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Posted by Alex Hagen on March 21, 2017, 4:53 am
Edited by board administrator March 21, 2017, 8:07 am
Alex Hagen working on his first 3 Solar-Projects here in LaManzanilla. This is our job in Germany since 2009. We use german panels from SOLARNOVA that we imported directly from Hamburg Germany.
Why not using Chinese or other panels? Because these are highly efficient = 290wats each and it´s the frame that I like for the salty humidity here. There is 2 Kg more aluminum just in the frame. Very solid, really good quality that will last longer.
Next week my property will be 100 % solar driven. It will save tons of carbon and it will reduce my environmental footprint a lot.
Now it´s a good time for investing into Photovoltaik in Mexico. Prices for energy like fuel, gas and electricity are rising dramatically since last year. The system in Mexico and the ROI (return on investment) is the best worldwide incl. the multiple sun hours.
We will do more of this . We will open a branch of
STAR-RIGG-SERVICE.com in LaManz and people can pick up the stuff: Panels, Inverters, Alu-Rack-System, Solar Kabel- and DC- Connectors soon. Also we will install solar roofs ready to go . . . it will also start electric mobility - I´m sure . . .
Come and visit our Web-Page (see above) and send us an email.
Posted by Red on March 21, 2017, 8:08 am, in reply to "Solar-Projects"
Good luck Alex with your new venture. Do you know if CFE will turn the meter backwards? (net metering) Or are they only offsetting to zero balance? |
Posted by alex Hagen on March 23, 2017, 6:55 am, in reply to "Re: Solar-Projects"
meter turns backwards and builds up credit that you can use, if not being used you gonna loose it., so it`s the size of the plant that matters - yes always the size . . . |
Posted by Carol Lopez on March 21, 2017, 8:11 am, in reply to "Solar-Projects"
Congratulations, Alex! |
This is so impressive. In this land of almost constant sunshine,
solar seems like a perfect way
to use the energy that is already there.
I want to talk to you about getting a panel made for
my golf cart. Does that seem practical?
Posted by alex Hagen on March 23, 2017, 6:58 am, in reply to "Re: Solar-Projects"
yes Carol it works . |
I´m checking it
Posted by Alex Hagen on April 30, 2017, 12:58 am, in reply to "Re: Solar-Projects"
Hi Carol, |
hope you are fine. Are you staying all year in beautiful La Manz ?
Referring your car: The standard roof panels are produced cheap in large volume and very efficient + reliable. But they are not made for cars and they will not stand the shaking very long. There are special ones that work on cars, but the whole system is expensive.
I think the best solution for you is if we make you a small PV-plant on your lot or roof like 5 panels (depends on your consumption over the year). 5 panels will produce around 2.300 kilowatts during the year.
Then you can charge your car nicely and clean from this plant and moreover you will run your house and will get rid of your electricity bill which will be bigger anyway because of your car.
5 panels with inverter and installation on an alu rack will cost about
3000 USD . I saw golf car systems for more than 2000 USD.
What do you think.
Greetings from sunny but chilly Hamburg, Germany
Posted by Muy Rico Kitchen on March 21, 2017, 10:55 am, in reply to "Solar-Projects"
I will like to have an estimation for our Kitchen . |
let me no when you can come and figure that.
Muy Rico kitchen alimentos eventos e ambulantes
Posted by Alex Hagen on March 23, 2017, 7:06 am, in reply to "Re: Solar-Projects"
where are you (or are you the kitchen behind the bridge where we had dinner last friday ) ? |
I can visit you between 12 and 14 h any day or around 18h, just tell me or phone me 351-5367
Posted by Alexander Berkmans on March 21, 2017, 2:04 pm, in reply to "Solar-Projects"
Hello my name is Alexander Berkmans and work for a custum broker agency in Manzanillo, if you need help with the importation just le me know, I would be glad to help. |
Posted by Brooke Squyres on August 6, 2017, 10:08 am, in reply to "Solar-Projects"
Hi Alex- |
I would be very interested in talking to you about solar for our home. We will be in Mexico in January. How do we reach you?
Posted by Barry on August 6, 2017, 4:17 pm, in reply to "Re: Solar-Projects"
Hi Alex, |
We are very interested in reducing our CFE bill as much as possible and you seem to be the guy who has most of the answers.
I would like to arrange a meeting to discuss details of hardware & installation costs and also the schedule. I would like to have the project completed before the annual influx of Canadians & Americans who invade La Manzanilla - usually Oct and Nov.
Barry & Jan 351-7445
Posted by Richard on August 26, 2017, 8:03 pm, in reply to "Solar-Projects"
Going solar is an excellent idea. Because of the three tierd rate system here in Mexico your goal in a grid tied-net metered system should be to use solar to reduce your consumption and keep it within the first low cost consumption tier. If your consumption regularly goes into the third exedente tier, solar is for you because you risk going into the dreaded DAC for continued excidente consumption. |
The older analogue meters usually will run backwards but if you have a new digital meter it may not. Check your meter.
Do up a electricity consumption budget based on your usage over a number of months or years. How many KWH do you use monthly.. it's on your CFE bills. Are you planning a new air conditioner? Factor the wattage it uses in.
Plan to lower your grid consumption to as close to 0 as possible. But putting in a 5000 watt solar system when you only use 1300kw monthly is a waste of money. Remember if your aggregate input into the grid is more than you use, it is banked for a time but there is no payback.
Look at the solar irradiance of the area... It's high, we get lotsa sunshine here. I calculate that with the solar irradiance we get, and the hours of sunshine I personally get, I could bring my net consumption close to 0 with between 1500 and 2000 watts worth of grid tied solar panels. everyone's situation is different though.
Solar panels and allied electricity generation is not rocket science. I'v worked with it since 1978..mostly more complex off grid for commercial remote radio systems. Plan your system carefully so as not to waste money. Cost out your system. Do not accept a 'turnkey' quote... how much are the individual panels, the grid tied inverter, ancillary costs and installation fees?
Permitting is encouraged as CFE has a program that encourages self generation of electricity. It isn't difficult.
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