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Dala
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

It is now time for a 1 month update! Can you guess how many kWh we produced? ;)

https://youtu.be/KNxz4FvdJQo
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

Dala, thanks for posting this. I can 100% appreciate the interest in the live data as I do something similar with my solar pool automation. It's pretty amazing once you realise how much energy is actually present in a square metre of solar exposure! I calculate live BTU measurements from my system (the system generates up to 100K BTU) based on actual flow and live input/output data as well as post a few data points from my SmarthThings hub, via hundredgraphs. I look forward to updates on your system as to how many kWh you are pumping out :-) Is the system based on microinverters, or is this a string system?

Here is live data from my pool automation system. You need to click the "All" button on the page to view the data...

https://www.hundredgraphs.com/public/denwood

So what are you planning to use for the powerwall? I'd take a wild guess and say LEAF battery..ha.
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

Time to start adding batteries to the install! :) Just need to fix this broken one first...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKlKllykYCw
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

These videos are a treat.

Thank you !
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Dala
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

Glad you like it, not going so well at the moment :D

https://youtu.be/64wVE4mU1_4
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

Hey Dala! Looking to use your can-bridge to upgrade my LEAF to 62kWh. It's a project for this year, but not tomorrow, as I've got to clear some other projects first AND make room in my garage.

After the conversion is done, I intend to use part of my current pack (2015 pack with 11 of 12 bars for a DIY Powerwall and the rest for converting one of my classic Minis to an EV.

I've watched a lot of your stuff on YouTube with a mix of awe and respect. Please keep up the good work!
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Dala
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

Thanks, always cool with more secondlifestorage builds! Good luck with your project :)

I just got the 11kWh BYD battery connected to the grid! 8-)
https://youtu.be/onuJrsD6vb0

Now to continue with reverse engineering the Modbus RTU protocol so that we can connect ~50kWh of spent LEAF battery packs instead... :D
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

Dala will soon become Finland's first grid-tie power storage billionaire! ;)
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Re: Dala's solar-powered workshop (+DIY powerwall coming)

The project continues:
https://youtu.be/FJS_dHHOH8I

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