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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. T

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Dan

    Solar Installer 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 (Working on this thread) This will house the directory listings for solar panel installers for the directory.
  8. C

    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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. C

    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?
  12. 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...
  13. 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!
  14. 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...
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    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
  16. W

    12V solar powered UV disinfection system

    Hi everyone, I am currently undergoing a small DIY project to make a solar-powered UV disinfection system. The 2 loads I have are a small 4LPM 12v DC pump and a 24V 10W UV lamp. My system consists of a 50W 12V solar panel which is connected to a 3A charge controller, A 12v 14AH battery, a...
  17. N

    Trainee About Insulation Piece in solar panel

    Hello everybody, I'm an intern and I'm searching about Insulation Piece in solar panel. This word is new for me and I didn't find anything about it. Can you give me some link about it? You help is very important for me! Hope you are happy and healthy! Thanks everyone.
  18. A

    My solar array doesn't seem to generate enough energy

    Hi, I've recently had a 4KW PV array fitted in March this year however I don't believe it's producing the expected results. Yesterday 29/06/2019 was the hottest day so far with cloudless skies and the system at noon peaked at 2.2KW. I would expect to achieve around my peak which is set at 3.8KW...
  19. bigspark17

    Retrofit solution to solar powering an old large lampost

    Could anyone recommend a set up i could use to power an old lampost using pv panel, charge controller, battery and BC led. The system would require some sort of dusk till dawn sensor or timer. The lampost is in a very unaccessible location and cabling it underground is out of the question. Could...
  20. J

    old solar panel

    hello! I have been given and old solar panel and I want to use it to charge up my leisure battery while I'm away in the van. I have no idea about what connections or cable I need for it. Any advice would be great.
  21. salvatore8916

    Fuses and Cables for solar system

    Hallo, I am new in the solar panel tech and I have no experience in make any system. I just got a small house in a garden (10square meters) and I got the following system: 1 solar panel Renology 100W (12V) 1 Inverter (Pure sine wave) 2000W ( Inverter DC12V to AC 220V Converter) 1 EPever MPPT...
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    Solar diverter quote

    Is there anyone local to Norwich interested in quoting to fit a solar diverter(Solic Possibly) It would require the element to be fitted in the immersion tank and required wiring from the CU, along with the fitting of the devise. Thanks.
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    4mm solar cable for sale

    We have a number of 100m drums of solar cable for sale, we have a couple of larger ones as well - possibly 1000m. They are left over from various jobs. But we have no need for them any more as no longer doing solar. 100m drums - £20. Available from our Sheffield warehouse. We also have...
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    smet2 meters are they compatible with solar and battery systems

    Recently ive heard of several complaints regarding the smet2 meters presently being installed in homes are not compatible with solar pv and battery systems leading to householders' being overcharged always thought the smet 2 would sort this out.
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    Domestic pre heating water to combi boiler wih solar pcwer

    Some months ago I remember seeing a advert for basically a squarish seeled box filled with bags that are filled with some kind of chemical that can accept a charge using a voltage from solar pv that are capable of heating water before it goes into a combi boiler saving on your gas {have looked...
  26. N

    Living in an RV, interested in solar panels and electric water heater

    Hello, I'm here to ask a few questions about how an electrician might do something. I might or might not learn to do things myself, depending on how much free time I have in the future. I'm living full time in an RV and reading a book about wiring from Lowe's Hardware. I just noticed this forum...
  27. B

    Solar panel and pond pump

    I have a solar panel which I want to use to power a pond pump. This is what I have so far: 100W, 12V solar panel 12v 9Ah lead acid battery 50W, 12V pump And a solar charge controller (12V, 10A). The pump runs perfectly off the battery. When I connect it all together on the controller, the...
  28. J

    consumer unit smoking

    Here is a picture of the garage type cu that connects my 15kW solar to the main fuse. The brown wire was too short so two pieces were joined with a choc block. My electrician suggested that the chock block screws were too loose & caused the smouldering. He has replaced all the wires & in doing...
  29. D

    Domestic New small solar system advice needed

    Hi all, just got hold of 2 12v 98amh deep charge batteries could someone advice the cheapest way to complete solar system. I want to use it at my allotment to power mist spray bench, grow lights in greenhouse a small water pump and possibly lights and stuff in shed. I assume the batteries would...
  30. S

    Recommend Solar PV cable

    Can you recommend a reliable brand for solar cables at 6mm?
  31. J

    SSE DNO 4kw Solar Panels with battery storage, zero export

    Hi, I'm looking to expand our current grid-tied solar from 2kw to 4kw, add some battery storage and do zero export. Has anyone done this? Did SSE accept it? Any advice on equipment? Thanks all
  32. Skippi

    Hello. New solar power and vehicle user

    Hello I'm new. I am not a qualified electrician. I installed my own solar array at my off-grud home and I joined because I need some advice about my vehicle trailer lighting. Thanks for hosting a free forum x
  33. M

    Solar Edge inverter installed along with pvdc monitor & growatt voltage optimiser?

    Bit out of my area but hopefully a quick one for someone with the right experience. Central Oxford domestic installation done by reputable company for elderly lady. Single property has installed: Solar Edge single phase inverter Growatt voltage optimiser VO60 PVDC Voltage monitor? 3kw battery...
  34. Martins

    Wiring solar kiln

    Hi, I am willing to do a solar wood kiln. Part of that includes fans that I want to connect to solar panels. As it is solar kiln then most of the time fans need to work when there is sun in the sky. Still, I would like to run one fan from a battery. It is hard to find fans that can keep high...
  35. gmax21

    Domestic ProjectSolar, Solar Plants, conflicting advice. One meter 24 panels.

    Hey all, Thanks for any advice you might be able to offer. I thought I posted this earlier but apparently not, apologies if it is a duplicate. On Monday I'm supposed to be having an 8Kw system (24 x PLM-330MB-66/D Series - Evolution Ultramax with Growatt twin tracker inverter) installed with a...
  36. J

    Solar panel switch question

    Good evening. I have a new customer request next week for a solar panel switch. Solar panels are not my area of experience. Just a quick question on the wiring for the switch I have in the photo. Any pointers please for the wires, and which pole. Thank you The customer plan is for a solar...
  37. zafris

    Solar Street Lights for a little parking

    Hi all, In a couple of weeks, I'll need to illuminate a little parking with solar street lights, what would you recommend me? Thanks in advance.
  38. A

    Temporarily raising ballasted solar racking on flat rooftop systems? Is it a thing?

    Does anyone know of any procedures and/or devices made specifically for temporarily raising solar panels and their associated ballasted racking systems in order to accommodate localized roof repairs on a flat rooftop of a commercial building. The idea is to minimize work needed to allow for a...
  39. M

    Solar charging nest box camera & battery

    Hi Apologies if this is dealt with elsewhere, but I haven't seen anything. I'm fitting a new bird nesting box which contains a wireless camera. It will be attached to a battery which will in turn be attached to a solar panel. I'm hoping to avoid the need to constantly bring the battery in to...
  40. M

    Domestic Need help with installing a DIY solar system

    Hi, I am planning to move to Hungary later this year & am looking into installing a 12v solar system for powering 12v lights in the outbuildings. I am a complete novice to solar power & have done lots of research but still a bit confused with some things. What I have planned is having a 100w...
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