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Forum: Solar Power 09-12-09, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,667
Posted By groar
Thanks to wake me up ;) Just added June to...

Thanks to wake me up ;)

Just added June to August production figures in post #8. As you can see in posts #8 and #1, the best production was in June : the days were longer and cooler.
Nowadays the...
Forum: Solar Power 08-12-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,972
Posted By groar
When is a charge controller needed ?

I haven't found cheap/free 2nd hand solar panels yet, but thanks to Gascort I'm thinking about building my own... then I'm imagining where to put put these cells and so how to design the shape of the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-05-09, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,075
Posted By groar
In fact the problem of flash disk (SSD, USB...

In fact the problem of flash disk (SSD, USB keys...) is that each memory block can be written a fixed number of times. This is why flash disks are using specific file systems that are trying to keep...
Forum: The Billiards Room 07-16-09, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,366
Posted By groar
Well written docs. Thanks for the links, ...

Well written docs. Thanks for the links,

Denis.
Forum: Solar Power 07-09-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 31,758
Posted By groar
Yes, I always forget that some people have 2x12...

Yes, I always forget that some people have 2x12 hours per day ;)



All solar panels are sensible to heat. Generally the lower the efficiency and the higher the loss of production because the...
Forum: Solar Power 07-04-09, 06:40 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 31,758
Posted By groar
About your low numbers for June, which is the max...

About your low numbers for June, which is the max instantaneous you could notice between 11 and 15 ?

Your output from the panels may be greater than the maximal input of your inverter. The...
Forum: Solar Power 06-25-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 31,758
Posted By groar
"Albedo" may be a part of the solution : find...

"Albedo" may be a part of the solution : find something clear that reflect the sun and cover the ground around the panels. Not only the panels will receive more indirect light, but the surrounding...
Forum: Conservation 06-15-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 32,592
Posted By groar
Currently 32C (90F) outside by day. No cooling...

Currently 32C (90F) outside by day. No cooling here, only ceiling fan in summer position. Inside stays at 26C (79F).

As the house is East/West, we installed shades recently in front of the...
Forum: Solar Power 06-07-09, 02:08 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 31,758
Posted By groar
Hi b4u2, and welcome on-board. Tell us more...

Hi b4u2, and welcome on-board.

Tell us more about your project. Don't hesitate to create your own thread and flood us with details ;)

Denis.
Forum: Solar Power 06-01-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,667
Posted By groar
That's it. This is because European Union asks...

That's it. This is because European Union asks all European countries to have a certain percentage of renewable energy. I don't know about Germany, except PV is much more present there than in...
Forum: Solar Power 05-28-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,667
Posted By groar
By now the sun is already rather high so it will...

By now the sun is already rather high so it will not change a lot during next month. The day duration is already 15 hours long. The longer day, around 21st of June, lasts 16 hours.

Apparently from...
Forum: Solar Power 05-22-09, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,667
Posted By groar
Cool 1st Mwh produced

As shown in 8th post (http://ecorenovator.org/forum/solar-power/38-groars-solar-panels-thread.html#post1280) we passed the 1Mwh produced this month :cool: despite all months except 2 not far under...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 05-22-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,830
Posted By groar
peak hours and off peak hours should be easy, as...

peak hours and off peak hours should be easy, as the addition of unit cost for each and subscription part.

For the CO2, at least an average should be known, but to be more precise, the averages...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-26-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,928
Posted By groar
60 kWh/day is a lot. Isn't it 60 Wh/day ? If yes...

60 kWh/day is a lot. Isn't it 60 Wh/day ? If yes then it's very efficient, my newer fridge is at 380 Wh/day = 140 kWh/year.

219 kWh/year = 600 Wh/day = 0.025 Wh/h and is more efficient than my...
Forum: Conservation 04-25-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,711
Posted By groar
small daily tips to save

Wanted to do that list by Earth day but didn't got enough time... As on EM.com, why not having a tips list ? (didn't read the forum often lately so may be it's being done currently...)

Here are...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-12-09, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,075
Posted By groar
Congratulation, you don't qualify as an average...

Congratulation, you don't qualify as an average Joe ;) He uses a "full graphical interface (kde, gnome...)" and you aren't. I'm using enlightenment (the old e16 version) which eats only 8MB of...
Forum: Conservation 03-31-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By groar
Of course Earth hour has no real impact on Earth....

Of course Earth hour has no real impact on Earth. Its main reason is to educate. By doing so, people "vote" and spread the good words.

In France, 200 towns switched off their monuments lightning....
Forum: Conservation 03-28-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,503
Posted By groar
Summer saving time

This night is summer time, so at 2AM will be 3AM... As I have something to do tomorrow morning I will effectively sleep less, but this mail isn't about that.

Historically this hour was decided to...
Forum: Conservation 03-28-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,620
Posted By groar
Earth hour

Today is Earth day (http://www.earthhour.org/). You are only asked to switch off your lights during 1 hour from 8:30PM.

My lights are CFL (2x20W in the living room, but usually only one is...
Forum: Conservation 03-27-09, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,487
Posted By groar
Our water heater is synchronized with off peak...

Our water heater is synchronized with off peak hours so it restart at 22:30 and will not start after 6:30. But in fact if it restarts at 22:30 it's stopped at 00:00 and restarts only twice or three...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 03-27-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,212
Posted By groar
I saw a report on TV about some ecological...

I saw a report on TV about some ecological people. The first one was leaving in city and was renting a room to a foreign student. When she was interviewed she immediately said that what is the more...
Forum: Solar Power 03-23-09, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,667
Posted By groar
Winter is gone, but summer isn't here yet

The last 8 days have been very sunny :)

At one side our panels have beaten all the records.
Sunset and sunrise are separated by 12h15 and this duration will increase until 21st of June. Also the...
Forum: Conservation 03-08-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By groar
First you should try to see if the...

First you should try to see if the over-consumption is a constant one or an intermittent one. 69kWh in one day is a constant 2.8kW consumption ie 1Wh consumed every 1.25s. My meter flashes every 1Wh...
Forum: Conservation 03-08-09, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,655
Posted By groar
Cost of a chicken cooking

This is the kind of question I can't reply to as the oven is hardwired so I can't use the watt-meter on it.

This noon we eat a 3.5 lbs chicken. It has been cooked during 1 hour at 270C. Before...
Forum: Solar Power 03-03-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,667
Posted By groar
I'm far from home this week, but I can access my...

I'm far from home this week, but I can access my graphs so I can post this one with instantaneous consumption (HC & HP, respectively Off Peak Hours & Peek Hours) and production (PV), the sum of both...
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