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|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by EPOMA(m): 11:48am On Sep 10|
Me I for like know know prices of alligator clips , abeg ask am for me
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by samnaija: 12:19pm On Sep 10|
How far , are we on today .
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by toluxa1(m): 3:20pm On Sep 10|
New Deye 5KW Hybrid Inverter Available.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by toluxa1(m): 4:02pm On Sep 10|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by oldienavie: 7:18pm On Sep 10|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Jefferyzz(m): 7:54pm On Sep 10|
I'll b quoting prices for u n if u need contact.. u'll get them here
1.6kva inverter - 40k... Buy from valto
Battery (200a 12v) 190k-210k... I'll recommend Lifepo4... Ask valto for price
2 350w yinglin panel.... 76k each.. check out their number on Google or go-to their office in opebi
Powmr 60a mppt... 61k.. sold here on this thread.
No battery rack needed for Lifepo4 battery
14awg cable for ur 2 panels connected in series... N700/yd and 2 mc4 connectors (2k)
4awg or 25mm 2k+/yd cable for battery to inverter n charge controller to Battery conncertion
U'll needs AC &DC MCBs, SPDs.. u can ordee these ones on AliExpress or go-to alaba to buy them. Arenas prices are high. N while buying them b mindful of their amp rating.
If u can.. earth ur panels.
There are other expenses. But e no much like the ones listed
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by chris81964(m): 9:15pm On Sep 10|
It is going down. 255 kw in Panels
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by samnaija: 10:06pm On Sep 10|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by joshdgr8: 9:23am On Sep 11|
i need 4pcs of 8kva Growatt Inverter
chat me if you have in stock please
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by MrReeseG(m): 10:13am On Sep 11|
Thank you so much
A solar energy consultant is trying to sell me that setup I wrote there for 450k (+ installation). I wanted to know if it was a good price.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by KolaShangOne(m): 10:40am On Sep 11|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Obnoxious2001(m): 11:39am On Sep 11|
The only way we can tell if the deal is a good one is;
1. Ask him to state the wattage of the panels and and it's conditions
2. how long has the battery been used.
3. Your location (price differ by location. In delta state it would be a good deal).
I would like to hear other opinions anyway
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by MrReeseG(m): 11:59am On Sep 11|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Valto(m): 12:09pm On Sep 11|
MrReeseG :it is a little over priced at 450k+ bro. and it is some months used. 300k is a fair price.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by odimbannamdi(m): 12:26pm On Sep 11|
I promised to return with updates. Doing so now.
After many wahala with Oga landlord (baba insisted that i sign an undertaking that I will be responsible for any damages resulting from the installation and removal of the panels), I eventually mounted the 4 units of the 540w panels on the East side of my roof 2 weekends ago.
Due to the inherent limitation of my current 12v connection, I was advised not to connect all 4 panels. So, the installer connected only 2 in series to my battery system, and left the remaining 2 (also connected in series). I had told him that I will be upgrading to 24v very soon, so he promised to return and parallel the 2s connection when I upgrade to 24v.
Brethren, even with just 2 panels in use, my batteries (2 units of 160ah FAT Full river lead acid batteries) floats before 1pm with normal sunlight and with my 80w fridge, 70w 55" Hisense smart tv, 3 Qasa DC ceiling fans, about 8 units of 5w bulbs and a laptop being charged intermittently.
The thing just be like jazz... ...I have been kicking myself since and wondering why I didn't make this move much earlier. When I upgrade to a 24v system and connect the remaining 2 panels, I am definitely going to have more energy than I can handle...lol...na to find money buy lithium batteries dey my mind.
Attached are pics of the installation and some readings I took from my CC. I took the reading when my CC was fluctuating and trying to find a "sweet spot" though.
Just as Oga Monlo was testifying the other day, I also bless the day I ventured into 'RE. Though my first foray in 2018 was a catastrophe as I lost money and 2 of my binatone fans, I thank God for giving me the courage and wisdom to return in 2020. The quality of my life and those of my loved ones has really improved. Our productivity has trippled as well! I can't imagine how my life would have turned out if I didn't have access to constant electricity. I also thank you guys for providing a strong support system in this endeavour.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by odimbannamdi(m): 12:44pm On Sep 11|
Sincere thanks for the patronage, boss. I appreciate
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by odimbannamdi(m): 12:46pm On Sep 11|
Oga Valto, weldone on yielding to the voice of reason. And your prices are even quite competitive, considering these killing dollar rates. Get ready for referrals from my end...
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by MrReeseG(m): 12:59pm On Sep 11|
Thank you my lord...
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by samnaija: 1:31pm On Sep 11|
Thanks again for immediate response....
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by purplekayc(m): 2:47pm On Sep 11|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Jefferyzz(m): 6:26pm On Sep 11|
It's advisable u look elsewhere. Its used battery n nobi u use am. U can't tell if d user was mindful of the rules tied to lead acid battery. D battery might av suffered in d hand of d previous user.. that was y I recommended u going for Lifepo4 batteries. I can't see any charge controller in the picture so my best guess is the inverter has inbuilt CC which might b pwm which is not ok for the type of weather we av these days. That 450k hes asking for with a little change will build u something new n decent. Plus u can set it all up ursef. It's a 12v system afterall.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ojeysky(m): 7:02pm On Sep 11|
Lead acid can deteriorate within a month and since you don't know whether the original user maintained the charge/discharge precautions with lead acid I will not advice you go for it. The story will be different if it was a used Lifepo4
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ojeysky(m): 7:05pm On Sep 11|
Are those the broken panels from the warehouse? They seem to be performing fair enough.... enjoy the sun power Bro and when funds show be sure to move to lifepo4.... it's better experienced than said
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ojeysky(m): 7:39pm On Sep 11|
Still available for sale, will be in Lagos this week so free delivery to Lagos for anyone interested
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ceaser: 8:26pm On Sep 11|
Can you give the dimensions of the 50ah LFP cells (including the studs)? I love to know if it would fit a particular enclosure.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by MrReeseG(m): 8:29pm On Sep 11|
Thank you so much...
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by MrReeseG(m): 8:30pm On Sep 11|
Thank you sir
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by TechGeek777: 3:20am On Sep 12|
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by NiyiOmoIyunade(m): 6:50am On Sep 12|
Lithium chemistries can deteriorate within a week if the current/last user did not maintain safe charge/discharge parameters.
Infact, if my understanding of the matter is correct, some Lithium chemistries suffer irreparable damage/degradation if discharged below a certain voltage just once whereas a lead acid battery very deep discharged can still have significant capacity restored if attended to on time.
I hope the 'Lithium is superior' pundits can focus on my core message which is below;
The advice to OP should be to find a reliable method of performing a health, capacity and unit balance test on whatever used battery pack he is being offered because a health assessment is par for the course when buying any used items.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by contease(m): 8:18am On Sep 12|
Am overwhelmed with the huge wealth of consultancy I got and still getting from this league of extra ordinary great fellows.. Even for free, I must say...
Still joyful for the experience am getting with everything about RE and being able to DIY(myself). Again, this I am doing only because of my passionate interest in every DIY, otherwise, best is to get the real tested and trusted experts.
Spent the major part of my weekend programming, learning and manipulating my new CC..
Can't help but say a sincere and big thank you to the "Prof" @GeorgeD1, @ojesymsym, @Ojeysky, @Niyiomolyunade, and everyone who's read all the back and forths here.
In attempt to try something new, even though the new CC has the feature of passing Grid through it to the inverter to make it smart(er), I wanted to further loop the CC to the battery through the inverter terminal, one key example @Niyiomolyunade gave was, "assume the currents from CC and Inverter to the battery being a pressure water pipe... If the meeting points of the "water" from the CC (say" A" and Inverter (say "B" being point "X", then the carryer of A+B=C must be bigger, I.e, C must be big to accommodate A and B comfortably to maintain same volume, else there will be great loss of water pressure and that is if both A and B are to run at same time at any given point which may lead to burst of line "c" - heatup and then fire in this case"
With the above, I now have DC supply from CC and Inverter running seperately to meet at the battery terminal...
Thank you so much guys... I hope someone is learning too...
Right now am able to manually or automatically shutdown or run my inverter from the CC... This CC is able to manipulate the inverter at will...
Grid to Solar is set at 14.5x2 which mean I may hardly need grid... Lol while Solar to Grid is set at 11.5x2 (simply becos my battery can run for 5days without charge, and my environs is hardly without power in 24hrs)...
With this, I can say bye to Grid o... Lol
Thanks guys... More Juice to your batteries!
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by ojeysky(m): 8:29am On Sep 12|
That's absolutely correct with reference to voltage but the point I was making was in reference to SOC levels... You can be discharging lifepo4 up to 80% dept daily without worry after 4 months but same can't be said with lead acid but ofcourse if op can reliably verify the capacity all good.
|Re: Solar Energy, A Complement To FTA by Valto(m): 9:44am On Sep 12|
TechGeek777: Oga Valto how much will fully assembled 12.8v 230ah LFP cost?sorry,12v 230ah is not available.i cant sell 4pcs
your tbb inverter can be set at thier office to charge at specific voltage.
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