Like Tree0Likes

My Boat Storage powers my house

Reply
Old 10-19-2008, 11:09 AM
  #31
Registered
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Lake Conroe, TX.
My Boats: 39' Sea Ray, 38' Nortech, 18' Taylor SJ
Posts: 14,916
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by outriggers View Post
The question is ,do they net-meter? So far I haven't been paid for what I put into the Grid. But can you put it in than take it out as you need it? It's not cost effective to make to make to much. My house has a 2 way meter what goes in and what goes out. The differance I either pay or get credit for. Doug
THe answer is no. If it goes back into the grid, then you just gave them free power. I checked on this stuff back in the summer. They are supposed to be making changes very soon, but as far as I know it hasn't ahppened yet.
jeff1000man is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 01:25 PM
  #32
Registered
 
2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Socialist Republic of Washington State
My Boats: 04' Gladiator powered by Ford
Posts: 1,970
Default

How much do they weigh and what is the expected lifespan of the panels?


.
2112 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 02:10 PM
  #33
Registered
Thread Starter
 
outriggers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Clinton N.J.
Posts: 946
Default

The Sharp 170's on my building weight 37.485 lbs each. They tell me it's the same as if you added an extra layer of shingles. The town did want the truss specs before they would issue a permit. They are warrented for performance for 25 years. I am told the lifespan is at least 30 years. At 10 years I might need a inverter change. Doug
outriggers is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 03:21 PM
  #34
Registered
 
jryan26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 1,954
Default

Thats very cool. Sounds like you did your homework on it!
jryan26 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2008, 07:21 PM
  #35
Registered
 
2112's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Socialist Republic of Washington State
My Boats: 04' Gladiator powered by Ford
Posts: 1,970
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by outriggers View Post
The Sharp 170's on my building weight 37.485 lbs each. They tell me it's the same as if you added an extra layer of shingles. The town did want the truss specs before they would issue a permit. They are warrented for performance for 25 years. I am told the lifespan is at least 30 years. At 10 years I might need a inverter change. Doug
You answered my next question too. Thanks.

BTW you now have enough carbon credits to run your boat WOT all the time.
2112 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
yss
General Boating Discussion
31
07-20-2006 09:15 PM
OldSchool
General Boating Discussion
87
10-10-2003 10:19 PM
McGary911
General Boating Discussion
4
07-21-2003 12:54 PM
baja_daddy
General Boating Discussion
31
02-14-2003 01:24 PM
jollyroger
General Boating Discussion
12
09-19-2002 08:19 AM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:16 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.