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Beginner level, Sizing -

  With the ongoing load shedding, the energy price increases, the dropping costs for solar components and the need to do something about climate change, more and more homeowners in South Africa are looking to go solar. Here are the key steps to take for installing the best PV system for your home: Reduce your energy usage where you can: One of the smart things to do before installing a solar PV system is to reduce your energy usage where you...

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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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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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Advanced level, Cables, DC, Sizing -

Choosing the right wire sizes in your Solar PV system is essential for both performance and safety reasons. If the wires are undersized, there will be a significant voltage drop in the wires resulting in substantial power loss. Also, if the wires are undersized, there is a risk that the wires may heat up to the point in which a fire may result. 

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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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