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This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Solar: Mounting the Inverters

Friday, September 19, 2014

Tomorrow, Tony, our Master-Electrician-on-retainer will be here to help us do the final wiring in the house so that we can get it inspected next week before J. leaves for a conference in Kentucky on Tuesday.

So we had some prep to do before Tony gets here.  Perhaps the biggest thing on the list was clearing out the space in the basement where the inverters are going.  We'd been storing tools in that room, so they all had to be relocated.  Then we had to run some 2x4's from floor to ceiling where they screwed into the joists and then a leftover piece of plywood from the laundry room reno is what our two SolarEdge SE6000-US inverters are mounted to.

Installation requirements are that the two inverters have to be mounted at a minimum of 4 inches apart so any heat can dissipate.  As you can see in the picture, we have plenty of room so there will be a "combiner box" between the two inverters where the output wires from the inverters join together and then run to the main panel. 

My back is STILL screwed up, so J. did all of this by himself tonight while I sat on the couch with the dogs and watched reruns of Renovation Realities.  I would rather have been helping than dealing with this back pain.  It's really starting to get old.


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