Finally got the solar setup on the shop. Works great, thanks 4 the diy kit and the friendly customer support.
Everything is working extremely well. I did mess up by
not having enough concrete for my pole install. I used a 2 piece 4"
aluminum irrigation pipe and buried the bottom section before the system
got here. I kind of went by the video and used twice as much concrete as the
2 inch pipe shown. It never occurred to me about the array spinning in high
winds. I will be using 1/4 inch aircraft wire and ground anchors. Now i
have seen other installs on tv and elsewhere that use major concrete in sono
tubes with threaded rod for anti spin. If an inspector comes around I
probably will be in big doo doo! Lol. Good thing i am back a lane and its
not too visible. For people getting the water secure system, even in a
rural area you may want to make sure to advise people to check local codes
on pipe install. Also address wire type etc.. I went ahead and upgraded to
a USE-2 8 AWG wire for an 80 ft. run to inverter. On a sunny day I'm pushing
97 volts. All and all, it went ok. I spent quite a bit on extras.
Batteries with Pv charging do charge up very fast. From 50 % to 100 % in 1