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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
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.
Identifying the uses of a solar generator. Also learn what components make up a solar generator.
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.
Jay maps out how all the components go together, how they interact with each other. How to wire it together and test each component.
What size solar panel do you need? What size inverter? How do I size the battery bank? Where can I find the components?