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Offline catspajamas

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Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:13:12 PM »
I am up and running with my solar panels finally installed after a rocky start. The are producing well, according to the monitoring system. Now all I need is to get ComEd to install the Net-Meter so I can get credit for what is going back into the grid.

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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 11:01:48 AM »
Very cool!

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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 11:12:52 AM »
That's great!!!
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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 07:37:28 AM »
Does your house happen to be on East Avenue near Cermak?  I see a house with solar panels on the corner of East and twenty third.  My building is on Scoville behind it.

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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 02:54:46 PM »
I'm on Oak Park Ave just north of 26th. Last month I only used 32 kW from ComEd. I used to use 250 to 350 kW per month depending on weather conditions.

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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2015, 07:55:40 AM »
Very cool.   How did they fare over winter?
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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2015, 02:58:10 PM »
When they have snow on them they don't produce at all. When they are partially covered with snow they don't work either. And when it is really cloudy they barely produce. They are very sun dependent. I know that is what solar means but I was a little surprised at how much the clouds affect them. I am very glad I had them installed though. Each one is independent so If one has snow on it but the one next to it is clear, only the snow covered one is not producing.

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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2015, 03:54:28 PM »
Can't the panels store electricity for use on cloudy days?

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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2015, 12:15:26 AM »
"I'm on Oak Park Ave just north of 26th. Last month I only used 32 kW from ComEd. I used to use 250 to 350 kW per month depending on weather conditions"

This is a very large and rewarding return. I applaud your installation!   berwynson

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Re: Installed 10 Solar Panels on my bungalow
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2015, 09:41:48 AM »
What contractor did you use to install? We are looking to get some installed in the next year.