POE lighting/outlets tied to solar (inspired by net metering thread)
I was reading the net metering thread earlier, and was also recently discussing biosolar roofs with a friend (PV panels on a live vegetative roof).
The discussion of the shift of most of our electrical to DC and how a PV DC system could be a lot more efficacious within a home. To elaborate, in how I design, all the lighting is LED downlighting, the wifi, speakers, computers, small hot water recirc pumps, home monitoring,etc. is all DC. (The Heat pumps are DC but let’s leave that out of the discussion for now)
I already run a POE system for some of my devices like wifi, camera’s & speakers. I was thinking about what it might look like to integrate lights and USB outlets throughout as well. And the potential to tie them to a transfer switch where it could be handled by either the PV DC supply or mains power.
I found a few companies like Hubbell and cree have already started doing POE lighting systems for commercial.
Does anyone have any experience with this?
Or What companies you recommend to work with or ease of install and control for Poe lightning and plugin power?
Or just any thoughts on the concept in general is appreciated as well.
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