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  1. jgriffin

    Grid Tie System with excessive Output Voltage (Bifacial Panels)

    Not where I bought them, but shows datasheet: Panel Site
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    Grid Tie System with excessive Output Voltage (Bifacial Panels)

    Hey everyone, I'm on month 1 of my Ground Mounted Grid Tie setup doing it's thing. Been quite impressed with it, and wondering if i've been a bit pessimistic with my math on my install. I bought 28 Jinko Bifacial 455 watt panels, and using 26 of them (I wanted a couple extra in case I had...
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    Voltage increase from grid, is 270 volts too much? (US split-phase 240V is normal)

    My newly installed Fronius 10 kw grid tie just did a similar thing actually. I don't have the datamanager to track things exactly, but I've just been going out near the end of the day and checking the daily log. Had an output of 11.2 kw 278 Vac at one point. I have bifacial panels at a...
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    Hybrid Generator, does it already exist?!

    Hey all, Is there such a thing as a hybrid generator? Think of it like any other all-in-one charger/inverter that we all have grown to love, with mc4 connectors for solar to run easily to it, and battery. Sounds an awful lot like a solar generator, sure. But, what if the 2 wire...
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    AC outdoor disconnect safety switch single throw recommendations?!

    What did you end up finding for a suitable disconnect? Up here in Canada, finding an approved Nema 3r, 60A disconnecting means of any kind is hard to find that can fit #2 conductor. I always see it stopping at #4 or #3. I'm using 100A Fused Nema 3R switch close to my meter, will have to get...
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    Grid Tie System Canada Greener Homes Compliant

    I just poured concrete for the posts yesterday, so from this point I'll be updating as I go. Aside from combiner box and some lumber, everything is now on site to start in. I ended up going with 24 Jinko Bifacials for panels, and i'll be mounting the Fronius inverter at the ground mount...
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    Suggestions on Moving a Large Cliff? Or, Sizing of Off-Grid camps on cliffside to SE.

    I think the plan is to move the batteries into a seacan at some point. Currently the lead acid ones are in an insulated hatch toward the front of the rv. I initially don’t love the idea of trackers here, we have high wind gusts approaching 100 knots from the North on multiple occasions most...
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    Suggestions on Moving a Large Cliff? Or, Sizing of Off-Grid camps on cliffside to SE.

    Agreed on those points. They are snowbirds who travel 3000 kms away and make no use of the rv from October until April/May. Seeing an lv6548 package with sok server rack batteries and 3600 watt of panels for 10k CDN. Still gotta do some math on max PV voltage where we’re a colder climate...
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    Suggestions on Moving a Large Cliff? Or, Sizing of Off-Grid camps on cliffside to SE.

    I also should mention we're in New Brunswick, Canada. Actually closer to Maine than New Brunswick, but cold enough temps that affect max allowable string voltage as well.
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    Suggestions on Moving a Large Cliff? Or, Sizing of Off-Grid camps on cliffside to SE.

    Hey all, Looking for some advice on gearing up camps properly to a meaningful amount of solar. We are a remote island who does have some installers that come from nearby cities, but tend to talk people into Lead Acid setups. These camps are not tended all the time, and the next one i'm helping...
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    Grid Tie System Canada Greener Homes Compliant

    Hey there. I’m doing this currently, waiting for temps to warm up so I can get my concrete poured. I did take a U-turn on things though, utility didn’t have sol-ark 15k as one of their approved inverters, so had to go with the Fronius 10.0-1. I Ended up with a package deal from...
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    I finally bought it! Fronius 10.0-1 Primo with 12.7kw Jinko

    We're using 2018 CEC, I just breezed over the section on Rapid Shutdown Systems, it does a little blurb on labelling properly in the field, but nothing really stating the Quattro wouldn't be admissible. However, on the e-mail from SolarPowerStore they did say string level rapid shutdown will...
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    I finally bought it! Fronius 10.0-1 Primo with 12.7kw Jinko

    I actually just received this equipment last week. Had some hiccups along the way and i've not yet been able to install anything (our concrete plant is a bit troublesome in colder temps, hardly starting it all up for 1/2 yard. I ended up not going with an RSD at all. Where I am going with a...
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    CSA cUL approved disconnect for Dc

    Hey there, Just starting my search for the same. Did you get your system passed? If so, a one-line would be awesome so I can compare. I'm pretty much to the point where i'm overthinking every single aspect of the build. Our local inspector is very, very picky, so trying to do this as proper...
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    I finally bought it! Fronius 10.0-1 Primo with 12.7kw Jinko

    Alright, Black Friday got the best of me: Fronius Primo 10.0-1 Inverter Fronius Quattro Rapid ShutDown Kinetic Racking & Hardware 12.7 kw Jinko 455 watt bifacials(28) 300' of both Black & Red PV wire, Time to Grid Tie! My electrician has never done a grid-tie before, and I have a good enough...
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    Unirac SolarMount distributor in southern Ontario, Canada?

    Did you ever find a Canadian Supplier for Unirac? I'm just starting the search now, I have to find a Canadian Supplier in order to apply for the Canada Greener Homes Loan.
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    Grid Tie System Canada Greener Homes Compliant

    End of October, 1:45 PM. The property gets a sunrise from the ocean side and a later sunset than most. One of the higher points of the island so very little obstructions, just......a ton of wind.
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    Grid Tie System Canada Greener Homes Compliant

    I’m just about to apply for the Canada Greener Homes Loan. I’m 100% an over-thinker, so just seeing what people think of this for a setup: Panels: Pallet of 30-480 watt Bi-directional Q.Cells Duo. These seem massive to work with! I don’t love the short wires, but can make due. Mounts...
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    First system ever. Growatt MIC3000TL-X grid tied. So far so good!

    This is interesting. Was intrigued by the 120/240v split phase a long time ago, but like you, was confused if they were for North American market or not. Glad you got it working! Have you tested the limiter to make sure you're not backfeeding to grid at all? Some utilities meter's will...
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    Has anyone managed to use battery with a Delta H6 inverter yet ? (And what about using them in Canada ?)

    Thanks for the reply! Very informative. I will not be one of the clever folks trying to do much with it. Lol. I’m having a 6 kw grid tie system installed, just had my energy audit completed this week. I was thinking of a way to utilize my pallet of 265-300 watt Silfab panels and delta h6 to...
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    Panels as Sheathing?

    Being surrounded by the ocean, we tend to change out our crimped Copper to Aluminum connections within a 5-7 year period on Home services. To the point we really only crimp aluminum to aluminum connections now. Anything mixed gets a Bolt On Connector. Galvanic corrosion is very much a thing...
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    Has anyone managed to use battery with a Delta H6 inverter yet ? (And what about using them in Canada ?)

    Following from New Brunswick. I got in on the Delta h6 Inverter deal for $400 usd. Should be here in the next couple days. One of those buy it now, figure it out later kinda deals. I have around 6 kw of Silfab panels already, and now just starting some research as to what battery...
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    Panels as Sheathing?

    Good Points, SolarPrep! I do have a heated garage space, as well as a baby barn already. The roof space over the garage is south facing, and initially was going to be where the panels would be mounted. However, my grid-tie system will be going there instead. Baby barn roof is behind the...
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    Panels as Sheathing?

    It may simplify things if I consider this a Solar Pergola, with the potential to "close it in" during winter. Go with more of a post and Beam design, focus the panels moreso on the roof itself.
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    Panels as Sheathing?

    I've been doing some research into my ADD/ADHD, and the term "hyper focus" has come up a few times. This next idea, is most definitely that. It's quite, quite, outside the box, but i've had a pallet of Silfab B-Grade panels sitting around for about 6 months outside. I sold 4, so I have 17...
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    Winging It! 36v system for Park Model RV.

    This Charge Controller is great! Gives me peace of mind.
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    Winging It! 36v system for Park Model RV.

    It's alive! Just looking for some input on my BMS settings. I currently have 8 36v 12s8p LifePo4 modules. They use the A123 They are well used, haven't actually done full capacity tests yet to see what they'll still do. New, they're rated for 736 Watt Hours, I'd have to guess they're...
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    Winging It! 36v system for Park Model RV.

    I finished the bus bars and wiring. Bus work is basically the same on the other side. Plenty of chances to wire up accessories, and large terminals to bolt the Charge Controller and Inverter. With another pallet on top, I can build onto this the very same, just keep wiring each the same. Next...
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    Winging It! 36v system for Park Model RV.

    Solar array (need to mount 3 more somehow), and battery with 4 of 8 modules together.
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    Winging It! 36v system for Park Model RV.

    Update: Haven't had much opportunity to work on this, but I did manage to get 1/2 of my battery assembled, and the other 4 modules have arrived that I'll likely just set on top of the existing to save space. Had to swap out my Renogy 60A Charge Controller after a mixup on their end (they...
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    Renogy 3500W Inverter, 44000W MPPT problems

    I'm in no position to bash any company where I'm so new to the world of solar, so please don't take this like I am. To me, Renogy just seems under staffed, and mistakes are seeming common when I read up how others have been having issues lately. I ordered a Rover Charge Controller with the...
  32. jgriffin

    Solar Ground Mount with Repurposed Pop Up Trailer Frame

    For the moment, I’ve placed 6 crudely on there with z brackets and large self taping screws. I’ll straighten them out when I have more time to work on them. Still waiting on my charge controller so no real urgency yet. I left the pieces coming off the frame in tact, and it made for a couple...
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