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Forum: Solar Power 11-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By Robaroni
A 10Kw LiFeP04 battery bank

About 2 years ago, before LIFEP04 batteries became the backup standard, I scored 640 new Tenergy 32700 LiFeP04 batteries for about $900 USD including shipping. These were purchased to replace my 13...
Forum: Conservation 11-10-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,584
Posted By randen
Nearly Off Grid

Fellow Eco-renovators

It is November and cold wind, overcast with much rain is the environment we find ourselves. Well OK as I peer outside snow blowing around in the wind.

The DIY inverter...
Forum: Conservation 08-06-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,584
Posted By NiHaoMike
Do you have any dedicated freezers? Install...

Do you have any dedicated freezers? Install relays to bypass the thermostat when the charge level is very high. Also set the water heater to a higher temperature during that time, if it's electric or...
Forum: Conservation 07-26-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,584
Posted By randen
Gasstingy Check out a Husqavarna Automower....

Gasstingy

Check out a Husqavarna Automower. Is been maintaining my lawn in a way I was never able. There are some videos on this little guy. Uses few electrons. I recommend it highly. Now their...
Forum: Conservation 06-12-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,584
Posted By randen
Well A little set back, our inverter quit....

Well

A little set back, our inverter quit. It seems our driver circuit had been driven too hard overheated and failed. We think we have the culprit, It appears the higher voltages 390V to board...
Forum: Solar Power 01-11-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By Robaroni
That's very impressive! We drove the last 7k...

That's very impressive!
We drove the last 7k miles on our new Bolt (May 2017) for free. Once you see the powerful combination of PV and EV it's hard not to think about building up to it like we did....
Forum: Solar Power 01-10-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By pinballlooking
This is our power bill for the last two years. ...

This is our power bill for the last two years.
Keep in mind we also use this power to drive our car 20K EV miles a year.
...
Forum: Conservation 01-02-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,723
Posted By oil pan 4
Yes I bought 10 of them. These are hybrid...

Yes I bought 10 of them.
These are hybrid tubes. Hybrid tubes can run off ballast or 120 to 277v power.
I found that the led T8 tubes use 26% more power when running on ballast power, compared to a...
Forum: Solar Power 12-05-17, 03:37 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By pinballlooking
Yes that is the number. Then I listed the exact...

Yes that is the number. Then I listed the exact steps above.
Operator transferred me right to support queue.

If you pick support when you call this number you cant get through to support.
Not as...
Forum: Solar Power 12-05-17, 03:19 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By pinballlooking
I filled out a support case online 11/27 I had...

I filled out a support case online 11/27 I had not heard back so this morning I called in to support.
I fell into the installers trap so I called the main number back selected sales then the...
Forum: Conservation 11-05-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,584
Posted By randen
working toward off grid

The big push is on. Winter weather is on its way and yours truly doesn't like working in the cold. The panels are locked in and the ballast was placed into the mounts.

A battery pack from a Chevy...
Forum: Conservation 10-19-17, 06:15 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 26,584
Posted By creeky
I thought I'd share a pic of one off grid system...

I thought I'd share a pic of one off grid system I helped build this summer.

http://www.bobolinksolar.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/8moduleSWinstall-169x300.jpg

This is 3kw of solar and 18kw...
Forum: Solar Power 03-01-17, 11:53 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
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: Renovations & New Construction 02-11-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,435
Posted By ME_Andy
I appreciate the ideas, y'all. I took the first...

I appreciate the ideas, y'all. I took the first baby step today by stashing 40 gallons of water in and around the garage. This is a similar technique to what greenhouses use to regulate temperature....
Forum: Solar Power 01-18-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
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: Solar Power 12-20-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By Roostre
City Building Department sent my inspection...

City Building Department sent my inspection approval to the Power Company yesterday.

Should see my new meter any day!



OOps, sorry pinball!! I glanced at the post and saw "DIY" and assumed...
Forum: Conservation 12-07-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 41,301
Posted By pinballlooking
My 2013 Volt 62,584 Solar Powered miles so far....

My 2013 Volt
62,584 Solar Powered miles so far.
2 oil changes 80,212 total miles so far.
17,628 Dino juice miles.
It is amazing and satisfying using solar power to drive our car. We drive many...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 10-21-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 27,415
Posted By bennelson
Ben's Garage

Hi folks!

After thinking about it for years, I finally have the money and other requirements to rebuild my garage. If you've seen my various videos of working on electric vehicles, etc., you've...
Forum: Solar Power 10-17-16, 10:39 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By pinballlooking
I took this picture with my drone this weekend. ...

I took this picture with my drone this weekend.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7313&stc=1&d=1476718965
Forum: Solar Power 10-04-16, 09:59 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By where2
My 4.4kW array: September 2016 = 433kWh ...

My 4.4kW array:
September 2016 = 433kWh
September 2015 = 423kWh
September 2014 = 446kWh
September 2013 = 452kWh

I was up on the roof this past week hooking up an anemometer and noted: I should...
Forum: Solar Power 10-04-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By creeky
September 2016: 128,400w 2 kw of off grid...

September 2016: 128,400w

2 kw of off grid use. So that's actual power created. Used "live" and stored in my battery bank for later use. Doesn't look like much compared to the numbers seen in other...
Forum: Solar Power 08-25-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 142,833
Posted By where2
At present electric rates ($0.105/kWh), it...

At present electric rates ($0.105/kWh), it honestly takes "seemingly forever" (15 yrs) to recover the initial expense of the PV system, permitting, structural engineering, parts, racking and...
Forum: Conservation 07-15-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,479
Posted By WyrTwister
More pdf's . God bless Wyr

More pdf's .

God bless
Wyr
Forum: Conservation 07-15-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 12,479
Posted By WyrTwister
Evidently , Nissan sells the Leaf nation wide . ...

Evidently , Nissan sells the Leaf nation wide . Since I was looking at the used market , it was hit or miss . The next big towns around us tend to be around 2 hours away , give or take .

We...
Forum: Solar Power 07-06-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,789
Posted By pinballlooking
I contacted them before I bought they said since...

I contacted them before I bought they said since I was a self-installer they would work with me on any issues. They do require an envoy and they always have you swap the inverter to another panel to...
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