Saturday, October 07, 2006
Here are the main elements of the solar-electric system in my house:
- 84 Unisolar SHR-17 shingles (1428 watts), 12 series strings of 7 shingles each
- Outback MX60 maximum power point tracking charge controller
- Outback FX2548 2500 watt, 48 volt inverter
- 8 Rolls-Surrette S-530 deep-cycle solar batteries (530 AH)
Here's a photo of the power panels, inverter, and charge controller in the basement:
Links to the major equipment suppliers and other useful sources of information are on the left. Details about this project and how it was done are in the archives, also on the left.
I guess we're just a few months too late. My company, ICP Solar, will soon have roof tiles that look like......roof tiles. In fact, you can hardly tell them apart from real tiles. But I must commend you on your initiative and desire to help mother earth. Kudos to your leadership.