Started by sheddi, June 08, 2021, 06:11:49 AM
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Quote from: SpazzyTell ya what... If Zombies attack and the world ends I'll hook tandem toddlers to a plow if it means I'll be able to eat...
QuoteI bought a house that had a solar system already so I just accepted my free windfall, and didn't look much into it. It was part of the overall cost so hey, free energy!
Quote from: sheddi on June 20, 2021, 10:00:18 AMI've also bought a set of sixteen LiFePO4 cells like this:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000922994111.htmlAnd a 16S battery management system like this:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001803913333.htmlI'm currently waiting for some more components to arrive in the mail before I can get much further.
Quote from: Halfapint on June 30, 2021, 01:38:53 PMPlease excuse my ignorance, but say power goes down and it's the middle of the day. Your solar set up obviously stops sending power to the grid for safety reasons (similar to me shutting my main power switch when I start the genset). What happens to the power that those panels are producing? Just get sent to the earth/ground?
QuoteIs there a way to isolate the panels in your set up to first charge your batteries then any excess be sent to the grid?
Quote from: sheddi on August 15, 2021, 04:39:49 PMAll told I'm happy with it and have ordered another 60Ah / 3kWh of batteries to add in September/October when they arrive on a slow boat from China. (I'm not yet convinced that I use enough power in the summer, or generate enough in the winter, to justify more than 4kWh of battery storage.)