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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 .

Just to say halo to this comunity

Post by peterenfran » 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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Mike Curran
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Posts: 1788
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:28 pm
My RE system: Outback - Garage roof:
- 8 (2x4) Evergreen 180's into one FM80 (2007/2020 - replaced MX60)
- 6 (2×3) ALEO S79-300's into one FM80 (2017)
- 2 grid-tied GVFX3524's classic stacked for 120/240VAC (2007)
- 12 Surrette/Rolls 2V x 1766Ah (2007)
- Hub10.3, Mate3s, FNDC, RTS, OpticsRE. Tigo Energy ES maximizers on each PV module.

Westinghouse Solar - Barn roof: (2012)
- 30 (2x15) 235W panels with Enphase M215 microinverters, grid-tied

Outback Skybox - Barn roof: (2019)
- 14 Talesun 275W in series (DC array input to SB charger)
- 3 SimpliPhi 3.8 batteries, 48V, 225Ah total
- AC coupled input (manual switch during grid outage only) from 14 Talesun 275W,
Enphase M215 microinverters, normally direct grid tied

All self-designed and self-installed
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Re: Just to say halo to this comunity

Post by Mike Curran » Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:01 pm

Very neat install, Peter. Nice job!
http://www.tigoenergy.com/site.php?95b2dca2-ca6c
https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/Hctc107221

petertearai
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Posts: 397
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:35 pm
My RE system: 2220 watt pv, fm80, outback fxr 2000 watt inverter. Shoto 12 times 2 volt exc400 lead carbon batterys 24 volt system victron battery moniter. optics RE
Location: NewZealand North Island

Re: Just to say halo to this comunity

Post by petertearai » 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. 12 times 2 volt exc shoto lead carbon 450 AH 24 volts. victron battery monitor. outback fxr 2000 watt inverter

peterenfran
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Posts: 11
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

Post by peterenfran » 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
Forum Member
Posts: 11
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

Post by peterenfran » 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 .

Mike Curran
Forum Emperor
Posts: 1788
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:28 pm
My RE system: Outback - Garage roof:
- 8 (2x4) Evergreen 180's into one FM80 (2007/2020 - replaced MX60)
- 6 (2×3) ALEO S79-300's into one FM80 (2017)
- 2 grid-tied GVFX3524's classic stacked for 120/240VAC (2007)
- 12 Surrette/Rolls 2V x 1766Ah (2007)
- Hub10.3, Mate3s, FNDC, RTS, OpticsRE. Tigo Energy ES maximizers on each PV module.

Westinghouse Solar - Barn roof: (2012)
- 30 (2x15) 235W panels with Enphase M215 microinverters, grid-tied

Outback Skybox - Barn roof: (2019)
- 14 Talesun 275W in series (DC array input to SB charger)
- 3 SimpliPhi 3.8 batteries, 48V, 225Ah total
- AC coupled input (manual switch during grid outage only) from 14 Talesun 275W,
Enphase M215 microinverters, normally direct grid tied

All self-designed and self-installed
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Re: Just to say halo to this comunity

Post by Mike Curran » 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
https://enlighten.enphaseenergy.com/public/systems/Hctc107221

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