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Snowlar Panels and a slightly off topic use for surplus energy
Had a bit of a naff week.
Rushed into hospital with seriously bad chest pain last Tuesday.
Ambulance driver suspected a heart attack, lucky it wasn't. I have Pleurisy still bad enough to scary the crap out of me at the time.
I honestly thought my time was up.

Anyway I had another few days with production below the 20 kWh mark, very wet and windy.
Today on the other hand has been much better, quite a lot of sun, managed to produce an impressive 30.4 kWh

I so need to crack on and get my inverter sorted and get some of this lovely energy stored into my battery packs.

UK Southwest.

7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
42 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 120P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
13 kWh processed and operational so far.
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Hope you're better soon, not a fun scare!

Just added 50% more panels to my system, now have 24 x 325W 72 cell panels, array total 7.8 "nameplate" kW :-).
Was nice to see a steep climb of battery SoC after a few previous cloudy days!
Planned use for power: run the reverse cycle air-conditioning more to offset gas heating use.
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Glad you are OK!!!. Having had Heart Issues myself it's not something to take lightly. Take care and Have SUN!
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******Hi My name is Jason and I have SOCD (Solar Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)*******
Current Powerwall - 1400 Cells 7s200p (modular 40p packs) ~ 12kWh of storage     4x 315W Canadian Solar Panels

Working on the next 7s40p packs     ~2.5kWh

Waiting on 2000 Cells of unused Sony vt4 (2000mah 30A) ~ 15kWh      hehehehehe  More Power
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(05-10-2019, 11:07 AM)Redpacket Wrote: Hope you're better soon, not a fun scare!

Just added 50% more panels to my system, now have 24 x 325W 72 cell panels, array total 7.8 "nameplate" kW :-).
Was nice to see a steep climb of battery SoC after a few previous cloudy days!
Planned use for power: run the reverse cycle air-conditioning more to offset gas heating use.

Thanks getting there.

That sounds great. I'm up to 28 x 250Wp 60 cell panels at the moment, I had a cracking deal on some used panels that are only a couple of years old. Picked up 32 for £200 i had one faulty, I dropped one and smashed the glass, going to keep the other two in storage for back up.

I've also been thinking about installing a heat pump to help off set some of my gas usage too.

(05-10-2019, 12:38 PM)jdeadman Wrote: Glad you are OK!!!.  Having had Heart Issues myself it's not something to take lightly.  Take care and Have SUN!

Thanks buddy.
UK Southwest.

7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
42 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 120P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
13 kWh processed and operational so far.
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So another wet and windy day, still managed to produce a reasonable 20.39 kWh.

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UK Southwest.

7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
42 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 120P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
13 kWh processed and operational so far.
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Had a great day today lots more sun but still a little cloudy in the morning.

Record production day today, managed to produce a cracking 35.27 kWh.

UK Southwest.

7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
42 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 120P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
13 kWh processed and operational so far.
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Much better blue sky day today and another record day of production.

Produced 38.86kWh best day ever.

UK Southwest.

7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
42 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 120P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
13 kWh processed and operational so far.
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Longest days of the year still coming up for you guys in the UK - so more records likely to fall!
Getting shorter & shorter fast here (down under, Australia)
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(05-13-2019, 12:45 AM)Redpacket Wrote: Longest days of the year still coming up for you guys in the UK - so more records likely to fall!
Getting shorter & shorter fast here (down under, Australia)

Last year we had a great summer, but I only had about a third of the panel's i have now.
So hoping for some really good production this summer. Looking likely that I may get a few 40kWh plus days.
UK Southwest.

7 kWp Solar Panels (28 x 250Wp Shinetime Mono).
14 X APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
42 X 40P 18650 cell packs/modules configured as 14S 120P.
Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled charger/inverter.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
About halfway into my next batch of cells for another 14 40P packs
13 kWh processed and operational so far.
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This is my first full year of steady system. By steady I mean its fully formed/hooked up. I actually got my highest production a few weeks ago (46.2kwh for the day) and then its started dropping to 44.5'ish over the last 2 weeks and I think its because the temperatures have gone from 70s to 90s F. So 20deg F hotter appears to be a 4% drop in power.

As another tidbit - I live in severe smoke area of Northwest USA. Last year the smoke was so thick that you couldn't see beyond 4 blocks for several weeks - like fog. I 'think' this caused 15-20% PV power drop. I'm looking forward to pinning this down better if it occurs again this summer. I note this because clouds cause 50% power drop and I would have thought smoke would be similar to clouds in terms of blocking the sun. Not sure yet.
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