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Old 10-02-2014, 10:30 PM   #1
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Solar & Inverter Project

Here are my plans for my new solar and inverter installation. I will be installing a tri-metric meter for more precise monitoring.


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Old 10-09-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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250 Watt Solar Panel installed

First 250 Watt Solar Panel installed


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Old 10-09-2014, 12:57 PM   #3
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Looks good. What type solar panel did you get?
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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Looking good. Campground rather tight there though. Reminds me most of our east coast campgrounds...can pass a morning cup of coffee to your neighbor without touching the ground.
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Looks really good, please keep posting as you progress I would like to do something like this, so I'm going too follow this thread.
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Old 10-09-2014, 01:35 PM   #6
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Renogy 250W

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Old 10-13-2014, 07:11 PM   #7
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40 AMP MPPT Charger installed



25 ft (8 AWG) Solar Panel -> MPPT Charger
6 ft (4 AWG) MPPT Charger -> Battery

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Inverter remote switch & MPPT remote monitor installed


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Old 10-21-2014, 11:48 PM   #9
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WOW nice I want to do something like that but not as big maybe half that would work for me. Nice set up I'm watching thanks for sharing.
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Not too shabby! If I might maybe make a couple of suggestions?

I would lose the GP watt meter and the MT-5 tracer meter and just use the Trimetric. Of course, with the appropriate shunt installed.

I would move your 250watt fuse and run it between the charge controller and your battery bank.

Lastly, I would isolate your invert from your converter. (by using a subpanel) If you're not on shore power, you'll end up using your batteries to attempt to charge themselves via the converter.

Just some smansy additions... you might consider adding a 40amp fused cutoff switch between the Charge controller and batteries.. and another 60amp fused disconnect between the batteries and your convert... then move the red stand alone disconnect between the inverter and your relay switch. For the cost, you might appreciate the additional protections, and it's nice to be able to isolate the main system components for maintenance purposes.

You might consider using 10/2 coming down from you panels and 2/0 between your charge controller and batteries... but that's a personal choice. It's just with the little difference in price it's an inexpensive way to help increase the efficiency of your system.

Just suggestions....
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