Keep up the good work. Make sure to focus more on your project than on describing PV systems all together (this information is usefull, and I will probably enlist you to help make the PV category page that this project will fit under).

A quick note: AC must be used immediately, DC can be stored.

Thank you, Lonny 01:50, 26 April 2006 (PDT)

Suggested stepwise list formatting[edit source]

Here is a suggestion for your step wise section. Click edit to notice the # for step number, and #* for bullets under that step.


  1. Who/What/Where/When/Why/How
    • Who are you building the project for?
    • What is required of the system?
    • Where are you building the system?
    • When does the system need to be completed?
    • Why are they utilizing solar?
    • How is it going to be funded?
  2. Communication
    • Once you figure out the basics, communicate with your site and let them know you are taking on the project. Ask any questions that might help you in the initial planning process.
  3. Design a Timeline
    • Though this will often change during the trial/error process, make a tentative timeline and try to stick to it. Keep a journal and record all progress and include a communication log with your site. Remember that things will always take longer than you think - so get started EARLY!
  4. Buy a Book
    • I recommend purchasing "Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual" and make it your new best friend. If you are new at photovoltaics, and have never worked with electricity before, you may require many nights of book-bonding in order to make sense of pv systems.

Good luck, Lonny 03:05, 26 April 2006 (PDT)

Rotated Image[edit source]

Hi Jess,

I rotated Image:IMG 6512.JPG (your last image) for you. If you need advice on how to rotate images, please ask me. Note that if you are using Max OS 10.4 or later, rotate in preview will not work. Here are some instructions for that situation:

Right click image Automator Create Workflow Type "rotate" into the automator action search Drag "Rotate Images" below the "Get Specified Finder Items" action on the right (Add a copy image if you want, don't add if you don't want) Pick a rotation Click "Run"

To make this really easy (if you want to do it more than once) Start with a completely blank automator script (no action boxes on the right) Add "Get Selected Finder Items" Add "Rotate Images" File->Save As Plug-in Name the plug-in appropriately (rotate, mirror, twist, whatever)

Now in the finder right click any image and choose your rotate plug-in from the automator menu. Easy as dragging the mouse!

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Good luck, Lonny 16:49, 27 April 2006 (PDT)