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Old 06-03-2016, 04:55 PM   #55455
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Will the local electric company buy your excess power? Some will. The batteries on my RV are usually full by noon and there are still several hours that the panels could be making me money if there was a way to plug into the proper grid.
The can and do but its only 2 cent a kph and so not really worth is. Power here is a huge issue - we own 5 UPS that our big stuff is plugged into now. Power surges here are huge and int he middle of the night for unknown reasons.

We may just flip the switch on our back wall and not sell to them and see how it goes for a while they charge us a fee of $7 a month since we are on solar but that ok right now too.
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Old 06-03-2016, 04:59 PM   #55456
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Nice! I'd like to know more about your battery. I have a 6.5kw system on my roof for the last 8 or 9 years and it might be nice to have some additional power after the sun goes down.



They buy mine back! But of course they pay squat when THEY are buying it, totally different price than what they CHARGE me for my usage.
Yup that is what we have on our roof too! We researched a lot and looked at several studies and decided that Sonnen is our best choice. Its self contained - inverters etc are all in the box and we can add 6 more Kw of power to the case still. The actual batteries are made by Sony. They were engineered in Germany and are made here in the US.

We looked at the Tesla Power wall too - but that might have been an issue at work lol; but mostly concerned that its still not a finished product and there was so much that needs to be added to make it useful too.

Sonnen' a bit pricy but we are ok with that since we are thrilled with what it is doing for us.


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So I was listening to some music today and just felt like sharing this one. And as it happens, my daughter would be 29 today. It was great to find this version of the song on the youtubes...

https://youtu.be/AIB2nkUfeWw
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:22 PM   #55458
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So I was listening to some music today and just felt like sharing this one. And as it happens, my daughter would be 29 today. It was great to find this version of the song on the youtubes...

My heart thumps fur that man... Loved him and the music...
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So Di and Larry, are you going to winter near Tampa now that you have grands down there?

Thanks Colleen, i know you understand...

Barb, that remains to be seen.... We dont totally winter anywhere, so not sure...
Am researching. But we will go down, just not sure.... I like the dryness of the desert...



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Ditto that. (Sniff) :(


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Bradley has gone the gauntlet. He says he has "Completed the easiest part of life".
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We landed at a Wal-Mart in White House Tennessee just north of Nashville tonight, I was ready to stop and have a beverage after dealing with texting 18 wheeler drivers today, it just blows my mind that drivers of these big rigs do that in rush hour traffic .... oh the insanity....
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Y'all got my attention when that button hit the back of my laptop screen!

Congrats to Bradley and his proud GPs!
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So I was listening to some music today and just felt like sharing this one. And as it happens, my daughter would be 29 today. It was great to find this version of the song on the youtubes...

https://youtu.be/AIB2nkUfeWw

Well, I tell them there's no problem Only solutions
Well, they shake their heads and they look at me, as if I've lost my mind

I tell them there's no hurry, I'm just sitting here doing time

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So I was pondering my beliefs a little and note that I have always felt things can be better. No matter how good or bad things are, we can do better. And while some things need immediate attention, for most there's no hurry. We just need to start. We have time, but we need to start. And that brings me to my water softener and filters. OK. The filters didn't come and we move to better water tomorrow.

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Congrats to Bradley and his proud GPs!

Thanks Ken. He was always a good boy. Now he is a good man. And has always been a gentleman. Just ask all the ladies!


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So I was listening to some music today and just felt like sharing this one. And as it happens, my daughter would be 29 today. It was great to find this version of the song on the youtubes...

https://youtu.be/AIB2nkUfeWw
As others have noted, a great contributor to music and just amazing composition ability.

Peace to you as well Steve and Annie...

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I love that insight he has already! A lot of kids would say that was all really hard to do!
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