Finally finished my 10kW DIY grid tie solar system

Finally finished my 10kW DIY grid tie solar system It took me over 6 months from when I first decided to do it until now. Most of that time was because of permitting and inspections. Fortunately I got my plans submitted 5 days before the cutoff to get a net metering plan grandfathered for the next 20 years. ​ I went through freecleansolar for the plans, blueprints and equipment. overall I was pretty happy with them although I had to scrap the site plan and wiring diagram that they provided…

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Meritage Homes EchoSolar Residential Solar System Problems

Meritage Homes EchoSolar Residential Solar System Problems I’m trying to find out if anyone with Meritage Homes EchoSolar systems has figured out how to keep their system alive since the bankruptcy of SunEdison. I did find this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/SolarDIY/comments/7nszl0/help_with_echo_solar_residential_system/ but it’s been archived without any final resolution. Following the SunEdison bankruptcy, Flex (echo.flexconnected.com) took over the monitoring of HVAC and the solar panels, but sometime in the last month that website has disappeared. Our solar hot water heat exchanger has also failed, and none of the local contractors can find…

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Is a solar system worth it for my camper van?

Is a solar system worth it for my camper van? Hey guys, I bought a campervan for travelling around Australia. It’s going to be pretty simple with the only electronics needed being a 40W fridge, LED lighting strips (roughly 2M long), some fairy lights and a couple of outlets for laptop/phone charging and occasional other appliances. Being in Australia there is obviously a lot of sun but I will not be using a lot of energy I don’t think. At best I may use a laptop for say 6 hours…

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Dual, switchable power source to run a charge controller?

Dual, switchable power source to run a charge controller? Would there be any issue to having a switched power source running a charge controller in a caravan? For example, the charge controller can be switched to run off solar panels on the roof or drawing directly from the vehicle towing it? Load circuit would be all the normal calculated things like lighting etc. Solar charge controllers can be found cheaply all over the internet(eBay, Amazon etc) but I’ve always wondered if they would have any problems with recieving power from…

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