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  1. Received today from solarcitizens.org.au and may be of interest to some readers here:
  2. Like Tesla using roof real estate for panels, perhaps our walls will become our storage in future years? https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/9358ye/scientists-turn-normal-red-bricks-into-electricity-storing-supercapacitors
  3. I reckon this looks trick! And perhaps now moving from concept to production. https://jalopnik.com/sony-rubs-it-in-to-apple-and-dyson-by-moving-developmen-1844690846
  4. Thanks mate. I'll contact them and have a chat.
  5. Sub-board is around 40m at least from mainboard?
  6. @Fred - if you don't want to answer the questions or offer more than just one line replies, no one here (or anywhere for that matter) can give you genuine advice. It's like me asking, "What's the best car?". But I live down a 60km dirt road, so an Aston Martin is not the right answer.
  7. Here's my system performance yesterday. Even with a slightly higher capacity than the norm, you'll see I still imported quite a lot at 35.9kWh. Now I could have stored that 22,3kWh rather than exporting it, but I still would have had to import from the grid to make up the difference. Those far more knowledgeable than I on the topic (@rmpfyf) can likely offer much more insight, but without knowing your current consumption at various times of the day, all we're doing is guessing at best.
  8. While the price with the battery seems reasonable, the PV system itself (the panels + inverter) is on the smaller side of what's being sold now IMO. It all comes down to your current consumption and what spec'ing the system to your needs. In my experience, anyone who sells solar over the phone doesn't have your best interests in mind. I did learn the hard way recently that you can't get the solar grant now, and then a battery grant later so you're definitely better doing the lot in one go now. In my case, and I admit we have very high consumption, a 10kW system (~12.6kW worth of pan
  9. For a start, you'd need to establish your current power consumption. Do you know that?
  10. Not that I can answer this, but "Best" is probably relative to one's particular application and needs. Have you got some more info on what it is you need to achieve?
  11. https://electrek.co/2020/07/23/tesla-new-cars-compact-electric-car-musk/ Not sure of the source of this. I wonder what the compact car will really look like.
  12. @rmpfyf - so I assume this goes in the switchboard? As my PV is connected to a sub-board, and my mainboard is 100% full I think I'm out of luck?
  13. That's funny. Unless you physically, disconnect, I imagine you are still charged a supply fee?
  14. There's something about the Fronius integrated system I don't like and while it keeps coming up on my radar, I don't want to go that way. The eddi (other thread) will do it, albeit with optional external relay board, but is an expensive solution also. I need to look into your CET box suggestion further.
  15. The problem is the system was flawed from delivery, to installation, and execution so much so we fell out with the installer. Now trying to find someone who can take a look at the system and advise improvements (installation of genuine Lennox zoning system and multiple thermostats rather than the aftermarket 'dumb' zone controller), we keep getting referred back to the same installer, as this is "his area". How my blood pressure is normal, I have no idea 🙂
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