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create a 'solar' light... very cool idea that's possible with most anything - by Shabby Creek Cottage
Solar Panels- We've looked into making these before, maybe it's time for me to get on him about actually doing it so we can save some money on electric!! Zack science project for fifth grade??
How Many Solar Panels Do I Need to Power My Home? 1200Kw p/yr. He estimates 375 sq ft. or 63 100 watt panels. That would take 420 15 watt panels selling for $65 at harbor frieght (1'x3')=$27,300 (abt 1300 sq ft) plus regulators, controllers, connectors, batteries, etc. Harbor fright's panels might not be the best choice. But it was where I knew I could look and get a direct price on panels.