EEVblog #724 – Home Solar Power System Analysis & Update

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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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