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  1. 1 hour ago, Go Solar said:

    Not necessary, as the ECU sits right next to the internet modem, and picks up the solar data via ZiBee wireless or right from the house power lines (PLC) depending on the model.    Works great, and STI has over 6 years as a national distributor with this line.

    Some system don't work that way.  For example, mine goes directly from the solar system to the wi-fi router, no extra devices. 

  2. 1 hour ago, Lily H said:

    Hahaha 😀... Maybe your dog has weak teeth if chewing "the core of a head of lettuce" as "a bone" or if you don't give her enough of real bones?

    Or maybe she is just fine and it her way of playing around. She doesn't need to be diagnosed.

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  3. 2 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    SDI's box (my solar company) that generates the data is plugged directly into our modem with an ethernet cable. 

    For some reason I made the assumption from the start we were talking about a WI-Fi connection. I just could not understand why you would not have to change the network infomation.  Now I understand.

  4. 12 minutes ago, bdmowers said:

    I added it but how do you use it in a website?  When I click on the icon while in a website, the window that comes up is empty, nothing to translate.  If, one at a time, I have to select each phrase then drop it into the window, it does not seem worth the trouble.

    Let me go get on my PC.

  5. 2 minutes ago, bdmowers said:

    I added it but how do you use it in a website?

    Go to a page that is in Spanish. One of the rows toward the top of the browser should have a button for the translator. Click on it. It should ask to translate the whole page. 

    There is a way to do it automatically but I am not using my PC now so I will check later.


  6. 17 hours ago, mudgirl said:

    My dog would go for the rib eye, but the veggies and mixed berries would lead her to leave a bad review.

    Our dog loves the core from a head of lettuce. She thinks it is a bone. She runs around, trying to find a place to hide it. HAHAHA

  7. 20 hours ago, Ferret said:

    When I get iLox installed, I will have to do that again.


    8 hours ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    We did not have to make a service call or change any settings when we switched to iLox.

    I believe what Ferret is talking about is changing the network name and password on the solar control panel so it can access the home network. Normally the installers would do that initially. But if you change the Internet provider after the solar system is installed, someone will need to change it. Just like any other computer devices.

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  8. 13 hours ago, traderspoc said:

    Opiere solar installed 12 panels at Have Hammer will travel A.C. carpentry school.

    They know there stuff , 

    my recommendations for a solar provider. Opiere solar
    here's my experience of our research done FEB 2019.
    It was extremely challenging to interview 11 solar providers.
    Our Have Hammer board of directors and volunteers, 7 of us. Finally chose one, that met all our criteria and was competent to get the job done correctly.
    Please pass this email to your solar selection team

    Reasons why Opiere solar the best solar provider lakeside

    We interviewed 11 solar providers for Have Hammer Carpentry solar installation Feb 2019 Opiere came out the best

    1. Best price, (some quotes did any have IVA, or electrician cost in them they then appeared lower)

    2. Best crew, all employees no subcontractors.  Means experienced installation first time around.  Some are  just a 1 person Businesses.

    3. Best electrician lakeside. 8 Out of 11 did not have in house electrician. 2 told me to get my own electrician.

    4. Use the best quality material for installation of rack, inverter, nuts and bolts and solar panels.

    5. Had the best panels 370's watt panels in stock. Not 320’s, 340’s 360’s that  other vendors offered. Means less panels used. Less installation fees. Save money on installation per panel fees. By using 370's three less panels needed savings $200 US dollars per panels installation fees, savings $600 dollars in installation fees.

    6. Had the best Inverter Sunny Boy 7.7 in stock  for up  to 24. solar panels.

    7. Excellent reputation lakeside, they warranty there installation

    8. Used anti theft Techniques when installing panels.

    9. Much more. They provide service with more serve and less ice, professional,

    no unusual solutions. Others providers did not understand at first what we needed. Had to teach them what we needed in order to prepare a quote I could understand.

    10. Best of all. They giving us the 8 extra panels we need,


     With Affinity

     H Wayne Renz

     Have Hammer Will Travel A.C.

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     (AKA Head Honcho for Gifts of Passion and Love for the Kids)

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    Do they have a web site or app where you can monitor the output of your solar plant?

    Did they show you how to read the CFE meter?

    These are a couple of things you can keep an eye on during the month instead of waiting for the bill.

  9. 22 hours ago, thevalerieleigh said:

    When I received the first ridiculous bill, I called and asked them to come out and check our system to confirm it was working properly.  It was/is.  There was a little dust (not enough to cause any real issue) on the panels and they cleaned them.


    1 hour ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    I would start with online report of solar generation for the same time period as the CFE bill and compare that to the usage on the CFE bill.

    Maybe it is something else than the solar plant.

  10. 26 minutes ago, Bisbee Gal said:

    Can't you run reports of your solar generation data?  We are able to do this with our system (installed by Go Solar's company)?  We can monitor production live from each panel, from anywhere (currently we are in Europe).  And can do ad hoc reports very easily.  I thought all the newer systems have this computer access.....no??

    Yes But there is three pieces to this puzzle. 

    1. What you mentioned. The generation from the solar plant.

    2. The transmission to CFE thru the meter. That is what I was talking about. What is sent to CFE is the net amount after what is used in the house. That doesn't show with the on-line display of the solar plant.

    3. The recording and billing at CFE.

    Each step needs to be check.

  11. 49 minutes ago, thevalerieleigh said:

    Tiny, no, I haven't monitored my CFE meter but intend to start doing so.  Since I don't understand what it's showing, I thought I'd make a habit of taking photos with my iPhone each Monday and share that with Opiere Solar to help identify the problem.

    Since I don't know which CFE meter you had, I recommend taking a photo of the two numbers and post them here.  Then we can tell which number is what being used from CFE and what number is being sent to CFE.

    Then I recommend either taking pics or recording the numbers twice a day for several days.  One time early in the morning and then when the sun starts to go down.

    The period between morning and evening shows the extra that is being sent to CFE. The period between evening and morning shows what you are using from CFE.

  12. 3 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

    Quite often, it is the charging adapter that is burned out. You can get one with the same voltage at WalMart... any USB charger, practically. Or, as I mentioned on the other board, remember that long distance is free from here, and there is Skype, FaceTime, FaceBook Messenger, WhatsApp and any number of other apps to get your friends and family through.

    I believe with Skype and Magic Jack you can lease/get a phone number so you can receive landline calls (like banks...).  I could be wrong.

    Can you do that with the other apps?  

  13. 1 hour ago, thevalerieleigh said:

    GREAT news, thanks!  In this case, no, they asked me to share the two bills with them.  When I received the first ridiculous bill, I called and asked them to come out and check our system to confirm it was working properly.  It was/is.  There was a little dust (not enough to cause any real issue) on the panels and they cleaned them.  They asked that when we received the next bill, to send it to them so they could see the results.  The second bill was even HIGHER than the first.  CRAZY!!!  So, that's what I have tried to do. 

    Happy to hear they've enjoyed an Easter/Spring Break vacation and I'll chat with them this week.


    Valerie  :)

    Have you monitored your CFE meter to make sure that you are sending to CFE?

  14. 7 hours ago, monadog said:

    None of this makes any sense to me. 


    Different ATM's use different ATM Networks.  That is one reason your card may not work at one companies/banks's ATM but may work at a different companies/bank's ATM. Also, if the problem is at a ATM network, your bank will not have any idea that there is a problem.

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