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How To Configure a Solar Panel and Battery System

How can I configure a solar panel and battery system? The Basics for Designing A Solar Panel System.

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Solar Panel and Battery System
Electrical Question: How can I configure a solar panel and battery system?

John, an Electrical worker asks:
I want to know how I could wire a dormitory accommodating 80 students using solar panels and batteries only. The dormitory has 10 security lights and 26 internal lights.

Jeffrey in California asks:
I live in an apartment and I want to connect a solar panel to a portable ac unit to save money. The AC unit I have is 13a 120vac 60hz 1560w. I just need to know what panels and equipment I need to make it work.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring questions.

How To Design a PV Solar Panel and Battery System

Application: PV Solar Panel System.
Skill Level: Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the Window AC Unit, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials and Components: Electrical parts and materials for the solar power system should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in your specific location. A permit and inspections will also be required.

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