Solar PV in the Hamilton Trenches
The dawn of a new season ...So, I'm sure, every one wants to know, "How is the 4 kW two-branch, micro-inverter-based, solar PV system mounted at two different roof pitches in a densely housed neighbourhood performing?"
This system was connected to the grid on December 19th, 2012 and, since about the second week of March, it's electrical generation has been increasing dramatically for several reasons about which I will further elaborate.
The Enphase micro-inverters are connected to the Envoy monitoring system which broadcasts system performance over the internet. Enphase is continually improving the presentation of these systems and their performance through their online Enlighten Portal. Check out this systems performance through the portal and/or review its daily power & energy timelapse plots until I return ...
Discussion on what is refered to as 'balance of system (BOS)', will soon be posted, including combiner box(es), disconnect(s), meter bas(es), etc.
To read about system performance challenges due to the weather and the design of the system and revenues generated through electricity produced by the system under Feed-in Tariff contract with the Ontario Power Authority visit our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/EcoDomusConsult)