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raysun
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Suniva 330 watt panels (12 - 6 strings of 2 in series)
Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
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Post by raysun »

I prefer hoisin sauce myself, but whatever gets your juice flowing:
https://theconversation.com/solar-panel ... icy-152901
Mike Curran
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My RE system: Outback - Garage roof:
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- 6 (2×3) ALEO S79-300's into one FM80 (2017)
- 2 grid-tied VFXR3524A-01's series stacked, replaced GVFX's (2020)
- 12 Surrette/Rolls 2V x 1766Ah (2007)
- Hub10.3, Mate3s, FNDC, RTS. Tigo ES maximizers on each PV module.

Westinghouse Solar - Barn roof: (2012)
- 30 (2x15) 235W panels with Enphase M215 microinverters, grid-tied

Outback Skybox - Barn roof: (2019)
- 14 Talesun 275W in series (DC array input to SB inverter/charger)
- 3 SimpliPhi 3.8 batteries, 48V, 225Ah total
- AC coupled input from 14 Talesun 275W, Enphase M215 microinverters

All self-designed and self-installed
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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Post by Mike Curran »

Panels using perovskite are more efficient but they also contain lead. Note most panels offered today do not yet incorporate it. https://www.cei.washington.edu/educatio ... olar-cell/
http://www.tigoenergy.com/site.php?95b2dca2-ca6c
https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/Hctc107221
raysun
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My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
Suniva 330 watt panels (12 - 6 strings of 2 in series)
Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: Hot news

Post by raysun »

Mike Curran wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:03 am Panels using perovskite are more efficient but they also contain lead. Note most panels offered today do not yet incorporate it. https://www.cei.washington.edu/educatio ... olar-cell/
Yes, I've not seen any panels incorporating the technology. Nor do I understand it to be very stable. Another technology using complex organic/inorganic compounds. Lithium batteries are bad enough.
sbrownian
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My RE system: GS8048 FM80 FNDC Mate3
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Had 1200 Ahr FLA Locomotive batts
Just replaced with
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MUCH more efficient!!
Location: Central Washington State

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Post by sbrownian »

raysun wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:32 am
Mike Curran wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:03 am Panels using perovskite are more efficient but they also contain lead. Note most panels offered today do not yet incorporate it. https://www.cei.washington.edu/educatio ... olar-cell/
Yes, I've not seen any panels incorporating the technology. Nor do I understand it to be very stable. Another technology using complex organic/inorganic compounds. Lithium batteries are bad enough.
Why do I think of the coyote holding a paint can that says "Acme Solar Panel.."
raysun
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My RE system: Flexpower Two: (2) FXR3048A, (2) FM80, MATE3s, FlexNetDC
SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
Suniva 330 watt panels (12 - 6 strings of 2 in series)
Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

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Post by raysun »

sbrownian wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:40 pm
raysun wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:32 am
Mike Curran wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:03 am Panels using perovskite are more efficient but they also contain lead. Note most panels offered today do not yet incorporate it. https://www.cei.washington.edu/educatio ... olar-cell/
Yes, I've not seen any panels incorporating the technology. Nor do I understand it to be very stable. Another technology using complex organic/inorganic compounds. Lithium batteries are bad enough.
Why do I think of the coyote holding a paint can that says "Acme Solar Panel.."
😆😅
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Installers shouldn’t be licking their fingers 😁
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raysun
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SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
Suniva 330 watt panels (12 - 6 strings of 2 in series)
Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

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Post by raysun »

sodamo wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 pm Installers shouldn’t be licking their fingers 😁
🤣🤣
PaulMillner
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sodamo wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 pm Installers shouldn’t be licking their fingers 😁
If you don't lick your fingers, how do you identify the energized circuits?!

Paul
raysun
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SimpliPhi 48-3.8 (6 @ 48v)
Outback IBR3 battery enclosure
Suniva 330 watt panels (12 - 6 strings of 2 in series)
Hyundai 355 watt panels (6 - 3 strings of 2 in series)
Honda EU7000is gas fuel generator

Re: Hot news

Post by raysun »

PaulMillner wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:24 pm
sodamo wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 pm Installers shouldn’t be licking their fingers 😁
If you don't lick your fingers, how do you identify the energized circuits?!

Paul
🤣🤣🤣

Probe with the tip of your tongue?
Mike Curran
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Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:28 pm
My RE system: Outback - Garage roof:
- 8 (2x4) Evergreen 180's into one FM80 (2007/2020 - replaced MX60)
- 6 (2×3) ALEO S79-300's into one FM80 (2017)
- 2 grid-tied VFXR3524A-01's series stacked, replaced GVFX's (2020)
- 12 Surrette/Rolls 2V x 1766Ah (2007)
- Hub10.3, Mate3s, FNDC, RTS. Tigo ES maximizers on each PV module.

Westinghouse Solar - Barn roof: (2012)
- 30 (2x15) 235W panels with Enphase M215 microinverters, grid-tied

Outback Skybox - Barn roof: (2019)
- 14 Talesun 275W in series (DC array input to SB inverter/charger)
- 3 SimpliPhi 3.8 batteries, 48V, 225Ah total
- AC coupled input from 14 Talesun 275W, Enphase M215 microinverters

All self-designed and self-installed
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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Post by Mike Curran »

Probe with the tip of your tongue?
https://images.app.goo.gl/1sYRm3p5YArQ8PRo7
http://www.tigoenergy.com/site.php?95b2dca2-ca6c
https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/Hctc107221
sbrownian
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My RE system: GS8048 FM80 FNDC Mate3
4kw solar
7kw Kubota propane gen
Had 1200 Ahr FLA Locomotive batts
Just replaced with
2 x 300 Ah ReLion Lithium packs
MUCH more efficient!!
Location: Central Washington State

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Post by sbrownian »

Old tech school instructor said to lay your fingers across the terminals, count how many times your eyeballs swapped sockets and divide by two... :twisted:
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For the day when the system just isn't working right:
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