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Equipment used or mentioned in this video:

* Solar panels: Tenesol Total Energy – TE250-60M+ – 250 watt monocrystalline
* The solar array is 2250 watts (9x 250 watt mono crystalline panels)
* The battery bank is 8 x 150 Ah lead crystal batteries. Configured for 48v DC 300 Ah, it can safely provide about 7.5 kWh.
* A Victron Energy Quattro inverter – Quattro Inverter / Charger 48/5000/70 5 KVA 230v
* A Victron Energy Grid tie inverter – BlueSolar Grid Inverter 4000 Watt / 2800 Watt
* A Victron Energy battery monitor- BMV-602S / BMV-600S
* Earth leakage, DB board, high voltage, trip switch.

* How to solar power your house / home
* Backup Power
* Emergency power
* Power outage
* Power blackout
* Power outage

EEVblog #724 - Home Solar Power System Analysis & Update

Dave looks at his 3kW home solar power system after being in operation for 18 months and analyses the results.
Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGENVguQQmo
Timelapse install video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQAd7nposJQ
How much energy was produced?
How does net and gross metering work?
What is the payback period?
What is solar insolation?
The 3kW system uses 12 x 250W LG MonoX panels
http://www.solarclarity.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Data-Sheet-LG-Mono-and-Multi-X-ENG.pdf
and an SMA Sunnyboy 3000TL inverter.
http://files.sma.de/dl/15330/SB5000TL-21-DAU131211W.pdf
Uploading data to PVoutput.org using PVbeancounter and bluetooth from the Sunnyboy inverter.

PVoutput data: http://pvoutput.org/list.jsp?sid=20402

Forum: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-724-home-solar-power-system-analysis-update/msg630168/#msg630168

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