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Solar system maintenance
MakeItSo posted a topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraQuestion for homeowners who installed and use their solar systems. We are planning to install a whole-house solar system Not quite entirely off-grid setup (will keep CFE meter and account as a fallback option). Wondering what is involved in maintaining the solar system? How often? Can we be away for months at a time, with only the cleaning lady and the gardener visiting the property regularly? What are the most likely things, if anything, that can go wrong during our absence?
reading CFE Bill
blizzzz posted a topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraI know this topic has been covered here already, I've been reading through some great discussions regarding Solar PV setup and usage in Mexico. I want to be 100% sure regarding my understanding of my CFE bill. I have a large solar array (5kw system - 20 panels @ 250watts each) with inverter (outback) and battery backup. Unfortunately I've been unable to get anyone reliable to setup and care for the system to ensure it's producing and topping off batteries and putting power back into the grid. Our goal has always been to use a little power from CFE as possible and be as close to "net neutral" as possible. I have had 5 different companies come out and inspect the system and offer their proposals. I have also had a company service the system recently and replace the Outback Inverter, telling me that it was not working. So in short, very frustrated, very expensive, no results and expensive CFE bills. From what I understand after looking at my CFE bill.. I am not selling any power back to CFE. Is this correct?
eSun is now Opiere Solar
hkrause posted a topic in Ajijic/Chapala/GuadalajaraThere was a previous post wondering about the status of eSun, but comments have been closed. I'll post here instead. This isn't an "ad" for the company, but info for anybody looking for them. We had a system installed by Nyah and his people right in the middle of them changing from eSun to the new company. Apparently the owner was having financial difficulties, which is why eSun "closed." In reality, Nyah and all the other eSun people (other than the owner) are still doing the same installs and solar work, but had to switch to a new name. If you are a former eSun customer, they are handling warranty work for your system, so you can contact them for that, or for new installations. Here's their new info (apparently the old email and phone number(s) will still work as well):Opiere SolarNyah Walters, Solar Advisor331firstname.lastname@example.org/solarFrancisco Villa #31, West Ajijic