With the week were having in Central Texas, I think a solar installation and some large battery backups may have moved up the project list.
@rho Yeah, I have solar panels. They didn't do much today. I really just don't want to deal with batteries again.
@rho Cost, Shipping cost, daily monitoring maintenance, can't let them get too hot or cold, hydrogen, weight and they only last about 5-7 years, depending on how well you did. Yeah (just looking at that list of reasons), I don't want batteries again. Much rather be grid intertie with generator backup.
@Tay0 Yeah that sounds like a real pain, and generator would be a simple and reliable way to go in an emergency situation. I may just mess around with a smaller battery project (because it does sound interesting) while I look into whole house generators.
I've been wanting to prototype something for the office to kind of act as an oversized UPS for the network, computers, radios, etc, and there's a supply of used 18650's here thanks to all the scooter and ebike startups that flooded the city.
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