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Re: [APD] [Off-Topic] Supplementing Electricity with Solar

That's exactly what I've got.  And part of the protective circuit is the 
fact that the inverter, even while connected to the grid, is powered off 
the solar panels.  No sun...no power.


On 2/6/2006 5:49 PM Jerry Baker said the following:

>Gordon McLellan wrote:
>>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.
>It seems that as long as you can synchronize your AC phase with the 
>utility (grid-tie inverters), you can just feed the output right into 
>the breaker. The end result is that you can offset your use by whatever 
>happens to be coming in via the panels. I imagine that the inverter has 
>some sort of protection to break the circuit when the panels stop 
>producing power (like night) to keep mains voltage from "charging" your 

Mike Szilard

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