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“domestic” solar power in Canberra

By planeguy - 11 October 2010 10

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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10 Responses to
“domestic” solar power in Canberra
Captain RAAF 8:14 am 12 Oct 10

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

Jazz 10:17 pm 11 Oct 10

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-Caruso 3:10 pm 11 Oct 10

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

Special G 1:52 pm 11 Oct 10

Generating about $22k a year from ACTEW.

cross 12:43 pm 11 Oct 10

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

Deano 12:15 pm 11 Oct 10

Andrew Tridgell is, however, no ordinary man

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

enrique 11:11 am 11 Oct 10

Jazz said :

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

+1

Or the payback period?

Jazz 10:45 am 11 Oct 10

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

Woody Mann-Caruso 10:27 am 11 Oct 10

Andrew Tridgell is, however, no ordinary man

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

Mike_Davis 10:15 am 11 Oct 10

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

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