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by Gregski
Thu Sep 29, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

wow just came across this listing on eBay for one of these 1000 watt inverters and what I like about this one is that it is the higher input voltage range, this is one lesson I learned that if I was to do it all over again I would buy in at the 24 volt system instead of the 12 volt, its more efficie...
by Gregski
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

so normally you are supposed to shove one of these white boxes into your electrical panel and wiretize it to one of the breakers, but that's not how The Greg rolls
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by Gregski
Wed Sep 28, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1971 GMCe Lexus GS450H BMW 530e Tesla Model S powered Electruck
Replies: 581
Views: 33841

Re: 1971 GMCe Lexus GS450H BMW 530e Tesla Model S powered Electruck

mjc506 wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:55 pmAh, performance air intakes eh? :)
ha ha, or as I like to call it dent, hole, and crack cover

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by Gregski
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1971 GMCe Lexus GS450H BMW 530e Tesla Model S powered Electruck
Replies: 581
Views: 33841

Re: 1971 GMCe Lexus GS450H BMW 530e Tesla Model S powered Electruck

culminating in my last act of defiance where I mount Pontiac GTZero nostrils atop a Chevy hood

all documented in excruciating detail on My Dusty 71 GMCe Electruck build thread on 67-72chevytrucks.com
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by Gregski
Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1971 GMCe Lexus GS450H BMW 530e Tesla Model S powered Electruck
Replies: 581
Views: 33841

Re: 1971 GMCe Lexus GS450H BMW 530e Tesla Model S powered Electruck

well other than, disassembling, reassembling, designing, fabricating, welding, grinding, sanding, scotch brighting, steel wooling, cleaning, wire wheeling, washing, media blasting, prepping, priming, painting, clear coating, and powder coating, I've pretty much done nothing to the truck as of late I...
by Gregski
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:17 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

in order to do so in addition to the Smart Plugs one per inverter plugged in to the wall sockets I went out and bought this Emporia Vue WiFi monitor (this is Gen 1, but it does the job) on eBay for $25 bucks, and all I got was the little white box just the monitor well technically and it's power sup...
by Gregski
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:12 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

so I also figured out how to get Total Usage using just the Smart Plugs if you happen to have multiple Inverters like I do (yes I know we are back to usage aka consumption instead of generation but again bear with me)

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by Gregski
Tue Sep 27, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: DIY Tesla Mobile Solar EV Charger
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: DIY Tesla Mobile Solar EV Charger

how much is really gained here? range lost for the terrible aero dynamics vs whats added via solar in a later video he addresses some of the "hate" don't mean you, and he says there is an alternate design where he carries the panels horizontally rather than vertically this is essentially ...
by Gregski
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

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note the graph in green as in solar production "saving the planet and such"
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by Gregski
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

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by Gregski
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

and the second problem is the Smart Plugs display our hard earned solar production as usage aka consumption

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by Gregski
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

alright, so the first problem is there is no aggrreggatted (sp?) TOTAL

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by Gregski
Fri Sep 23, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

so let's talk about what's wrong with using the Emporia Smart Plugs to monitor your Solar system:

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by Gregski
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

Full Disclosure, I did not need 3 inverters I only got them for science please see a thread called: Grid Tie Inverters - What's the difference?

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by Gregski
Fri Sep 23, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

so I'm having fun with this project and have tried a number of different configurations, here I have it setup as three different systems 1. Solar East (four 100 watt panels and one 12v inverter) 2. Solar South (four 100 watt panels and one 24v inverter) 3. Solar West (four 100 watt panels and one 36...
by Gregski
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Toyota/Lexus
Topic: Prius Gen 2 EPAS - Electric Power Assist Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Prius Gen 2 EPAS - Electric Power Assist Steering

Gregski, you inspired me to create a wiki page, with links to this thread as well as your posts from the project thread. https://openinverter.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius_Electric_Power_Assist_Steering I was going to upload some of your pictures of the EPAS unit from your project thread, but it asks you t...
by Gregski
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Toyota/Lexus
Topic: GS450H Discussion
Replies: 365
Views: 47015

Re: GS450H Discussion

Is it possible to run MG2 motor without making any connections to MG1, would like to physically remove it. I'm currently doing that in my truck build, in Phase I, I only plan on driving around on MG2, but I do not plan on removing MG1 just not connecting it, somewhere around this video on my channe...
by Gregski
Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

Not too bad of a result for an experiment! Yeah definitely going to be a battle optimizing panel angle to match peak cost/use time. Mostly because the sun won't be in the same place at the same time every day. You should write your local astronomer about that! I'll no longer wonder where you get al...
by Gregski
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Inverters
Topic: Grid Tie Inverters - What's the difference?
Replies: 20
Views: 903

Re: Grid Tie Inverters - What's the difference?

Those are the high frequency transformers, most high frequency inverters like this work this way: 1. low voltage dc is pulsed into these transformers at very high frequency with a bunch of low-ish voltage MOSFETS. This allows a lot of power to be put through the transformers without requiring a hug...
by Gregski
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

Because electricity costs must be incomprehensible in the State of California (it's in our Constitution, look it up) we do not pay a flat rate per hour, but it varies from Peak, Off-Peak, Post-Peak, Mid-Peak, Peak-Peak, Off-Mid-Peak, Mid-Peak-Off-Peak, you get the idea, lol this is why I rather prod...
by Gregski
Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

on this episode of First World Problems (FWPs) we talk about what can The Greg do to not overproduce energy between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm sending it back to the grid, but selfishly keep it for himself. Option 1 . Simply rotate the current South facing solar panel array and point it more ...
by Gregski
Thu Sep 15, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

I know that sounds too good to be true so here is an update in the spirit of full disclosure 1. We became empty nesters, for those of you not familiar with the term it means we are of age where our kids no longer live with us, more specifically both knuckleheads are in college at this time, so not q...
by Gregski
Thu Sep 15, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

holy cow that's a first SMUD = Sacramento Municipal Utility District aka my electric company the green stuff represents my little $1k system sending energy back to the grid I also just noticed my monthly electrical bill went down from $158 per month down to $109 Energy to SMUD.jpg SMUD new bill.jpg
by Gregski
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project
Replies: 83
Views: 2287

Re: The Greg's Grid Tie Solar Project

No "Backfeeding" means your "grid tie" inverter is recklessly powering the transformer on the street, stepping up your voltage to 6kV. Powerline workers can get killed by such contraptions (especially if you have it on a timer 🤦‍♂️), which is why it's illegal to grid tie anythin...