Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I must admit I'm not at my best right now. It's easy to write a blog when things are going really well. When they aren't it's tempting to keep quiet. However, in the interests of full disclosure, I'm sharing some difficulties with my solar electric system.
The main problem right now is the complete lack of sun. Days of constant rain cannot be made up with the occasional break in the clouds.
To make matters worse, the borrowed generator is not the best match for battery charging. No matter how long it runs, it never really tops off the battery bank. I know there are reasons that happens, but I just can't remember exactly why or how to fix it.
When we had access to the grid it was easy to give the batteries a full charge. My lovely wife has suggested that we might have to go back to using grid power for backup. This is the first time she's really complained.
I'm feeling a bit under the weather, so that doesn't help. Maybe the world will look better after a good night's sleep.