KobusK posted a topic in Starting In Solar? Feel free to introduce yourself,I have currently got a grid tied solution which works great when the sun shines and the grid is up.
Can I install a Hybrid solution first and keep my grid tied?
In theory the Hybrid will trick the grid tied that the the grid is still up. When the sun is down the grid tied will switch off and I will het back up power from Hybrid system.
Is my assumption correct?
Greetings to all. Has anyone had much to do with aquaponics, I'm thinking of a large splash pool with fish in it and the the water filtered through grow beds so no need for chemicals. The idea is to collect rain water in the fish tank as a storage instead of a jojo tank on the side of the house, with the added bonus of growing a few fish and vegetables.
Ok lads a silly request from me.
I am busy planning the install of a 2nd Axpert to go in parallel with my 3 year old inverter. I have an inverter that is a month older than my current machine (the ideal partner).
I find the parallel cables untidy and would like to put them into trunking along with all the extra cabling. I am planning on using trunking with two channels to separate DC and AC cabling. My observation it that most of the cabling can be accommodated in trunking running horizontally below the inverter but the battery cables run vertically. My clients generally ask for GTIs or hybrids and a couple of single Axperts so this is not something I have thought through. Those of you who have multiple Axperts could I ask you please to post photos of your inverter installs.
Anyone used slotted trunking?
So after a few years of using my Land Cruiser as a daily driver I decided to bite the bullet on a electric car.
I have chosen the BMW i3 REX
It has a 22KW (18.8KW usable) 60Ah Lithium battery giving you a range of 130-160km (200km in ECO PRO + mode) and with the REX (Petrol range extender) you get 260-290km
I got the model with all the drive assist options, so it has active cruiser control and can drive itself in traffic upto 60KM/h
I ran the battery to 6% yesterday as a test. Drove 157km. Used 18kw to charge. At the peak price of 0.81c per KW, it cost R15. That is 1.1L of petrol equivalent or 0.7L per 100km
I am chuffed. As a bonus it is comfortable to drive and quicker off the line than most car at the robots!
Shout if you guys have any questions of want a test drive
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