Batteries, Buying, C-rate, Lithium -

How to choose your Lithium Battery: A Lithium battery is often the most expensive element in a solar installation, and as a battery is a long term investment, it is important to take into account all aspects of a battery before buying. There are a number of parameters that are important to consider when buying batteries, for example:   Voltage and capacity charge / discharge rate (C-rate) Depth of Discharge (DoD%) Life span, warranty and (local) back-up support Expandability Mounting other Voltage and...

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Buying, Panels, Solar -

The cells on Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) panels absorb the energy from sunlight. Circuits within the cells collect that energy and turn it into Direct Current (DC) electricity. The price of solar panels has come down dramatically over the last few years.   The most important aspects to look for when buying solar panels are:  Is the panel poly or mono–crystalline? Power ratings Efficiency Quality Durability Manufacturer’s assurances Poly or mono–crystalline The most commonly available panels today are either poly-crystalline or...

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