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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2015 04:52      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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Our average use is about 12 kWh/day, so we're well and truly into 'net producer' territory.

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Icon 14 posted September 25, 2015 10:34      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
So neat! [Applause] [Applause] [Applause]

Can you post any pics of your installation? Or one that looks like yours? Is your whole house covered in billboard-sized solar panels, or is it just a few panels that can pull this off?

edit: I found your details (4kW PV system, (16 x 250W panels , 1.5 m^2 (15 sq ft) each), but I still wanna see a pic! [Razz]

edit: is it like this?
https://www.anapode.com/products/4000w_4kw_Complete_Solar_Panel_Module_Kit_DIY

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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2015 20:08      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmmmm....
Tricky.
The ideal place to stand to get said photos would be the neighbours roof, but I'll see what I can do...

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Nah...you just need to get a drone. [Wink]

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted September 25, 2015 23:36      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A drone would have been nice, but the old school stand-in-the-middle-of-the-road-and-quickly-take-a pic-before-any-trucks-hit-you method also works.
Kind of.
Here's the west-facing surface, 9 panels, taken across 2 back yards from the middle of the road.
The other 7 panels are on the east-facing side, that pic would have required a drone, or abseiling equipment to get to the top of the church steeple.

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wow! [Applause]
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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:

edit: is it like this?
https://www.anapode.com/products/4000w_4kw_Complete_Solar_Panel_Module_Kit_DIY

With such a low cost to consumers (making it actually possible to purchase/install), I'm wondering why that solar company in California that Obama invested in didn't do well?

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