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    Solar Health Check?

    Hi All, Looking for some advice, got a cold call today from someone who informed me the company who put up my panels have ceased trading. The new company is contacting their old customers and offering to help with any warranty issues. They need to do a health check to validate the system health...
  2. P

    Solar Panels Do solar charge controllers regulate voltage to batteries?

    This is probably the most stupid question ever..... I have ''inherited'' some PV panels from the previous owner of a property... There are 7 PV panels wired in parallel, actually 8 but one is broken... Wired through a rather basic charge controller, to charge a 12 volt car battery. The systems...
  3. K

    Effects of Scratches on Solar Panels?

    I'm seeking professional, third party advice. We recently had a system of LG NeON R 370 solar panels professionally installed on our home roof- 16 panels, so just under 6kW for the whole system. Unfortunately, the installers did not do a good job. To get the panels up to the roof, they placed...
  4. D

    Solar Ammeter readings in/out

    Hi all just registered and looking for an answer to an issue with my installation. I will give you the spec first. Two X BP solar panels each one: Nom peak power 75.00 Peak power voltage 17.00 Peak power current 4.45 Short circuit current 4.75 Open circuit voltage 21.40 Victron energy 75/15...
  5. What is Inside the Conversol Off-Grid Control Cabinet for Photovoltaics - 5kW Inverter MPPT Charger

    What is Inside the Conversol Off-Grid Control Cabinet for Photovoltaics - 5kW Inverter MPPT Charger

    A detailed video with a control cabinet for off grid solar systems. The cabinet is pre-assembled and fully wired offering a real plug n play experience for the solar engineers
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    Integration of Solar system with multiple utility company's sources in a home

    I have installed 4kw (5kva) solar system at my home. I have 3 phase supply (3 single phase meters instead of one 3 phase connection, i.e 3 separate phases and 3 neutrals, These neutrals are combined at source end of utility company) from the utility company. when I shifted load of one kwh meter...
  7. D

    2399 Solar PV Course for Electricians for Domestic Installations

    What everybody’s thoughts on the 2399 solar pv course? Has anyone done the course? Is there a big market for self employees electricians going into installing solar panels in domestic premises?
  8. F

    Need help converting solar light to wired DC

    I purchased some solar flicker flame outdoor tiki lights which I really like. The downside to them being solar is that each light does not get equal amounts of sun in my back yard so the length of time they remain on and their brightness can vary somewhat. Also, they have a photosensor and turn...
  9. B

    Solar Where to purchase 2 pole DC Contactors suitable for switching 20-25amp 600volt DC PV array preferably with 230volt AC coil.

    I am trying, with little success, to purchase 2 pole DC Contactors suitable for switching 20-25amp 600volt DC preferably with 230volt AC coil. I require these for switching the supply from PV array. If you are able to supply or suggest where I might be able to get them I would be most grateful...
  10. R

    Solar Aurora inverter issue

    Newby from Tasmania. After replacing failed Zetter a/c relay following 031, a quick, cheap and simple operation, there is now an intermittent 013 fault indicating Wrong Mode. Sometimes inverter operates for hours without failure sometimes only a few seconds. During the automatic restart...
  11. hey-hey-my-my

    Multi-stage charging: skipping absorption?

    Good morning, I'm on the road year round in a motorhome with two 100w solar panels (soon to be doubled) charging a 260ah AGM battery via a 20a MPPT charge controller. I also hook up a 30a multi stage mains charger about once a week to properly charge the battery. I'd like to get the most out...
  12. N

    Solar Inverter

    Nelson by name.wish to ask if it advisable to ground the neutral of a 3kw Inverter on a distribution line of 500m in a rural area.
  13. ziggie12

    Solar Panels vs Interter

    I want to purchase a 50kw 3 phase grid tied inverter(attached) for my bakery however out of the required 50kw panels required my roof top can only take about 30kw(97 x 330w panels) worth of panels. How will this affect the output performance of my inverter? Will it still work?
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    Solar Panels Does the home consume solar produced electricity that doesn't reach the meters?

    I have been trying to reconcile our electric bill with the Enphase production and consumption reports. I don't believe we have any kind of battery. There seems to be much higher production/consumption numbers on the reports that my bill and meters can't account for. The installer says that my...
  15. Dan

    What are your solar PV's generating these days?

    What are your solar PV's generating these days?
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    solar pannel nickel-iron system question!?

    Ok, so I am a little stuck on one thing for a while now. For a nickel-iron battery bank of 24 volts, each cell is 1.2 volts and has a charging voltage of 1.65, so 33 volts is needed when for optimum charge. The 24 volt, 100Ah battery bank requires a optimal charge rate at c/4 (25 amps for a 100...
  17. Dan

    Reported content: Post in thread 'Solar Installer - Solar PV Installers | Solar Panel Installers - Directory of Solar Panel Specialists in the UK'

    Post in thread 'Solar Installer - Solar PV Installers | Solar Panel Installers - Directory of Solar Panel Specialists in the UK' by Dan has been reported by Dan. Reason given: Content being reported:
  18. R

    Solar connectors in J box

    Hi there, We had simple residential solar installation with AC modules today but inspector by referencing to the code sec 690.33 asking us to use "polarized latching or locking connectors" in J-box. Any idea?
  19. C

    18 volt solar battery charger

    Hello, hoping for advice on this... We intend to use 18volt Makita power tools high in the Khumbu mountains near Everest. With no mains power on site I’d appreciate any advice on an affordable yet lightweight, portable and efficient set up to recharge batteries. Probably x10 4.00 Ah units per...
  20. A

    adding extra solar panels to motorhome

    hello guys this is my first post, i hope I am posting this one on the right section. aamseee I am looking for some advise. i have bought a Motorhome which has a solar panel (100w) and a leisure battery 110ah i am thinking of upgrade the solar panel by adding 1 or 2 two 100 Watts panels, my...
  21. Lou

    South East Solar - Solar Panel Installers in South East

    Lou submitted a new resource: South East Solar - Solar Panel Installers in South East - South East Solar | Solar panel installation in South East Read more about this resource...
  22. Lou

    Solar South West Ltd - Solar Panel Installers in South West

    Lou submitted a new resource: Solar South West Ltd - Solar Panel Installers in South West - Solar Panel Installers in South West | Solar South West Ltd Read more about this resource...
  23. Lou

    Solar Installer Solar South West Ltd - Solar Panel Installers in South West

    Solar panels & energy systems in the South West Solar South West Ltd (SWW) is one of the largest independent PV installers in the UK, providing renewable solar energy systems through professional turnkey solar panel installation and maintenance services. Having operated as solar panel...
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    Solar charge controller

    Hi, in my campervan I have a roof solar panel, two 100AH UK-UKG110 leisure batteries and a LS1024B solar charge controller. In the daytime the controller is on and all is well. However as soon as it becomes dark outside, the charge controller switches off completely and none of the lights and...
  25. Lou

    NW Solar | Solar Panels in North West

    Lou submitted a new resource: NW Solar | Solar Panels in North West - Solar Panel Installation in North West - NW Solar Read more about this resource...
  26. Lou

    Solar Installer Northburn Solar | Solar installation in North East

    Northburn Solar prides itself on helping its customers by listening to their needs and offering systems that meet not only the technical requirements but are aesthetically pleasing and practical too. It is for this reason we can offer a variety of systems to meet your requirements whether your...
  27. Lou

    Sogosolar | Solar Panels in London

    Lou submitted a new resource: Sogosolar | Solar Panels in London - Solar Panel Installers in London | Sogosolar Read more about this resource...
  28. Lou

    Solarfix NI Ltd - Solar Panel Installers Northern Ireland

    Lou submitted a new resource: Solarfix NI Ltd - Solar Panel Installers Northern Ireland - Nothern Ireland Solar Panel Installers | Solarfix NI Ltd Read more about this resource...
  29. Lou

    Cymru Solar | Solar Panel Installers Wales

    Lou submitted a new resource: Cymru Solar | Solar Panel Installers Wales - Solar panels Wales | Cymru Solar Read more about this resource...
  30. Lou

    R.B. Grant - Solar Panel Installer in Fife

    Lou submitted a new resource: R.B. Grant - Solar Panel Installer in Fife - Scotland Solar Panel Installers - R.B. Grant Read more about this resource...
  31. Lou

    Solar Installer R.B. Grant - Solar Panel Installer in Fife

    There are many different solar panels to choose from. Let us help you find the best solar PV panels in Scotland to suit your needs. We have installed a range of solar panels all over Scotland which we monitor for performance. We pride our self in being one of Scotland’s most experienced...
  32. Dan

    Solar PV Installers | Solar Panel Installers - Directory of Solar Panel Specialists in the UK

    Solar PV Installers | Solar Panel Installers - Directory of Solar Panel Specialists in the UK London Solar PV Specialists - Greater London Solar Panel Installers Scottish Solar PV Specialists - Scotland Solar Panel Installers Welsh Solar PV Specialists - Wales Solar Panel Installers N. Ireland...
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    Integrating Generator with Solar PV System

    We installed a 14.7 kW solar PV system and are now installing a 22 kW whole house backup generator. The solar panels and SolarEdge inverter are on our barn, because its roof had the best sun exposure. The panels on roof of the barn connect to the inverted inside the barn, which connects to a...
  34. Javadali

    MPPT Solar Charge Controller Sizing for 1200 Watt solar Array

    Hey everyone! I am drafting out my first solar power off grid system for my back yard shed and came here in hope to get some good recommendations from you guys on trusted a charge controller which will support my current specs but also give me room to grow as I improve on this system. Below are...
  35. O

    Lithium reverse drain

    Hi all, diy newb here trying to clean up the electrical on my sailboat. Current power storage consists of 8x 130Ah lithium batteries, which are charged by the alternator and/or an 815W PV solar array via Xantrex C40 charge controller. In rewiring my house branch breaker panel, I accidentally...
  36. CCinPA`cr

    1.5v - 1w >>> Solar?

    Feel free to throw me out of here because of such a simple question... But here I go: I need to power a 1.5v 1w device (consistently) - Just during daylight hours - Able to tolerate variations in sunlight What else would you need to know that would help? Help?
  37. Dan

    Solarplicity have gone into administration

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/aug/13/solarplicity-energy-supplier-collapse This is the 13th energy firm to have gone bust since 2018! They had a very strange business model. My aunt got conned by them. And I'm pretty sure they were using government grants somehow too. Not sure...
  38. Nesha2

    Domestic Solar panel alteration

    Hello everyone, can anyone tell me is it possible to remodel solar panel Canadian Solar 230W witch is for 24V system to applied to 12V system? Please help!
  39. grahammiranda1

    Domestic Need help with fuse

    I'll make this as short as possible. This is what I have: 1) Inverter: Aukey 1000 W 2) Solar Controller: 40A 3) Battery: Solar battery 100 Ah C100 4) Solar Panels: One 100W PET Panel I want to follow this: My Question: What Amp fuse do I need to/from everywhere? (Yes, I'm a noob, this is...
  40. C

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done

    Looking for Solar Inspection form s and tests after an installation was done
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