Articles by Jim Bruce

How Many Solar Panels Are Needed to Run a House? How Many Solar Panels Are Needed to Run a House?
How many solar panels do you need to run your house? To run a house with energy consumption of 33kWh/day, 35 solar panels each rated at 300 watts would be needed if the average irradiance was 4.5 peak-sun-hours. The total calculat...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
Is Solar Worth It In Nevada? Nevada Solar Panels Is Solar Worth It In Nevada? Nevada Solar Panels
Is it worth going solar in Nevada? Is solar in Nevada worth it? Nevada is ranked #3 out of the US states for the amount of sunshine available for solar energy production. On the face of it, with 158 clear days, the conditions for...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
How Many Solar Panels To Charge A Tesla? How Many Solar Panels To Charge A Tesla?
How many solar panels does it take to charge a Tesla? Can you charge a tesla with solar panels? In general, anything with a battery can be charged up using solar panels, if you have enough of them. When sizing solar power systems,...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
What Can A 400 Watt Solar Panel Run? What Can A 400 Watt Solar Panel Run?
What appliances will a 400 watts solar panel run? A 400 watt solar panel with full irradiance will run an AC load (constant) of 360 watts. This value takes into account 10% inverter losses. This includes a combination of appliance...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
Is Solar Worth It In Florida? Solar Panels Florida Is Solar Worth It In Florida? Solar Panels Florida
Is solar power worth it in Florida? Florida is one of the leading states accelerating the number of residential solar installations and the trend is set to continue into 2021. The question is: are solar panels in Florida still wor...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
Do Solar Panels Work In The Winter? Do Solar Panels Work In The Winter?
Does a solar panel work in winter? Solar panels work wherever there is sunshine, most of us know that, but what determines how much electricity they produce and how efficiently do they work in winter? Does the temperature determi...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight To Work? Solar Panel Efficiency Do Solar Panels Need Direct Sunlight To Work? Solar Panel Efficiency
Is full sunlight best for solar panel operation?Solar panels are not particularly efficient. The best can be up to 20% efficient, which means that for every 1000 watts of the sun’s energy falling onto a solar panel it will generat...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
What Size Solar Panel To Charge 100Ah Battery? Solar Charger What Size Solar Panel To Charge 100Ah Battery? Solar Charger
What size solar panel do I need to charge a 100Ah battery? First, I would want to know – How much battery capacity has been used? If I know how much amp-hours have been taken out, or discharged, then I will know the amount of ener...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
What Can A 300 Watt Solar Panel Run? Solar Kits What Can A 300 Watt Solar Panel Run? Solar Kits
What will a 300 watt solar panel run? A 300 watt solar panel with full irradiance will run a constant AC load of 270 watts, taking into account inverter losses of 10%. This includes appliances such as blenders, desktop PCs, vacuum...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
How Many Solar Panels To Mine Bitcoin? Solar Bitcoin Mining How Many Solar Panels To Mine Bitcoin? Solar Bitcoin Mining
How many solar panels do you need to mine bitcoin? How much energy does it take to mine bitcoin? If running multiple GPUs to mine bitcoin, approximately 6000 watts of solar panels is required to run a bitcoin mining rig during the...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
Will Solar Panels Work During A Power Outage? Will Solar Panels Work During A Power Outage?
A residential grid-tie solar PV system will be disconnected during a power outage. This is to stop the solar panels feeding back into the grid and presenting a safety hazard to workmen who may be repairing the line. This phenomen...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
DIY Solar Powered Air Conditioner | Solar Powered Portable AC Unit DIY Solar Powered Air Conditioner | Solar Powered Portable AC Unit
A DIY solar powered air conditioner is an ideal project for the avid solar energy enthusiasts. In this post I’m going to attempt to put one together and test its performance to see if it does the job and for how long! In researchi...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022