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Advanced level, cables, DC, How to connect, Parallel vs Series, Solar panels -

How you wire your panels impacts the performance of your system, and determines the choice of inverter and charge controller. First, let's remember that: W = V x A. The important difference between wiring panels in series or in parallel is that it affects the voltage and amperage of the resultant circuit. In a series circuit, you sum the voltage of each panel to get the overall voltage of the array. However, the amperage of the overall circuit stays the...

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Beginner level -

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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Batteries, Lithium, Medium level -

Are you also confused? Is it Lithium Ion or Lithium Iron? And what is LiFePO4? A lithium-ion battery (or Li-Ion) is rechargeable kind of battery with lithium cobalt dioxide (LiCoO2) or lithium manganese oxide (LiMn2O4) as a cathode or can also be a LiFePO4 battery.   A lithium-iron battery is also a rechargeable type of battery but made with Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) as the cathode material; the “Li” is for Lithium, the “Fe” is for Iron, and “PO4” stands...

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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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