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Saying a big hello 

Jumping over from Stereonet and same username 
My first solar system goes back to the time when John Howard was prime minister 

Back then ( from memory ) The largest system was 1.2 KW 
I have also used a stainless steel solar hot water system for over 30 years 

Both systems have been replaced recently 

The hot water system- last year 

The solar power last week 24th July ( and I used the same company for the new system) Solar Farmers in Capalaba Brisbane 
The system installed is a Trunsun 20 panel High Efficiency Monocrystalline Half-cut Cell Solar Module with Perc Technonoly 330W - generating 6.6 KW using a 5 kw Sungrow inverter 

I work nights and use power during the day - so on the app I have set the inverter to use power from the inverter and export the the rest 
Going by my electricity bill - Our household uses 12 to 14 KW per day 
Happy so far with winter power generation of 20+ KW sunny days and 10/13 KW on break cloudy/ rainy days 

Summer will see much much more power generation - and make my power bills zero 

 

FR 

 

 

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Welcome @Full Range and glad you could join us (at another little corner of the web).

One of the conveniences of working nights when it comes to power consumption. Without batteries, it will be interesting come Summer if you will truly get a zero bill?

I've done my best to get our overnight power usage down but with servers and so many "standby" products, it seems an impossible reality unfortunately.

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1 hour ago, Marc said:

Welcome @Full Range and glad you could join us (at another little corner of the web).

One of the conveniences of working nights when it comes to power consumption. Without batteries, it will be interesting come Summer if you will truly get a zero bill?

I've done my best to get our overnight power usage down but with servers and so many "standby" products, it seems an impossible reality unfortunately.


I forgot to mention that our household has gas cooking - minimising further our electric power use 

But my wife is home at night and mostly watches TV 

 

I have just put on my thinking cap on 
Small wind turbines won’t be up to the task so - 
Battery storage is the only viable solution 

I will wait for better battery storage solutions sometime in the near future to upgrade my system and install storage 

Have you heard about a trial and research by a university in the ACT about using all plugged into the grid electric vehicles to prevent power blackouts in critical time’s until they can switch over to another power source 15 to 30 minute intervals 

And they will pay you ? 
I heard it on ABC radio not long ago 

FR

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1 hour ago, Full Range said:

Have you heard about a trial and research by a university in the ACT about using all plugged into the grid electric vehicles to prevent power blackouts in critical time’s until they can switch over to another power source 15 to 30 minute intervals 

And they will pay you ? 

Yes - and Tesla has hinted about the ability to power your home from the vehicle's batteries too ... nothing concrete though.

I bet the "they will pay you" bit won't stick though! 🙂

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