Jim Bruce is an ex-installer of solar energy systems and now blogger about all things DIY solar. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and education.
Some weeks ago I posted an article examining the possibility of running an ordinary household fridge with solar panels and concluded, like most other solar… Read More »How Much Solar Power Do I Need To Run A Refrigerator?
Back in the 70s solar thermal heating was all the rage. That’s to say, it was very cool but in many Western countries people needed… Read More »How To Use Solar Energy In The Home – Why Use Solar At Home?
In total, for a standard Class C RV I would install 500 watts of solar panels with a lithium phosphate battery bank of 360Ah. This… Read More »How Many Solar Panels Do I Need For My RV?
PV system losses have a substantial impact on the overall efficiency and output power of solar panel arrays. Good solar design takes into account 10… Read More »10 Solar PV System Losses – How To Calculate Solar Panel Efficiency
Improving solar panel efficiency of commercial solar panels has long been the Holy Grail of DIY solar enthusiasts, both for PV electrical systems and also… Read More »Solar Panel Mirror Concentrator – Do Mirrors Increase Solar Panel Output?
It’s often one of the first questions asked by people getting into solar systems. There are two main categories of solar charge controller, so which… Read More »MPPT vs PWM Test | What Is The Difference Between MPPT and PWM?
DIY Home Solar EV Charging Station Design If you already own an electric vehicle (EV) or plan to do so, you should seriously consider charging… Read More »DIY Solar EV Charging Station Design | Charge Electric Cars With Solar Panels
Can a solar panel run a trolling motor? The short video shows me and the wife sailing away across the bay in a solar powered… Read More »The Solar Powered Trolling Motor | How Many Solar Panels To Run A Trolling Motor?