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Beginner level, CoC, Safety -

  Once your solar PV or backup system has been installed, it’s important to ensure that a Certificate of Compliance (CoC) is issued. What is it and why do you need it?   Basically, this document checks that the electrician who performed the installation has complied with the rules and regulations that are in place to assure a safe installation.   Insurance As the property owner, you are responsible for the safety of the electrical installation on your property in...

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Beginner level, Solar panels -

  Solar panels come in many different types, but the most important categories are mono-crystalline solar panels (mono) and polycrystalline solar panels (poly).   In many ways, they are the same: - Both panels capture energy from the sun and turn it into electricity - Both are made from silicon - Both are often made by the same manufacturers - Both can be good choices - Both have a long life span   There are a few key differences however. Mono-crystalline solar panels have solar...

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A solar Photo-Voltaic (PV) system includes the following elements:   - Solar PV panels- Racking and mounting system for PV panels- Batteries- Inverter- charge controller- wires- switches- performance monitoring system     Photovoltaic panels (or simply solar panels or PV panels) collect sunlight and convert it into electricity. Sometimes it is mounted on a roof, but it can be placed anywhere there is sun. The larger the surface of the solar panel, the more electricity it collects when the sun...

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Batteries, Beginner level, Calculator, Inverters, Sizing, Solar panels -

This is a handy tool that will help you with estimating your energy consumption and with the sizing of your solar PV system. Download The Solar System Sizing Calculator (Version 20.2 Updated February 2020) SunStore will take no liability arising from or relating to your use of this tool. It is the user's responsibility to seek further consultation if they are not familiar with solar system sizing.   Read more: SunStore Solar System Sizing Calculator9 Easy Steps towards installing SolarSolar panels -...

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Beginner level, Solar panels -

The cells on Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) panels absorb the energy from sunlight. Circuits within the cells collect that energy and turn it into Direct Current (DC) electricity. The price of solar panels has come down dramatically over the last few years. The most important aspects to look for when buying solar panels are:  Is the panel poly or mono–crystalline? Power ratings Efficiency Quality Durability Manufacturer’s assurances Poly or mono–crystalline The most commonly available panels today are either poly-crystalline or mono-crystalline...

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