Bill Bradbury wrote:
Wind and solar outputs must be run through separate inverters, so the cost is significantly higher than for one or the other..
Also, if no additional electricity is needed, the turbine could be stalled so that it does not produce electricity - much easier than turning off solar panels.
Jim Gardener wrote:What I don't like about my system is code won't allow me to get power from my panels when power is down from the electric company, and the electric company insists I pay their nuisance minimum fee every month (about $1.85), even though they are allowed to wait a year to pay me for power I've produced and they've sold to others (at a significantly higher rate than what they pay me).
Jim Gardener wrote:That new inverter sounds nice, but they are too expensive to replace a working one, just for an outlet. I have a SMA Sunny Boy 6000-US that I replaced a couple of years ago. They are a real hassle to raise up to mount on a wall (very heavy).