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Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 05-20-20, 07:18 PM
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Views: 175
Posted By jeff5may
Here's the web page for your unit: ...

Here's the web page for your unit:

http://airconint.com/wiki/index.php?title=Blue_Series_3

It looks like the power feed for the outdoor fan motor got burnt. I would definitely check the...
Forum: Solar Power 11-28-17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By Robaroni
I just talked to my wholesale supplier. She gave...

I just talked to my wholesale supplier. She gave me the lowdown on modules and microinverters (optomisers - SolarEdge). She said the SolarEdges' are taking the lead although I imagine Enphase is...
Forum: Solar Power 11-19-17, 06:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By Robaroni
Good job! A couple of things. In the future...

Good job!
A couple of things. In the future split your modules in two adjoining rows. You only need a foot or two between the rows. If you have to change a module ( I had a Bosch module go bad on...
Forum: Solar Power 10-31-17, 09:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By pinballlooking
How many amps are you going to be running through...

How many amps are you going to be running through that wire? Have you looked distant and amp charts?
You need to be careful about voltage rise. The inverter will increase the voltage to feed it back...
Forum: Solar Power 10-17-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By where2
My rail to rail rack spacing was mandated by wind...

My rail to rail rack spacing was mandated by wind load calculations. The panel manufacturers typically show a spacing for the rails (rail to rail) measurement, to predict a certain loading ability....
Forum: Solar Power 10-08-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By Robaroni
here are some screen shots:

here are some screen shots:
Forum: Solar Power 10-08-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By Robaroni
My intertie is in about 6 years now. Solar Edge...

My intertie is in about 6 years now. Solar Edge running Bosch 230W modules and a 6k Solar Edge interface. Very efficient!
Forum: Solar Power 10-08-17, 07:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By Robaroni
The best option is an intertie/off grid system....

The best option is an intertie/off grid system. Why run batteries into the ground everyday? My system keeps the batteries topped off and sells excess power back to the grid. This way my batteries...
Forum: Solar Power 10-03-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By MN Renovator
The contract is for 10 years, where I get 8 cents...

The contract is for 10 years, where I get 8 cents per kwh more than the net metering that I already get for selling them my M-RETS(Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System) credits. I don't think I'm...
Forum: Solar Power 10-01-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By MN Renovator
I just realized that I missed a few of the posts...

I just realized that I missed a few of the posts about Solaredge because I was off on a vacation at the end of August.

I have had my Solaredge system since my system was installed in November...
Forum: Solar Power 08-31-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By pinballlooking
Robaroni uses SolarEdge with power optimizers he...

Robaroni uses SolarEdge with power optimizers he has had good luck with them.
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/51257-post542.html
Roostre used them...
Forum: Solar Power 08-30-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By jeff5may
https://enphase.com/en-us/products-and-services/st...

https://enphase.com/en-us/products-and-services/storage
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7886&stc=1&d=1504181144
With this setup, the battery modules are used to level your...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-28-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,990
Posted By jeff5may
Ok, so with that guy's earth tube test, he was...

Ok, so with that guy's earth tube test, he was transferring about 200 Watts with 2 holes. There are about 3500 Watts per ton of refrigeration, so you figure that out. Dozens of holes per ton of...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-27-17, 09:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,990
Posted By jeff5may
Grab a kwh meter from eBay or Amazon. The type to...

Grab a kwh meter from eBay or Amazon. The type to look for has inductive current sensing. Rather than just plug the unit into the instrument (like the kill-a-watt meters do), then into a wall outlet,...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 08-20-17, 11:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By jeff5may
Grab somebody's old 10 SEER R-22 unit off of...

Grab somebody's old 10 SEER R-22 unit off of craigs list or letgo or faceb00k marketplace and start a project. I got a goodman 2 ton heat pump unit for 50 bucks this month, and saw a few 1.5 ton...
Forum: Solar Power 02-20-17, 02:51 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,603
Posted By pinballlooking
I looked over the connection agreement. Enphase...

I looked over the connection agreement. Enphase microinverter or just about any other inverter that meets UL Standard 1741 and IEEE 1547 will work
...
Forum: Solar Power 02-19-17, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By stevehull
Nokia, As I said before, go to renvu.com as...

Nokia,

As I said before, go to renvu.com as a 5 kW system should be about $1.30 per watt including shipping (total of $6500). The PV system materials are about $1.10 a watt (panels, inverters,...
Forum: Solar Power 02-19-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,573
Posted By slippy
Not standing seam

There are several different types of roof panel in those pictures, but none of them is standing seam.

Our roof is like some of the pictures. We designed and fabricated our own mounting and...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-19-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,990
Posted By jeff5may
Since your unit is filled with R410, the high...

Since your unit is filled with R410, the high pressure needed to dump heat on a hot day takes a lot more power. Research has proven that above 110 degF condenser coil temperature, R410-based systems...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 07-17-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,990
Posted By Mikesolar
Whatever you do, remember that the existing fan...

Whatever you do, remember that the existing fan on the outdoor unit is rated for the design air restrictions so if you do anything to add further restriction, such as another coil or putting extra...
Forum: Solar Power 05-12-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By pinballlooking
Just use PVwatts PVWATTS v. 1...

Just use PVwatts
PVWATTS v. 1 (http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/calculators/pvwatts/version1/)
If you are going with EnPhase microinverters use DC to AC Derate Factor: 0.86
That should put you pretty...
Forum: Solar Heating 04-28-14, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,436
Posted By Daox
Using attic heat for your dryer has already been...

Using attic heat for your dryer has already been done by at last one person:

Converting a Clothes Dryer to Use Solar Heated Attic Air For Drying...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 04-20-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,655
Posted By stevehull
I put a ventless dryer in my son's 5'th wheel (he...

I put a ventless dryer in my son's 5'th wheel (he is in graduate school and living in it). It works by heating up the drum and then spraying cold water on it. One load takes almost 5 hours for a...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-18-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,498
Posted By jeff5may
I found the TRAINING manual for the geospring...

I found the TRAINING manual for the geospring units. Another quirk of Philips and Thomson, this manual is easy to understand and tells you secrets about the models (unlike the service manuals, which...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 03-12-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,553
Posted By jeff5may
the geospring is a hybrid unit. When it goes into...

the geospring is a hybrid unit. When it goes into "recovery" mode, the compressor shuts down and the sand hog elements take over. During this time, you burn lots of electricity to try to keep the...
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