Hi folks. Im kinda new to solar power. I self-installed a solar system at my home in the southern suburbs. The heart of the system is a Deye 5kW hybrid inverter supported by a Pylontech US3000 @3.6kW with 74Ah capacity and 5xJinko 405W mono panels. Summertime I had good clean free energy but winter is less friendly and with the current loadshedding, its taking its toll on my limited storage capacity. I have a 3kW wind turbine complete with charge controller and mounting hardware which I wanted to integrate into my system but I just realised that the output of the charge controller is 48 to 58Vdc which is far below the starting voltage (125Vdc) of the 2nd MPPT on my Deye.
Im toying with idea to add a 3kW inverter to the charge controller and using its output to feed into the "GEN" input of my Deye inverter.
Any thoughts amongst the boffins in the group?
Im also worried about a runaway turbine when load drops. How will i control the braking in that event. Can I add a triple contact relay to energise and short all the phases of the alternator and effectively braking the rotation. Any ideas will be much appreciated.