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    First full month bill after 6kw panel and Skybox install

    Been using the panels for a couple months. but May was the first full month of net metering use. So we used about 79kwh of energy. , Energy usage was around $9, My bill was $55. We get to pay $40 just for the privilege of being Coop members. And another $7 security light fee. I think our...
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    Daly 16s bms question

    I started another post in the general forum, but turned into a BMS specific question.. I have my Daly 16s smart 80A 48v all connected and have manually checked voltages on every sensor via the back of the plug, seems all good, starting at 3.32 going up 3.32 at a time up to 53.12. I followed...
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    Skybox with backup questions, bms and battery & settings questions, + pic of my new bank!

    I have a bank of 100ah ready to go, other than the BMS. have just a few questions. Not much experience using these batteries so I'm asking here first. I got my bank from a local guy. He resells from his Chinese supplier. Tests and balances them before sending me the complete pack ready to...
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    Adding PoCo to insurance as additional insured.

    My power company requires me to add them to my liability policy as an additional insured. I know this is common for net metering agreements. But my State Farm agent hasn’t ever done this and is having trouble figuring this one out. He says his underwriter contact has told him they can’t add my...
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    Summary of my battery options from China, lifepo4 3.2v 280ah cells.

    Just wanted to share my recent price and other experience getting quotes and chatting with some of the suppliers on Alibaba. Of course they all say the same thing, perfect Grade A, brand new cells, fully tested and matched. and they will all include bus bars and fasteners. Some of them add...
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    making a battery for my Skybox, supplier and misc questions.

    I've read a lot of information here, but figured I start my own thread to get individual advice and give everyone a new user to pick on.. ;) I am planning to get 16 270 ah cells from Michael C from this forum, I don't know the details of his cells but trust him from what I've read and chatted...
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    quick shading question

    i have a few tall trees off to the east of my panels about 200 feet away in a fence row. they only provide shade until about 10 or 10:30am. so my question is are they causing shade issues for the panels? If they were shading the panels until noon I'd definitely just cut them down now. but...
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    Installing unirac ground mount piles

    The instructions don't really specify how to install the C piles/posts that come with this system. From what I can tell they are designed to be driven into the ground about 6 feet. I don't have the ability to do that. I can use an auger to get about 4-5' deep and use concrete to set the posts. I...
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    Can a grid tied Skybox supply power to the main panel without export?

    I have been reading a little about this but I haven't found a clear answer. I don't want to export because it is not cost effective with my electric coop as they charge $30 just to do net metering, plus I'll have to get a $1m liability policy for probably another $50/month. Most of my circuits...
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    Outback Skybox new install problem, rapid shutdown question

    I finally got the skybox installed. I went through the quick start and got everything setup and turned it on. The only thing connected currently is the grid inputs. I am a little lost on the rapid shutdown section. It states that there should either be a rapid shutdown device or a factory...
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    New hybrid system with skybox, install thread

    just looking for any general tips or ideas and critiques, also will post some install pics. Been planning this system for years off and on, finally got started. I worked with renvu sales engineer on the system setup. And did some of my own load estimates and calculations using online solar...
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    Couple of wire questions.

    My supplier only sent 2 rolls of wire instead of 4 that I need for my two 2600 watt arrays. Anyway, I have trenched and am ready to lay conduit and pv wire. I am laying watertight pvc conduit. Would it matter if I just picked up some 10 awg thhn from Lowe’s or somewhere local to lay along with...
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    First post. building a hybrid system.

    Found the forum through Ampster on another solar forum. This one seems a little more active. I’ve been mulling over building a system for years. Finally ordered my panels and most my equipment from renvu, it’s showing up a little at a time. I’ve installed my critical loads panel and have it all...
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