Sooner or later, we will have to recognise that the
Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What
mankind must know is that human beings cannot
live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live
- Evo Morales
I am Vincent Lepark
I love to give back to mother
Earth by sharing knowledge of
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WHY ADOPT SOLAR ENERGY?
» Clean power, does not produce carbon dioxide.
» Does not speed up global warming.
» Free power, as long as there is sun.
» Can potentially lower or even eliminate your power bills.
SOLAR IS NOT THAT BAD
» Solar will work as long as there is direct sunlight.
» Solar does work even on cloudy days.
» Very reliable technology – sent into space.
» Will last for 30-50 years.
» Efficiency is improving with better technology.
» Cost is getting cheaper due to mass adoption and mass
ONLY 4 MAIN PARTS
» Solar panel generates
» Battery to store the power.
» Charge controller to
prevent battery overcharge.
» Inverter to convert into AC
power. I.E. Provide a “wall
SOLAR PANEL TECHNOLOGY
Oldest and most
expensive. But also one
of the most efficient.
Slightly newer technology.
The common Joe today.
Not as efficient, but
generally slightly cheaper.
Basically a thin sheet that
is very flexible. Not
SEAL LEAD ACID
The old reliable. Probably
Newer technology. Holds
more power, but explodes
CHARGE CONTROLLER TECHNOLOGY
Cheap and simple. Not
meant for heavy-duty.
Industrial grade. Tracks
and optimizes charging.
BUILDING YOUR SYSTEM
» How much power do you need? How much budget?
» Size of your solar panels array.
» Enough batteries should hold your power produced.
» Enough power to drive your appliances.
» Future proofing – a better charge controller and inverter so
you don’t waste money changing it.
» Need to connect at least 3 things to the
» Connect battery to charge controller first.
» Join the solar panel next.
» Lastly, tap that power to run your
You can find the complete
guide at – http://red-dotgeek.com/solar-power-basics/
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» Photographs by Unsplash
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