Category: PV Array

Whoops! I got the pictures from my father-in-law, posted them on Flickr, and totally forgot to write up a post! Better late than never! The Array went up on 2010-11-29, and has been working great!

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My father-in-law sent me this the other day:

The meter was installed for his solar PV array on Monday. The actual panels go up on the 29th. I can’t wait!

Even though it’s a digital meter, from what he’s been told it actually WILL count backwards.

Solar PV Array Update

A technician came out on Friday to measure my in-law’s house for solar coverage. The minimum for a “functional” installation is 80% unshaded coverage. Their roof came in at 97% unshaded. Excellent!

New Toys!

So I just found out over the weekend that my in-laws signed papers to get a solar PV array put on their house! 26 panels, 3×5′ each; 5.4 kW. Grid-tied setup with no local storage (no battery) at this time. It’ll be enough power to cut their usage in HALF every month. This is gonna be cool to watch go up!

More details as I have them.