My name is: Chad Ringström
I have a strong love for technology, unfortunately, I think technology has started to get the better half of my power consumtion.
I have joined this group as a sort of blog to track my progress towards consuming less energy.
I am currently using a Brultech GreenEye (GEM) Monitoring device along with a ISY-994IZ that comunicate over zigbee.
The GEM also has the ethernet option installed, to go to this website.
I built a small proof of concept solar system (2 x 100 watt Mono Panels) I like what I saw, so I am in the progress of building a larger system.
I have just finished building a solar pergola.
It currently consists of 9 x 230 Watt Canadian Solar panels. only 2 of them are hooked up right now to a Rogue 30A charge controller.
I have misc LED lighting that comes off the attached 100AH AGM Battery.
The Goal will be to have it go through a SMA Sunnyboy Grid Tie String inverter with power outtage outlet, or outback Grid interactive system such as a Radian.
That's it for now!
Note: Personal Reminder: SMA Sunnyboy 4000TL-US 4000 watt grid tie inverter commissioned at 7:30 AM on Friday, April the 19th, 2014 running off 9 x 230 watt/30V Canadian Solar panels.