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    Hi,

    im new to the solar energy game so please accept my apologies if i sound dumb.

    I was wondering, is there any way to convert the electricity i get from solar panels into 3 phase electricity.

    If so are there systems avaliable on huge scales so that i could power my whole factory, i have a 1.6 Mega Watt maximum demand.

    cheers

  • #2
    Xantrex mkes some big beasts: http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/254/p/1/pt/23/product.asp
    250KW is pretty big, but you will need a lot of solar to drive that. And a forklift to move it
    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 for that, i have acces to loads of space for solar paneling, i assume it is possible to convert to 3 phase energy, the grid must do it somehow

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      • #4
        The Xantrex industrial 250KW inverters ARE 3 phase.

        GT 100 & 250 Grid Tie Solar Inverters - Three phase - 60 Hz models 480 Vac 301 A rms

        A couple of those running will put a dent in your pocketbook, and grid consumption !

        Transformers are also used to convert 1 to 3 phases, and back, but the power co just uses 3 phase generators.
        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
          Thanks mike this has been a great help, if i need any more help i know where to come.

          thanks again

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          • #6
            Glad to be able to help.
            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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