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I was thinking about using solar power for grow lights. Maybe setting up a few panels and charging up batteries during the day. Not sure if this is too out there or if it would even work.
 
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Maybe using the LED lights since they have less energy requirements would make solar more doable. But even the 40% or more energy savings compared to HID lights might be too much to reasonably expect a solar system to run.
 
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From my quick research, LED lights are recommended. Most say it is not worth it financially but I am still reading up on the science. It would be beyond awesome if I could get a solar light set up going.
 
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sure you can, it may take a good size array and battery pack to be calculated out but could be down.
 
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