Solar Panel - Balkonkraftwerk (posted 2023.09.21, last updated 2023.09.21)
After my brother living in the same building already had a small Solar installation running since last year, it was time for me to get even ;)
My brother had a 600W installation, using a HM-600 and 2x400W panels
Currently, in Germany a 600W installation is allowed to be installed without (much of) paperwork/bureaucracy, larger installations are more complicated due to their potential impact on the grid and the compensation for injected power.
Next year, the limit will be raised to 800W and the registration process will be even more simplified.
However, those "simple" 600W/800W installations will not be compensated for excess energy injected in the grid.
Given our suboptimal geo location, I decided to get a more powerful setup, which will be capped at peak sun, but should yield better output during lower sun times.