Thursday, January 19, 2012
The next step in getting the solar system operational was completed today. The county came and signed off on the final inspection. It was a bit anti-climatic, as the inspector was at the house for all of 10 minutes. Real Good Solar sent a rep out to the house to meet with the inspector and make sure everything was good. I feel a bit sorry for him, since he had to drive 3 hours each way for something that took 10 minutes. Although, he did hook up the internet monitoring to the system while he was at the house. Unfortunately, the system is not using WiFi to connect to my internet access point. Instead, it uses some other wireless technology to transmit to a receiver that then is plugged in through an Ethernet connection to my router. This wireless receiver needs to be plugged in to the wall as well. Should I subtract out the power needed for this from what the system generates?