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  • Lou & Aggie

    We've been off grid in southeast Arizona for 2.5 years, with solar and recently wind. Glad to be part of this community.

  • #2
    Welcome
    got any stats on your wind? Average power? any maintenance issues ?
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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    • #3
      Thanks, Mike. Aggie herer (Maybe I'll get my own login someday.) Rght now we're focused on our solar, recovering from a minor disaster and doing some tweaking.

      The set is less than a year old, with no issues, at least not known issues, so far. (I expect issues with our setup, Lou does not.) I don't have any stats, but can share our experience. Although the maps show us as being in the worst category for reliable wind, the turbine has been a boon for the occasional cloudy stretches. I think we might also have solved this with more battery, but it's one way to skin the cat.

      Do you have wind power yourself?
      Last edited by Lou Mathis; 04-18-2018, 09:06 PM.

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      • #4
        I do not have wind or hydro. I have a site with a 6 hr reliable breeze most days, but the added maintenance costs for wind & hydro, make it unattractive for me.
        Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
        || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
        || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

        solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
        gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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        • #5
          I don't disagree with you, Mike.

          I didn't see a group topic for hybrid systems. That would be nice! --Aggie

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