Ok, now up to 4.42w! Looks like our panels are exceeding their rated output...

@stebby could you complement the solar with a wind turbine? :)

@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.

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

@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 :)

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...

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

@berend I'm not quite sure how much of this related to the gov't R.E.M. favour (not sure what that is, exactly)... seems all gov'ts in the US favour extra-strong IP due to being captured by corporate interests, imposing taxpayer supported effective subsidies... not sure if that's relevant in this case, though.

@SimonCHulse not sure yet... had a little idea, though... watch this space :)

@berend Yes. That's right. Despite "all rights reserved"...

Nice... just grabbed a sweet new domain name...

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