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?
Solar Panel Testing How-To Guide This instructional post not only shows how to test any solar panel but also what the tests mean in practical… Read More »How To Test A Solar Panel | How To Check Solar Panel Output
How Many Solar Panels Are Needed To Power An Average House? This is one of the most common solar energy questions. We’re so used to… Read More »What Size Solar System Do I Need? How To Size A Solar System Step By Step
What Is A Domestic Grid-Tied Solar System? There are two basic options when considering a solar panel installation for your home. The electrical output of… Read More »What Is A Grid-Tie Solar System? Grid Tie Solar System Design
Solar powered air conditioning is perhaps the Holy Grail of the home solar energy field, particularly in very hot and humid countries. A simple and… Read More »Solar Powered Air Conditioning – Solar Air Conditioner For Home