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Forum: Solar Power 05-09-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 125,668
Posted By antdun
My 6.38 kW system generated 1.01 MWh in April...

My 6.38 kW system generated 1.01 MWh in April 2018. My house consumed 782.2 kWh in April. My utility resets my net metering account every March bill (about March 27th), so now as of April 30th I have...
Forum: Solar Power 04-19-18, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,902
Posted By antdun
Judging from the pictures it looks like you're...

Judging from the pictures it looks like you're using a Sunpower inverter. Is that the case and is it paired with power optimizers, or do you have a micro inverter setup? Does it give you an online...
Forum: Solar Power 01-02-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 125,668
Posted By antdun
For December 2017 my array produced 638 kWh. My...

For December 2017 my array produced 638 kWh. My household consumed 676 kWh, so we're close to breaking even. Considering it's a low producing month due to winter conditions I'm totally ok with that!
Forum: Solar Power 01-02-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,375
Posted By antdun
I've been looking over our data it's interesting...

I've been looking over our data it's interesting how different our production is in a couple ways. Your roof appears to be a 4/12 and 3/12 pitch or something close to that whereas mine is 5/12. Also...
Forum: Solar Power 12-06-17, 09:40 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 125,668
Posted By antdun
6.38 kW array we generated 1,010 kWh in October...

6.38 kW array we generated 1,010 kWh in October 2017
We consumed 683 kWh
40 kWh of that was AC/HVAC blower motor

For November we generated 626.51 kWh
We consumed 676 kWh
49 kWh of that was...
Forum: Solar Power 10-05-17, 11:46 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 125,668
Posted By antdun
6.38 kW array we generated 925.57 kWh in...

6.38 kW array we generated 925.57 kWh in September 2017
We consumed 1,183.58 kWh
253 kWh of that was AC/HVAC blower motor
267 kWh of that was Freeze Dryer
405.57 kWh remaining household...
Forum: Solar Power 09-12-17, 02:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By antdun
I just did my own DIY system this summer and it...

I just did my own DIY system this summer and it certainly did take a lot of time! That being said I only spent half of what I would have spent on a solar installation company to do everything for me....
Forum: Solar Power 09-12-17, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,522
Posted By antdun
Great point. I was just assuming that I'd have a...

Great point. I was just assuming that I'd have a car regardless of solar so I didn't think to include it's purchase price in the break even calculation. I'm planning to get a used 2013 SV or SL model...
Forum: Solar Power 08-22-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,522
Posted By antdun
My home was within the 90% coverage zone of the...

My home was within the 90% coverage zone of the solar eclipse yesterday and you can see the effect of the solar eclipse on my solar array in the picture below...
Forum: Solar Power 08-22-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 125,668
Posted By antdun
Eclipse Power Production Dip

My home was at 90% eclipse coverage and this is what my daily output looked like.
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=7871&stc=1&d=1503418926
Forum: Solar Power 08-18-17, 02:09 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,375
Posted By antdun
What was the problem that you had with the...

What was the problem that you had with the SolarEdge monitoring portal?



Roostre,
I noticed in December/January on your SolarEdge Dashboard that there's many days with zero power production....
Forum: Solar Power 08-18-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,522
Posted By antdun
My utility finally installed my net meter this...

My utility finally installed my net meter this week (took them 19 days to get around to it) and I was able to turn my system on! If you want to see my power production dashboard this is the URL...
Forum: Solar Power 08-02-17, 05:15 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 125,668
Posted By antdun
I just posted about my installation here...

I just posted about my installation here http://ecorenovator.org/forum/solar-power/5352-my-diy-solar-experience-break-even-calculations.html#post55119 and that post has some pictures of my...
Forum: Solar Power 08-02-17, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,522
Posted By antdun
Post My DIY Solar Experience and Break Even Calculations

Last week my solar installation passed its final inspection, so now I'm only waiting on my local power company to install my net meter then I'll have "free" electricity from the sun for the next 25+...
Forum: Solar Power 08-02-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,172
Posted By antdun
I'm going electric car and not looking back

Way too late not to fall in love with Tesla vehicles in my case, even though I've never even driven in one. I just installed solar and I'm going to get a used Nissan LEAF so I'll be driving for...
Forum: Solar Power 08-02-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 125,668
Posted By antdun
I'll be getting my system online this month as...

I'll be getting my system online this month as soon as my power provider installs the net meter, so soon I'll have production stats for my 6.38 kW system in Utah.
Forum: Solar Power 08-02-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,536
Posted By antdun
I love it! I sent some of your pictures to my...

I love it! I sent some of your pictures to my wife and she loves it too. Hopefully we can do something like this in a couple years. Was the stainless steel quite expensive, or was it comparable to...
Forum: Solar Power 06-13-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,375
Posted By antdun
Thanks for the lessons learned! I think I'm good...

Thanks for the lessons learned! I think I'm good with not starting in the winter. ;)

I got a couple documents from my electrician to pull the permit from American Fork, but the majority of it I...
Forum: Solar Power 06-09-17, 11:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,375
Posted By antdun
I've read through this thread and thanks for all...

I've read through this thread and thanks for all the information! Just this week I finally succeeded in getting the permit to proceed with my solar installation from my city (they certainly didn't...
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