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    how much inverting power would you need to run your whole house 100% of the time

    I have (2) 6500EXs running our house. Currently even with AC running they are both under 50% load. Edit: 15kW of panels. We are in NH and this provides 60% of our yearly power. Electric dryers, stoves, and water heaters are really the things that bump a normal house up the needs pole. (I'm...
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    I definitely took some short cuts in some areas, like its not on a real foundation, just PT based up on blocks on top of a prepped rock bed. I'm working up to hopefully building a full house at some point in the future and with the guidance of a buddy who is a house builder I've learned a lot...
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    Haven't finished up the Farrow Huts yet. The pigs moved in and I'm giving them some time. Moved over to working on the shooting range cabin. Doing electrical work tomorrow for the panel and indoor/outdoor lighting.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    I'm not going to paint or stain it for now. Maybe next year between piglets. My plan is to run power in the fall before the ground freezes. I need to finish this project so I can get back to finishing my shooting cabin which is 80% and I want to be done before the snow so I can shoot and...
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    Inside walls and one exterior wall completed. Need to build the inside benches for each side this week. Blueberry is getting close to piglets and Smudge isn't far behind. But it's usable now and they've already moved in.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    The post and beam is rough cut, true dimension 4x6 PT. I did not personally mill it.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    Back working on the huts. Good weather for the next week, hoping to finish. Exterior will get Tyvek wrapped and then vertical board and batten.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    Farrowing huts now have roof and floors. Might be at a standstill till next week. Rain coming for 5 days supposedly. I have plenty of indoor Honey Do List items to avoid working in the rain and I think I'm still 3-5 weeks from piglets.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    Got the garden de-rocked after the pigs tilled it for us. Also working on farrowing huts (piglet birthing). Farrowing base and framing is 4x6 PT.
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    Anyone in the US still on the Starlink wait list?

    Maybe lightning/electromagnetic related and not the precipitation?
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    Anyone in the US still on the Starlink wait list?

    I actually have not had any weather related issues. A foot of snow, ice storm or heavy rain.
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    EG4 6500EX 120/240 Setup, 48V 105kWh Battery & Overkill 100A BMS Install

    Here are my current life totals for each 6500EX as of today. I have too many simultaneous construction projects right now, but eventually my plan is to split the garage, the house, and the shooting range cabin into three independent solar setups. I'm likely going to do this by purchasing an...
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    Pad built and floor framing done. 4x6 PT construction. 7ftx21ft. Rebarred into ground. Need to fill half way with more rock before flooring and framing exterior. Floor will be 2x10 PT and rest of frame will also be 4x6 PT Will be two farrowing huts separated by a common wall.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    Got the greenhouse done. Started on the farrowing huts by building the pad today. Socks thought the rock I put down was very tasty.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    New outhouse with Port-a-potty inards for students to use and my wife's new greenhouse half assembled.
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    Live Ground Shocked 5 Year Old

    Is solar hooked up to this? If so the case of the inverter is likely going to be energized. And if you don't have grounding rods it will energize the container.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    My favorite type of previous owner is "I have 7 different types of fasteners, but only about 3 of each. That's OK, Let's modify the house"
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    The tire and rim are 650lbs. I have a chain hoist to raise and lower the spare along with a 25 ton jack and cribbing to lift the axle.
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    December PV starting off crappy again.

    Exhibit A. I had to chip out 6" of slush turned ice to water the pigs this morning.
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    December PV starting off crappy again.

    I would have loved all snow. The ice is everywhere and dorking up my endless projects schedule 😂
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    December PV starting off crappy again.

    We had snow, rain, ice, then snow again. Because we knew there would be ice I bumped our battery bank up from grid overnight in case it turned bad. Of course nothing happened and today was 100% Clear skies. So I probably would have made 60kWh, but instead I hit 100% after only 30kwH because I...
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    56,000lbs of I'm coming through 😂 She has a 24V solar system. Panels on roof.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    Nice. This is Dozer, our custom camper built on a M916 chassis.
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    The two farrowing huts will basically be cabins. 8ftx12ft with front to back sloping 7.5ft-5.5ft roofs. They will share a side wall. I'm reusing the sliding barn doors. There will be power inside with a 3ftx7ft bunk to sleep on that doubles underneath as a heated area for piglets. You have to...
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    It's was 30% of new material cost for us to dismantle and move the barn 3 hours away to our house and build the farrowing huts the way I want them. Large lumber and metal roofing are ridiculously expensive still. All the wood was in excellent condition and the roofing had no leaks.
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    Overkill BMS onboard shunt accurate?

    I have (8) of these BMSs and they are pretty accurate for live draws, but your SOC/Ah long term tracking will be trash. You have to hit the reset button in the app to get the Ah to refresh to proper values because the BMS is tracking voltage and extrapolating Ah, which it doesn't refresh in its...
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    What was your most interesting recent non solar project?

    My son and I took apart a three horse barn in NW VT. The materials will be used to build large farrowing (birthing) cabins for our pigs.
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    EG4 6500EX 120/240 Setup, 48V 105kWh Battery & Overkill 100A BMS Install

    16 months in and we're at 93 battery cycles. We are current in 3rd winter. It snowed again last night. Still zero faults/shutdowns since going live. We've lost grid power probably 20 times and the switching has been flawless.
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    Limit current to each battery string in a system with multiple parallel batteries.

    If you really wanted over amp protection beyond the BMS, you could put individual T class fuses or DC breakers on each bank. If it were me and I had such a large array with that small of a battery bank, I'd just raise the min voltage cutoff to 51V. This prevents draining the battery and...
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    Limit current to each battery string in a system with multiple parallel batteries.

    I like the parking lot analogy for how batteries charge. Your battery is a giant parking garage, like at an airport. Electrons are cars. Chargers are where the cars come from. The charger has an infinite number of cars (you can think of it like an even bigger parking garage that is trying...
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    LFP for EV's projected to be less than $56 per kWh within 6 months

    As others have pointed out our solar arrays are already will into the danger category. My array is 35A @ 450V under max sun. It's a lot easier to wire up 35A @450V than 350A @ 45V.
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    LFP for EV's projected to be less than $56 per kWh within 6 months

    Voltage needs to go up towards EV car battery pack voltages to help lower copper requirements, lower volumes of bulk systems, further press costs down and create more competitive options. Among other things, like reducing line losses for DC transport. Higher voltage safety exists. We just need...
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    LFP for EV's projected to be less than $56 per kWh within 6 months

    I'd love to see 500h+ cells for future builds. I'd like to see 96V inverters too.
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    Climate change, COVID, and other things...

    There literally is no sea level rise due to water melt. Sea level changes in local areas are driven by glacial rebound/subsidence. The Earth's crust still has not stabilized from the end if the last ice age. Where temperatures when up 15C and sea levels went up 450ft without humans causing it.
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    Climate change, COVID, and other things...

    Nearly half of US ground station temperature data is made up daily. And guess what those temp data points show when you isolate them? Fictitious rise in temps. Government lying to people shouldn't be a hard idea to believe. As to Nuclear we don't need to be building what are essentially...
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