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Forum: Solar Power 11-09-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,643
Posted By verdigo
Not much difference. It's an all electric home....

Not much difference. It's an all electric home. The inverter is set up to sell at float voltage selling everything above that. Just doing simple snapshot math right now on a good sunny day with temps...
Forum: Solar Power 11-09-15, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,643
Posted By verdigo
I am grid connected. The utility only banks for...

I am grid connected. The utility only banks for the following month and make adjustments kilowatt hour for kilowatt hour. I take care of my dad and with a 3500 watt system have never gotten close to...
Forum: Solar Power 11-07-15, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,643
Posted By verdigo
Solar panel angles.

I'm sure panel angles have been beaten to death but maybe one more time? Right now I am tilted latitude plus 15 degrees. Pretty good for winter but I am thinking about locking them down permanently...
Forum: Solar Power 08-18-15, 12:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Sorry for dragging out this old thread. I have...

Sorry for dragging out this old thread. I have all of my panels mounted and producing. (Finally). The array now totals 3500 watts. I also have the system back feeding the grid when the house isn't...
Forum: Solar Power 03-29-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,204
Posted By verdigo
I am not for subsidizing oil companies just...

I am not for subsidizing oil companies just because they exist. In a situation where the government is partnering with an oil company such as oil exploration on public lands, the government should...
Forum: Solar Power 03-24-15, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,204
Posted By verdigo
No. I'm not saying anything by extension. You are...

No. I'm not saying anything by extension. You are saying things about me that you have no idea about.

To compare medicare, which we have a payroll deduction for is not the same as a relative few...
Forum: Solar Power 03-21-15, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,204
Posted By verdigo
I am not in favor of any kind of government...

I am not in favor of any kind of government substities. My utility let's me back feed the grid but they only credit me the following month kwh for kwh that I produce which reduces my electric bill...
Forum: Solar Power 06-15-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
The Renogy panels fall within the 5% VMP and IMP...

The Renogy panels fall within the 5% VMP and IMP ratings so are okay electrically, but are $275.00 each verses the Grape 280 watt price of $400.00 each. And yes I am just going to wire them in as two...
Forum: Solar Power 06-15-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Got some more panels hung ...

Got some more panels hung

http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af125/verdigo59/shack9.jpg (http://s1000.photobucket.com/user/verdigo59/media/shack9.jpg.html)

Will be making the connections...
Forum: Solar Power 06-13-14, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,512
Posted By verdigo
Assuming a 12 volt 80 ah battery 10w /12v = .8...

Assuming a 12 volt 80 ah battery 10w /12v = .8 amp of charging capability in good full sun. Waaaaay under charging. That little solar panel is barely a battery maintainer, much less a charger. Using...
Forum: Solar Power 06-13-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,665
Posted By verdigo
Looked for it and couldn't find it.

Looked for it and couldn't find it.
Forum: Solar Power 06-13-14, 06:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
I just bought 4 Renogy 300 watt panels to add to...

I just bought 4 Renogy 300 watt panels to add to the four Grape 280 watt panels. Hope to have them mounted this weekend. Anyone have any experience with Renogy? They are about half the cost of the...
Forum: Solar Power 04-05-14, 05:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Update.. I have a functioning system now. At...

Update.. I have a functioning system now. At least as far as making A/C power now. Using an auto transformer I have 240 volt split phase power from an Outback GVFX 3648 inverter. I still have quite a...
Forum: Solar Power 03-24-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,948
Posted By verdigo
That battery bank at typical golf cart amp hour...

That battery bank at typical golf cart amp hour rating is 440 ah. An 8 amp charge controller maxed out will barely maintain those batteries much less charge them after any usage. A shorted cell might...
Forum: Solar Power 03-24-14, 10:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Thanks. And yes I get a bit carried away with...

Thanks. And yes I get a bit carried away with caulking and "Great Stuff" foam.

As for powering circuits when the grid is present, probably not so much. The inverter is one of Outback's grid...
Forum: Solar Power 03-15-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Not all trimmed out yet but I am making 240 volt...

Not all trimmed out yet but I am making 240 volt AC split phase power now. Just need 8 more panels and to connect the shack to the house....
Forum: Solar Power 03-02-14, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,308
Posted By verdigo
Actually when the grid is present the inverter...

Actually when the grid is present the inverter acts as a grid tied unit. If production was such with the grid down I could probably rig a relay to turn on the hot water heater.

The inverter's...
Forum: Solar Power 03-01-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,308
Posted By verdigo
Using a solar system as a generator (to be code compliant)

I have an Outback GVFX inverter which is a Grid Interactive Unit, It has a bi-directional (AC In circuit), which allows the user to sell PV output to the grid. If the grid goes down it will drop...
Forum: Solar Power 02-24-14, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,192
Posted By verdigo
The device you are referring to is called a...

The device you are referring to is called a "Kill-a-watt" Got mine at Home Depot' The thing about refrigerators, and freezers are that they have different power requirements at different times of...
Forum: Solar Power 11-28-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Yes to the batteries being Interstate. They are...

Yes to the batteries being Interstate. They are GC2 XHD's (6 volt golf cart batteries) and are rated at 232 amp hours. I will initially be using 2 strings of 8 at 48 volts. I don't have an inverter...
Forum: Solar Power 11-03-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Making a bit more progress ...

Making a bit more progress
http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af125/verdigo59/IMAG0245.jpg (http://s1000.photobucket.com/user/verdigo59/media/IMAG0245.jpg.html)

I have the panels connected to a...
Forum: Solar Power 10-16-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
A little progress...

A little progress http://i1000.photobucket.com/albums/af125/verdigo59/IMAG0228.jpg (http://s1000.photobucket.com/user/verdigo59/media/IMAG0228.jpg.html)
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Forum: Solar Power 09-06-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
I put up one last weekend. I plan another this...

I put up one last weekend. I plan another this weekend, and then get some output measurements. The two panels I have so far are 280 watt units from Grape Solar. These are 399.00 each with free...
Forum: Solar Power 07-22-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Not yet. I bought some IronRidge rails but Have...

Not yet. I bought some IronRidge rails but Have not attached anything so far. I only get weekends to work on it and have been getting rained out or had to do other things not as interesting. I wish...
Forum: Solar Power 06-23-13, 10:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,223
Posted By verdigo
Yep. The Harbor Freight Solar Kit. I suppose the...

Yep. The Harbor Freight Solar Kit. I suppose the gateway drug.
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