How Does a Solar Generator Work? (A Look at How To Operate a Solar Generator)

A solar generator is a device that converts sunlight into electrical energy.

Solar generators can be used to power a variety of devices, from phones and laptops to entire homes.

In this post, we’ll explore how solar generators work, and see why they’re becoming an increasingly popular way to generate energy. …Read this guide!

What Are Solar Generators Used For? (The Many Uses of a Solar Generator)

Solar generators are an increasingly popular way to generate electricity, especially in remote or off-grid locations.

But what are they used for?

This post showcases some of the many ways that solar generators can be used. …Read this guide!

What Is an MPPT Solar Charge Controller? (Maximum Power Point Tracking)

Are you interested in learning more about solar energy and how it can be used to power your home?

If so, then check out this post about MPPT solar charge controllers.

This type of controller ensures that the batteries are charged as efficiently as possible.

Read this post now to learn more! …Read this guide!

Can a Solar Generator Run a Refrigerator? (A Look at if Solar Generators Can Power Refrigerators)

Are you curious if a solar generator can run a refrigerator?

Well, wonder no more! Read this post to find out.

Whether you’re looking to go off-grid or just want to be prepared for an emergency, this post is for you. …Read this guide!

Can You Overcharge a Battery With Solar Panel? (Would a Solar Charge Controller Protect Solar Batteries From Overcharging?)

Contents: Can You Overcharge a Battery With Solar Panel? Will a Solar Panel Overcharge a 6V, 12V, 24V, or 48V Battery? What Happens if a Solar Battery Is Overcharged? How Do I Protect My Battery From Overcharging With Solar Panels? Protection: Solar Charge Controller Compatibility: Solar Panel & Battery Voltage Can You Leave a Solar … Read more

Are EcoFlow Solar Panels Waterproof? (A Look at if an Ecoflow Solar Panel Is Weatherproof, Water-Resistant, and Has ip67 or ip68 Waterproofing)

Can EcoFlow solar panels withstand heavy rain? What about snow and high winds?

Read this post to see if EcoFlow solar panels can withstand the elements! …Read this guide!

Do Solar Panels Attract Lightning? (Will Lightning Be Attracted to a Photovoltaic/PV Solar Array)

Solar panels are increasingly becoming a popular way to generate energy, but do they attract lightning?

In this post, we explore whether or not solar panels are more likely to be struck by lightning than other objects.

We also discuss what you can do to protect your solar panels from being struck by lightning. …Read this guide!

What Size Solar System Do I Need To Go Off-Grid?

Contents: What Size Solar System Do I Need To Go Off-Grid? How Do I Calculate What Size Solar System I Need? Daily Energy Need How Big Should My Off-Grid Solar System Be? Off-Grid Backup Power Required Lithium vs Lead-Acid Batteries Solar Power Systems & Limitations Continuous Power Peak/Surge Power Sizing Your Solar System: Wh vs … Read more

What Are the Best Solar Inverters?

I highly recommend micro-inverters over the classic type of inverter, especially if you have a big solar power system for your house. Here’s why… String Inverters for Solar Systems The inverter is considered by many solar power pros to be “the weak link” in a solar power system because a high percentage of inverters will … Read more

Are Micro-Inverters Better?

I highly recommend micro-inverters over the classic type of inverter, especially if you have a big solar power system for your house. Here’s why… String Inverters for Solar Systems The inverter is considered by many solar power pros to be “the weak link” in a solar power system because a high percentage of inverters will … Read more

What Are Micro-Inverters for Solar Panels?

There are really 4 main electrical components to a solar system: the battery, the solar panel, the solar charge controller, and the inverter. In a solar system, the battery has what we call a DC signal. We won’t go into the specifics of what a DC signal is right now (you can check out my … Read more

Are Solar Panels Worth It in 2022?

If you’re living where there’s no access to electricity, then it’s a no-brainer. Solar panels are great! (And if you’re living in a windy area, you might want to look at getting a wind turbine (Amazon) as well.) But what if you have easy access to electricity? Are solar panels still worth it? Do You … Read more

How Do You Connect a Solar Panel to a Deep Cycle Battery?

In this beginner’s guide, I’m going to show you the ultimate basics of how to connect a solar panel to a deep cycle battery. And when I say basics, I mean BASICS (more basic than those solar power for dummies books). There won’t be any fancy terms or anything over-complicated (no talk about battery chemistry, … Read more

Can a 12 Volt Solar Panel Charge a 24 Volt Battery?

One thing you need to keep in mind when designing your off-grid solar system is that your solar panel array needs to produce a voltage that is larger than your battery banks’ voltage. So you’ll need to connect your solar panels in a series to get a higher voltage. (If you don’t know what that … Read more

12 vs 24-Volt Solar System

Table of Contents: 12 and 24-Volt Solar Systems 12 or 24-Volt Solar System Cost of Copper Wires & Lugs Cost of the Solar Charge Controller Cost of Inverter Parallel vs Series Higher Efficiancy Solar Panel Array 12-Volt Appliances Charging With Your Vehicle’s Alternator Overview: 12 or 24-Volt Solar System 12 vs 24-Volt Solar System If … Read more

Can a Solar Panel Charge a Deep Cycle Battery?

Deep cycle batteries may look a lot like car batteries, but they’re quite different. Deep cycle means that the batteries have the ability to be fully charged and discharged. A deep cycle battery is very useful for situations where you need a continuous source of electricity to power things like lights, computers, and household appliances. But … Read more

What Is the Best Deep Cycle Battery for Solar?

Deep cycle batteries are great for solar charging because you can discharge and recharge them much more than a standard vehicle battery. When learning how to build your own off-grid solar system, you’ll often be recommended 1 of 2 types of deep cycle batteries: AGM sealed lead-acid batteries lithium batteries Both AGM and lithium batteries … Read more

Wiring in Parallel vs Series

While learning about solar panel systems, you’ll often hear the terms series and parallel when it comes to wiring batteries or solar panels together. Let’s look at both parallel and series connections separately. Parallel If you connect batteries or solar panels in parallel, it means that you connect all the positives together and all the … Read more

Solar Power for Beginners (A Guide to How a Simple off-grid Solar System Works With a Solar Panel, Battery, Inverter, Charge Controller, & sunlight)

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