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Solar Power System Design – Part III

In Part III of Solar Power System Design, I like to discuss the wiring diagram of my new off-grid photo voltaic system in some detail. I disclaim once again: This, following articles and downloadable material to which I link to, shall NOT be treated as advice, instruction or a form of guideline for any sort of power system. The reason why I share my experience with you is basically because I found it difficult to find similar articles that were comprehensive enough. Furthermore, my intention is to offer useful information to anybody who is interested in setting up an off-grid solar power system, so that they can make better informed decisions and understand concepts involved. After all, a sound working knowledge of your off-grid power system is required even if you don’t do it yourself.

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Solar Power System Design – Part II

I’ve been contemplating about what to buy for the last month. Its worthwhile to view installed renewable systems and talk to the owners about pros and cons. There is a lot of bullshit published on the Internet, the vast majority being copy and paste articles which are neither detailed nor discuss alternative solutions.

As mentioned in the Part I, the design of my Power System depends vastly on my budget. Ideally, the main focus will be the power requirements, but like anything else I’m doing on BENIsLAND I cannot afford what I want nor what I need. This project will also be a compromise, and I explain my rationale for each electrical component in the following.

This, following articles, including downloadable material to which I link to, shall NOT be treated as advice, instruction or a form of guideline for any sort of power system.

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Solar Power System Design – Part I

I’m designing my offgrid solar power system at the moment. The plan is to get my head around what I need, locate a supplier for those components in Auckland, consult them, negotiate a price, take the car on the ferry to town, bring the equipment back to the Island and install the system.

The plan ends with me sitting on the deck in the sun, enjoying a cold beer and feeling proud of myself.

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