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Forum: Solar Power 11-16-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By ferg75407
excess power to grid sensor

When my solar grid tied power is more than I use I would like to sense this.
I can divert it to my golf cart charger. I have almost 10kw/hours worth of batteries for storage. I could have an...
Forum: Solar Power 10-31-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By ferg75407
I have 14 inverters and panels on one breaker and...

I have 14 inverters and panels on one breaker and 10 each on another breaker both go to 1 disconnect.
I got everything off of the roof and have isolated one m215 that does not put out any current,...
Forum: Solar Power 10-26-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By ferg75407
Thanks, when the sun's not out, I'll skip one of...

Thanks, when the sun's not out, I'll skip one of the 8 vdc batteries to get 40 vdc. I looked up the envoy there was a m215 adapter for 170$ * 24 inverters + 600$ for the envoy = 4k$. Do i have to...
Forum: Solar Power 10-25-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By ferg75407
testing grid tie inverters

As I was preparing to pull my solar off my roof to replace faulty shingles I noticed neither of my 2 solar arrays were producing. Checked breakers and fuses, checked voltage and current, all good...
Forum: Solar Power 10-25-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By ferg75407
MY roofer allowed me to leave the mounting studs...

MY roofer allowed me to leave the mounting studs installed so I got relief there. While removing the flashing I found original installer missed some rafters. Plugged holes and moved over an inch to...
Forum: Solar Power 10-18-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By ferg75407
My roofer said it is still in evaluation at this...

My roofer said it is still in evaluation at this time
Forum: Solar Power 09-25-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By ferg75407
remove and replace solar for reroofing

My shingles are defective. Even under the solar panels, the shingles are deteriorated. The manufacturer is deciding how much is their responsibility. I'm retired and going to remove and replace the...
Forum: Solar Power 12-24-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,967
Posted By ferg75407
karl0525, have got a smart meter at your point of...

karl0525, have got a smart meter at your point of use? Have you learned to acess it? you need to understand it? My meter has a simulated "wheel" that rotates to indicate the power flow direction and...
Forum: Solar Power 12-23-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,967
Posted By ferg75407
karl0525, I believe there would be no effect on...

karl0525, I believe there would be no effect on solar credits, I remember no paper work when I got free nights, I had solar first.
NiHaoMike, thanks for for your idea it makes sense. I'll look...
Forum: Solar Power 09-09-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,967
Posted By ferg75407
My ep is TXU (txu.com), we are able to choose our...

My ep is TXU (txu.com), we are able to choose our providers. My guess is Free weekends and Free nights are an incentive to get customers from other providers. Some providers offer green generated...
Forum: Solar Power 08-02-13, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,967
Posted By ferg75407
free power at nite, solar by day

We enrolled with EP(provider) for free electricity from 10pm to 6am starting Aug 21.
I have 6kw solar. I have my hot water heater lower element on a timer for sun up power only, the upper element...
Forum: Conservation 11-14-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,142
Posted By ferg75407
120vac only for the lower element.

120vac only for the lower element.
Forum: Conservation 11-14-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,142
Posted By ferg75407
120 volts huh, I,ll try that since the outlet...

120 volts huh, I,ll try that since the outlet was wired with neutral.
Any more suggestion to insure I make hay while the sun shines ( use solar automatically).
Forum: Conservation 11-13-12, 06:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 25,142
Posted By ferg75407
I hacked my water heater today before I read this...

I hacked my water heater today before I read this thread. Its electric 4500watt elements. The top one comes on first, when it meets its setpoint it lets the lower have power to make its set point. I...
Forum: Introductions 10-31-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By ferg75407
glad to be here

forum has interesting threads, I am retired and have time to innovate and play. recently intalled pv system. makes one think. recent epifhanay that it more cost effective to use power that to sell....
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