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Day 1. Installed most of the hardware against the wall in the spare bedroom.
(the little fu**** also show here, decided he want to pee against the boxes, so I had to get it out of his way)

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Day 1. Installed most of the hardware against the wall in the spare bedroom.
(the little fu**** also shown here, decided he want to pee against the boxes, so I had to get it out of his way)

Day 2: Will be crawling around the roof putting in conduits and start some of the component wiring. Panels will have to wait as I'm still waiting for the diamond deck brackets.
Ah...and day 2 will also be building the battery rack.

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Day 3 of install:

  1. Day 3 - Pic 1: The old db in the passage is full. So is the conduits going to the roof space. 
    There is one rule in my house, after renovations over 2 years, that never ever grinding walls, EVER!
    So from 1st option to just add the surface mount db next to the old one.... and, ah, no... surface conduits to the ceiling, we decide to put the new db back to back to the old one, in the opposite room. So we drill through to the other side, and add the new db. To cater for the wires we decide on a square duct, that goes all the what to the roof area, straight into a surface box. I'm still going to wrap my bookshelf (floating shelves) around the new db and trunking to make it less obscure.
    The new box will have all the essentials and the old box the non-essential load (workshop, geysers, borehole pump, oven, etc)
     
  2. Day 3 - Pic 2:  2 x earth spikes coming back into junction box (very long, existing a few kilometers north of Hawaii under water 🙂
     
  3. Day 3 - Pic 3:  No battery brackets, so I had to make shift a quick battery rack. I made provision for a second battery. Still have to clad the frame with something so that it looks a bit better.
     
  4. All junction boxes in roof + outside + inside now connected with conduits.

 

Pulling wires tomorrow, and panels Friday, and Saturday connecting all the components and start configuring.

 

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Day n+1:
The 5th day.

Will upload tomorrow when sun is shining.
The uploaded pictures was taken mid day after the structures were tied down to roof and while getting all the panels onto the roof.

The rest of the day was then spend connecting the panels to the structure and wiring in the 2 strings.

At 17:30 we went live with solar. No sun, heavy overcast, but we did get a little bit from the panels (0.9kW).... all excited to see what happens tomorrow. Hope it's a sunny day.

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