Jeremy Baker wrote:Nice setup Doug. Are you sending surplus energy to the grid after charging the Volt car? Wow, living the dream. Good work if you can get it. Is your house all electric? Thanks for the tour
Annie Lochte wrote:.. Where I live the biting insects are a huge consideration for 4-5 months of the year... When I run out of repel and citronella oil it'll be tough. I have read up on natural repellants an tried some but nothing yet that really works like the deet/citronella.
Cristo Balete wrote:All I am trying to say is that this original poster is suggesting kluging together two things, two solar electricity things, intentionally to avoid it being to code, to avoid it being a proper and safe system, to avoid taking the bigger picture into consideration. avoid taking the landlady's dwelling into consideration, or taking the grid into consideration. When dealing with electricity all of that is really important.
People who don't know about solar may think that this person is telling them, all you need is a panel, take a gizmo like the one in the picture, and you can run your stuff off one one panel, no matter what the stuff is. People might think they don't have to know about electricity, they don't have to know about DC and AC. What if somebody thinks everything you need is built into the panel? I've seen that in forums all over the place.
I didn't mean this to question anyone's system, or any situation's code, or anything like that.
Cristo Balete wrote:Doug, so you've probably got 23 microinveters, one for each panel? No batteries involved?
Not sure where you are, but DC disconnects, and AC disconnects are the code where I am. The fire department and the county require it. When I've had to work on panels, or work on batteries, like replacing them, the disconnect boxes are really great to have for safety reasons.
I've used my solar setup for 20 years, it's using batteries, not tied to the grid, so the controller keeps track of everything when it comes to the state of the batteries, and lets me know that all of the panels are working.