I've been reading about solar power for about 3 years now easily.
Read just about almost everything I can read, to the point that it makes my head spin and I finally
conclude... "I dont think i can possibly learn anything more without actually getting my hands dirty and start
plugging things in"
I have pretty much decided in going with around a 4000 watt system.
Would consist of around 8x 6v batterys that have 428aH
powered used is only around 1000 watts daily though, so i got a lot of extra room.
Was thinking about getting around 5x 250watt solar panels.
Was going to run the battery bank at 24 volt since the batteries are 6volt but maybe I can make
them into 48volt?? I know id rather do 48 volt because the conversion to AC has less lose AND
you can use smaller wires when connecting everything.
Of course ill be spending the funds for the top of the line MPPT charge controller.
This way, I can use my PV array setup for 48volts, then the MPPT will adjust the voltage according
to what is required by teh battery bank in order to charge.
Probably be going with an Outback controller.
Ill go with a high quality inverter also.
ID LOVE to figure out if its possible to connect WIND in the future to the same system, maybe ill have to
add a few extra things?? but I dontknow, that area is still iffy with me, and people dont like to share to much info
regarding this kinda stuff... lol like its a secret... assholes. (fuck it though, ill figure it out myself and spend the money
needed during the way)
Im planning on making purchases REAL soon here.
But then i ran into this video that is damn intriguing and really makes me want to rethink my batteries.
new battery technology is amazing and I think it would be wise maybe to venture a little bit into these batteries.
Specially old junk laptop batteries and salvage the good cells within them.
Now i used to want to build my own PV panels, and quickly realized that for the amount of time id put into
that project and funds and the fact that it just WONT LOOK to nice and over time
the clear coating or glass finish just isnt going to be as good as a commercially bought panel.
Especially the REC panels that are made in the uSA and have a NON-REFLECTIVE finish on the glass, something
i think is important.
BUT, whtn it comes to batteries, I think it might be worth making something like this youtube video below that ill post.
4k watts for a few hundred bucks... might be worth is.
because one of those 420 ah batterys at 6v is 2520 watts and $350.
If i can spend 400 bucks and get 4000 some watts with a few days of my time, I think its well worth that
extra wattage considering the amount of time it will take me to make such a thing.
Really got me thinking.
id imagine though, that i could probably make a home made "power wall" in the future and match the
voltage of the current battery bank i have and just add it into the loop??? but maybe not... beacuse
the cells will probably be only 2v, and the cells in the other bank would be 6v cells.
^^ Thats what i mean about making my head spin a lil bit lol and why i just need to start
doing something with this so i can get some REAL WORLD DATA to actually look at and feel.
anyone ever make a solar setup?