Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Building the System: Day 8

I feel like today was the day that reality hit us in the face. After admiring the beautiful array of panels, we're now looking at a lot of cables, wiring, conduit and junction boxes. R. and D., the electricians, are doing their best to make it look as unintrusive as possible. We may have to plant a new bush and paint some conduit when they're finished but it'll be okay.

R. and D. connecting our system to our meter and to the power grid.

These are the inverters, which will be mounted on the garage wall just above where they're sitting in the picture. Theinverters convert the power generated by the panels from DC (direct current) to AC (alternating current) before passing it through to the electrical panel / electric meter (and out onto the power grid). Energy from half the panels will be routed through each of these.

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