- May 21, 2018
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I'm going to eventually. Just making full use of what I have right now...and helping out Eskom in the process.you are lucky with your spinning meter, might be best not to register your installation !!!!!!!
I was producing 5.83 kWh, till the battery reached 100%, now only have a 3.43 kWh load, so the rest is literally going to waste.
6.4 KwP and Cape Town, only issue, don't have enough loads ( washing machine/dishwasher/tumble dryer ) every day to fully utilize the array for the whole month.
Decided to plot this data and do a projection based on historical pv production and expected CoCT increases.
And 3 days ago here's my lil 5K Sunsynk producing over 6 K:
Payment made and a third hubble added. Installation to take place mid October will keep you guys posted.I am most likely going to pull the trigger by the weekend on my installation. Then I will post my production etc as well.
Looking at the following:
12x535 JA Solar
2X5.5 AM2 Hubble
Current requirement is 12kw per day summer and 18kw winter
System is built to be over specd I want it to be as future proof as I can make it. Might add aircon etc in the future. Geysers are already on solar.
Decision is a combination of wanting to be as green as possible and less reliance on eskom the money and savings dont hurt either. I do not plan to go fully off the grid even though the system will pretty much allow that.
Good luck with the install. I remember what it was like counting down the days to having my first watt being generated from solar.Payment made and a third hubble added. Installation to take place mid October will keep you guys posted.
Can almost officially say chow Eskom its not me its you
I am very much counting those days down.Good luck with the install. I remember what it was like counting down the days to having my first watt being generated from solar.
When the inverter is up and running and you have it connected to the Internet, first thing to do is to request a software upgrade. I can do the request on the sunsynk installer group or you can request it on their website.
I also have evacuated tubes and use about 13kwh from midnight to 8am, 90% of that is when the 4kw element in the geyser switches on at 4:30am for hot water in the morning.I am very much counting those days down.
I decided to keep everything on the essential side, especially as the geysers are already on evac tubes the system is large and may as full use it properly, oven is 2.5KW at full blast and induction is 1.8KW at full blast both I believe can be managed easily on the 8kw sunsynk. I dont care much about hopping onto the grid every now and then and when load shedding is up and about i will just be a little more mindful. For example if loadshedding was happening oven would not be used but stove would, doesnt get used more than 30min really and that 900w then of a 16.5kw bank so all good (I am aware of DoD etc)
Thanks for the advice on the software upgrade was actually something the installer mentioned that he will ensure is done before leaving, but will shout if I have any issues.
Just switched on my gpu onto mining and I see it can make about 2-2.5 usd a day using about 300 watts of power an hour.I also have evacuated tubes and use about 13kwh from midnight to 8am, 90% of that is when the 4kw element in the geyser switches on at 4:30am for hot water in the morning.
We have a gas stove and oven so sorted on the cooking side. Only other high draw appliances is the microwave, kettle, coffee machine and tumble dryer that only gets used in winter.
I also have 3 aircons but mainly only used in summer. Two are inverter type aircons, 24000btu and 12000btu. The other one is a normal 12000btu aircon. We never run them all at the same time. 24000btu runs during the day in the lounge and the 12000btu inverter aircon is only on at night in my bedroom when it's unbearably hot in the summer months.
You should be fine with everything on the essential side. The 8kw sunsynk has a pass through rate of 50A. This equates to 11kw in loads that it can run off the grid is available.
Basically what this means is that if your total load on the inverter is 10kw, the inverter will take what it can from solar or batteries up to 8kw, depending on settings, and the balance it will pull from the grid.