11 October 2010

"domestic" solar power in Canberra

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So apparently the ACT let’s you have a home based solar system that has 10kw capacity per phase. One Canberran seems therefore to have gone whole hog and installed a 29.7kw system. To put this in perspective most home systems are 1-2kW.

Now a look at his site shows 120+ kWh generated per day since installation. Once again putting this in perspective, that is 4-8 times what most homes consume.

It can’t have been cheap, but it’s pretty funky 🙂

[ED – Andrew Tridgell is, however, no ordinary man]

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Captain RAAF8:14 am 12 Oct 10

What’s it cost to install enough panels to offset a minimum of 75% of a typical families power bill?

Special G said :

Generating about $22k a year from ACTEW.

That still doesn’t answer the question. Surely must have cost a bit more than $22k to set up in the first place.

Woody Mann-Caruso3:10 pm 11 Oct 10

Good write-up from tridge himself here – scroll down for more comments as the build progressed.

Generating about $22k a year from ACTEW.

Andrew Tridgell is a God I feel honoured and humbled to live in the same city

Andrew Tridgell is, however, no ordinary man

His Wikipedia entry seriously understates the contributions he has made to computer software.

Jazz said :

Does anyone know what the ROI on that sort of setup is?

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Or the payback period?

Does anyone know what the ROI on that sort of setup is?

Woody Mann-Caruso10:27 am 11 Oct 10

Andrew Tridgell is, however, no ordinary man

You’re supposed to ‘T’ yourself when you say his full name.

That’s just asking for trouble :-\ Imagine all the energon cubes they could pump out of that house

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