[clug] OT: Solar power recommendations and advice
felix.karpfen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 17:36:56 MDT 2010
On Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:02:29 +1000, Michael Still wrote:
> I am having a 2.2kW system fitted in 8 days. I asked Armada for a quote,
> but they were prohibitively expensive compared with solargain.com.au.
> At the time I built this spreadsheet to help with the comparison:
I devoted a significant amount of time exploring the information derived
from the above spreadsheet - including the time needed to read the
(published) fine print on promising systems.
I ended up with two questions that published data cannot be expected to
answer; both questions can readily be answered by responses to my
original request (for observed performance of Canberra installations).
My questions now are:
1. What electricity outputs can be achieved in Canberra, given that the
outputs are affected (to varying degrees) by the (internal?) temperature
of the panels; and
2. How good were the quality controls of the manufacturing processes?
What, if anything, went wrong and when?
Hence I repeat my request for follow-up information from people who have
plunged into PV.
Since CLUG is not an appropriate forum for such information, I hope that
Peter Barker's suggestion (to post the information to "Sustainable
Housing" mailing list) will be taken up.
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