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Forum: Solar Power 02-14-18, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By Roostre
I'm sure you've seen this in your research, but...

I'm sure you've seen this in your research, but for those who run across this thread in a search; The PVWatts calculator has been quite accurate for my install; perhaps even a bit conservative.
...
Forum: Solar Power 02-14-18, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By Roostre
When I did my solar install I made a spreadsheet...

When I did my solar install I made a spreadsheet that calculated payback time that included the State and Federal incentives. It turned out that there was a "sweet spot" where you get the most bang...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 02-13-18, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,934
Views: 1,197,350
Posted By Roostre
Made it!

It took me a long time, but it's done. Whew.

What a great thread and resource for the DIY experimenters out there.

I found that the "Closed-Loop/Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems - Installation...
Forum: Other Improvements 01-27-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 140
Posted By Roostre
Anyone ever build DIY window panels for a sunroom/porch?

Like the title says, I am looking into what it would take to build the window panels for a small sun porch.

Our home faces south and has a large overhung porch with 3 pillars and a cement floor....
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-05-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Roostre
Yeah. He has a pretty awesome set of tools at his...

Yeah. He has a pretty awesome set of tools at his disposal too.
Forum: Solar Power 01-05-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
Here is a GooglMaps 3D view looking South; ...

Here is a GooglMaps 3D view looking South;

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The big tree is over the top of two apple trees and shading the plum enough that it never bears fruit (We have the same kind of plum tree out...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-04-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Roostre
Mesmerizing

So cool to watch a true craftsman at work.

Gives me ideas. :thumbup:
Forum: Solar Power 01-02-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
Yes, that tree is quite tall and is clipping us...

Yes, that tree is quite tall and is clipping us hard in the spring and fall; it's causing some minor, short duration clipping on summer mornings also.

I sometime wish the roof was a steeper pitch....
Forum: Solar Power 12-31-17, 07:16 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
One year later...

Here are some screenshots from my year of solar. (the system didn't get turned on until mid-january 2017. I used 12.2 cents per kw as our 2 electric cars push our household up into the higher tier...
Forum: Solar Power 08-20-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
Yes, when the panels are covered with snow there...

Yes, when the panels are covered with snow there are days when they never kick on. It doesn't take much uncovered to power them up, but those days the snow was deep and thick.

Even if you have...
Forum: Solar Power 08-20-17, 09:23 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
The system production from the tabs doesn't match...

The system production from the tabs doesn't match the summary in the header above. Small thing, but it is frustrating. They implemented some fix that makes it much closer now than before I sent them...
Forum: Solar Power 08-07-17, 02:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,238
Posted By Roostre
Congrats on getting it done!! I'm not far...

Congrats on getting it done!!

I'm not far from you in UT. My bills are $9.01 per month with service fee and taxes.

Happy Sun Harvesting!
Forum: Solar Power 06-10-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
Where we sit so far...

http://i.imgur.com/pD4zgnv.jpg
Forum: Solar Power 06-10-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
Awesome! Welcome to the DIY Solar club! ...

Awesome! Welcome to the DIY Solar club!

Hindsight...hmmm.
1. Don't wait until winter.
2. Have set deadlines in writing with sub-contractors.
3. Require personal review of plans PRIOR to the sub...
Forum: Solar Power 04-21-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 77,469
Posted By Roostre
Nice. With the extra leverage that driving...

Nice. With the extra leverage that driving electric and the mini splits give you...you must feel like the investment has already paid off.

I know that if I include fuel savings on a per kwh basis...
Forum: Solar Power 04-06-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
Awesome quote.

Awesome quote.
Forum: Solar Power 04-06-17, 10:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
Yes. Yes, they are.... :eek: My dad is...

Yes. Yes, they are.... :eek:

My dad is looking into putting a system in now. His city requires a NABCEP certified installer.
Forum: Solar Power 04-03-17, 02:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
Not entirely sure. Our billing runs 30-33 days....

Not entirely sure. Our billing runs 30-33 days. Last meter read was March 6th.

Our bill has been averaging a little over 1000kWh. February was 1037kWh, but it has been warmer in March AND we no...
Forum: Solar Power 04-03-17, 12:14 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,627
Posted By Roostre
http://i.imgur.com/iLxP4Ln.jpg A good...

http://i.imgur.com/iLxP4Ln.jpg


A good March!

*Almost* made 1MWh.

May have underestimated how much shading the neighbors pine trees to the west of house give us in the spring. We moved...
Forum: Solar Power 04-03-17, 12:02 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 77,469
Posted By Roostre
7.65kW system- March 978.3 kWh Best day 45.388 ...

7.65kW system- March 978.3 kWh Best day 45.388

:thumbup:
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-26-17, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Roostre
Thanks. I've read about 3/4s of the heat pump...

Thanks. I've read about 3/4s of the heat pump manifesto and a few other threads. I really appreciate the time you have taken to explain it all to those of us less knowledgeable.

Finding the time...
Forum: The Billiards Room 03-22-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 729
Posted By Roostre
A new twist on Air Source Heat Pumps or ?

Saw this through an advertisement the other day and wondered what the consensus is on the product line and idea. It's called Sunpump out of Canada and they use roof mounted panels with refrigerant in...
Forum: Conservation 03-09-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 21,540
Posted By Roostre
Did you see this?

Obviously inspired by Oilpan's trailer thread on Ecomodder;

Voltruk (http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread.php?278881-Voltruk&p=3907513#post3907513)
Forum: Solar Power 03-01-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 77,469
Posted By Roostre
My father was a lifer and we had 2 assignments to...

My father was a lifer and we had 2 assignments to Hill when I was growing up. :thumbup:

Only been to Alabama once and I was stuck in a training seminar the whole time. Beautiful area, lots of red...
Forum: Solar Power 03-01-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 77,469
Posted By Roostre
Feb 2017. 7.6kW array Produced 380.35kWh ...

Feb 2017. 7.6kW array

Produced 380.35kWh

Annual reset is March 6th.
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