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Re: [APD] [Off-Topic] Supplementing Electricity with Solar
I'd guesstimate there are more than 200 watt-hours of pv cells in that project!
On 2/6/06, Mike Szilard <szilard at sbcglobal_net> wrote:
> OK...time for me to chime in...
> Take a look at this thread:
> Let me know what kind of questions you've got.
> On 2/6/2006 11:19 AM Gordon McLellan said the following:
> >Energy is energy ... whether you buy it from the utility company, or
> >make it yourself.
> >Of course, implementing a solution in a practical manner is somewhat
> >more difficult.
> >The solution would be to charge a bank of batteries with your solar
> >array _and_ using a managed charger connected to the main grid ...
> >when the batteries are insufficiently charged by the 'free' solar
> >power, you buy electricity from the grid to charge them
> >As far as I'm aware (which I don't know that much), there's no device
> >that would allow you to take 'some' energy from solar and 'some'
> >energy from the grid, in a real time fashion.
> >On 2/6/06, Jerry Baker <jerry at bakerweb_biz> wrote:
> >>There seem to be a few electricians on the list, and I have an
> >>electrical question tangentially to planted tanks. I want to know if it
> >>is possible to supplement the power on a circuit with solar power. In
> >>other words, if I am running 500W of lighting on a circuit, can I hook
> >>up 200W worth of solar panel and decrease my effective consumption to
> >>300W, or do I have to supply the entire circuit from the solar array's
> >>inverter and switch between mains and solar depending on the output of
> >>the solar panels?
> >>Jerry Baker
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