Im wondering if you can recycle electricity by having solar panels in your grow room. Like if the panels were under 1000w lights they could power a 400w veg room???
A typical residential solar panel will produce approx. 150 watts of AC power. These panels are around 3 foot by 5 foot and need to be in direct sunlight to produce 150w. I have 30 of em on my roof and they will offset 3.5 1000w lights on a 12/12. I just saw a new fan that mounts inside the grow room that has a small solar panel that runs off of the lights.....great idea, i think we will see more in-room solar powered equipment in the future.
Going to try to do this in the summer, any tips?
Welllll... that wasn't a thread jack, that was right on point! Countries like the Netherlands, Denmark and the like are experimenting with large numbers of wind turbines and in some cases, solar. The grid sends the power to where it's requested- and the excess is stored in, of all places, the batteries of citizens' electric cars. Food for thought considering we see battery powered cars on the roads here even now.
So how big is a 200W panel, and how well can it be integrated into a home designed around them?
Bird dog, I gotta give you a lil grief, cuz I'm the proud son of english professors;
'Ascetics' are people who eschew modern conveniences and live very simply, one can think of a traditional Amish lifestyle as a mild form of asceticism.
'Aesthetics' is the word I think you were looking for, it refers to how attractive or pretty something is.
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