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Small scale commercial solar electric project #2

Post in 'The Green Room' started by mbcijim, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. mbcijim

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    mellow Resident Stove Connoisseur

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    Looks good, do you recall what that cost per watt?
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    $2.96/watt.
    Paid $5.50/watt 18 months ago for 200KW system.
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    The gridsmart solar install you put up, that was quite a distance to that house, did you have to use a super heavy gauge wire to get that power back to the house?
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    You posted the correct one, I saw under the gallery owner another project that was done. Thought you were the gallery owner.
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    What's going on with the power generation? It looks like the system peaked out on the 19th.
    What should this system be capable of producing, in kwh, daily this time of year?
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    Clouds! That's what happens whenever it is cloudy. My first system is here, there is a lot more data in that one: http://live.deckmonitoring.com/?id=mbc_solar___bull_s_head

    You can see the cloudy days a lot more clearly (no pun intended) when you look over a month or year's data.

    It is pretty cool to be outside on a sunny day and know that you are manufacturing money with your solar.

    System #2 is forecasted to produce 108,000KW per year. Divided by 365, then penalize it for being short day's - maybe 250-280KW on a good day? I don't look at data on that small of a scale, just month's & years is all I care about so I don't have a better answer!
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    Really cool link.....thanks for sharing!

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