I have become Serious Now

Discussions about solar power and solar energy projects.
techman
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Re: I have become Serious Now

Post by techman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:17 am

You sure are putting together an awesome system. I have read more of your details, and problems, on other threads.

Solar98632
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Re: I have become Serious Now

Post by Solar98632 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:11 am

Major upgrade coming soon
We will be upgrading to 4 of the sun extenders.
https://www.solarblvd.com/products/conc ... 12v-102ah/

Oh and we hit a -12 ( yes that is a negative ) kwhrs.
As you can see, we are nearly off the grid save for the hot water tank.
I'd say we manage to put a powerful dent in our grid usage.
Once we get the new batteryear bank installed.we will literally be 99 percent of grid full term.
Sorry hot water tank I have no control over .
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Our power company offers this tool so one can tweak their power consumption.
Cowlitz PUD also offers a Pay as you go for power...
Not sure if other PUDS or power companies offer that.
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techman
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Re: I have become Serious Now

Post by techman » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:08 pm

Hey, any updates?

I have not heard from you in a while. Hope things are well.

We are fully off the grid now with our tiny house.

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Re: I have become Serious Now

Post by Solar98632 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:20 pm

Update:
I have upgraded to a pure sine wave inverter, I now can operate dishwasher and clothes washer.
Next I need to replace my old batteries with new ones.
I will stay with Harbor freight for now.

On on the side note we now have a "Mr Big Buddy " Propane heater.

On high it will run us out of the apartment at 14 degrees F.
testing though wasn't cheap.

Oh I also forgot to mention, we also now have a thankless propane water heater.
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Features:

3000 Watt continuous power
6000 Watt surge
12 volt DC input
Pure sine wave
GFCI outlet
AC direct connect terminal block – hardwire
USB outlet 2.1 amps
Efficiency: 90%
Short circuit, over load, over temp, low voltage and over voltage protections
Optional on/off remote switch available
Dual cooling fans thermally controlled
Instruction manual
2 year tech support
12year warranty parts and labor
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techman
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Re: I have become Serious Now

Post by techman » Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:57 am

You have come a very long way on our journey to become off the grid. I wish I had half the time you have to spend on experiments. You have done some very good experiments too. Awesome!!!

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