up the factory installed solar on my upcoming 19 build in favor of getting it done as an aftermarket system. I need to do a lot of homework on that issue before I feel comfortable making the leap. I also plan on a 2,400 watt to 3,000 watt generator for my trailer. From reading the Forum I know they have their detractors, but I'm not one of them.
The detractors don't like the noise, that's all. If you're not surrounded by other campers who would be disturbed by the generator noise, then rock on.
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One application for the spray on solar cells may be to spray on top of the heads of the follicle challenged. Would serve the dual purpose of simulating an spf 50 sun block and they could also charge their cell phones while on the go.
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The detractors don't like the noise, that's all. If you're not surrounded by other campers who would be disturbed by the generator noise, then rock on.
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?"
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One application for the spray on solar cells may be to spray on top of the heads of the follicle challenged. Would serve the dual purpose of simulating an spf 50 sun block and they could also charge their cell phones while on the go.
Dave,
Let me take the opportunity to correct your misconception. Follicle challenged refers to those for whom it is necessary to apply brush or comb. For the rest of us, the excess mental development has precluded hair growth. Put colloquially, God don't put marble tops on cheap furniture.

Back to topic: The spray-on application merely opens the door to differing substrates. The efficacy of energy conversion remains about the same.
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If you're going the aftermarket route for your solar installation then I recommend AM Solar in Springfield, Oregon, not far from you. They installed a second solar panel on my 21, plus a battery monitor and additional cabling. They seem to know what they are doing and I'm satisfied with the result.
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If you're going the aftermarket route for your solar installation then I recommend AM Solar in Springfield, Oregon, not far from you. They installed a second solar panel on my 21, plus a battery monitor and additional cabling. They seem to know what they are doing and I'm satisfied with the result.
This was meant as a reply to Oregonian's post about aftermarket solar for his Escape 19.
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