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38Kwh...you guys are generating energy, not dissipating power.

Dissipating 38Kw would mean pushing 165 Amperes back into the grid. That ain't happening...

Can you dumb that down a bit for me Please Pete, I reckon i've got the idea, just to be sure.

Got an 8kw A/cond up and running today to cool and heat the cottage so will be actually doing something with all them amps Gramps...
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Mine made 42.9kw/h yesterday. They havenít changed my meter as yet.
Crikey that's impressive for southerners... as NP alludes to, pity we can't actually do anything with it yet.
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Crikey that's impressive for southerners... as NP alludes to, pity we can't actually do anything with it yet.

Was pretty happy with it Bruce. Itís not even real hot here yet. If itís like last summer I reckon it might crack 50. We had a string of 40-45 degree days a few times.
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Can you dumb that down a bit for me Please Pete, I reckon i've got the idea, just to be sure.

Got an 8kw A/cond up and running today to cool and heat the cottage so will be actually doing something with all them amps Gramps...
7.1/8.0 splits draw about 9-10A @ 230V. To run that unit the panels would need to be pumping about 220A DC at the inverter when the unit ramps up to full load. Because the unit 'cycles', the load on the supply is intermittent. Over 8 hours a medium size split cycling into an already cooled house would consume up to 10-15Kwh depending on the house's insulation and the outside ambient temp.
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Crikey that's impressive for southerners...
Solar power works better the LOWER the latitude it's installed in. Chris's will always outperform yours Bruce.
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38Kwh...you guys are generating energy, not dissipating power.

Dissipating 38Kw would mean pushing 165 Amperes back into the grid. That ain't happening...
Aren't they only transferring energy?

Einstein would want a word with you otherwise :P
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I have been misinformed, or maybe I am doing the right thing, not sure.
So to make your solar system beneficial here in Queensland you need to be racking up credit.
To do that you are producing kw, the more the better, sending back to grid.
To achieve this I have been told to minimize use during the day.
We have our panels on the garage, guest accom.
Having 3 phase, I have had one phase solely from garage to meter, theoretically no draw at all unless you open the roller door, supposedly maximising flow to grid.
After doing this it did seem to make a difference.
Am I dreaming ? Shit advice ?
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random fact for today: day length for Melbourne 14 hrs 40 min, Sydney 14:19 and Brisbane 13:49.
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random fact for today: day length for Melbourne 14 hrs 40 min, Sydney 14:19 and Brisbane 13:49.
If I'm not wrong, the opposite applies during winter.

At the equator, pretty well every day is c. 12 hours year round.
At the poles, day length is c. 24hours mid summer, and c. zero hours mid winter.
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I have been misinformed, or maybe I am doing the right thing, not sure.
So to make your solar system beneficial here in Queensland you need to be racking up credit.
To do that you are producing kw, the more the better, sending back to grid.
To achieve this I have been told to minimize use during the day.
We have our panels on the garage, guest accom.
Having 3 phase, I have had one phase solely from garage to meter, theoretically no draw at all unless you open the roller door, supposedly maximising flow to grid.
After doing this it did seem to make a difference.
Am I dreaming ? Shit advice ?
We are on around 60 cents

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If your getting 60c then itís probably the best way to do it. What are you buying at?

We are getting about 11c, buying at 29c so makes sense for us to use it.
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