The Secrets to Connecting Different Solar panels in Series or Parallel- The Definitive Guide In this article we show you: The best practices for mixing different solar panels How to squeeze more solar power by using different solar panels and “breaking” the best practices at the same time Let’s get straight to the point. The basics of connecting different photovoltaic panels in series or parallel Mixing solar panels of various voltage or wattage, or produced by different manufacturers, is a frequently asked question by most DIYers. Though mixing different solar panels is not
The most crucial step for achieving a cost-efficient sizing of your off-grid and RV solar power systems is the correct determination of the electricity usage. Our AC and DC load calculators have been created to help you estimate your solar power consumption fast and easy! We highly recommend you to read the quick start guides for using AC/DC load calculators below before starting your calculations. AC Load Calculator Your browser does not support iframes. DC load … [Read More...] about Solar Load Calculator For Off-Grid and RV Solar Power Systems
We bring to your attention the following two free solar battery calculators: A free calculator for sizing the solar battery or solar battery bank of your off-grid solar power systemA free calculator for determining the number of batteries in series and parallel in the battery bank. These solar battery calculators help you design your solar battery or solar battery bank not only fast and easy but also cost-effectively by implementing the best design practices for achieving the optimal … [Read More...] about Free Solar Battery Calculator: Calculate Fast & Easy The Solar Battery Bank Capacity And The Number Of Batteries In Series Or Parallel
Yes, a solar power system on your RV or boat brings freedom, independence, and pleasure at weekends. Also, it makes you look both ‘green’ and ‘cool.’ Indeed, if you have a motorhome, what’s wrong with adding solar panels on the roof and enjoy the free electricity? Well, nothing’s wrong, but the devil is yet in the details. Although not costing a fortune, installing a solar panel system on your RV is not cheap and takes time both to do the planning and install the hardware. What size … [Read More...] about Essential Guidelines on Mobile Solar Power for RVs, Caravans, Campers or Boats
This article reveals the basics of the main components of a solar photovoltaic system you need to know once you have decided to go solar. Whether you have made up your mind to buy a solar power system or build it yourself, you are to consider the following: How to differentiate between the various types of solar panels, batteries, charge controllers, and inverters,What affects the performance of each solar system components,Which solar component is the best solution for your specific … [Read More...] about Solar Power System Components Demystified: What You Need To Know When Selecting The Building Blocks of Your Solar System
This article outlines the most commonly committed mistakes and blunders you might commit if you decide to build or buy a solar power system for your house or RV. We would like to share our experience about what to avoid once you have decided to buy a solar power system or build it yourself. Being aware of all such possible traps will help you: Decide whether it is worth to go solar or notSize, install, and maintain your solar power system fast and easy, with no nasty surprisesBuy … [Read More...] about 15 Blunders That Can Ruin Your Solar Power Project
The definitive guide to how solar panels produce electricity The main element of a solar electric (photovoltaic) system is the solar (photovoltaic, PV) cell. Hereinafter the terms ‘solar’ and ‘photovoltaic’ are used interchangeably. We would like once again to remind that term ‘solar’ could be somewhat confusing because it’s also used for solar-thermal collectors used in solar water heating systems. In this article ‘solar’ is only used with the same meaning as ‘photovoltaic’. Photovoltaic … [Read More...] about What Are Solar Panels Made Of- How Do Solar Panels Work
Solar electric (photovoltaic) systems generate electricity from solar energy. The solar generated electricity can be used in your home/office and/or exported to the utility grid. Therefore solar power systems are divided in two main types – connected to the grid, or ‘grid-tied’, and disconnected to the grid, also known as ‘off-grid’. The main components of grid-tied solar power systems are solar panels and inverter. Grid-tied systems only operate when utility grid is on. In case of … [Read More...] about Solar Power Systems For Your Home Or Business
How many solar panels do I need is one of the most frequently asked questions by solar enthusiasts. In this post, we offer you a step by step method for calculating the number of solar panels needed for your solar project: solar-powered home or vehicle. We suppose that you have already made your home or office more energy efficient and that you know the different types of solar panels available in the market . The right choice of the solar panel type is very important. It … [Read More...] about How Many Solar Panels Do I Need?
How to size your PWM charge controller? The main function of a charge controller (sometimes called ‘charge regulator’) is fully to charge the battery in a solar system but also to prevent it both from overcharging in hot sunny days and from deep discharging in days of scarce sunlight. If you connect a solar array directly to a battery, with no charge controller, this will eventually result in shortening the battery life. The most common charge controllers are ‘pulse-width modulation’ (PWM) … [Read More...] about Size your PWM Charge Controller With Our New Free Solar Charge Controller Calculator!
Welcome To Our Free Solar Panel Calculator And Solar Power Calculator Designated For Designing Off-Grid Solar Power Systems and On-Grid Solar Panel Systems. If you want to design your off-grid solar power system for your off-grid home, cabin, cottage or lodge and mobile solar power system for your RV, van, motorhome, car or boat or your grid-tied solar panel system for your residential home