Scatterling posted a topic in Starting In Solar? Feel free to introduce yourself,Hi All,
I have just had my PV system installed, and to be honest, I find much of the technical details quite confusing.
My house is fed directly off the Eskom grid via a pre-paid meter.
My grid-tied system has two strings of panels feeding into a Freedom Won Lite 10/7 lithium iron phosphate battery and via 5kW OmniPower Hybrid Inverter into my house. Everything, bar my electric oven, is connected to the inverter. After 9 days of running the system I am contemplating to also connect the electric oven to the system because of the surplus power available.
Here is my problem: Notwithstanding my consumption feeding off my solar reserves, my Eskom pre-paid meter indicates a fluctuating trickle of about 10 kWh over a period of 6 days. I also run a Smappee power consumption monitor that shows the fluctuating trickle.
Question: Should there be a trickle, or should the switch be completely off whilst the system is fed off solar? Am I looking at this the wrong way?
Thank you kindly.
I am living in Pretoria. I have a flat roof and my solar panels are flat on my roof.
1) At what decrees are solar panels suppose the be installed?
2) What increase in sufficiency can I expect should I increase me solar panel decrees?
3) I have 20 300w solar panels. Due to wind issues, how should I structure my panels? One structure or 5 structures ?
4) Do I need to anchor these structures? If yes, how can I do it, without causing waterleaks?
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Majoor Doppies posted a topic in Starting In Solar? Feel free to introduce yourself,Good day all and thanks for allowing me to pose some questions at times. I am retired and reside in Groblersdal.
I would like to know what type of life expectancy one can experience if one goes totally off grid? Looking at prices for installations I would expect to have a good lifetime from my initial installation before having to replace batteries and other items..
No doubt more questions will arise if I should decide to go the whole hog.
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