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Solar Panels For Home Installation

yeah hello everyone and welcome to thisseries we’re going to talk about how to power your home or house from solarpower now first of all i have to say thanksvery much to xodar who are sponsoring this series as you have known if youfollowed any other of my tutorials David of X earlier and his companykindly donated all his time to install solar power of my house and what I likeabout XLR and and the companies that for one that have a great choice and varietyin terms of products and brands

David himself like me enjoys tinkeringand finding solutions to problems so he enjoys very much getting involved in thetechnology and making it work well so I certainly appreciate the inputnow today what I’m going to do this whole series is going to cover off fromdeciding whether you want an onboard system and offgrid system the types ofsolar panels where to have a charge controller or a grid tie inverter ormicro inverters battery bank the solar panels that cost involved isn’t worththat the complications of doing this in south africa vs somewhere like Europe orthe states so they’re going to be quite

a few few tutorials covering that off andwhat I ask you is that as I start these tutorials start posting your comments andquestions as we go along and armor training corporate there’s into thetutorials as they go along by all means if the tutorial series hasbeen completed or something has been cut off and you slap a question post a comment and I’ll do my best toanswer for you and it’s worth posting a tutorial on it I will do what we’re going to starttoday though it is getting understanding

all on grid this is off grid but before I walk youthrough this little picture and and discuss on grid vs off grid and what thegrid is and let me just show you some of the equipment so that you are familiarwith what I’m talking about when I shade this diagram and then we’ll get down and explain itok so let’s start off by looking at these solar panels we are going to talkabout these in detail later on a narwhal might even refer you to some othertutorials that up maybe I talk about the

performance of the different types ofsolar panels under different conditions so the one thing to note that today youcan get cheaper panels from china and what have you but you want to be awarethat if you do want to use your panels with high voltage systems which issomething we’ll talk about you have to consider the quality the build qualityand how they put together and that’s something we’ll talk about in terms ofthe gaps with the connectors we’re also going to talk aboutmonocrystalline this is poly crystalline and amorphous and which seemed toperform better under what conditions

this is an MPPT charge controller soit’s a maximum power point tracking charge controller and this device issomething our point out which is especially useful in offgrid systems asit takes the power from the solar panels it converts it does a dcd to DCconversion service at the right voltage for your battery bank to charge a set ofbatteries this can’t supply power directly to yourhouse and that’s why this particular unit is more unit is more useful inoffgrid systems but we’ll have a look that when we come to the actual diagramitself right so here we have the grid

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