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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    In my area of Wisconsin, we have some state rules that stifle local electrical production, so we buy some of our power from out of state, and idle a few coal plants. I have been a TOU consumer for years, and I fully understand peak load, so I think that this system works well to hold down the...
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    I have never thought about that concept, but it is fascinating and will change the power supply world in a big way. Life and your electrical needs used to be so simple, now I wonder if we will all end up with batteries someday. Time to invest in something!
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    While we are talking about the grid, we need to remember that this entire issue is mainly about greenhouse gas. So much of my point on this is we either need to build and reinforce the grid or start generating clean energy near the main consumption areas.
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    You are exactly correct on night capacity being sufficient today, but we are scheduled to shut down our fossil fuel generation plants, which has put a huge strain on natural gas prices and now causing a serious problem with the high gas cost. The nuclear plants will make up for that. You can...
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    If you look up how much electric demand we will need to replace the fossil fuel equivalent, you will be shocked, and so will everyone else. I would quote you some figures but they are so phenomenal that I will ask you to do some research on it. America uses close to 400 million gallons of...
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    I have a busy evening ahead of me, but I also think the number one issue is to make the grid safe and reliable. I am a member of Dairyland Cooperative, much of our system covers a large part of Wisconsin and some of Minnesota, Illinois, and a bit of Iowa. Much of this system was financed by...
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    You have an interesting perspective, who do you think owns the grid?
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    I think this info fits here, so I will tell you in West Central Wisconsin where I live, we have a mega solar conglomerate that has got contracts on 4200 acres to build a solar field. Here is what the hold-up is, they want to be 100 percent unregulated, but be able to put their power onto the...
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    I will agree, but it is far easier today than ten years ago, and the only reason they put up with us is because in many places there is a mandate to be renewable.
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    I think you have summed up the situation perfectly. I will add, that they get you to produce the power that they get to sell, They also get to set all the rules, and they simply don't like competition, you have become a competitor, by being a power producer, and they make all the money. I...
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    sites like Santansolar.com?

    Hey Hedges, any updates on this subject, crazy world out there.
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    And diesel or kerosine if vaporized by heat or any source also has a phenomenal explosion force. You won't find them vaporizing as easily as gasoline but under the right conditions violently explode if ignited.
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    New NEC code makes it impossible for DIY systems to be compliant

    It will be interesting to see what others say, my take on it is that it is an arbitrary number they picked, and it is up for further discussion when they get around to it.
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    Rosen Solar from Alibaba, anyone have experience?

    Thank you for the info. How is the overall price compared to other sellers, it would be fun to know the delivery times.
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    Rosen Solar from Alibaba, anyone have experience?

    How is it that there is an additional 3 percent back when using your referral code?
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