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Forum: Solar Power 09-14-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By where2
I've got parts that came from CivicSolar, parts...

I've got parts that came from CivicSolar, parts that came from Renvu, parts that came from SunElec (in Miami), and some other places. My last major order came from Renvu, and I hope they fired the...
Forum: Conservation 09-14-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,486
Posted By where2
Speaking of automakers investing billions on...

Speaking of automakers investing billions on EV's, I got envious of Ben, Randen, Pinball and all the other Ecorenovators who have EV's, so I just bought my own first EV... VW was throwing heavy...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-20-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By where2
Doesn't look like much more lint than the regular...

Doesn't look like much more lint than the regular electric clothes dryer collects in 5-8 years usage. Unfortunately, by design, the heat pump system requires cooling fins that become clogged when the...
Forum: Solar Power 07-13-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By where2
If what you are searching for is what was...

If what you are searching for is what was described above, it is commonly referred to as the "Back Sheet".

NiHaoMike: some back sheets are black. The last Canadian Solar modules I ordered are...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 07-04-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,756
Posted By where2
Pinball, Thanks again for starting this thread...

Pinball, Thanks again for starting this thread years ago. :thumbup: After my father passed away last year, I picked up an ObiHai200, borrowed an old unlocked cell from a friend and ported dad's phone...
Forum: Solar Power 06-01-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By where2
A 12V PV panel seems to typically be around 36...

A 12V PV panel seems to typically be around 36 cells. If you parallel them, that's 72 cells. There are 72 cell grid tie microinverters out there, such as the Enphase M-250. With a combined wattage of...
Forum: Solar Power 04-06-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By where2
My 220W panels manufactured by the bankrupt...

My 220W panels manufactured by the bankrupt company: Evergreen generated 19.3kWh today. (panels were installed in 2013) Evergreen may have gone belly up, put their product still works 6+ years after...
Forum: Solar Power 02-08-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 122,928
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: 728
Views: 122,928
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: 963
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: 384
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: 1,035
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: 1,706
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: 728
Views: 122,928
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: 427
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: 427
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: 1,520
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: 728
Views: 122,928
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: 504
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: 465
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: 1,218
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: 39
Views: 3,181
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: 1,706
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: 728
Views: 122,928
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: 728
Views: 122,928
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...
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