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What can I power with a 100W solar panel?

Hi this is Amy at the altE Store. We sell a lot of solar panels for DIY off-grid solar projects. Generally when we design a solar system, we start with your loads, what you are trying to power, and from there you figure out what size solar panel you need. We’ve got lots of videos walking you through the calculations . But now we are going to look at it the other way around, what can you power with a 100W solar panel? A solar panel is rated by the…

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Lisa Kudrow Reveals She Was Struggling So Much To Play Phoebe On Friends

Just call it the one where Lisa had doubts. Lisa Kudrow, who rose to fame by playing the kooky Phoebe Buffay on “Friends,” admitted in a recent interview with “Saturday Night Live” alum Kevin Nealon on his YouTube show “Hiking with Kevin” that playing the iconic character was difficult for her. “I [felt] like, ‘Shit, I tricked [the producers],’” she said. “At the audition, I was the only one who could cope with the audition process and that’s how I got it, I think. So I had to work hard…

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Americans’ love of hiking has driven elk to the brink, scientists say

Trail use near Vail, Colorado, has more than doubled since 2009. Its had a devastating impact on a herd of elk Biologists used to count over 1,000 head of elk from the air near Vail, Colorado. The majestic brown animals, a symbol of the American west, dotted hundreds of square miles of slopes and valleys. But when researchers flew the same area in February for an annual elk count, they saw only 53. Very few elk, not even many tracks, their notes read. Lots of backcountry skiing tracks. The surprising…

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50 Times Hotels Surprised Everyone With Their Creativity (New Pics)

Customers should be treated like kings and queens. They should be pampered, treated to large doses of good humor, and given creative quality of life upgrades that make all the difference. This is the philosophy some hotels have. And it’s obvious how much they love their guests. Some hotels go the extra mile to make their customers’ stay that much more pleasant. From bed forts and ‘spouse disposal units’ to hilarious menus and tiny takeaway bags for tiny soap, these are the things that make you want to visit again…

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How to pack for your holidays from plug adaptors to painkillers

Plan outfits carefully, stack things up Tetris-style and wear your bulkiest clothes on the plane Roll, dont fold, when packing clothes in a suitcase. Folding creases your clothes and takes up more room, whereas rolling compacts them and also makes them easier to fit into tight spots in your case. You can pile things up like a game of Tetris. When it comes to bulkier items such as jumpers, it is better to fold, but try to wear your larger items if you are flying. Not only does this save…

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