OK, I've invested in a wind turbine, a lot of hardware from over there (the states) a solar panel setup and a new card GTX1050ti 4Gb. I'm expanding the project a little. Work has been crazy and I've been totally occupied. I sorry friends.
OK, I'm building this sun and wind power setup. First a 4x 300 watts solar panel config and 1 2kW 48volt A/C 3 phased 40 Amps wind turbine with 2 battery banks. Battery bank 1 is 6x 100A pretty special deep cycle batteries and battery-bank 2 will be lithium-ion 18650 batteries harvested (mostly) from laptop batteries. We will start up with 24 volt banks and then I will go from there to a more efficient 48 volt setup. I've got myself another RACK for this 48 volt battery-bank, but this I will build last. I've bought a 3000watt APC PSU in Belgium, which I will use as a inverter and this will run only on the 48 volt battery bank li-ion. I just got the charge controller last week, from the states as well. a midnite classic 200 which apparently is the best on the market for wind turbines and DIY maniacs like us. It's a pretty nice peace of hardware, that's for sure.
I'll document it all. I'll do videos from start till the end. But I'll write inhere as always, first. This is where it all started for me
The first config will be a Grid-Tie setup, 24 volt battery-banks. A wind turbine needs a load at all times. And of course I've gotten myself som monster resisters (like those we use in elevators for braking) so that when then battery-bank is full, the load is being dump'ed. This dumpload is directed out into these resistors and the overproduction of electricity will be burned of as heat. YES, I know! And of course I've got a plan here. This dumpload will instead be used for running mining rigs, so that the electricity is being used right!
I'm currently running GTX 1050 ti 4Gb on a windows system, testing it for performance mining and temperature. I'm rebuilding "Test system - Beaufort" to run with 4x GTX 750 ti to run on Linux server as a headless rig, as usual.
Actually I'm not very satisfied with the performance of the new card Bitcoin-wise. It's several times faster than GTX 750, but wh are getting nowhere with the bitcoins that way. It's a dollar a day. And yes, free energy - so there's no expenses.
OK, if there's any of you that knows how to install and run e.g. Gminer, T-Rex miner, CCminer on Linux server CLI, I would be so happy for the help. I've used a lot of time figuring all this out and as you know I've succeeded in getting several GPU's running on Linux rigs headless, so the systems are ready for GPU mining.
I know about wallets, I've got one of cause. And one for testing. And I know about pool mining too. I've prepared a wallet for full node mining, and the linux rigs will be full node in the end. That's the goal.
The system I'm building here will begin as a Grid-Tie system. I will build a Off-Grid system too, to have several rigs running there, and then finally, the Grid-Tie'd system, will be rebuild into a Grid-Tie A/C coupled system.
I'm hoping for some help with the mining stuff on Linux.
Here's the status on GTX1050ti running 100% mining the T-Rex GPU Miner v.0.9.2 on CUDA 10
BTW. We will need CUDA 8 on Linux when mining on this card. Maybe there's a new LP card coming soon?
Are we going to use only 1 larger card in the future??? What do you say guys? I've bought some 90 degrees adapters for such a card to be installed on our test systems. But I like the Low Profile GPU's. It's more expensive, I know, but is it better or not? Building a system to compare with shall we?