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Going Solar – Part 8: Through the first year

It has now been 1 year since my system started producing electricity, which seems to be a good point to stop and look back over the data. System overview: The system is a 2.7 kW (DC) / 2.3 kW (AC) … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 7: Through the first cycle

Although my system wasn’t operational until late February of 2016, the planning for it really got underway at the end of 2015 and, since December marks the month with the shortest daylight period (and theoretically the lowest solar production), the … Continue reading

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Going Solar: Part 5 – It works

Fortunatly for me, the time it took to get all the permits and approvals to install the system gave the utility some extra time to complete their paperwork in the background. This led to the Permission to Operate letter being … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 3: The Waiting Game

Partly it was my own fault – by the time I was seriously looking into going solar, the holiday season was in full swing. That meant that trying to get real information and a formal quote on the system or … Continue reading

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Going Solar – Part 2: System Investigation

The first step of any project is to identify what is desired to be accomplished. For my solar project, I began with the following points: • Grid tied – I’m already on the grid, and my usage profile sits best … Continue reading

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