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Solar Panel Charge Controller

Solar Panel Charge Controller

If you are using a solar panel with a battery source then Without a doubt, you absolutely need to be using a solar panel charge controller. Choosing not to use one will leave your battery in a very compromised situation which can be both expensive and dangerous. The very longevity or battery lifespan is controlled by the solar panel charge controller, so turning your back on this important piece of equipment is not a good idea. If you are not…

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Solar Panel Inverter

Solar Panel Inverter

A solar panel inverter is like the brains behind a solar panel, it is what transforms the energy from the suns rays or the direct current electricity into alternating current which will power your energy needs. A good quality solar panel inverter is a top priority if you want to run your solar energy system at an optimum level. Choosing the right inverter will mainly depend on your energy requirements and if you want to be connected to the grid…

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Solar Panel Wiring

Solar Panel Wiring

If you have been tinkering away on your solar project you will sooner or later realize the importance of solar panel wiring. If you want to learn how to build your own solar panel then you are going to need to learn about wiring, the only way to avoid this is to hire a professional. This article is for the brave DIY people who want to learn how to do this themselves and get their hands dirty! Choosing the DIY…

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How To Install Solar Panels in 7 Easy Steps

How To Install Solar Panels in 7 Easy Steps

Choosing solar energy to power your home is a great way to save money by investing in renewable energy. But the problem with a professional installation is that it can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Many DIY enthusiasts have decided to learn how to install solar panels by themselves. If you can put together a bookshelf from IKEA, you can install solar panels by yourself too. Before You Install Solar Panels Always put your safety first when installing solar…

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Make Your Own Electricity

Make Your Own Electricity

Since many of the energy sources that we have taken for granted in the past start to become limited in their supply and prices increase, solar energy is proving itself as a viable way to make your own electricity. Everyday the sun provides everyone on the planet with an abundance of energy that we can choose to tap into and use to power our homes and anything that needs energy to run. The sun is a never ending source of…

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How to Make Homemade Solar Panels

How to Make Homemade Solar Panels

If you want to save money on your home solar power system is to make your own homemade solar panels rather than buying panels. If you don’t know how to make homemade solar panels, don’t worry. It’s not as difficult as it may seem. The process of building homemade solar panels consists of the following steps: Finding cheap solar cells to power your solar panel Building a weatherproof box for mounting the solar cells. Wiring and soldering the solar cells…

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