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What happens when your inverter gets old?

Ok, so if solar panels are supposed to last 25 to 30 years, how many years can you expect your solar inverter to last?

A very good question, with no clear-cut answer, I'm afraid.

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Sharp JM-1600E Over Voltage Setting

Sharp JM-1600E Over Voltage Setting

This article shows how to change the Sharp JM-1600E inverter AC voltage settings. This will allow the inverter to continue working for longer as network voltages rise. Once the inverter senses AC voltage above its upper AC voltage setting it will shutdown and wait for voltage to drop below this limit before turning back on to generate power again.  

 

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Electricity and Gas GOING UP!

Here is what I thought a good summary of how the energy market in Australia has got itself in a *real knot*, due to decisions made within/by/for the Australian energy market itself!

Unfortunately, the losers include all of us - prices of electricity and gas will rise. There is some saving grace in the measure of price stability that big wind and solar generation will give us, ie prices could be more volatile without them.

Electricity and gas prices: why you're paying more

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The advent of Micro Inverters - Scourge or Saviour?

Any new technology comes about for good reasons - folk won't buy if it does not deliver.

The question of concern here is - will it deliver for our market, and the signs we've seen so far give us doubts. Now that's not to say that these doubts can't be cleared up, its just that we are not getting the answers we would have thought.

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