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Forum: Solar Power 02-08-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 106,386
Posted By where2
It'll be DIY, totally!! Growing up with him, and...

It'll be DIY, totally!! Growing up with him, and learning from his dad is part of the reason I'm so handy with tools. :thumbup: His house was carpentry 101, engine mechanics 101, auto body 101, and...
Forum: Solar Power 02-08-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 106,386
Posted By where2
My 4.4kW system December data: 2018: 397 kWh ...

My 4.4kW system December data:
2018: 397 kWh
2017: 442 kWh
2016: 377 kWh
2015: 322 kWh
2014: 422 kWh
2013: 359 kWh

2018 Annual output= 5,860kWh
2017 Annual output= 5,960kWh
Forum: The Billiards Room 02-01-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By where2
Certainly, the photos from a 5MP Raspberry Pi...

Certainly, the photos from a 5MP Raspberry Pi camera aimed at a nest should be quite impressive!!

For those without such high skills in electronics and Linux, a Loosafe 1080P outdoor wifi camera...
Forum: Solar Power 01-29-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By where2
That's an amorphous solar panel. Techniques used...

That's an amorphous solar panel. Techniques used are a bit different than a silicon wafer panel. My experience is with buss leads in a wafer which went well with a soldering gun.

Here's some...
Forum: Tools 12-27-18, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By where2
Any of these tips work for what you've got? ...

Any of these tips work for what you've got?
Solder Stations | MPJA.COM (http://www.mpja.com/Solder-Stations/departments/480/)
Forum: Solar Power 12-06-18, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By where2
Great News!! I always love to hear positive...

Great News!! I always love to hear positive updates on DIY PV arrays. :)
Forum: Solar Power 12-06-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 106,386
Posted By where2
My 4.4kW array: November 2018 = 412kWh ...

My 4.4kW array:
November 2018 = 412kWh
November 2017 = 448kWh
November 2016 = 423kWh
November 2015 = 415kWh (yes, the same as 2014 within 0.3kWh)
November 2014 = 415kWh
November 2013 = 368kWh
...
Forum: Solar Power 11-24-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By where2
Thanks for the suggestions Pinball. Occasionally,...

Thanks for the suggestions Pinball. Occasionally, it's NOT the fault of an Enphase microinverter.

In my case the microinverter was reading exactly what it was seeing. When I disconnected the MC4...
Forum: Solar Power 11-24-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 204
Posted By where2
Panel misbehaving

For a few weeks now, I've had one panel misbehaving with an output down around half the daily energy of the others in the system. Following Pinball's instructions in another thread, I reset my...
Forum: Solar Power 11-23-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By where2
Hope that health issue resolves quickly. I've...

Hope that health issue resolves quickly. I've been down that road before. :(

Looking forward to how this device works for you and Sunspot. I've seen how well a solar thermal works in South...
Forum: Solar Power 11-18-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 106,386
Posted By where2
5+ years into solar generation, I'm at 30.6MWh...

5+ years into solar generation, I'm at 30.6MWh produced to date. As others have said, not having solar would have meant I would have used the 30.6MWh and paid the power company including their profit...
Forum: The Billiards Room 11-08-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By where2
Anyone with a hard copy issue have a snail mail...

Anyone with a hard copy issue have a snail mail address for the publishers that you could PM me? I'll send them a donation to help offset the cost of winding down & hosting the archives. Their...
Forum: Solar Power 11-08-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By where2
For the grid side, Set yourself up a 240V outlet....

For the grid side, Set yourself up a 240V outlet. They don't seem to care if its an officially inspected 240V circuit, or just a temporary attachment point for testing purposes. An L14-20R outlet...
Forum: Conservation 11-05-18, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By where2
If solar power is so expensive, why am I getting...

If solar power is so expensive, why am I getting at least half a dozen solar power plant proposals across my desk at work every year in a state with NO mandate and quota for renewable energy? My...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 10-30-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By where2
Function over form, I like the dolly. We've got a...

Function over form, I like the dolly. We've got a 1950 Ferguson and I got to drive it for the first time with a PTO driven implement this summer... How to park the implements so I can pickup the one...
Forum: Solar Power 10-03-18, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,087
Posted By where2
Why does the solar array need a separate service...

Why does the solar array need a separate service connection? I'm running a 4kW array through a 150A service connection, and I'm the farthest customer from the transformer at my end of the service...
Forum: Solar Power 10-03-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 106,386
Posted By where2
My 4.4kW system: September 2018 = 491kWh ...

My 4.4kW system:

September 2018 = 491kWh
September 2017 = 360kWh <--- and one hurricane Irma
September 2016 = 433kWh
September 2015 = 423kWh
September 2014 = 446kWh
September 2013 = 452kWh
...
Forum: Solar Power 09-23-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 106,386
Posted By where2
My 4.4KW array: August 2018: 553kWh August...

My 4.4KW array:
August 2018: 553kWh
August 2017: 547kWh
August 2016: 526kwh
August 2015: 489kWh
August 2014: 566kWh
August 2013: 603kWh

Thank you Pinball for posting the details on inverter...
Forum: Solar Power 08-03-18, 09:06 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 106,386
Posted By where2
My 4.4kW array: July 2018 = 507kWh July...

My 4.4kW array:
July 2018 = 507kWh
July 2017 = 558kWh
July 2016 = 607kWh
July 2015 = 546kWh
July 2014 = 475kWh
My 5th year anniversary of having a net meter installed = 29.9MWh produced to...
Forum: Conservation 07-27-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,484
Posted By where2
I've been waiting for an owner of one of these to...

I've been waiting for an owner of one of these to show up on one of the forums. Which model did you go with?

I could totally enjoy going on vacation and having the lawn maintained while I'm gone...
Forum: Solar Power 07-26-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By where2
I took mine off public quite awhile back. I had...

I took mine off public quite awhile back. I had been tinkering with numerous things, and didn't want to confuse the outside world. When I called Enphase about my bad inverter, Enphase asked why I had...
Forum: Solar Power 07-19-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By where2
Would it not be possible to put a raspberry pi or...

Would it not be possible to put a raspberry pi or arduino device on the network to query the API or envoy? I know both Pi's and Arduinos are available with wireless networking these days.

My...
Forum: Solar Power 07-18-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By where2
Last deal I jumped on was $0.78/W for panels and...

Last deal I jumped on was $0.78/W for panels and inverters shipped to my door. I've seen them for $0.09 less since then... The cross country freight truck shipping cost the equivalent of 2.5 panels...
Forum: Solar Power 07-18-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By where2
I've got two generations of the older Envoy with...

I've got two generations of the older Envoy with a display (one in FL, one in Maine). One can use a USB wifi stick to communicate, the other will not recognize it due to the age of the unit.

I'm...
Forum: Solar Power 07-01-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 106,386
Posted By where2
My 4.4kW array Apparently 2018 was not as rainy...

My 4.4kW array
Apparently 2018 was not as rainy as 2017...
June 2018 = 473kWh
June 2017 = 458kWh
June 2016 = 541kWh
June 2015 = 588kWh
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