My Homemade Solar Panel

The purpose of this post is to show you how easy it is to make a FUNCTIONING solar panel with common materials!And of course, to provide you with the necessary information about building one! Note: my solar panel is a very very basic one. I will elaborate more later. Things You Will Need: Acrylic Sheets (CLEAR – Size up to …

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Purpose Of Solar Charge Controller

Solar charge controller helps to prevent your batteries from overcharging. For some good quality solar charge controllers, they will help you lengthen the effective lifespan of your batteries. A normal solar panel rated at 12V- 14V may be producing 16V to 18V at peak sun. This charge controller helps to regulate the charging process of your batteries, preventing overcharging. It …

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of Going Solar

Advantages: Save electricity bills over a period of 25 YEARS! With commercial solar panels, you will get back your initial investment within 5 to 8 years! Depending on the solar conditions of your location. Saving the Earth – Solar Power is clean, renewable and sustainable. It helps to reduce greenhouse gas emission Passive – Low maintenance. Once installed, will keep …

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Types Of Solar Panels

Solar panels can be made or bought commercially. This post is meant to help you differentiate between all the types for you to make an informed choice. If you have anything to add to this, please comment or drop me an email at [email protected] Homemade using:Polycrystalline CellsMono-crystalline Cells Commercial:Polycrystalline Solar PanelsMono-crystalline Solar PanelsThin Film Solar Panels Comparison between homemade solar …

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Types Of Inverters

Inverters can be grid-tied or off grid, pure sine or modified sine. The inverters here are all DC to AC inverters. They change the DC power produced by the solar panels into AC power that is normally used by your household appliances. Grid-Tie Inverter Synchronizes with the grid to feed electricity produced back to the grid. MUST be pure sine …

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What You Need To Know Before Going Solar

Sub-Topics:Advantages & Disadvantages Of Going SolarA simple illustration of a solar installationTypes Of Solar PanelsPurpose Of Solar Charge ControllerTypes Of Inverter (Grid-Tie or Off-Grid) / (Pure Sine or Modified Sine)Types Of Batteries Back To My Solar Project

A simple illustration of a solar installation

Grid-Tie: (Simple and Easy) – My preference Solar Panels generates electricity, electricity then goes to Grid-Tie DC to AC Inverter , then goes to Your House(powering your household appliances). If there are any excess electricity, it will be fed into the power Grid. Your power company will pay you for the excess electricity that you produced!(Net metering) Normally requires approval …

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