rowanlangley (rowanlangley) wrote in green_power_gen,

Seasonal renewable energy reports

The flat ran off grid between March and the end of October this year.
A run of overcast skies at the end of October led to shutting down for around 3 weeks to ensure all available solar energy went to battery charging, bring the batteries back to 100% and the return of the clear days allowing the batteries to spend time in Absorb Charge mode to reverse any sulphation which might have attempted to establish itself.

Load is presently splitwith the solar system dealing with lighting and the circuit supplying the fridge, allowing long periods during the day when all energy is going towards battery charging

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