What will a solar system this size do?

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  1. teleman1

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    I don't get it. No link if that's what you were trying to do...
     
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    E6E3A873-BB00-4D82-AE5E-E1CA0A7B07E3.jpeg Not as much as this one. :D
     
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    6kw SOLAR EQUIPMENT NEW and INSTALLED with Full Warranty!

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    6k PV system installed for $9,900 OUT THE DOOR (NET AFTER TAX CREDITS) or $80 a month with financing or a lease with approved credit. All sizes also available! I AM NOT considering this. Just trying to get and idea of how much power does it deliver.
     
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    It's the energy storage that'll eat your lunch...
     
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    60 - 100 watt light bulbs or 4 - 1500 watt electric heaters?
     
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    here's some info on panels/output, etc...

    https://www.solarchoice.net.au/blog/6kw-solar-pv-systems-pricing-output-returns/

    they've been flogging 6Kw systems on TV here, installed for under 5 grand.... our money... cheap..(half your dollar atm)

    I installed a 5Kw system on my roof near 10 yrs ago for 8 grand....

    9,900 US worth of system down here would cover my yard.... ;)

    someone's doing OK over there, eh?... ;)
     
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    I thought it was a NASA question!
     
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    yeah, it s funny trev... solar is about the only thing in the land down under that is cheaper than here in the usa... i m floored by the prices here compared to home...

    right, someone is getting rich and hoarding TP over here...
     
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    I always thought it wise to go DC if I were to ever do a solar setup . With the right equipment you will have a working household even after an EMP .
     
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    hopefully the price of big storage batteries will follow the price of panels down....for people off grid..

    I'm still on the grid so it's an each way bet.... these inverters don't do 12V, only mains voltage outputs and need grid power to operate...

    inverters are where you need to do the homework...
     
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    But you're still paying for the system, plus the extra utilities that the system can't handle.
    To me it has never made much sense.
     
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    Used lead acid batteries from Ma Bell would be perfect if you had the space for them... Yes, DC would be the way to go.
     
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    old submarine batteries...;)
     
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    I think they are similar, the ones I've worked with weighed about 800 lbs each and were only 2 volts so you would need many in series... I know that Ma Bell is very redundant so they must be available.
     
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    Don't let the size of the solar system - or the galaxy - confuse you... :D
     
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    I know people used to get used deep cell batteries from the phone companies when the changed the ones in telephone exchanges every few years...

    must be in there for power outages to keep switch gear working...
     
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    Most systems these days are net-metered; no on-site storage needed. A 6kW system will produce an average 25 - 30 kW-hours a day, (in full-sun, in AZ), about normal consumption for an American household. Look at your electricity bill, find out the cost per kW-hour, multiple that times 25-30, that's what you are saving each day. So if you are paying $.15/kw-Hour, that's three or four bucks a day, times 365 = $1200-1300 per year. You will be required to pay a connection charge, just to be hooked up, that varies with each power company.

    While you have the bill handy, see what your monthly consumption is, that will give you an idea of how much a 6kW array will cover. If you are paying more than $80 per month for 25-30 kw-Hours a day, maybe it makes sense.

    If you don't have clear southern exposure, YMMV.
     
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    Your typical refridgerator/freezer uses 2.5kW per 24 hours. Solar is at most a 12 hour full charging mode, so the 6Kw system is getting close to 1/2 output used by one single appliance which would require a very expensive battery bank too. Typical normal household solar system is in the $25,000 range ... last time I checked. Albeit tax incentives that can reduce that by perhaps up to 50%.

    Just add a curling iron, hair blower, microwave or coffee maker to the mix and you get some idea where this is going.

    Been living off the grid for 22 years now.

    BTW, @otterhound has the right answer of using DC, but just for efficiency and not considering other issues.
     
  20. Blue Bill

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    I hate to say it, Otter, but the solar inverter and charge controller will get fried by an EMP blast. :(
     
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