Just to say halo to this comunity

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Just to say halo to this comunity

Postby peterenfran on Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:36 am

Two pictures of our solar installation , all work done by our self.
We are Dutch expats living in Mexico, English in not our native tongue so , please be patent .
System is working fine for 4 years now, but i needed a lot of time to get my head around the configuration of the system and have still questions, but that for later .
Last night 7 hours on the batteries as scheduled discharge , used 2200W AC and the batteries where at 48,8 V at no load after 30 minutes
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peterenfran
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My RE system: 3.5 KW panels in 5 parallel strings, not a correct solar angle, get at most 2,7 KW.
Panels are also a carport , that is why the solar angle is not correct, this was the cheapest way to catch 2 flies in one smack .
FX 4 KW
FM80
Mate
4x Rolls AGM 12 V 128 A/H by 100 H discharge .
This is a grid tied system, battery back up is just for short power outs , max one night due a hurricane .

Re: Just to say halo to this comunity

Postby Mike Curran on Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:01 pm

Very neat install, Peter. Nice job!
http://www.tigoenergy.com/site.php?95b2dca2-ca6c
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Posts: 805
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:28 pm
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
My RE system: Outback:
- 8 (2x4) Evergreen 180's into one MX60
- 6 (2×3) ALEO S79-300's into one FM80
- 2 grid-tied GVFX3524's classic stacked for 120/240VAC
- 12 Surrette/Rolls 2V x 1766Ah
- Hub10.3, Mate3, FNDC, RTS, OpticsRE. Tigo Energy ES maximizers on each PV module.

Westinghouse Solar:
- 30 (2x15) 235W panels with Enphase M215 microinverters, grid-tied.

Re: Just to say halo to this comunity

Postby petertearai on Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:07 pm

Yes very neat , however , just to be picky .... i would cover those battery posts to insulate in case something inadvertently droped across
2220 pv. fm80. 4times rolls 450 ah 24 volts. victron battery monitor. outback fxr 2000 watt inverter
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My RE system: 2220 watt pv, fm80, outback fxr 2000 watt inverter. Rolls s600 times 4 24 volt system victron battery moniter. optics RE

Re: Just to say halo to this comunity

Postby peterenfran on Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:50 am

petertearai wrote:Yes very neat , however , just to be picky .... i would cover those battery posts to insulate in case something inadvertently droped across

Thanks for the nice comments.
You are correct ,and not picky , batteries are covered with a plywood board , board removed for the picture.
peterenfran
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My RE system: 3.5 KW panels in 5 parallel strings, not a correct solar angle, get at most 2,7 KW.
Panels are also a carport , that is why the solar angle is not correct, this was the cheapest way to catch 2 flies in one smack .
FX 4 KW
FM80
Mate
4x Rolls AGM 12 V 128 A/H by 100 H discharge .
This is a grid tied system, battery back up is just for short power outs , max one night due a hurricane .

Re: Just to say halo to this comunity

Postby peterenfran on Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:02 am

Mike Curran wrote:Very neat install, Peter. Nice job!


Thanks, Do Outback read comments/postings here ?
Perhaps i have some suggestions for them .
I,am a life long control engineer , elec , electronics, pneumatic was my daily food,big oil, big ships, big industry .
But jees, the outback instruction manuals are a kind of his own,.
Not the instillation part,that was straight forward, but jees , the configuration , i think i have it down now after some years.
But some simple configuration examples would have been handy .
peterenfran
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Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:02 am
My RE system: 3.5 KW panels in 5 parallel strings, not a correct solar angle, get at most 2,7 KW.
Panels are also a carport , that is why the solar angle is not correct, this was the cheapest way to catch 2 flies in one smack .
FX 4 KW
FM80
Mate
4x Rolls AGM 12 V 128 A/H by 100 H discharge .
This is a grid tied system, battery back up is just for short power outs , max one night due a hurricane .

Re: Just to say halo to this comunity

Postby Mike Curran on Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:41 am

peterenfran wrote: Do Outback read comments/postings here ?

They do, and pretty regularly, but I believe it's voluntary, not part of their jobs.

Sample configurations is a good idea. Setting up my own system has been a long learning experience. This forum has been very helpful, but I also have an electrical background and I can understand how those without would really struggle with building and programming their own off-grid or grid-tied system. It's definitely not plug and play, unless you go with a batteryless system with microinverters on each panel, or hire someone knowledgeable to help. That's probably the direction we're heading, but you still see installers here on the forum asking for advice.

FWIW - Mike
http://www.tigoenergy.com/site.php?95b2dca2-ca6c
Mike Curran
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Posts: 805
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:28 pm
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
My RE system: Outback:
- 8 (2x4) Evergreen 180's into one MX60
- 6 (2×3) ALEO S79-300's into one FM80
- 2 grid-tied GVFX3524's classic stacked for 120/240VAC
- 12 Surrette/Rolls 2V x 1766Ah
- Hub10.3, Mate3, FNDC, RTS, OpticsRE. Tigo Energy ES maximizers on each PV module.

Westinghouse Solar:
- 30 (2x15) 235W panels with Enphase M215 microinverters, grid-tied.


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