Solar Power for Home Use: The grid co...

Solar Power for Home Use: The grid connection

There are 5 comments on the Fine Homebuilding story from Jun 12, 2014, titled Solar Power for Home Use: The grid connection. In it, Fine Homebuilding reports that:

There was a big push recently in several Connecticut towns, including the one where I live, to encourage residents to install rooftop photovoltaic systems.

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La Quinta, CA

#1 Jun 12, 2014
"....whether they would still be able to use power from the grid, how much money they might save, and whether they could count on their solar system to keep the lights on and the refrigerator running when the grid went down.(The answer is no, by the way.)"

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Untrue,(The answer is no, by the way.) The answer is, if you want to install a battery rack and charger, split off the refrigerator, some lights and perhaps the furnace power then you can. The most cost effective solar PV system is the grid tied, with one panel and one micro-inverter per panel. For around 30K you could install such a system on your roof and get about 8 to 10KW peak system. If you have power outages fairly often, then perhaps a solar system with battery storage would make more since.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#2 Jun 13, 2014
Solar = Crapp

La Quinta, CA

#3 Jun 13, 2014
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Solar = Crapp
Sneaky Pete or Pathetic Pete aka P.P. Opinion unsubstantiated Crapp.
Alison Young

Ahmedabad, India

#4 Jun 18, 2014
Solar energy is very nice instrument to used in home because it is save electricity as well as neutral gas. Solar cooker also available in the market is make cooking with help of solar energy. Solar water heater is also used in our home.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#5 Jun 18, 2014
Alison Young wrote:
it is save electricity as well as neutral gas
Wtf is "neutral gas"???

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