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Old 05-30-19, 05:57 PM   #2
CrankyDoug
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Well you were right about the blocking diode being too simple. Blocking diodes don't block alternating current.

I don't know how things are up in MD but about a year ago several people here in GA got caught using non-permitted grid tie inverters. Grid tie inverters are easy to detect and line workers are understandably short fused about things that might kill them. Depending on the codes in your area you could get fined.

If you want to use solar to reduce your electric bill you can get a device off ebay that ties the solar panels to an electric water heater. I haven't hooked mine up yet so I can't recommend it other than to say you should check out some youtube videos from people who are happy with theirs. Since DHW is the second largest energy requirement in a home you will be getting maximum use of your panels.

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