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Solar Power System Installed

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Dear Members (My childish streak loves using that term)

I thought I would share with you my Solar Power System installation. The system is "Off Grid" so we can use it whenever we want during the day to save on Electricity costs and also it charges the batteries so we can switch it on whenever there is a Brown Out. I opted for this instead of a generator.

The system can run the following for 4 hours if batteries fully charged:

1x 1.5hp AC

1 X fridge Freezer

TV

Internet system and CCTV

1 x Fan

5 internal lights 

3 outside lights

If we don't use all of the above the power will last longer. My wife is currently using this during the day to run a fan, CCTV and 1 x AC to keep the dogs cool and not paying for electric.

It cost me PHP 200k and has the capacity to be added to in the future. 2 days installation time.

I also got the designs for my car shade (turned garage into a bar) got to get your priorities right, a shed on the side of the house, for me to tinker and save the world, and the swimming pool. Be interested in anyones feedback on these areas.

 

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Paul

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Me, Me, Me, Me, Me. 

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What's the capacity of the batteries and wattage of the solar panels. your house looks stunning.  

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Nice house. I assume that if you double the panels onto the other side of the roof that would double your electricity in terms of hours available.

Without AC or fans how long would you estimate the batteries would last for? This really interests me as I live in Barangay Brownout!

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2 hours ago, virginprune said:

Nice house. I assume that if you double the panels onto the other side of the roof that would double your electricity in terms of hours available.

Without AC or fans how long would you estimate the batteries would last for? This really interests me as I live in Barangay Brownout!

The panels need to be on the side facing the sun, the other side will be largely in the shade.

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20 hours ago, PaulB said:

It cost me PHP 200k and has the capacity to be added to in the future. 2 days installation time.

 

Thanks a lot for sharing that, Paul B. I will be building a home soon and hope to also include solar panels. Not sure yet if I will do the total off-grid system using batteries and inverter during brown or black-outs, but definitely like the idea of supplying my own power as much as possible - electricity is so expensive here...

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2 hours ago, Tommy T. said:

Thanks a lot for sharing that, Paul B. I will be building a home soon and hope to also include solar panels. Not sure yet if I will do the total off-grid system using batteries and inverter during brown or black-outs, but definitely like the idea of supplying my own power as much as possible - electricity is so expensive here...

Tommy

We are still on the grid but have the option to switch to the solar when we are using low amounts such as during the day if we are both out.

 

Paul

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1 minute ago, PaulB said:

We are still on the grid but have the option to switch to the solar when we are using low amounts such as during the day if we are both out.

 

Paul - yeah... I love that idea and hope to integrate a system like that too. What you did seems - to me - to definitely be the wise way to go. What batteries are you using? They look like 4D. Wet, gel or dry? How many amp/hours? I am interested in anything to cover during power failures but also want to reduce my total grid bill too in the future...

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5 hours ago, Gary D said:

The panels need to be on the side facing the sun, the other side will be largely in the shade.

Apparently Not;

********* Solar panels use the energy from daylight, as opposed to sunlight, to produce electricity so panels do not need direct sunlight to work. It is photons in natural daylight which is converted by solar panels cells to produce electricity. Heat has no effect on the production of electricity.****  :wink:

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2 hours ago, Jack Peterson said:

Apparently Not;

********* Solar panels use the energy from daylight, as opposed to sunlight, to produce electricity so panels do not need direct sunlight to work. It is photons in natural daylight which is converted by solar panels cells to produce electricity. Heat has no effect on the production of electricity.****  :wink:

This is true, but I Think they are more efficient facing the sun ;) There is a reason why they often are angeled to catch as much as possible of the incoming Sunlight.

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