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Beginner level, DC, Fuse, How to connect, Medium level, Safety, Sizing -

What is a Fuse?A fuse is an electrical safety device. It protects an electrical circuit against high currents. The fuse is placed in the supply cable to an electrical device. As soon as current flows through the fuse that is higher than its current rating, for a certain amount of time, the fuse will blow. Once the fuse has blown, no more current will flow into the circuit.Higher than expected current situations can occur when an electrical device develops a fault...

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Beginner level, Inverters, Medium level, Sizing, Victron -

There are plenty of options available when it comes to selecting an inverter. Inverters vary in size, efficiency, performance, and capabilities. So what’s the best solution for you? The key questions you have to answer are the following:   Do you have a single phase or three-phase electricity supply? Do you want back-up power from a battery? What is the size of your solar panel array? How much power are your appliances using?   What is an inverter? An inverter...

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Advanced level, Batteries, DC, Lithium, Medium level -

(Read more about Lithium batteries here)   People often claim that Lithium batteries are expensive, and although initial costs are higher, Lithium batteries are cheaper over a longer period. In this article, we will try and compare batteries that use Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) chemistry with Lead-Acid batteries, in terms of capacity, longevity and price over an extended period of time. We will conclude that LiFePO4 batteries are about 40% cheaper in the long run, next to having a range of other benefits. We will...

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Beginner level, Finance, Medium level -

More and more South Africans are looking for alternatives to power their homes and businesses. In the long-term, the best thing to do is to invest in high-quality equipment that will last a long time and that doesn’t give you any headaches along the way. However, for many people, this large initial investment is often a stumbling block. One of the solutions for this can be a loan for your solar PV system. There are a growing number of financial mechanisms available that can finance your solar PV system. We have listed some of them below, please note there are several other financing options as well.

Please contact us if you are interested in one of the options below.

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Beginner level, Medium level, Solar panels -

  Bifacial (“two-faced”) solar panels can capture solar power from both sides of the panel. Bifacial solar panels offer many advantages over traditional solar panels. Power can be produced from both sides of a bifacial module, increasing total energy generation. In general, more power can be generated from bifacial modules for the same area.   Traditional solar panels capture sunlight on one light-absorbing side, and light energy that cannot be captured is simply reflected away. This is not the case...

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