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  1. Thanks Brani, what is the recommended over size? 120%?
  2. Thanks, it's a pitty, as I am not much of a DIY fan. Thanks, what HA device would you recommend that is not too much DIY?
  3. Thanks Dewald, Will arrange to have the panels put on a bracket with a little bit of an angle. At this rate he is not able to get an angle between than 5 degrees without messing up the esthetics of the house. What happens if he add more panels than the MPPT can handle? Trying to have more production during cloudy days so that the batteries can still charge. The peak production on the system to date is around 2.3kw. Trying to get to around 3.5 - 4kw peak.
  4. Hi Vassen, I have a geyserwise control and my frustration is that I always have to go to the panel to see the temperature. Does the geyserwise continue to function as per the schedules set when you replace the sensor with the Sonoff one?
  5. Good Calcs @Robbo Fortunately or unfortunately both me and the missus work from home so cant afford to not have power during meetings. This made it I least to make our solar investment. How different would your ROI look if you could sell your excess capacity at R0.94 a KWh?
  6. A friend of mine installed his solar system a few months ago and he is not happy with his performance. He has 10x390W Panels( 2 string of 5) lying flat on his carport roof. The panels are connected to a victron MPPT 250/100 and he is using a MultiPlus 5KVa inverter. He has space for another 5 panels on a flat roof on the house and he can addd another 5 on other parts of the roof which is not flat? Can his system(inverter and MPPT) take another 10x390W panels to get him to charge his 4x4.8KWh batteries(Huawei ESM48100A1) ? The Victron MPPT calculator says is recommending same MPPT that is currently installed for the 4 strings. Should we consider putting on brackets on the flat roof to increase the angle of the panels and make them face NE? Will there be an issue mixing the 5 non-fat planels with the existing flat panels? Thanks in advance.
  7. That is great efficiency. How do I get trackers installed at my house?
  8. Thanks will give the SONOFF a shot.
  9. I have been thinking of getting a few smart lights. Would the SONOFF SMART DIMMER SWITCH work?
  10. Thank you. Will check them out.
  11. Thanks @Stanley, this is very informative. I believe I need more schooling about downlights as I have a lot of them in the house. The dimmers also switch on when load shedding starts/stops. I am assuming this because of the distortion of the waveform. I have the button press dimmers and it seems like this is what is happening. . I do not have enough space on the light switch to change to a dimmer on/off switch and a dial for dimming. What is the fix for this problem?
  12. We had load shedding last night at 22:00 and my daughter decided to switch on the hairdryer to dry out something. To my surprise the dimmable downlights in the lounge started flashing. What could be the cause, are the 3xUS3000B pylontech batteries not enough or is this a problem with the dimming switch?
  13. This sounds cool. Can you share the photos? Do you have windows as well?
  14. Hi, I am looking moving house to a place that I am building from scratch and need some advice on what to keep in my mind when building a room for the solar system. My current system is Victron Quattro 10KVa with a 250V/100A MPPT and pylontech batteries. It’s is installed in the garage because that is where the DB board is. In the next how I want this to be in a separate room but need to make sure that to cooling is right so that I don’t end up with fans to cool down the MPPT. Any ideas on what solar rooms looks like? Can you put home automation kit in the same room as your solar kit since the batteries and network switches need a rack?
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