kw_header

Serving the Big Island of Hawai'i since 1995

   
       
       
       

KONAWEB's

Big Island Forum

   
Kona, Hawaii
a Proud Supporter of KONAWEB!
To promote Your business, Click Here.
* Read Responses * Post a Response * Post a NEW Message * Return to the Forum *
* Previous Message * * Previous Response * * Next Message

UPS systems protect against bad Helco power

Posted by Rich E2 on Monday, 24 December 2018, at 12:57 p.m.
Send an Email to →

In response to 142970: Too bad net metering ended, posted by Jeff N on Monday, 24 December 2018, at 12:35 p.m.

We live deep in South Kona at 950 ft elevation overlooking the vast Pacific. No undue clouds here, so 20 panels works perfect. I can understand, where you are, teh need for 24 panels. Our system is based on an average usage of 18 KWH/day.

I find it amazing that we get more solar production in the winter months than the summer months, Apparently, the shortened days are more than offset by the sun's rays hitting my panels more directly. They are mounted on the roof pointing directly south.

You really should invest in a few UPS systems. They are about $80 each at Wal-Mart, and last about 3 years, before the battery in them wears out. They will absolutely protect against brownouts and surges. I have one in the catchment pump room just to protect my UV light, which is part of my filtration system. I lost a couple of those expensive lights before I protected it. I now have UPS units protecting all TV's, DVR's, computers, and the UV light. Since then, I've never had another loss.

Have a GREAT 2019, and be happy you don't live on the mainland!!


Responses:

•(There are no responses to this message.)

Respond to the Message Above:

Your Member Name:
Your Password:
*Sign up to post on the Forum*     *Click Here to post Restaurant Reviews*
If you have a paid link on KONAWEB, you may direct people to your link, in response to relevant posts,
otherwise, the Forum is not to be used for self promotion of products or services.



Subject:
 

       

KONAWEB Internet Magazine is produced by KONAWEB L.L.C.
KONAWEB and KONAWEB L.L.C. are protected by U.S. copyright and trademark laws and international conventions.