DEV Community

Discussion on: Mining When the Sun is Out

Collapse
totonyparis profile image
totony

Very interesting, I was thinking about making something similar, once I install solar panels.
What I was thinking of though was to estimate the unused power. For exemple, even if the sun is out and bright, I might not want to mine if my electric water heater is on and I'm washing clothes.
On the contrary, on a very cloudy day, if I'm away and nothing runs, it makes sense to mine.
If the solar controler is not intelligent enough to provide this info, it could be done with a current clamp on the feed in line (where you send current back to the grid). If that current is above a specified value, then toggle on the mining. If it is below another threshold, then stop it.
Do you know of any existing such solution?