Generator or Inverter for residential use?

ADrunkTeddyBear

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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.

Can use that to mop up the excess power. So thats an extra R1125 a month just from that :) (this may or may not seem like a lot, but its free money based on what the system is generating anyway) couple that with monthly powr savings of R1500 you now looking at R2600 a month not bad imo
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If you are willing to share some info, I have a mining thread in the crypto section of the forum :p
 

Saba'a

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Glad I spent the money on the inverter system.

Absolute pleasure to continue uninterrupted during loadshedding.

Just a pity I dont have pv panels to save and utilise the system more. But it will happen eventually.
 
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Sayf777

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So it seems a new update to the inverter causes it to follow instructions exactly whereas before it would bypass when there was excess solar production.

I set my batteries to be charged to 70% by 12 and be charged/kept to 100% from 12-5pm.

Before it would just use the excess if it reached 70% before 12 now even with potentially more solar available it's sitting at 70%.
 

BigBear

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our system was dead again this morning Loadshedding from 2-4am.. batteries full and prepped but whole system just went offline with loadshedding…

Friday - Offline
Saturday - Worked fine lasted 1h45m on batteries
Sunday/Monday morning - Offline..

will have to see what installers have to say..
 

BigBear

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Is there anyway to bypass it to always use excess solar?

what system?

on victron this ESS setting does the trick for me..

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AchmatK

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So it seems a new update to the inverter causes it to follow instructions exactly whereas before it would bypass when there was excess solar production.

I set my batteries to be charged to 70% by 12 and be charged/kept to 100% from 12-5pm.

Before it would just use the excess if it reached 70% before 12 now even with potentially more solar available it's sitting at 70%.
That's strange.

Mine takes any excess pv to charge batteries.

Mine sharing some of your screens.
 

Sayf777

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That's strange.

Mine takes any excess pv to charge batteries.

Mine sharing some of your screens.
Sorry double checked my settings and it shows 100% from 9-5pm.

Definitely something off as I've unticked priority load and the production goes to close to max and when I tick priority load it goes to 40% of production ability and trickle charges the battery.

See below random day in September vs yesterday Screenshot_20211012-133043_SOLARMAN Smart.jpg Screenshot_20211012-140148_SOLARMAN Smart.jpg
 

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furpile

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Hi, quick question for you guys. We may be moving to a new house soon, and I want to install an inverter system with PV panels. However, the pitch of the roof is running about 10 degrees off north-south, so the sides of the roof are facing almost east-west. Will this have an impact on the solar production and how big? I assume the one side will get more sun in the morning and the other more in the afternoon?

There is a smaller roof area that is facing almost North, would it be better to put panels on there? This is far from the main DB though.
 
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