Wow, currently generating 4.25kW of a possible total of 4.41kW solar capacity... it's a *nice* day in Christchurch!

Our house consumption seems to hover below 400w most of the time (with occasional spikes for oven, washing machine and heat pump) so we're dumping 90%+ of what we're generating into the grid...

@lightweight no battery component? It sounds like you could be completely self sufficient given a large enough capacity.

@rune yes, we could be. I don't think there're any cost-viable battery technologies available to me yet... waiting for the Leaf fleet in NZ to start wearing their batteries out - would happily buy some that still have 80% capacity :)

@lightweight @rune will that happen though? I guess it makes a leaf pointless otherwise, so people may replace battery or sell the car cheap I guess 🤔

@rtwx @rune yep. It'll happen eventually... or something better might come along in the meantime.


@rtwx @rune this is a "long game" :) (the panels have a 20yr warranty) - so not in a hurry to have the batteries until I can find something that seems right.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Mastodon - NZOSS

This Mastodon instance is provided gratis by the NZ Open Source Society for the benefit of everyone interested in their own freedom and sharing with others. Hosting is generously provided by Catalyst Cloud right here in Aotearoa New Zealand.