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Forum: Product Reviews 05-17-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By Robaroni
We got a special deal from GM on the 2017 we had...

We got a special deal from GM on the 2017 we had leased. We now have a 2020 Premier with the longer range.
I know there's a lot of talk about the Tesla Model Y but it doesn't fit us. First with the...
Forum: Solar Power 12-20-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By Robaroni
thanks. Two Outback GVX4836 ; 7.2Kw total ...

thanks.
Two Outback GVX4836 ; 7.2Kw total
Flex 80 Charge controller
Flex 60 Charge controller
Forum: Solar Power 11-29-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
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: Solar Power 06-15-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 153,051
Posted By Robaroni
That's a beautiful picture!

That's a beautiful picture!
Forum: Solar Power 01-11-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 153,051
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 11-28-17, 08:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,111
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: 15,111
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 10-08-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,111
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: 15,111
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: 15,111
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: Product Reviews 10-07-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By Robaroni
5k mile update

Well the Bolt is still running flawlessly without one hitch. charging from our PV I figure we saved about $500 over a gas vehicle that gets 25 mpg.

Range anxiety? None, we just went to an EV event...
Forum: Product Reviews 08-07-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By Robaroni
Chevy Bolt Electric Vehicle (EV)

As some of you know I'm keen on renewables. My ultimate goal has been to be completely off fossil fuel (FF).
In that progression I have gradually worked up to eliminating gas and internal combustion...
Forum: Solar Power 05-07-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,161
Posted By Robaroni
Chevy Bolt

I almost didn't want to like it and we expected it to be a 238 mile range Leaf but found the Bolt to be a really fun car to drive with lots of pep and good handling in a very well thought out car....
Forum: Conservation 09-07-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,497
Posted By Robaroni
Thanks, When I drove the Leaf I asked the kid...

Thanks,
When I drove the Leaf I asked the kid what that meant but he didn't know.
Rob
Forum: Solar Power 05-17-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,490
Posted By Robaroni
I recently did a piece for our local paper on PV...

I recently did a piece for our local paper on PV and I got a "lazy, stupid liberal" response complaining about the poisons used in PV production. Don't buy an LED TV, it's basically the same stuff!
...
Forum: Solar Power 12-05-15, 08:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,900
Posted By Robaroni
One more thing. If you put in a intertie with off...

One more thing. If you put in a intertie with off grid option you're better off than a solo off grid only set up. Here's why:

You run your house on the grid selling back your surplus to the grid....
Forum: Wind Power 10-07-15, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,256
Posted By Robaroni
Meescha, HAWT is more efficient than VAWT...

Meescha,

HAWT is more efficient than VAWT but VAWT's are easier to build and don't have the furling requirements of HAWT's.

From the wind data it looks like your location is a poor wind...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 10-06-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,191
Posted By Robaroni
Marx, Years ago I talked with a guy who...

Marx,
Years ago I talked with a guy who designed and sold waste recovery systems. I would have employed it but like ctgottapee said you need a decent drop which I didn't have. If you have a second...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 09-20-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 30,189
Posted By Robaroni
Wow! That things a little beast! Rob

Wow! That things a little beast!
Rob
Forum: Solar Power 08-13-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 153,051
Posted By Robaroni
July 2015

Hi Guys,
July was 781 +. I can't figure the whole month until I get my bill as it shows how much I used plus how much I sold back after usage and what I used. It gets a little convoluted as my usage...
Forum: Solar Power 07-01-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 153,051
Posted By Robaroni
Hi Steve, Personally, I'd go with the...

Hi Steve,

Personally, I'd go with the cheaper system. You don't know when the new inverters are coming out and they might be bullet proof but then again they might need a few revisions before...
Forum: Solar Power 06-11-15, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,787
Posted By Robaroni
Great to see another success story, only wish...

Great to see another success story, only wish more people could see what a terrific benefit PV is!

Wonderful job, thanks for sharing.

Rob
Forum: Solar Power 02-07-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 153,051
Posted By Robaroni
Good idea! Energy is money, whether you're...

Good idea!
Energy is money, whether you're saving from it or profiting from it.

Maybe we have to start seeing the energy we're creating in a different light because, again, I'll be darned if my...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-03-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By Robaroni
Thanks Where2! I think the hour strike on that...

Thanks Where2!
I think the hour strike on that large bell is almost magical. When I first heard it I thought it was too slow but it has a special charm to it that you just can't describe.
If you're...
Forum: The Billiards Room 01-03-15, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By Robaroni
Tower Clock

Hi gang!
This is my latest project, it's a massive tower clock (the size of the one in the Wrigley Building in Chicago) in the village square of our small village of Delhi, NY in the Western...
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