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Posted by me on September 21, 2010, 3:39 pm
Does there exist a SMALL off the shelf grid tie "kit"
that one could buy to just REDUCE his electric bill but
not necessarily eliminate it?

Posted by Jim on September 23, 2010, 11:47 pm
Go to YOU TUBE, do search on GRID TIE INVRTER and you
will see at least 100 examples...


On Tue, 21 Sep 2010 10:39:40 -0500, me@privacy.net wrote:

Posted by me on September 24, 2010, 4:40 pm

Ok but an entire "kit" I can buy or a piece meal

Posted by Jim on September 24, 2010, 11:46 pm
 On Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:40:46 -0500, me@privacy.net wrote:

If you don't know anything about electricity, you can try to locate a
local ham radio operator, they may help you sort it out.  Super simple
diagrams on Ebay and web if you take the trouble to look for them.

1) Solar Panel - 12 Volt - Bigger is better - Ebay - Expensive unless
you are a good scrounger.
2) Heavy 2 conductor wire to go between panel and inverter   - Lowes
3) Grid Tie Inverter - Ebay - $00 up
4) Wall outlet to plug in the cord from inverter.

TOo bad Heathkit went out of business, that would make a great kit.
I think if you look on Ebay you will find people selling different

Like anything else on Ebay, you can get ripped off.  A little web
research will go a long way before jumping in.  Look up GUERILLA SOLAR
on google.

Posted by Jim Wilkins on September 25, 2010, 2:42 pm
We hams don't necessarily know the NEC wiring code and shouldn't give
out fragments of such hazardous legal /professional advice if we do.
That's the province of licensed electricians, who OTOH likely know
little or nothing of electrical engineering.

Ultimately your code inspector, electricity supplier and insurance
company decide what you can do and will suffer from your mistakes.

A ham may be able to help you with construction and wiring practices
which like many manual skills are best taught in person. I have never
seen an adequate written manual for my electronic technician's skill
set that I learned in the Army Signal Corps and factory foremen.


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