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Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: October 26, 2007 11:23AM
Anyone in Chicago have a source for Solar panels near or in the city??

I need it for my son's Science fair project...size not too important..not a tiny one though, we want something somewhat useful. Like, for trickle charging batteries.

Thanks



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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: dmann
Date: October 26, 2007 11:27AM
I'd try American Science and Surplus. They have one on Milwaukee and one in the 'burbs I think.

DM
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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: October 26, 2007 11:29AM
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Kraniac
Anyone in Chicago have a source for Solar panels near or in the city??

I need it for my son's Science fair project...size not too important..not a tiny one though, we want something somewhat useful. Like, for trickle charging batteries.

Thanks

You have to do a pickup?
This is what I use.:
[www.allelectronics.com]
Type solar in the search box.:
BGnR



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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: dad@home
Date: October 26, 2007 11:51AM
Harbor Freight Tools has a 12 V trickle charger for about $20.

Don't know if there are any in the Windy City though.

Dad
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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: dmann
Date: October 26, 2007 11:54AM
I know there is a Harbor Freight on Dundee between Buffalo Grove Rd. and 53. Not sure if that is BG or AH, but it is near the Kohls.

DM
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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: dad@home
Date: October 26, 2007 11:56AM
Here's the link for the Harbor Freight charger.

[www.harborfreight.com]

Dad
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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: dmann
Date: October 26, 2007 12:02PM
And here are some of the offerings from American Science and Surplus
[www.sciplus.com]

Hopefully you'll find what you need from one of our suggestions. smiling smiley

DM
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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: October 26, 2007 12:11PM
Some autoparts stores have solar panels but they are usually more like $30 to $50.



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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: billb
Date: October 26, 2007 02:29PM
Potato batteries are easier to find parts for.
:-)



Radio Shack might have some small ones, but might be limited to 5 or 6 volts.
Marine supply would have bigger for charging batteries, but not cheap.
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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: Kraniac
Date: October 26, 2007 09:00PM
Thanks folks, trying to decide on a trip to Harbor Freight or Science and Surplus.


Rusty...yeah, I'm doing this with my son and going somewhere to find what we need is part of the whole process. It's fun. Shopping on the internet kind of kills that experience.
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Re: Solar Panels, anyone in CHICAGO have source??
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: October 26, 2007 10:19PM
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Kraniac
Thanks folks, trying to decide on a trip to Harbor Freight or Science and Surplus.


Rusty...yeah, I'm doing this with my son and going somewhere to find what we need is part of the whole process. It's fun. Shopping on the internet kind of kills that experience.

Very cool, that is the best part!!

BGnR



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"If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster."
"Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky."
"A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans."
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