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    Electric water heater with timer and thermostatic mixing valve

    My hot water heater always runs on the solar. The only downside is if there are heavy clouds. If I notice this in the morning I will switch the timer off and try the next day since the tank has enough hot water for 2 days.
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    Electric water heater with timer and thermostatic mixing valve

    I have a few comments about using a hot water heater with 180 degree thermostat, a mechanical timer, and a mixing valve. The things I have changed since originally hooking it up. I put scald guards on the showers so the kids don't accidentally get hurt if something goes wrong. I originally...
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    Electric water heater with timer and thermostatic mixing valve

    This has worked better than I could imagine. I get paid very little for the solar I push onto the grid, so this maximizes my solar power usage and benefits me, not the power company. The power bill stats told me that the hot water heater was 19% of my power bill, but the power bill went down...
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    slippery coating for panels

    I just use a squeegee and a water hose.
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    Redundant Solar-Wind-GenSet power system runs 400m² OffGrid house

    I like the flexible plugs. I was considering some wind power, but the amount of energy for the effort doesn't seem very good.
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    System planning for an AC coupled Grid tied system

    Decided to go with the 2 Sunny Island 6048-US-10 inverters.
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    Chargery 2S-16S 300A BMS 9 total.

    Pm sent, Interested in 2
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    System planning for an AC coupled Grid tied system

    I was looking at the sol-ark 12k, but I would need 2 of them and 14,000 is a little much for me. I have a quote for 2 SUN-8K-SG01LP1-US/EU for around $4000 delivered I think service and warranty will be a hassell if needed I have a quote for 2 Sunny Island 6048-US-10 inverters for around $4000...
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    Solar Panel Source for 25kw ground mount system??

    I have ordered from Fred480v on ebay. The panels I purchased were 320 Watt Grade B. Every panel worked and produced 100% power. They were stacked and packaged properly too. Looks like he has some deals right now.
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    New project - 100 X 320W panels - some advice please

    Another check with the utility. In my area, you can't push that much to the grid unless you are a business.
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    Overkill BMS 100a 16s on Aliexpress/Alibaba?

    I am waiting until tomorrow :)
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    Overkill BMS 100a 16s on Aliexpress/Alibaba?

    He is currently sold out.
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    Solar Panels?

    Another plug for SanTan solar. I have used him and had no problems with a small order of 5 panels I placed a year ago or so.
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    Electric water heater with timer and thermostatic mixing valve

    So here is my current hot water usage per day with the timer. Here is what it was before doing the timer Seems like my total power usage from the hot water heater has gone down a good bit And just for fun here is total power usage overlapped with solar per day.
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    Electric water heater with timer and thermostatic mixing valve

    I have the parts for this. They arrived yesterday. Should be a fun little project this weekend.
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