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  1. #61
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    My system has now been running for a while now. It runs like a dream.

    SMA is really state of the art products, yes they are expensive and there are cheaper alternatives, but I am glad I went the SMA route.

    SMA is really a set and forget set up.

    Once I have a bit of data to draw conclusions from, I will post further details.

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    Good to hear!

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    Grid tie 10kW 3phase inveter. 11595w panels. Peaks at 9.8kW between 12.00 and 14.00. Gets 70kWh per day. 4kW by 8.30. Still above 4kW by 17.00. Started 2 years ago with 4500W panels and inverter. Was 65 000.00. Added the rest of the panels for 42000.00. Frames and concrete works about 5000.00. Weeks work in total for welding and fixing frames and panels. Click image for larger version. 

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  4. #64
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin Schimper View Post
    Grid tie 10kW 3phase inveter. 11595w panels. Peaks at 9.8kW between 12.00 and 14.00. Gets 70kWh per day. 4kW by 8.30. Still above 4kW by 17.00. Started 2 years ago with 4500W panels and inverter. Was 65 000.00. Added the rest of the panels for 42000.00. Frames and concrete works about 5000.00. Weeks work in total for welding and fixing frames and panels. Click image for larger version. 

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    37 that's a odd number of panels

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    Yes I need to fill the bottom.

  6. #66
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    Today my system went past the 1 000kwh mark.

    What a brilliant system. SMA is absolutely a set and forget system.

    Here is a final pic of my completed installation.

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  8. #67
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Shadow View Post
    Today my system went past the 1 000kwh mark.

    What a brilliant system. SMA is absolutely a set and forget system.
    Copy and past from my system.

    Total generation: 18437.10kWh

    Its a great feeling - Today during load shedding the house ran completely off PV, didn't touch the batteries. I turned the air-cons on just for fun.

    Another 20 panels coming on line in the next two weeks and waiting for the mounting pole for the Wind Turbine.
    Cheers

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    The frogs are starting to notice that the water is getting warm but it is already too hot to do anything about it.....

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