Solar Panel for Ice Eater.....

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Solar Panel for Ice Eater.....

Postby h2o dog » Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:59 am

Anyone ever use a solar panel to power a 1hp ice eater?

If so, what type, size, make, model, etc.?

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Re: Solar Panel for Ice Eater.....

Postby tornadochaser » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:03 am

1 hp = 746 watts. You'd need 800 watts minimum from quality efficient solar panels to run it, plus a power inverter to change the dc voltage on the panel to ac voltage to run the motor. You're probably looking at $2,500 in panels, batteries, and inverter to run that pump.

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Re: Solar Panel for Ice Eater.....

Postby i_willie12 » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:16 am

Yeah it'd take a big solar panel to run one..
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Re: Solar Panel for Ice Eater.....

Postby FredGlover » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:04 am

tornadochaser wrote:1 hp = 746 watts. You'd need 800 watts minimum from quality efficient solar panel to run it, plus a power inverter to change the dc voltage on the panel to ac voltage to run the motor. You're probably looking at $2,500 in panels, batteries, and inverter to run that pump.

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These panels have very low efficiency..Cost is very high so I generally have negative thinking for these panels..
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