Thanks to BB Bill !

VicVic Solar Expert Posts: 2,987 ✭✭✭✭

This is not really in the weeds;

Just want to say a public Thank You to BB Bill for ALL that he does here  --  much of those efforts are behind the scenes,  but very much for the good of the community.

Of course  Bill is very,  very helpful in giving Engineering-based advice,  that we all can see,  and admire!

Thanks,  too,  to Northern Arizona Wind & Sun for hosting this great,  and informative Forum,   and also for being an honest, well informed Customer Friendly company to deal with.

Thanks ALL!   Vic

Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548 Inverters, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH [email protected], 11.1 KW STC PV, 4X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  25 KVA Polyphase Kubota diesel,  Honda Eu6500isa,  Eu3000is-es, Eu2000,  Eu1000 gensets.  Thanks Wind-Sun for this great Forum.


  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Solar Expert Posts: 1,482 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2017 #2
    +1 here.  Thank you Bill "keeper of the peace" B.    Seems what you have needed to do recently would in no way be enjoyable

    As to NAWS, I regularly recommend them to my solar customers.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

  • HorseflyHorsefly Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭✭✭
    Absolutely great @BB. - He and just about everyone else on this board is great. Helpful, considerate, and knowledgeable. What was damaged has been repaired!!
    Off-grid cabin: 6 x Canadian Solar CSK-280M PV panels, Schneider XW-MPPT60-150 Charge Controller, Schneider CSW4024 Inverter/Charger, Schneider SCP, 4 x Vmax XTR12-155 12V, 155AH batteries in a 2x2 24V 310AH bank.
  • Marc KurthMarc Kurth Solar Expert Posts: 690 ✭✭✭✭
    I will say publicly what I have already said privately: Thank you for all that you do, Sir.
    I always have more questions than answers. That's the nature of life.
  • Raj174Raj174 Solar Expert Posts: 728 ✭✭✭✭
    Count me in, thanks bill for your kind and patient moderation.
    3600W PV, MNE175DR-TR, MN Classic 150, Outback Radian GS4048A, Mate3, 54.4V 195AH LiFePO4 no BMS, Kohler Pro 5.2E.
  • softdownsoftdown Solar Expert Posts: 2,917 ✭✭✭✭
    Bill = Best
    First Bank:16 180 watt Grape Solar with  FM80 controller and 3648 Inverter....Fullriver 8D AGM solar batteries. Second Bank/MacGyver Special: 10 165(?) watt BP Solar with Renogy MPPT 40A controller/ and Xantrex C-35 PWM controller/ and Morningstar PWM controller...Cotek 24V PSW inverter....forklift and diesel locomotive batteries
  • MangasMangas Solar Expert Posts: 547 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2017 #7
    Thanks always Bill for your thoroughly researched and well thought out counsel. 

    As one of the older Forum members, ten years went by in a blur along with the engineering technology which you are so willing to moderate.

    Also, thanks NAWS for the opportunity to stay informed.

    Let er' Buck!
    Ranch Off Grid System & Custom Home: 2 x pair stacked Schneider XW 5548+ Plus inverters (4), 2 x Schneider MPPT 80-600 Charge Controllers, 2 Xanbus AGS Generator Start and Air Extraction System Controllers, 64 Trojan L16 REB 6v 375 AH Flooded Cel Batteries w/Water Miser Caps, 44 x 185 Sharp Solar Panels, Cummins Onan RS20 KW Propane Water Cooled Genset, ICF House Construction, all appliances, Central A/C, 2 x High Efficiency Variable Speed three ton Central A/C 220v compressors, 2 x Propane furnaces, 2 x Variable Speed Air Handlers, 2 x HD WiFi HVAC Zoned System Controllers
  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,274 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For the most part a moderators task is a thankless one, the display of support for Bill is a direct reflection of the time, effort and most of all patience (the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like)
    Thanks Bill.
    1500W, 6× Schutten 250W Poly panels , Schneider MPPT 60 150 CC, Schneider SW 2524 inverter, 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery bank 
    Second system 1890W  3 × 300W No name brand poly, 3×330 Sunsolar Poly panels, Morningstar TS 60 PWM controller, no name 2000W inverter 400Ah FLA 24V nominal used for water pumping and day time air conditioning.  
    5Kw Yanmar clone single cylinder air cooled diesel generator for rare emergency charging and welding.
  • jonrjonr Solar Expert Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭✭
    I agree.

    I am available for custom hardware/firmware development

  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,182 ✭✭✭✭
    10-4 here|!
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • EstragonEstragon Registered Users Posts: 4,451 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
  • AguarancherAguarancher Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Yep, Mr. "B" has the patience of a Saint..
  • solar_davesolar_dave Solar Expert Posts: 2,348 ✭✭✭✭
    Yep me too with the atta boys for BB!  And as for NAWS one of the best in the business IMHO after several dealings with them.  

    I was throughly surprised earlier this summer when NAWS had panels in stock with very close specs to replace 4 that had some sort of damage to my 72 panel array install over 7 years ago.  A quick drive to Flagstaff kept the install team from stopping the roofing project.
  • myocardiamyocardia Solar Expert Posts: 118 ✭✭✭
    Yep, Mr. "B" has the patience of a Saint..
    Oh, puhleeze! Any person canonized by the church, at least in the last 5-600 years, can't even begin to hold a candle to Bill, in patience or otherwise.*

    *This post might contain some slight hyperbole, but not much.
    DoD= depth of discharge= amount removed from that battery   SoC= state of charge= amount remaining in that battery
    So, 0% DoD= 100% SoC, 25% DoD= 75% SoC, 50% DoD= 50% SoC, 75% DoD= 25% SoC, 100% DoD= 0% SoC
    A/C= air conditioning AC= alternating current (what comes from the outlets in your home) DC= direct current (what batteries & solar panels use)
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