Micro-system Solar Blog
Thursday, December 4, 2008 2:00:28 AM
The following topics are a compilation of my views on a range of Solar Micro-system issues;
I grew up on a farm where my parents had a diesel powered 32V generating plant. I didn't live with grid power until I was a teenager, so I had the dna for me to be enthusiastic about micro generation. I have been playing with micro Solar or Hydro power since 1983. The largest was a 30KVA 3 phase hydro system 600 km into the highlands of New Guinea designed for the purpose of running a hospital compound. The solar systems I've designed and/or installed have been for my own domestic use, some partial supply, others total supply. My present solar system is the first Grid-tied system I have owned. The logic in tapping into the existing energy supply infrastructure and market driven economies of scale make a lot of sense to me.
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