> > On Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:46:18 -0400 Andrew Strasfogel via > > Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > Thanks - that helps. I wonder why there is no simple kit > > that goes from PV to 110 V without all the > > interconnecting parapernalia, battery, inverters, etc.
> Craig wrote: > > Because it cannot be done without all the interconnecting > paraphernalia (correct spelling). > PV cells put out low voltage direct current. > Household power is a moderate voltage alternating current. > ...you need to store the energy somehow. The easiest > is in a chemical reaction in a rechargeble battery. All correct - but I understood the question to be about a kit. The need for al the "interconnecting paraphernalia" doesn't mean a "simple kit" can't be packaged and sold. A box with a NEMA 5-15 socket on the side and a solar controller, battery, and inverter inside. Connect photo-voltaic panel and plug in your load. _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com