2803 Troy Road, Springfield Ohio
*Images that didn't quite fit anywhere else on the site
There were no strange droughts or floods in our area and yet the grass and berries of all sorts stunted.
The Strawberries were stunted this year. It was the same for the raspberries, blackberries, and elderberries. Berries were short-lived and not as developed in 2020.
Has anyone else noticed how infrequently we had to mow our lawns this year?
*As a side-note: Interestingly it's noticed that the new media blitz is to propagate how good berries are for your heart and well-being in general.
With the berries having taken such a hit, I'm wondering if the capitalists have devised yet another way to incite profit.
Just a thought. We had the same sun, same clouds, same expected weather temperatures, so what changed?
I've tried a lot of brands of Controllers in my life, and even an embarrassing number of the no-name brand charge controllers (hello ebay).
None have compared to the Morningstar Controllers.
Reasons? Top on my brain right at this given moment is the fact that the Morningstar Tristars are fanless (silent), and they have never let me down in well-over a decade.
The batteries shown are 235-amp hour (ah) capacity. By 2021 the Duracell Batteries were replaced with 435ah Trojans.
It takes 8 over-priced deep-cycle batteries to make a 48v battery bank using 6v batteries
There are two 48v battery banks (16 individual batteries) in this building, and at one-time they used to be connected in parallel to double the available capacity.
*There is a couple of videos I made of this conversion process and will return here to link the videos soon.
3kw-6kw Power Inverter
Around here, direct 12v lights, appliances, and electronics are King.
Nowadays the 3kw-6kw is left in the "off" position, only turning on once per day (usually) to make the frozen garden vegetable drinks and on rare occasions. About 5 years ago, this inverter provided the bulk of the electrical necessities around here.
This is the working face of the 12v to 110v Inverter
Notice the 3-wire posts allowing for this unit to create its own grid (using existing house-wiring to distribute the electricity throughout).
Trojan 1,080 ah (amp-hour) capacity
It is my opinion that these are the best wet-cell batteries I've come across.
Trojans out-perform the rest
Sketch pertains to Potentiometer connections.
The flowering "Vickie" Tree
Since the Vickie-tree came here, there have been apple and other fruit trees planted.
I've listed the actuators for about two years of censored Internet and since they aren't selling (maybe for lack of exposure), it was decided to use them myself!
Preparing for when I get old(er).
The newly added Actuators will turn the panel arrays toward the seasonal sun without much effort on my geriatric self.
There's been a time or two in which a solar array caught me off guard.
The most recent encounter was when I was stripping a wire to make a positive connection to a 48v array (nominal, without a load it's almost grid 110v), and found out the hard way not to be touching the upright grounded (-) poles that held up the arrays!
48volt Solar Array
Two 200w x 24v panels in series to 48v
Before adding the support arm
Seen in the Solar Kit area of this website.
Support Arm Add-on
Two 200watt Solar Panels connected in series to create a 48v Array, shown with Support Arm.
Kenny Hendrick while working on two power-wall creations; November/December 2020
The main power-wall showing 5 mppt tristars.
This command panel could be yours! Stop by and let's discuss your next solar or wind project. 2803 Troy Road in Springfield Ohio.
Yes, I took a photo of a box of baking soda.
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