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Solar panels for shed

  • 01-09-2020 10:49pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 7 norbias


    Hi All,

    I recently built up my shed and looking for some solar panel solution for light up a spot??

    Any ideas, suggestions?


    Many thanks


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,788 ✭✭✭ irishchris


    norbias wrote: »
    Hi All,

    I recently built up my shed and looking for some solar panel solution for light up a spot??

    Any ideas, suggestions?


    Many thanks
    Looking at installing 300w panel, charge controller and 115ah battery in small shed here too. Hoping to run lights and charge power tools etc from it.
    Can be got cheaper from AliExpress or solartricity here also good for price


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 58,862 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    norbias wrote: »
    Hi All,

    I recently built up my shed and looking for some solar panel solution for light up a spot??

    Any ideas, suggestions?


    Many thanks

    Welcome to boards!

    In my shed I used a 25W solar panel, connected to a solar charge controller and an old 12V lead acid battery. I had a bright 12V LED light connected to the charge controller, that is controlled by a motion sensor, so the light comes on as soon as I open the shed door

    This whole setup is pretty easy and cheap and a great way and a first step to start with your new hobby of renewables :)

    "Wind is Ireland's oil" - An Taoiseach, 25/05/2022



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