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Solar panel question


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Old 05-21-2014, 07:58:10 PM
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My research does show that washing the panels off a couple times a year is all that is needed.
Contrary to a previous post grid tie will work well for me since I live in Florida and I expect the system to pay itself back in 7-10 years depending.

Batteries are expensive and unless you have no choice to go off grid the added cost and inefficiency takes you down to about 60%. Grid tie you are not changing voltage from DC to AC for a battery charger to the batteries which is DC then when you need to use them convert back to AC.

Regardless of micro inverters or a string inverter you change from DC to AC three times...
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