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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.

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What is your view of the Zeus 3.0 turbine?

I have the complete package except the inverter. Iv heard many bad reviews about this turbine but it seems to built pretty robust and the output goes to about 32Vdc when i spin it by hand.

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22 hours ago, Ikster said:

What is your view of the Zeus 3.0 turbine?

I have the complete package except the inverter. Iv heard many bad reviews about this turbine but it seems to built pretty robust and the output goes to about 32Vdc when i spin it by hand.

After reading the last thread here on Tesup I don't think I'll ever consider any of their wine turbines. 

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i feel uneasy too. I will assemble the system this weekend and give it a run. I will update this forum.

The manufacturing and assembly from Tesup is questionable but I have started fixing their wrongs like loose bolts and misaligned parts.

The alternator itself seems quite robust but the charge controller seems more toyish in construction.

I will reinforce the tower as much as possible and use the proper guy wires to stabilize the platform.

Lets see what happens...fingers crossed. 

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