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spaugh

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Re: new greenhouse planning
« Reply #175 on: April 14, 2018, 11:17:52 PM »
You can get a few solar panels and a charge controller and a deep cycle battery to run everything offgrid for pretty cheap.  The beauty of solar for a GH is it will only need to work when its hot and sunny.  Anyways its way cheaper than the 4K you mentioned.  A generator is good too but will need to be manually started and setup unless youa are dropping big bucks on an automatic backup system.

Power went out at my house today for a few hours.  Had to run the generator to keep my GH fans and mist runinning.  It was 85 and 7% humidity outside and GH was over 105.

I have 50% aluminet and its still cooking inside the greenhouse unless the fans and mist are running.
« Last Edit: April 14, 2018, 11:32:08 PM by spaugh »
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