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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By pinballlooking
I have one on order. I will use this to show how...

I have one on order. I will use this to show how much power my shop is using. The solar is over the shop so it will not be 100% accurate but better than what I have now. I can start making the shop...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 05-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By launboy
Emporia Vue Energy Monitor

Been looking for a way to monitor power use and found that unitS with logging get expensive quick. Then I found the Emporia Vue. $100 gets you 2 200amp CTs, and 8 50 amp CTs as well as cloud based...
Forum: Solar Power 09-30-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,786
Posted By jjackstone
Little Update. Been a couple months now...

Little Update.

Been a couple months now since I brought the system online. Things of note. My 2500 watt system has output in excess of 2600 watts a couple times. While I am not getting maximum use...
Forum: Conservation 08-04-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 33,062
Posted By randen
Any one working toward Off Grid

Fellow Eco-renovators

This huge project is nearing completion. The addition of another 3.5 kws of solar panels is complete.
During this summer we have been off the grid for 95% of the time. The...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-14-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 154,122
Posted By pinballlooking
He is the latest plants. The strawberries top...

He is the latest plants.
The strawberries top left are growing on the floor.
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8638&stc=1&d=1560523188
Forum: Conservation 06-03-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 33,062
Posted By randen
Anyone working to off grid

Here it is June 03 2018 and I'm claiming success on the 20 kw inverter. We had accomplished a load test and with a scope saw a pure sine wave 60 htz with no artifact of noise YAY!!

The batteries...
Forum: Solar Power 02-26-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,908
Posted By arnesr
Some pics of my install: ...

Some pics of my install:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4604/40489146711_7b1f62bc29_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24FTsGp)
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4613/40489100591_02abf268f3_z.jpg...
Forum: Conservation 02-25-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 33,062
Posted By randen
Working Toward Off Grid

As my friend Lynn sent me an E-mail on his tests of the 20kw inverter:

Tada!!! Is all he typed. He likes to put little teasers out to me. Normally he sends a long list of information such as...
Forum: Solar Power 02-14-18, 11:45 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 164,404
Posted By pinballlooking
Our system is paid off 4 years. If you only...

Our system is paid off 4 years. If you only take into account just power savings no others savings.:D

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=8158&stc=1&d=1518630838

We made...
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 01-30-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,163
Posted By jjackstone
Bringing this thread back to life. I found a...

Bringing this thread back to life. I found a couple of methods of installing panels that do not require roof penetration which should decrease installation time.

The first method is essentially a...
Forum: Conservation 05-12-17, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,461
Posted By randen
I thought I would give a follow-up. The...

I thought I would give a follow-up.

The S-10EV is on the road and is driving wonderfully. The Chevy Volt battery packs are providing great performance for this little truck. I still have some...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 05-04-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 33,731
Posted By bennelson
Panels themselves were $150 each Inverters...

Panels themselves were $150 each

Inverters were $95 Each

Beyond that is racking, nuts and bolts, etc. etc. I''l have to add it all up sometime, but something in the ballpark of $8,000ish.
...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 04-08-17, 08:07 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 154,122
Posted By jeff5may
Both of you are smarter than electricity. In...

Both of you are smarter than electricity. In today's world, that says a lot. Cha Ching!
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-01-17, 10:30 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 33,731
Posted By stevehull
edited 3/1 2:30 pm central time Ben, ...

edited 3/1 2:30 pm central time

Ben,

Simply superb video. Clear, good visuals added in and understandable. But as the former university professor . . . . . let me suggest a few things. My...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-27-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 33,731
Posted By bennelson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOtjzs4Xcf0 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOtjzs4Xcf0
Link to blog about this:
Solar Proposal (http://300mpg.org/2017/02/27/solar-proposal/)
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 02-18-17, 07:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,923
Posted By jeff5may
Just saw a typo on your site: LITHIUM SOLAR...

Just saw a typo on your site:

LITHIUM SOLAR STORAGE, >$300 KWH

I believe you meant "less than".
Forum: Conservation 02-18-17, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,322
Posted By Steve Tjiang
Commercially available heat pump based HRV

Great Idea, but the Europeans are way ahead of us on HRVs.

Nilan, a Danish company makes a commerically available residential HRV that uses both passive heat exchange and active heat exchange. ...
Forum: Conservation 02-15-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,466
Posted By slippy
I'll probably be reporting back tomorrow with...

I'll probably be reporting back tomorrow with preliminary results. I think I've got a good pump lined up (at least I hope so... it is a Pacer 5hp transfer pump, seen here...
Forum: Solar Power 01-31-17, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By stevehull
Ron, The majority of inverters, that are...

Ron,

The majority of inverters, that are designed for grid connect, are 240 V. Other than that, so long as you don't over produce, you are spot on.

I really like the epphase microinverters and...
Forum: Solar Power 01-30-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By pinballlooking
It is code here to have an actual disconnect...

It is code here to have an actual disconnect double blade style that has to be a physical disconnect. (No breakers allowed for this)
Forum: Solar Power 01-30-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By stevehull
Most microinverters turn off when they don't get...

Most microinverters turn off when they don't get grid power. But not all - especially the ones made for 100% off grid situations.

But I also like to see an actual disconnect and this can be the...
Forum: Solar Power 01-30-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By oil pan 4
You don't need a quick disconnect. The inverter...

You don't need a quick disconnect. The inverter shuts off with out the power grid input signal. It can't produce any power with out that input signal.
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 01-27-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 33,731
Posted By bennelson
I started some work on the hydronic system....

I started some work on the hydronic system. Besides the boiler, there's a whole lot of other parts needed - pumps, valves, supports, pump controller, thermostat, thermometers, pressure relief, etc.
...
Forum: Solar Power 01-18-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 164,404
Posted By pinballlooking
Our 12.5Kw solar array just hit 70 MW here this...

Our 12.5Kw solar array just hit 70 MW here this is $7,000 worth of power. It is amazing how much power you can make with the sun.

I set the graph level to lifetime to you can see how many MW each...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 01-09-17, 07:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 35,710
Posted By Xringer
I've been watching the slab under the Gree. I see...

I've been watching the slab under the Gree. I see some ice after a night where I've noticed defrost cycles.
But there is no ice visible when looking into the bottom pan..
I did not attach the...
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