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Anyone want a 2500W solar inverter? by ryan.hess
Started on: 08-18-2012 08:39 PM
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Report this Post08-18-2012 08:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's made to install on a house and take a wide range of voltage from a Photovoltaic Array and convert it to 220V AC and feeds it back into the grid. Obviously you'd need a smart meter for this... It will NOT work stand alone - meaning it has to be grid-tied.

Looks like this:


But a lot more beat up. Not pretty, but it works. Cost $2000 new, but sell it for $500 + actual shipping. Keep in mind, this thing weighs probably 40+lbs.

Instruction manual: http://www.apricot.com/~cle...sal/SMA_SWR2500U.pdf

Will consider trades/offers! Otherwise it's off to ebay... Just hate the hassle.
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If the timing were just a bit better, I would be all over this.
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Report this Post08-18-2012 10:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WichitaClick Here to Email WichitaSend a Private Message to WichitaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Give you $100 for it.

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Originally posted by ryan.hess:

It's made to install on a house and take a wide range of voltage from a Photovoltaic Array and convert it to 220V AC and feeds it back into the grid. Obviously you'd need a smart meter for this... It will NOT work stand alone - meaning it has to be grid-tied.

Looks like this:


But a lot more beat up. Not pretty, but it works. Cost $2000 new, but sell it for $500 + actual shipping. Keep in mind, this thing weighs probably 40+lbs.

Instruction manual: http://www.apricot.com/~cle...sal/SMA_SWR2500U.pdf

Will consider trades/offers! Otherwise it's off to ebay... Just hate the hassle.


Might want to put it on a solar forum.
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Installation included?

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Installation included?



Local only? Sure... Otherwise + cost of airtravel and accommodations...
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Report this Post08-19-2012 10:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Why are you selling it?
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I'm a big fan of your solar exploits. I wish we had the sun in Idaho that you have there. I recently got an offer for 58 cents a watt on solar panels. If I were still in California I would have been all over it and I would be buying your inverter in a heartbeat. Good luck with your project. Are you doing a self install? People like you are leaders and just what our country needs. Thank you for what you are doing.
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Originally posted by ryan.hess:

It's made to install on a house and take a wide range of voltage from a Photovoltaic Array and convert it to 220V AC and feeds it back into the grid. Obviously you'd need a smart meter for this... It will NOT work stand alone - meaning it has to be grid-tied.

Looks like this:


But a lot more beat up. Not pretty, but it works. Cost $2000 new, but sell it for $500 + actual shipping. Keep in mind, this thing weighs probably 40+lbs.

Instruction manual: http://www.apricot.com/~cle...sal/SMA_SWR2500U.pdf

Will consider trades/offers! Otherwise it's off to ebay... Just hate the hassle.


So I have a smart meter on my house. All I need then is this and some solar panels with southern exposure? How much can one make off of selling electricity back to the electric company? How many panels would I need?

You would like my wife's parking lot at work. They made solar car ports to cover the entire parking lot with their ObamaCash. It's impressive.
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Report this Post08-19-2012 01:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ryan.hessClick Here to Email ryan.hessSend a Private Message to ryan.hessEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by James Bond 007:
Why are you selling it?

It was installed for about a week before Progress Energy came and said I needed a receipt for a new inverter or they wouldn't write me a rebate check. With $7500 being held over your head, you oblige.


 
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So I have a smart meter on my house. All I need then is this and some solar panels with southern exposure? How much can one make off of selling electricity back to the electric company? How many panels would I need?

You would like my wife's parking lot at work. They made solar car ports to cover the entire parking lot with their ObamaCash. It's impressive.

Here it's 11c/kwhr. I have ~2.6kw on the roof, 5 hours of sun a day. Works out to about $1.50/day. Not a lot. Sunelec's website seems to be down right now, otherwise I'd see what a solar panel runs these days... They have come down a LOT. Like <$1/watt.
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Originally posted by dratts:

I'm a big fan of your solar exploits. I wish we had the sun in Idaho that you have there. I recently got an offer for 58 cents a watt on solar panels. If I were still in California I would have been all over it and I would be buying your inverter in a heartbeat. Good luck with your project. Are you doing a self install? People like you are leaders and just what our country needs. Thank you for what you are doing.


Thanks!

The solar panels are already installed, I put them up last year(?) I actually just checked and the system has produced 3.2 Megawatt-hours.
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Originally posted by ryan.hess:


Thanks!

The solar panels are already installed, I put them up last year(?) I actually just checked and the system has produced 3.2 Megawatt-hours.


Another thread brought me here.

Doing some very quick math, that works out to around a grand a year in savings. Is that about right?

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Another thread brought me here.

Doing some very quick math, that works out to around a grand a year in savings. Is that about right?

Brad


Cool, so how much does a new instal cost. I have seen some from 20 ( no battery storage) to 35K (with battery storage).
At that cost you would need better than $1,000 a year savings to pay for the system within 20 years? At this point, why do it?

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So your only selling the inverter, and not the roof photo cells array....?
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