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Old 08-18-2016, 09:07 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by glennwest View Post
this is being done. Using lithium batteries and mini splits. The mini splits use an inverter compressor. Very low power. Research them before writing them off. Your math is off also. Both run on 1 15 amp breaker.
As I said before, if you have enough solar panels, and enough batteries, you can do most anything. I am talking practicality. The 11,200 mini split unit I looked at took 8.4 amps @ 120 volts. If there are mini splits that take less, they are no doubt, smaller air conditioners.

Also, where is my math wrong, so I can correct it?

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Old 08-18-2016, 03:46 PM   #16
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Really your biggest benefit of solar power is to provide some level of convenience off-grid. To simply expect to circumvent $0.12 per KWH with a bunch of expensive equipment would not be the best investment. But everyone is different.

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