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Snowlar Panels and a slightly off topic use for surplus energy
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(02-01-2019, 02:48 PM)jdeadman Wrote:
(01-31-2019, 09:03 PM)chuckp Wrote:
(01-31-2019, 08:03 PM)jdeadman Wrote: LOL   Nice.   Yea here in Canada we are experiencing Really Cold temps -40 to -50 Degrees C

Wow that's cold, we're lucky the lowest we normally get is around -5 DegC. I once experienced -15 DegC when I was up North and I thought that was bad enough.

I guess you guys are accustomed to those low temperatures though.

We have three snow flakes fall and the whole county grinds to a holt.

Yep.   This is fairly par for the course for us.    Which is why we Canucks really enjoy summer.   we only get it for a very short time.   then it's back to shitty weather.

I flew into Vancouver Sept 2017, beautiful sunny day and the show was all around the entrance to the air port.
When I questioned it I was told it had been brought in and placed there.
I never did find out why.
UK Southwest.

6 kWp Solar Panels
APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
Planning on a Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled grid tied inverter.
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(02-01-2019, 08:03 PM)chuckp Wrote:
(02-01-2019, 02:48 PM)jdeadman Wrote:
(01-31-2019, 09:03 PM)chuckp Wrote:
(01-31-2019, 08:03 PM)jdeadman Wrote: LOL   Nice.   Yea here in Canada we are experiencing Really Cold temps -40 to -50 Degrees C

Wow that's cold, we're lucky the lowest we normally get is around -5 DegC. I once experienced -15 DegC when I was up North and I thought that was bad enough.

I guess you guys are accustomed to those low temperatures though.

We have three snow flakes fall and the whole county grinds to a holt.

Yep.   This is fairly par for the course for us.    Which is why we Canucks really enjoy summer.   we only get it for a very short time.   then it's back to shitty weather.

I flew into Vancouver Sept 2017, beautiful sunny day and the show was all around the entrance to the air port.
When I questioned it I was told it had been brought in and placed there.
I never did find out why.

A lot of filming is done in Vancouver. It could have been brought in for a scene from a movie or something. While Vancouver gets snow, it doesn't really get too cold there. That's why it's the only place in Canada that can support palm trees outdoors, year-round.
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Managed to get up there and clear them this afternoon, generated a pitiful 2.7 kWh today.
UK Southwest.

6 kWp Solar Panels
APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
Planning on a Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled grid tied inverter.
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#14
LOL well more than me anyway.



Although I'm not done yet but close.
4 PM and it drops off hard.
Wolf
If 18 X 650 = 2200+mAh then we have power! 
May all your Cells have an IR of 75mΩ or less Smile
Last count as of 4/22/2019
Total Number of Cells                         4465
Cells  >80% of Capacity                      3077
Cells <80% of Capacity                       1372
Cells ≥2200mAh & ≥ 80% & ≤75mΩ    2129
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(02-01-2019, 08:56 PM)Wolf Wrote: LOL well more than me anyway.



Although I'm not done yet but close.
4 PM and it drops off hard.
Wolf

Sorry miss type it was 2.1 kWh but better than the 0.14 kWh yesterday with the snow.

How long have you had your panels in service, I stared to put mine up in June 2018. I've been adding a couple a month as funds permit with getting the micro-inverters. I still have another 8 to go up on this array and other have another 6 to mount once I get the supports up but that will be at the bottom of the garden somewhere.

UK Southwest.

6 kWp Solar Panels
APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
Planning on a Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled grid tied inverter.
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#16
August 2018 and I have 12 250W panels.
Ha we are even for today.


Dam close for January also and I had several snow days. Big Grin



Wolf
If 18 X 650 = 2200+mAh then we have power! 
May all your Cells have an IR of 75mΩ or less Smile
Last count as of 4/22/2019
Total Number of Cells                         4465
Cells  >80% of Capacity                      3077
Cells <80% of Capacity                       1372
Cells ≥2200mAh & ≥ 80% & ≤75mΩ    2129
Google Drive for info https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1...sp=sharing
Not your average Wolf       
            Cool



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#17
(02-01-2019, 09:50 PM)Wolf Wrote: August 2018 and I have 12 250W panels.
Ha we are even for today.


Dam close for January also and I had several snow days. Big Grin



Wolf

Nice,

We seldom get the snow, but we have a ton of dark cloudy rainy days, even in the summer.

I have 16 x 250W in service, just put an order in for two more AP System YC500i micro-inverters so that will make it 20. I'll end up with 24 on the main array (6 kWp).

The other 6 x 250W panels will be mounted further from to house. In the end I'll have 7.5KWp unless I can acquire a few more panels that is.
UK Southwest.

6 kWp Solar Panels
APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
Planning on a Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled grid tied inverter.
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#18
More like a typical winters day today. Slightly higher than normal at 3.82 kWh.



Hoping that now that days are starting to draw out longer my generation will start to go up. At one point today i was exporting a few Watts for a couple of hour's.
UK Southwest.

6 kWp Solar Panels
APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
Planning on a Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled grid tied inverter.
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#19
Yea Vancouver is tropical weather compared to the rest of canada being on the coast
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#20
So another miserable cloudy wet day and a pitiful amount of generation achieved. 1.72 kWh today.
Thought it was going to pick up again offer yesterday's gain but guess I was being a bit optimistic.

I'm thinking it's time to bite the bullet, splash the cash and order the rest of the micro-inverters needed to put up the rest of my panel's.

UK Southwest.

6 kWp Solar Panels
APS YC500i Micro Inverters.
Still sourcing and processing cells for powerwall.
Planning on a Sofar Mass Energy ME3000SP AC coupled grid tied inverter.
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