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Honestly, my solar posts are a little bit scattered. They’ve been delayed by Blogger deciding to use an interface that doesn’t work, then Lent, so… eh. I may have missed some stuff, and the whole process was frustrating enough that I’ve failed to document all of it.
My system is currently fully operational, grid tied, and has exported around 700kWh this billing cycle (remains to see exactly what it works out to, somewhere in that range) after having pulled 3100kWh net since the system was put online back in the late fall (winter heat on electrons, plus basically all our transport miles).
I do have the SPS feature available, for about 5kW usable (each of the “big” arrays will hold 2kW sustained in most conditions, the small south facing array is closer to 1kW stable in the sun). It is single phase, 120V only, so you can’t run a split phase load on it. I have some solutions for this in the works, but haven’t posted anything about them yet.
And, yes, you need to flip the switch every time the sun comes up to enable the SPS feature. It requires the grid side being down (power outage or disconnect flipped) and then the switch. I’m not actually sure what happens if the switch is toggled while the grid is up - haven’t tried that. But it is an emergency supply, not a “leave it on and run grid down on whatever solar can provide” sort of thing.
If you’re doing roof mount, be aware that you can use SPS with optimizers now - you just have to provide 18V or so to the switch terminals. There’s a tech note on it, I’ve linked it somewhere else on this forum.
Easter is this weekend, so I’ll be resuming posts next weekend, with a few left on solar, and then plenty of other weird stuff I’ve been playing around with.