Adding wind generator to solar array



  • EstragonEstragon Registered Users Posts: 3,127 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I would avoid using a MSW inverter for a motor load. Not all MSW inverters are created equal, nor are all motor loads, so some combinations may run ok. In general though, the motor is likely to run hot, so I'd avoid it.

    For the meter, I ended up ordering the 203. I figured it was made in China, but it turns out it's actually shipping from China too. Fortunately I don't need it in a hurry, so if it takes 6 weeks on a slow boat I can live with that.
    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
  • Joesouth75Joesouth75 Registered Users Posts: 30 ✭✭
    That was my understanding as well thank you
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,068 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mod sine inverters are good for toasters, waffle irons and coffee pots.  Simple resistive heating chores.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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  • 706jim706jim Solar Expert Posts: 220 ✭✭✭
    Motors run with increased hum and power factor is lower than with pure sine. That said, the motor on my piston pump has run faultlessly since 1996 and doesn't look like it's going to give up soon. 
    Island cottage solar system with 1400 watts of panels, Trace DR1524 MSW inverter, Trace C40 PWM controller 8 Trojan L16's. Insignia 11.5 cubic foot electric fridge. My 26th year.
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