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Posted by m II on April 12, 2011, 4:00 pm

Please be informed that the Josepi clown has been forging my username
for a few weeks now. His provider is doing nothing to stop the forgeries.

Check the headers when in doubt. It's times like these I wonder about
the maturity levels of some, no doubt very ill, people.



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Please read the headers to establish my credentials.

I have always used  x-privat.org at a news provider for this ID.

The NNTP solani.org and all the garbage attached is an easy indicator of the


Posted by Bruce Richmond on April 9, 2011, 4:40 pm

Actually you can and do as I understand it.  To pump power into the
grid you supply a slightly higher voltage than what is in the line.
When spread over all the loads on the grid the change in voltage is
next to nothing.  If enough inputs are made by others the voltage will
rise, and it is allowed to so long as it stays within a certain
range.  If it is going to go too high it is up to the utility to
reduce the input at sources they control.

Posted by Han on April 9, 2011, 6:18 pm

I have no idea how it works exactly, but here in North Jersey PSE&G has
been putting up solar panels on their (I think) utility poles.  Each one
is maximum 200 Watts at 110V, feeding directly into the grid the poles
carry.  This is a link + picture in another town not too far away (1 line):

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Posted by Malcom \"Mal\" Reynolds on April 9, 2011, 10:26 pm

I'm willing to take a hit on this, but those panels don't look big enough to
produce 200 Watts

Posted by David Nebenzahl on April 10, 2011, 7:54 am
 On 4/4/2011 6:16 AM Home Guy spake thus:

Are you sure about that first statement? Pardon me if I misunderstand
what you wrote, but don't you only get paid for the *net current*
leaving your meter? If you're generating 5KW but "sucking" 6KW into your
AC, etc., then you have a 1KW net draw, so you're not gonna get paid
anything, correct?

That second statement is correct: you can't "push" electrons into the
grid. But it doesn't matter *how* your inverters are working; it's a
basic law of physics.

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