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I know people have asked questions about using Solar excess to heat hot water. Here is a video from a YouTube channel I follow that talks about how he does it.Continue
I cam across a thread on another forum about a Grid Tie installation in Texas. It has a lot of detail about the installation:- inspector issues- installer issues- data logging- cost benefit of a…Continue
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I have been working on reducing my consumption for about 2 years now and in the last year have added solar to the mix. Below you will see the usage trends for my PG&E electric bill. Starting with the most recent and I highlight the highest month of that year.
From a high in Jun-July2009 of 1252kwh to a high in Jun-July2011 of 855 kwh. That's a reduction of 397 kwh. (Update) New lowest usage was the last bill May-June…Continue
How it Started:
I started down the solar road looking for a way to have power while camping. I didn't want to use a generator due to noise so I began looking at various portable solar projects out there. There where lots of already packaged systems some small others more ambitious but they all had a high cost. I also didn't know a lot about solar itself other than the obvious 'sun shines on us during the day". I began reading blogs, doing searches and collecting links that held my…Continue