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Old 06-05-17, 05:47 PM   #141
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Congratulations!
Is it live?

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Old 06-05-17, 08:41 PM   #142
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I had to turn it on to test it, and everything worked. I had to turn it back off after testing.

Officially, I can't be producing power until after the local power utility stops out and does an "Anti-Islanding Test".

Hopefully, they'll come out soon!
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Old 06-05-17, 10:14 PM   #143
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Woohoo, congrats Ben! Looks great.
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Here's a video/slideshow of putting up the solar panels.

Pretty hard to hold a video camera, film, work, and not fall off the roof at the same time, so I was usually grabbing a few phone snap-shots while I was on the roof, and somebody else shot a little video from the ground.

Going up high in a lift with a video camera is fun too!

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The solar is LIVE!
Solar is LIVE!

You can see actual production at: https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/...13167/overview
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Nice… it is sure great seeing your array making power.

If you go to other sites they just want to tell you not to self-install solar. This site is not that way at all and it is so cool to see another array up and running self-installed.

DIY saves so much money and the payoff is lots quicker.
Adding a EV to the mix also really helps a fast payoff and clean living.
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Very cool Ben Awesome.
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Here's some irony for you...

The ONE THING that a grid-tie setup DOESN'T do is that it will NOT produce power from the solar panels during a blackout.

I was working super-early today, with the upside being that I was back home at 10:30 AM. I noticed that it the streets were all wet when I got back home. Sure enough, a thunderstorm had rolled through the area and knocked out the power.

My house was in a blackout, and my solar panels were NOT producing power.
But that's okay. Watch the video to see why.


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