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  1. I have been researching this subject and have found this video that expertly explains all facets of super capacitors and modern applications The new technology is evolving Here is the video
  2. We had a few rain / cloudy periods in Brisbane during the first billing period Even then the system was generating close to 20 kWh or above if a little sun came for short periods
  3. Well the first 3 months went quick Regular monitoring gave me a good indication of how much power I’m generating Just a refresh I have a 6.6 kWh system x 5 Kw inverter x 20 Panels Highest daily generation was 39.8 kWh ( and it’s not summer yet ) with an average of approx 28 kWh I just received my first bill and I’m happy to report that it’s in credit Drum roll Credit $424.39 At this rate I will pay off the system in no time System cost was $3500
  4. More info Why buy a PowerCap®? If you’re looking to invest in a PowerCap® system you can expect: reduced or often $0 energy bills, blackout protection, Microgrid capability and grid independence.
  5. I came across this site recently and they claim it’s better than lithium It’s developed in Australia More info here https://renewable.net.au/forum/12-energy-storage-discussion/?do=add Residential Energy Generation Specializing in sustainable energy generation systems since 2012, our engineers are well equipped to supply even the most unusual homes with a custom renewable energy solution. When you make an inquiry with our service team, a professionally registered and/or chartered engineer is assigned to your project to ensure that
  6. A work mate asked me to have a look at this batter development from the UK https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a30613776/nuclear-waste-diamond-battery/ https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-are-turning-nuclear-waste-into-super-efficient-diamond-batteries Im sure you can find more links about the subject with more in-depth info What say you ?
  7. Then the same rules apply minus the max inverter size So you need to work backwards Roof space and how many panels it can accommodate Or Free standing if you don’t want to use the roof ( rural area ) Inverter 20% less than what the panels can produce ( that’s for a little headroom and better efficiency) A battery storage system for night use I would also factor in - a solar hot water system to minimise heavy power draw
  8. If your roof space is adequate My easy rule of thumb is Get an inverter equal to the maximum allowable in your state And install solar panels about 20 % greater in kw over the inverter size The current best size panels are 330w each If you have slight shading issues an inverter is more cost effective If you have shade issues then it’s best to look at a mini inverter system Then if feasible - consider battery storage
  9. I would say yes to your comment and add distance traveled We have a big wide land and not uncommon to travel long distances for basic commuting Electric motors in general have an extremely high efficiency rate and depending on load it’s efficiency ranges from 78% to 92% And I think you will agree it’s very very good For the near future - Once the stored battery energy reaches 75% + in terms of distance traveled over fossil fuel, then we will see a decline in internal combustion engines ( for general commuting) Engineers also need to work out how to overcome
  10. Yes I read that they ( Mitsubishi) have Dropped UK and Europe
  11. Another option is blade less turbine But don’t think it’s available in Australia https://vortexbladeless.com
  12. Never had real time monitoring in my old system But the new system has it and I’m checking it 10 + times a day Am I addicted or is this just a phase 🤪 I have a question - Is there a universal monitoring app Or does one need to use the prescribed app that comes with the inverter
  13. All retailers charge daily supply charge and a Solar meter charge - then charge for the electricity ones household uses My thinking is - If my system can run the house during the day and export the excess The FIT dollar return can pay the recurring charges and a little of the night use electricity - then my bill will get very low or zero I am leaning towards a discounted electricity with a slightly less FIT Im now in the process of filtering out power retailers - that also have an LPG gas component for our cooking needs Although I would love to have battery storage
  14. I’m in a bit if a quandary at the moment My old system was 1.2 KW and my FIT was 44 cents As I upgraded my system that FIT @44 cents ends The new system is a 20 x 330w panels = 6.6 Kw - connected to a 5 Kw inverter New Solar system was installed just over a week ago and the FIT offered by my current retailers is ( Origin ) 0.09 cents FIT at standard NO discount for grid power 0.06 cents FIT if I choose plans with discount Just a guide of my energy use Summer is 12 to 14 kw per day — Winter is 7 to 9 kw per day ( I know it’s not a lot but tha
  15. WOW - That is impressive 😱 Im going to give you a “Respect “ for that system
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