Oilpan4
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:05 pm

The last 2 weeks I'm only peaking at 7.4kw.
I didn't realize how fast they get dirty. I cleaned them off twice.
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:15 pm

Got my first power bill. It's down at least $150.
But the payment is a little over $200. So it's not going to save any money till after its payed off and that's fine with me.
After 18 months, the loan "remonetizes" which gIves people plenty of time to spend the federal tax credit return money on other sht.
That's your chance to give the solar panel finance company the federal money and keep the loan at around $200 per month (for me), or blow the federal tax credit and the loan payments goes up to around $350 per month.
So I'll probably put the state credit, fed, plus an additional $8k to $10k and see if I can get a lower interest rate and a shorter loan.
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Ahhh 2 summer months in a row my Power bill was knocked down to just the surcharge.
But power is so cheap here it will never pay for it's self. The solar panel bill is about $50 more than my power bill.
But in the winter it's really going to hurt. The solar panels won't produce squat and I'll have my full January and February power bill.
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:09 pm

September looks like it will be a good month. Hardly any A/C use, solar panel production is down around 4% compared to july for clear days, but there's been so many cloudy days I'm down 30% compared to the same time in august.
September could be a surcharge only month if the sun comes out.
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Dala
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:34 am

Replaced my electrical panel in my workshop, added a type B GFCI

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More details here: http://www.japtoys.net/forum/viewtopic. ... 135#p71844

Steelcity
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:25 am

Dala thanks for sharing. As an electrician it's interesting to see different codes,equipment, wiring method. So at what voltage and amperage do u charge your leaf at?
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:10 am

Looks like thermal only breakers used in industrial equipment.
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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:26 am

Steelcity wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:25 am
Dala thanks for sharing. As an electrician it's interesting to see different codes,equipment, wiring method. So at what voltage and amperage do u charge your leaf at?
Thanks! Yeah I charge at 3.3kW, 230V*16A. I upgraded so that I got a 3-phase outlet, so that I can charge with 11kW (3*230V*16A) once I get the upgraded on-board-charger retrofit installed.

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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:44 am

Is 230 your line to neutral or line to line voltage?

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Re: Share Your Home Electrification/Efficiency Improvements

Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:27 am

Oilpan4 wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:44 am
Is 230 your line to neutral or line to line voltage?
It is the line to neutral, so quite powerful stuff. The European AC system is a 230V system. Cabling for 1-phase systems is L+N+PE (Line+Neutral+Protective Earth). In 3 -phase systems there is L1+L2+L3+N+PE. Even the most basic electrical install is 3-phase minimum, so you can power quite the amount of heavy machinery.

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