From the monthly archives:

June 2017

See You Soon!

June 19, 2017

Hi folks! First, let me say that the MREA Energy Fair this weekend was AMAZING! We had TONS of plug-in cars, JB Straubel doing the keynote address, and of course all of the weekend workshops! My DIY Solar Garage workshop was packed! I promised a few of the folks there that I would be making [...]

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Solar BLACKOUT!

June 14, 2017

Today, I was up at 4 AM for work and had a short day. As I was driving back home mid-morning, I noticed the roads were wet. We had a thunderstorm roll through my neighborhood while I wasn’t there. I saw a power utility truck at the transformer just past my backyard. It didn’t take [...]

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Solar is LIVE!

June 6, 2017

Bam! My solar is now fully operational! This morning, the electrical inspector stopped by. I pulled off the cover of the MidNite Solar AC Disconnect Box for him to look inside. That was about it. VERY simple inspection for the solar. I also had a sample of the Enphase trunk cabling to show him. After [...]

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Wiring for Solar

June 2, 2017

We got the wiring for the solar done! My electrician, Ross, came over and we set to work on the wiring. I already had mounted electrical boxes to the racking on the roof and connected the Enphase Engage cable to the boxes with liquid-tight cable strain reliefs. I also made the conduit connections from the boxes [...]

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