Recent content by mikethorlin

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    Looking for "80%" complete drawings/plans for DIY grid tied system...

    I should have added to the above... I'm looking at a 6-10kW solar system, grid-tied, with the desire to add battery capacity primarily for the purpose of demand shaving, but with some limited backup power... Mike Scottsdale, AZ
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    Looking for "80%" complete drawings/plans for DIY grid tied system...

    Good afternoon, I'm looking for a source for grid-tied "80%" drawings. I see a number of firms out there that provide design/drawings as a service for fee, what I am looking for is a known good drawing for a grid tied system that I can modify for my own purposes to match my local code and home...
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    Introduction and initial questions...

    Horsefly and MrSandals... Thanks very much for your responses, that's sound advice. Fully agree, I have no intention of going off-grid, it's clearly not practical for my situation. My goal, really, is to stop giving APS (my power provider) so much of my money. This is the reason I'm...
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    Introduction and initial questions...

    Greetings everyone, I just joined the forum and want to introduce myself and ask some initial questions. I've been interested in solar/self-sufficiency for a long time, but haven't been motivated to act until recently. Between the drop in pricing of equipment along with the increase in energy...
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