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Refused Connection

Discussion in 'Solar PV Forum' started by jason121, Jul 7, 2014.

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  1. jason121
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    jason121 Electrician's Arms

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    Lincolnshire
    Had my first refusal today for 50 KW system due to western power primary sub station not able to with stand all the Solar PV in the area.
    I have to wait for the upgrades in a few months.

    To much reverse power anyone else experience this yet
     
  2. a1colly
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    a1colly Regular EF Member

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    Not yet, didn't you get it connected within the written agreement timescales? I was always under the impression you didn't get an accept unless the upgrade work had been completed and no other connections were allowed until your offer had expired.
     
  3. driverman
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    driverman DIY

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    Should you /customer of informed them before you started? At least there is an upgrade coming later. What would of happened if no upgrade being planned?
     
  4. jason121
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    jason121 Electrician's Arms

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    Paper work stage not installed yet.
     
  5. driverman
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    driverman DIY

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    Ahh good then. So all is not lost then , especially with upgrade on the horizon.
     
  6. a1colly
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    a1colly Regular EF Member

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    Ahhhh that's good, had plenty of them currently sitting on a £65k upgrade for 24kwp - 1.7kwp system x 20 and the client has agreed to pay
     
  7. jason121
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    jason121 Electrician's Arms

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    The govt want all these roof top mounted solar but the grid cant cope
     
  8. Worcester
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    Worcester Trusted Advisor

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    Yep had one refused in Leciestershire not so long ago (200kWp) got around it when we agreed not to export >3.68kW per phase :)

    We estimated the total cost to the business based on matching their half hourly consumption data to half hourly generation data predictions was less than 4% so the project was still a goer :)
     
  9. jason121
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    jason121 Electrician's Arms

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    What make and type did you use to limit current capacity
     
  10. Energetic
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    Energetic Electrician's Arms

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    We've had 30kw turned down in devon as it's not far from a multi-acre solar farm. Have been told by WPD that Devon and Cornwall is 'full'. Unlikely to be any private upgrades that will fix it, they reckon it will take billions in infrastructure upgrades.
     
  11. jason121
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    jason121 Electrician's Arms

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    Time to burn your tool box and retire
     
  12. snowhead
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    snowhead Trusted Advisor

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    The solution would be to encourage some heavy (power consuming) industry into the area.
     
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  13. Gavin A
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    Gavin A Electrician's Arms

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    we use power one with the PMU unit to control it, and elios 3 phase unit for the actual export limitation... it works, but waiting for a firmware upgrade to actually lock the setting.

    currently only does up to 100A supplies though due to the CT clamps, another thing on my list to get sorted....... (looks at Andy Sibert)
     
  14. jason121
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    jason121 Electrician's Arms

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    Spoke to Andy about the elios upgrade for 100 amp plus they have no intention yet to do so.
    I need to limit 200 kw plus
     
  15. shanky887614
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    shanky887614 Electrician's Arms

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    if it is limited to 100amp.

    can't you split the strings?

    it might add a bit more with the cost of inverters etc but surely that would make it possible then
     
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