Latest blog posts by tag "Flexible panels"

How To Test A Solar Panel | How To Check Solar Panel Output How To Test A Solar Panel | How To Check Solar Panel Output
Solar Panel Testing How-To Guide This instructional post not only shows how to test any solar panel but also what the tests mean in practical terms. The tutorial covers the basics of multimeter use up to the importance and practi...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 22, 2022
What Is Off Grid Solar System? Is Off Grid Solar Worth It? What Is Off Grid Solar System? Is Off Grid Solar Worth It?
Is off grid solar worth it? What is off-grid solar? An off grid solar system is an autonomous power generation system that produces electricity from the sun’s energy using solar panels. With no connection to the utility grid, the...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
DIY Motorized Inflatable Kayak Boat With Solar Powered Electric Trolling Motor DIY Motorized Inflatable Kayak Boat With Solar Powered Electric Trolling Motor
One of the first design options – trolling motor mounted at the rear I got the boating bug later on in life and so I bought an inflatable kayak. I quickly found that the idea was nice but paddling a canoe for longer than 20 minute...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 31, 2022
How To Use Solar Energy In The Home - Why Use Solar At Home? How To Use Solar Energy In The Home - Why Use Solar At Home?
Back in the 70s solar thermal heating was all the rage. That’s to say, it was very cool but in many Western countries people needed a little convincing. The systems often didn’t look conventional enough for the average home-owner...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 27, 2022
DIY Solar Generator For Camping - Portable Solar Power DIY Solar Generator For Camping - Portable Solar Power
Components of a solar generator for house use Can I build my own solar power system? Basically, a solar generator is a small off-grid solar system. Yes, anyone can build one with a little careful planning. It’s important to know h...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 27, 2022
How Heavy Are Solar Panels? How Heavy Are Solar Panels?
It’s natural to assume that the question arises from concerns about the total weight of a solar panel array and the impact on the average home roof. Although becoming more and more common, house roofs are not the only place solar...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 24, 2022
Which Type Of Solar Panels Are Best? Solar Cell Efficiency Which Type Of Solar Panels Are Best? Solar Cell Efficiency
Monocrystalline solar panels are the best all-round choice for efficiency, cost and length of working life. Polycrystalline panels are less efficient but also less expensive. In this case, choice can depend on your budget.
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 20, 2022
Solar Panel Mirror Concentrator - Do Mirrors Increase Solar Panel Output? Solar Panel Mirror Concentrator - Do Mirrors Increase Solar Panel Output?
Improving solar panel efficiency of commercial solar panels has long been the Holy Grail of DIY solar enthusiasts, both for PV electrical systems and also thermal water heaters. Menu Mirrors and solar concentrators or reflectors...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 14, 2022
Solar Panels On Pergola - Solar Pergola & Patio Cover Design Solar Panels On Pergola - Solar Pergola & Patio Cover Design
Designing a DIY solar pergola Can You Put Solar Panels On A Pergola? A pergola is an structure with a roof and four or more pillars supporting it. In some circumstances it can be a great idea to use that extra roof space for mount...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 6, 2022