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Installing Solar Panels on My House: The Basics of On-Grid vs Off-Grid From DIY’ers to door to door salesmen, home solar power has exploded in popularity in recent years. There are many reasons one might install solar energy, from environmental to economic to emergency preparation. There are two main methods with which we can install…

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Installing Solar Panels on Your RV: The Basics One of the most common projects for DIY solar enthusiasts is to install solar power onto your RV. Solar power can give you the freedom to park away from ground power, or to drive almost anywhere in the world without the fear of your fridge running out…

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One of the first questions that beginners ask as they plan out their solar setup is: “How many solar panels should I buy?” While it may seem like a simple question, the answer depends on a huge number of factors. These factors include: (1) Your daily drain and how much sunlight you expect to receive…

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The Four Main Elements of Most Solar Power Systems There are four main elements in most Solar Power systems. The four elements are the following: First, your Solar Panels, which gather energy from the sun. Second, your Charge Controller, which regulates the electricity coming from your panels to avoid damaging your battery bank. Third, your…

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An Overview to Powering Your Appliances With Solar Energy We can divide our solar power setup into three main sections. These are (1) the battery/power supply, (2) the appliances we want to power that drain our batteries, and (3) the solar panels that recharge our batteries. Both our batteries and our panels can be wired…

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