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(a few spaces removed, 1000W changed to 720W... which should be about the maximum from six 120W panels... but I do not know what a 6,500 m KW Honda generator is... see discussion tab.)
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There are six Sanyo 120 watt panels that generate 1000 watts at peak generation.   
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There are six Sanyo 120 watt panels that generate 720 watts at peak generation.   
  
 
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The solar energy is collected and stored in the batteries as a DC current.  The Xantrex inverter changes the DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current ) for use in standard household appliances.  The controller box manages the charging of the batteries from the solar panels to the batteries.   
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The solar energy is collected and stored in the batteries as a DC current.  The Xantrex inverter changes the DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current) for use in standard household appliances.  The controller box manages the charging of the batteries from the solar panels to the batteries.   
  
 
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Revision as of 00:36, 17 August 2010

The Rainbow Hostel is located close to Golfito, Costa Rica. This forming community intends to serve as a learning center for social sustainability. The Rainbow Hostel is run completely on solar energy, system described below.


Rainbow Hostel Panels.jpg

There are six Sanyo 120 watt panels that generate 720 watts at peak generation.

Rainbow Hostel energysystem.jpg

The solar energy is collected and stored in the batteries as a DC current. The Xantrex inverter changes the DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current) for use in standard household appliances. The controller box manages the charging of the batteries from the solar panels to the batteries.

Rainbow Hostel Batteries.jpg

The Batteries are 6 volt Rolls brand. There are 2 rows of 4 batteries wired as a series in parallel. This gives us a 24 volt system. 4 batteries x 6 volts = 24 volt


There is also a 6,500m KW Honda backup generator just in case!

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The Rainbow Hostel wants to serve as an example for social sustainability in Golfito, Costa Rica so they installed a solar system with battery backup. +
Providing renewable energy to the hostel +
Solar +, solar energy +, power +, renewable energy +, battery +, charge controller +, social sustainability +, community +, solar panels +, watts +, voltage +, current +, DC (direct current) +, AC (alternating current) +  and backup generator +
The Rainbow Hostel solar energy +