In order to reach my 100 amp PV goal I
need to install another array of panels. In the
interest of evaluating different manufacturers I
think I am going to go for something inbetween
the Solara and the Chinese panels, most likly the
Once this next set of 4 pannels is
in I will take a break from the PV and start with
the wind mill. This will allow me to evaluate the
panels performance over a longer period of time
I think that
eventually I might well be adding an additional
morningstar controller and 2 more 4 panel arrays.
This will significantly boost my "overcast
day" power and provide additional redundancy
in case of hardware failure. The computer systems
will provide the necessary dumping intelligence
to deal with "sunny & windy days"
when I am going to be producing too much power.
I hope to get
array number 4 in place before Christmas, who
knows I might even be able to run a 400 watt
electric heater over Christmas.
Solar Capacity - 1.1 KW