I’ve ordered 4 of these (will only use 3, but had to purchase 4 for delivery) Mission Solar 345W Solar Panel 60 Cell MSE345SX5T Monocrystalline Black - A1 Solar Store
It will stay under my max 145 VOC and go a little over the 900W max input allowing a little for non-optimum production.
So, I have a few other questions:
We already have a sub-panel that we had setup a few years ago for use with a gas Gen. It ties to grid on main panel through a breaker that has a fail-safe shut-off if I turn on the 30amp sub-panel breaker. It also stops any power from the Generator from bleeding to the grid and causing possible injury to a technician during a grid power outage. To my understanding, that’s required by code. I wouldn’t need any other kind of “switch” to just plug my AC200Max in to supply power to the panel like I would have if I was using a Gas Gen…correct? Of course I know I’ll need a cable adapter as the Gas Gen plug is 4-prong vs the AC200Max RV Connector being 3.
If I fix the rigid panels in Series, would I need any other kind of equipment…like a step-down module or anything…or just plug the + and - cables in to the AC200Max as I would have the portable panels I got with my system? I’ve seen some conversations for installing PV shut-off switches…which I like the idea of; but I don’t think it’s “required” or anything else would be.
The “plan” is to have my AC200Max + B300 on a cart in the basement under the panel. I’ve asked my Electrician if he can put in a plug like the Gas Gen one outside the house that I could use with this system since it can’t be outdoors. Then, find a place in the yard to ground mount the 3 panels and run the PV wires through buried conduit back to the house where they terminate to a PV shut off switch. I’d like to literally be able to walk in to the basement, throw the panel switch, plug in my AC200Max, turn on the solar, and walk away if/when grid goes down.
Am I missing anything?