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The Basics of a Home Solar Power Design

How to Design a Solar Power System: A solar power system is carefully designed for the electrical demand that will be placed on the system which involves identifying the total number of watts that will be connected to the solar panel system, and the duration or length of time that these devices or the load will be required to run.


Designing a Home Solar Power System

Solar Power Question: I want to design a home solar power system.

The solar cells only have an output of about .5 or 1.5 watts each.

Do you have a pretty good idea for me please.
Thank you

This solar power question came from: Rick, from Brunswick, Georgia.

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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your solar power question Rick.

How to Design a Solar Power System

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Licensed Electrical Contractor, Not Recommended for Homeowners
Tools Required: Electricians Pouch of Hand Tools for Solar Array Installation and PV Wiring.
Estimated Time: Depends on the size of the Solar Array, type of Inverter System and available access to the project area.
Precaution: This is an extensive project that should be performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Notice: Installing a Home Solar Power PV System should be done with a permit and be inspected.

The Following will assist you with your Home Solar Power System

Power Your Home Naturally with Solar

You have many options for using renewable energy at home—from solar-powered outdoor lights to buying renewable energy from your utility to even producing solar electricity at home with photovoltaic (PV) cells.

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