From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Monday, August 24, 2009

Solar Installation - Part 3

Alright, so with the rails up, we're ready for Part 3...installing the panels. The panels are mounted on the aluminum frames, and connected to a DC voltage collector, which feeds into the AC-DC power inverter.

We have a total of 38 modules going on the roof, in 3 separate "strings" or "arrays" (solar guy's terms). To those of us that are programmers:

power_t *solar1, *solar2, *solar3;
// versus
power_t solar1[16];
power_t solar2[11];
power_t solar3[11];

Heh, okay, bad joke!

A little over half are installed now. We're waiting on the shipment of the rest. Hopefully, the rest should be installed by the end of the week. Stay tuned...

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