Solar energy technology has exploded in popularity in recent years. This has lowered prices, increased ease-of-entry for newer users, and improved the power generation of solar panels. But with all these increases, many solar newbies have the same question. “Is investing in solar power really worth it?” In this article, we’ll be covering some of…

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man cleaning dirty solar panels

Over their effective life-spans, solar panels lose effectiveness due to a variety of causes. They get old, break, and wear out. It’s important to understand the different ways this can happen while planning out your long-term solar projects. We’ll be going over the main causes of panel degradation, as well as explaining a few advantages…

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Introduction Many beginners start their research into solar power with the goal to power their homes with solar panels. While this is a fantastic end goal for most consumers, it sometimes leads solar users to overlook useful small-scale implementations of solar power.  The following projects can give a new solar power user important experiences before…

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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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