Solar Panels – Effects of Shading & How to Avoid It?
The most significant negative impact on solar energy production is shade. Even if only a minimal amount of your solar array is in the shade, the effect on the performance of your whole photovoltaic system can have a considerable impact. Depending on the exact circumstances, even if only 1% of a photovoltaic solar panel is […]
BLOCKING AND BYPASS DIODES IN SOLAR PANELS AND SOLAR PV SYSTEMS
Hi guys!A diode is designed to let current flow in one direction. If you are familiar with plumbing, a diode is an electrical equivalent to a check valve. There are two purposes of diodes in a solar electric system — bypass diodes and blocking diodes. The same type of diode is generally used for both, […]
What is in an off-grid solar system?
Most of you have heard of off-grid solar systems, but not everyone understands the components that make up an off-grid system or why it may be ideal for you. Off-grid means you’re disconnected from the power grid or the local utility company, the guys that send you a bill every month. It’s important to note […]
8 Costly Solar Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Home Solar System(s)
Mistake No. 1 – Confusing Off-grid and On-grid Solar power allows you to generate your own energy, which means you won’t pay for electricity from the utility grid. People assume this means they will be going off the grid, but that’s not accurate. In reality, most people are looking for a grid-tied solar system. Here […]
Costly Solar Mistakes to Avoid-Misdesigning Your PV System
If you are just starting out with your research, you might think it’s as simple as looking at your latest energy bill, then buy enough coulee solar panels to cover that usage. But that will ignore factors like climate, panel orientation, shady, natural efficiency drop, and other things that impact the true output of your […]
How To Choose A Right Solar Panel
Installing a home solar energy system is a smart financial investment for many homeowners. Among all the components of a solar system, solar panels, which create electricity from sunlight, are one of the main ones. But how do you know what brands of solar panels are worth to buy? In China, there are probably hundreds of […]
Half Cut Cell Mono PERC Solar Panel
Half Cut Cell Mono PERC Solar Panel Half-cell solar modules have solar cells that are cut in half, which improves the solar module’s performance and durability. Traditional 60-cell and 72-cell solar panels will have 120 half-cut cells and 144 half-cut cells, respectively. When solar cells are halved, their current is also halved, so resistive […]
What Can You Power with One 120 Watt Solar Panel
Hello guys. In today’s video, we’re going to take another look at solar panels, we’re going to come at it from a different angle. Traditionally, what you do is to start from with your loads, then you calculate the size of your solar panels from there. But today I’m going to look at it the […]