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HELP A NEW user. looking for help & advice on SOLAR panel project PLEASE PLEASE

Started by Sign-sation, January 21, 2016, 06:09:26 AM

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Good morning Everyone,

I am new to this site and quite new to renewable energy.
I am looking for some advice on making my own sign from LED – (I manufacture signs so this part is easy) and to power it entirely from renewable energy. I would like to get the best equipment for the best amount of money ie I don't want to spend a little and get rubbish, I also don't want to spend a lot and get rubbish. I would like quality.  This is why I am asking for your help!

I would be looking for any advice on the following if possible please!

[size=18pt][i][b]PV cells and how to catch the energy ?? may be interested in any other forms depending on what you guys and gals suggest.??
How to store the energy with a cut off so as not to overload storage (thinking of a car battery)???
Some kind of light sensitive switch so that the sign illuminates only when it is dark???[/b][/i][/size]

I would like to try to put everything in a box on top of the FLAT ROOF and maybe have the cell on  top of the box so that it is able to be moved??

Any advice would be greatly appreciated and thank you for your time,

If you are interested in giving me some advice / information I am happy to discuss the LED's and the power etc that they will need to be able to run.

Thank you in advance and I look forward to your suggestions.
David J