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Offline ale22

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My Solar-In-A-Jar
« on: August 13, 2009, 10:10:37 PM »
I have built myself a solarsensor in a jar, just as a testproject. And it is working better than I expected.
This was really fun, I can see in the grafs when there has been a cloud in the way for the sun. Together with the UV-sensor this is really fun to monitor.
It took a wile to adjust it in WD, but now it works like a clock.
After I took the pictures I have drilled two more holes in the bottom, just to get a better airflow.
It may not look very good, but it works great.
It would be interesting to have a look at someone else picture of their solar setup.


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Re: My Solar-In-A-Jar
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2009, 08:00:08 PM »
Neat Idea.  And I just happen to have 5 extra sensors due to arrive any day in the mail.
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Offline killwilly

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Re: My Solar-In-A-Jar
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 07:04:25 AM »
I notice that Andy is using Weather Display software for his "Solar in a jar". Does anyone know if the same can be done using VWS, if so how?

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Re: My Solar-In-A-Jar
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 09:38:44 AM »
I notice that Andy is using Weather Display software for his "Solar in a jar". Does anyone know if the same can be done using VWS, if so how?

Alan.

I have sent a email to Ambient just to ask the same question, but no answer yet.


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Offline killwilly

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Re: My Solar-In-A-Jar
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2009, 02:10:41 AM »
I notice that Andy is using Weather Display software for his "Solar in a jar". Does anyone know if the same can be done using VWS, if so how?

Alan.

I have sent a email to Ambient just to ask the same question, but no answer yet.


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Thanks Andy, their reply will be interesting.

Alan
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Offline ale22

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Re: My Solar-In-A-Jar
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 01:24:36 PM »
I notice that Andy is using Weather Display software for his "Solar in a jar". Does anyone know if the same can be done using VWS, if so how?

Alan.

I have sent a email to Ambient just to ask the same question, but no answer yet.


            Andy


Thanks Andy, their reply will be interesting.

Alan

And I just recived a e-mail from Ambient/Ed:

No, sorry, this is not available
 
It does calculate sunrise and sunset
 
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Re: My Solar-In-A-Jar
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2009, 03:47:59 PM »
Use the smart forecast with the jar and you can get the same results that Wd does. It is all done with temps. I been running a solar in jar with VWS for a year as it  is better then the UV800 for lower levels. It set up with about a temperature spread of 10 degrees per cloud cover change. With a dark color lid (black) this also will work at nigth as a cloud detector. Will get down to about 5 degrees lower then OAT

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