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Assembling a Solar Generator

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The sun is just waiting to be harnessed, and what better time to utilize that energy then when there's no electric energy.  Learn the basics in a step-by-step process of putting together a solar generator, including where to buy the components.  Quiet, efficient, and easy to maintain...solar generators might in your future.  

About the Instructor

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Jay Warmke

Jay is co-owner of Blue Rock Station, a sustainable living center that features the first Earthship (a 2,200 square foot passive solar home constructed out of garbage) built east of the Mississippi. He is the author of numerous green technology books, including Green Technology: Principles and Practices and Solar Photovoltaic Installer Certification Guide.

Course Content


P360 solar course part 1

What Is A Solar Generator

Identifying the uses of a solar generator. Also learn what components make up a solar generator.

P360 solar course part 2

Selecting The Components

Conducting a load assessment. Understanding basic electrical concepts. Selecting a solar panel, selecting an inverter, selecting a charge controller, selecting a battery. Sizing the battery bank based on load demands. Selecting the proper wire size. Building the solar generator box.

P360 solar course part 3

Connecting It All Together

Jay maps out how all the components go together, how they interact with each other. How to wire it together and test each component.

P360 solar course part 4

Sizing The Components

What size solar panel do you need? What size inverter? How do I size the battery bank? Where can I find the components?