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Plug and Play Solar

posted Oct 26, 2014, 9:47 AM by Gary Breisch   [ updated Oct 26, 2014, 11:51 AM by Jaybird Farrow ]

Plug and Play Solar

II was able to create the title name to this blog as "Plug and Play Solar Grid Tie" however, right under it, I could not type in any content. Not sure how this works at this site but here I go..... Plug and Play Solar is the name of the Google search for automatic news sent to me on my Google account and it should also be the same as "Plug and Play Solar Grid Tie" and I will check to add that search too. This is a short bit about what I wanted to say below:
I starting thinking about a simple Plug and Play Solar Grid Tie system about 11 or more years ago around 2003 because I found out that someone was making a micro inverter that seemed to be on the right track as part of the system. I studied it and found out it was not much of a easy way to use with a Plug and Play Solar Grid Tie later when I finally build my first Solar Grid Tie system on the ground and built a plug and chord that I could use to plug it in. Still not the Plug and Play Solar Grid Tie I wanted because most people are not going to want to hire an electrician to do it that way. They are going to just want to plug it in and get the power added to their uses to lower their electric bill by putting the solar panel so equipped to just plug it in ti what most people call a 110 or 120 outlet meaning that the standard AC outlet is usually that voltage in the USA and the unit would have to automatically sync up with the voltage and frequency of the grid (120 V 60 Hz + or - locally) with the Hz most often found to be 60 and sometimes I see 59.9 on my special meter that I use to measure the output of my now, special gird-tie micro-inverters that I now use to do what I want. 
Did you catch that. Recently in 2011, I came up with a system that would do it. Unfortunately the inverter comes from somewhere other than the USA, unlike Enphase which, to my knowledge, is not building a unit like the first units (17) that I installed on my roof and on to a special outboard unit from my tree deck that also attaches to the roof and provides upper access to my two different mounted methods for the first system which was not plug and play when it was finished and running. It was plug and play during the test phase then later, I got it wired. Now I have a true plug and play that I call PlugInPlay that can be plugged into a standard AC outlet in the USA since 2011 and I have yet to find anyone with a better system or even a true system with all the features I have for my system, not to mention all the details of my designs for advanced systems for each panel so it is a true plug and play panel ready to go and simple to just set out in the sun plug into a standard outlet or extension chord or power strip on any circuit.

Seasonal Project Shift

posted Sep 20, 2014, 7:12 AM by Gary Breisch   [ updated Oct 26, 2014, 11:55 AM by Jaybird Farrow ]

Time to Prepare for fall and winter. Read on below.....


Tis the season for Project Shifting....Read on below.....


Tropical Plant Wintering....Read on below.....


Time marches on and it is time to lay aside serveral projects and concentrate on digging up and potting the Moringa Trees (2 that are about 3-4 feet tall) and the Bananna tree which is about 8 feet tall out of the ground and burried at least 3-4 feet in the ground. Also see more on the Moringa Tree and why it is so important for your awareness at "SandSpringsOK Moringa" on Facebook as a group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SandSpringsOKMoringa/ . That will mean re-arranging my office to accomodate one Moringa Tree and the Bananna Tree. If I wait for the average temperature between night and day to get too low or a night when the temperature gets below 40 then it is too late that these two tropical type plants will not forgive me. Read on below.....


Tropical Plant Experience and Planning....Read on below.....


I took the advise of an experienced expert landscaper to bury the Bananna trees (2 out of 3 of them) 4 feet deep last at least counting the mulch to have them survive and re-grow from the ground up next spring but they did not survive the freeze periods we had last winter. The smallest one which was born from one of the 2 that I got 2 years ago from a root off-shoot, grew large and I wintered it live in my office last winter is all that is left from the 2 that Larry Lawrence gave me in winterized form 3 years ago. I have been raising Moringa Trees from seeds for that 2 years now and I gave several to friends to winter live in their greenhouses. Teresa Franklin wintered 2 for me and Helen Hickey tried but her grandchildren left the door to her greenhouse open and that killed the tropical plant she was wintering unfortunately. Read on below.....


Bees....Read on below.....


I have about 32 beehive boxes to finish with assembly and wax-propolis coating that have to bee suspended to concentrage on the trees. I will immediately concentrate back to the ongoing underground greenhouse for the other moringa tree and take that potted version to it and add some heating for it to winter for a second try to winter in the experimental Tree Hole down in the garden I have been digging deeper and better this time. I am working on a door and I will probably put a lot of extra temporary clear plastic over it to give it more insulation this try. Last year the Moringa Tree I planted in it with David Langston did not make it through the freeze. Everything esle in the "Hole" did great (grass and turnips) without any water or added heat. This year I will have a door to access the plant to check on water and heat added when needed. Read on below.....


Tree Trimming....Read on below.....


I will suspend all the tree trimming too to take time to finish the winterization projects here. I will continue on the bee and underground (other) greenhouses and repair on my mini-greenhouse soon after I get these tropical plants bedded down and secure from the temperature average drop to come soon. I plan to continue trimming for solar reasons (more light for the plants under them) and to prepare for some bee hive platforms in the trees - a concept I plan to introduce next season - another fun and interesting experiment that I am sure many will find fun and interesting to follow. Read on below.....


Solar....Read on below.....


To get you up to speed locally, see the Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/SandSpringsOKSolarCoop/ for the "SandSpringaOKSolarCo-op" or Sand Springs OK Solar Co-op group. I have sereral other goups for Solar but this is my local one that I should post too first. I have solar projects planned but not till I find some 400 watt panels and can continue matching them up with the plug and play grid tie inverters that I am also trying to find to handle the power for my PlugInPlay designs on the drawing board and to continue with the existing working PlugInPlay designs that are build and working just fine now. Read on below.....


Seed Saving - Storage - Preparation for Spring Planting....Read on below.....


Yes, it is also time to collect seeds soon and prepare for another season for planting in the Breisch Gardens here too. Read on below.....


Website & Links....Read on below.....


I have had a lot of help recently from my son, Robert, and my friend, Justin Bradley Farrow to get the new website launched for the garden, farming, solar, and bee products that will compliment the old website. We still need Facebook to show a banner for the grow.gbreisch.com site like the www.gbreisch.com site. I was told that the www is not needed for the grow.gbreisch.com site but Facebook does not know that yet and we will have to come up with a workaround for it or something till we can get it to pop up automatically with some sort of banner. Read on below.....


The Images


I have many pix and images for the subject and many groups for these and many more interest categories. The two images attached with this post are for Moringa Nutician and a pic of the PlugInPlay testing setup here over 2 years ago. If you are not already listed in my friend list, take time to send me a request and I will probably approve it within a day and then we can network with these interests or I can create a group for what interests you and we can help each other spread the good news of our interests to help motivate and inspire others to positive progress to benefit all we meet here and along life's pathway. Decide to Be Happy, Have Fun and Get Lots Done and BEE AWARE too. That is it for now.......End of Post.



Contact

posted Sep 11, 2014, 8:07 AM by Gary Breisch   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 1:51 AM by Robert Breisch ]

I am working on my new website called "Gary Breisch | What does your garden grow?" and understanding the other site which somehow feeds off of that google site called "www.grow.gbreisch.com" somehow.  Also look at theis fromat - cannot seem to understand how to change it to make it easy to read.  So much to learn or figure out..........

I  have tried and tried to figure out how to put the "Contact" menu button at the top of this site and have failed to find a way to do it so I have set the Contact page that does exist as the default page to come up when someone goes to the site here.  Not sure how the grow.gbreisch.com site works or why it comes up when I type out its link as www.grow.gbreisch.com in facebook and get an ugly picture of me with text that needs to be changed to elimante the Land Surveyor name in it when this site says Retired Land Surveyor which I can live with even though I an not sure that is important with the new direction I am going in life and leaving the Surveyor in my past and putting solar, organic gardening, beekeeping, and the Local Bee Product Outlet and Local Beekeeper Outlet as some of the many "Sustainable Living" bucket list items as priority.  Also I have Electric Vehicle or Electric Vehicle Conversions on myh bucket list too.   

I have been able to edit a "Contact" page to show another version of a map image with text in it to show how to find the farm gardens, house, and my solar displays here at the gbreisch physical site.  I have a lot to learn about this website system and will have to continue to experiment as time allows.  I still need to figure out how to get the RSS feed from my timeline to get into this site and the groups too from Facebook, my main social and promotional media.  Hope to see Google+ more user friendly but many of the Google products are much more applicable for what I want but sometimes not so user friendly.  

I might add this when comparing the two media giants.  I want Facebook to have a sort of unread messages like Google has in their systems.  I have to go way down the page of notices to find the different shade of blue which is another thing, color and shading, that needs to be upgraded for better find of unread notices and messages in a long stream or string of them to scan to find that messge I have not read. So many improvements are needed and perhaps I am just to farsighted into the future to wait.  I want the improvements NOW.  Both Google and Facebook need to make it easier for me to get those improvements NOW and open up a direct contact with me and others who can help them improve their apps and programs.  They are the tops, but can use much improvement.

Need a black or white background to see this better.

posted Sep 8, 2014, 2:48 PM by Gary Breisch   [ updated Sep 12, 2014, 1:51 AM by Robert Breisch ]

Well I can barely read this due to the background.  Interesting Justin...

Note to JustinFarrow

posted Jul 5, 2013, 9:05 AM by Gary Breisch

Thanks you much for all you did to get me started on this webpage development and concepts.  I was able to add content.  I was not able yet to create a new tab up at the top however.  I tried to create a tab called "Payments" that would have the information about "PayPal" like I have at the www.gbreisch.com site.  I created it with "new page" thinking that would create a tab called "Payments" so named by me.  When I saved it, it went away never to be found yet.  I had a few problems with positioning text and graphics on other tabs too.  I have a lot to learn and will dig back in soon. 

Blog Test

posted Jul 4, 2013, 7:32 PM by Gary Breisch

This is a test. Go to www.gbreisch.com where this will be migrated someday soon or if you are reading this at that site, great!!!, we did it thanks to Justin Bradly Farrow and my son for the help in learning how to build and edit such a site.  Also thanks to Google Sites for creating such a wonderful tool.

Gary's Solar Projects

posted Jul 4, 2013, 2:30 PM by Jaybird Farrow


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