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Old 06-03-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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Solar panel installers in Seattle area?

I have a 2005 SMB w/ the penthouse roof and have decided I'd like to have a solar panel just to keep the house battery topped up when I'm camping. Anyone know of a reputable installer in the Seattle area? I don't want to attempt it because I'm not too clever when it comes to auto electronics, and I don't want to screw up all the gizmos under the back seat that direct the electricity to different places.

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Old 06-03-2011, 05:31 PM   #2
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Re: Solar panel installers in Seattle area?

Tom,

You may want to check out AM Solar down in Eugene...not too far and people over on the Sprinter forum have nothing but good things to say about them!
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:19 PM   #3
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Re: Solar panel installers in Seattle area?

Post up who you find or go with since it can be valuable to others that follow.
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Old 06-04-2011, 03:35 PM   #4
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Re: Solar panel installers in Seattle area?

Give Van Specialties in Portland a call and see what they can do.
They seem to have electrical/electronic needs dialed.

503-635-2089 Ask for Rob.

Tell 'em I sent ya so they can charge you double.
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Old 06-04-2011, 10:46 PM   #5
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Re: Solar panel installers in Seattle area?

Well, we're walkin' it in here, first response was to drive to Eugene, next one was in Portland, we're gettin' closer to Seattle. Thanks all, when I land on one, I'll post back.

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Re: Solar panel installers in Seattle area?

You may not want to tackle the job yourself but your welcome to stop by and check my install out. I have a 180W panel on the van with a 2nd that I put on and off to give me 360W. These are industrial panels that I mount on my Thule rack I use an MPPT controller and have had no problems. Took me about three hours to wire everything up and another couple or get the panel mounts sorted.

I am in Kirkland.
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Re: Solar panel installers in Seattle area?

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You may not want to tackle the job yourself but your welcome to stop by and check my install out. I have a 180W panel on the van with a 2nd that I put on and off to give me 360W. These are industrial panels that I mount on my Thule rack I use an MPPT controller and have had no problems. Took me about three hours to wire everything up and another couple or get the panel mounts sorted.

I am in Kirkland.
I would like to check out your install sometime. Unfortunately it may be a week or so. Very busy currently. I too live in Kirkland.
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