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Solar Installation

Solar Panel for Camping

Build Your Own Solar Panel for Camping – Is it For Everyone?

Sometime, you may wonder why would people willingly to learn how to build their own Solar Panel for Camping in order to cut down their utility bills expense instead of hire a professional to do the job for them.
Well, the reason is that the cost of the installation and the fee of hiring a professional are not cheap, in fact, very expensive. It can easily cost up to thousands of dollars and more, depending on the size of your house and how the system installed.
For a normal average house owner, it is way beyond out of their budget. Even if they have such cash at their hand, they rather make use of their money for something else. So, most of the people either give up of the idea to have a solar panels in their home or they learn how to build a solar panels by their own hand.

Build a Panels

However, it is not an easy task to build a panels if you have no familiarity with electricity and electronics stuff since you are going to involved with the wiring on the later stage. These words are not meant to alarm you or discourage you to attempt the Solar Panel for Camping project. It is merely to impress upon you that knowledge is power. Everyone can do it if they have the sufficient knowledge.
You do not have to be an electronic genius, an engineer or a degree holder to build a working solar panels at your home. All you need to have is a reliable manual kit as your guidance, have the basic knowledge to tell the different among other basic tools like hammer, nails, saw and so forth and willingly to dirty your hand.
As for the materials that required for your solar panels project, you can easily find those parts at a very low price in your local hardware store. Those parts consist of a meter reader, copper wires, sheet of glass and plywood. As for the panels, it may cost you approximately $90 to $100. It would be advisable for you to make some quick survey around your local hardware stores before you purchase overpriced items. Buy online on the Internet is another good alternative for cheaper deals.
There are not many steps that you need to memorize or do it. If I put in the simple way, you basically need to build a panel casing to support your Solar Panel for Camping cells with its back and wired them together. Here is the hardest part for a novice, the wiring section. If you are not an electronic oriented person, you may get intimidated at first as you will get confuse and frustrated during the wiring process, but this is not a problem if you have the reliable manual kits that come together with the video instructions.
That is why I keep stressing that you should get reliable manual kits on your hand before you start your projects. Having videos showing everything how to be done is just simply unbeatable. It will save your time, money and frustration a lot. Not to mention, it also make your learning progress a lot faster and easier.
Do not feel ashamed if you are taking more than one day or a week to build one 24v solar panel. It is normal for everyone who is a novice in this field. In fact, you should be happy and satisfied if you completed your project with your own hand. Once you are done with the first solar panels, you will find that your second solar panels project would a breeze and you will take shorter time to complete it and so on. So, you do not have to push yourself to finish it. Treat it as your weekend activities and it will be more fun.…

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Maintenance

Solar Energy World

3-Marine Solar Energy World Panel Applications

Whether you own a cruiser or a trawler; are a live-aboard or a weekend boater; marine Solar Energy World applications can easily be integrated into your boating style. I would like to quickly explain how solar panels work and 3 relevant marine applications.
What are marine solar panels and how do they work?
Simply stated, marine solar panels take energy from the sun and convert it into usable DC/AC power. The panels and system are really no different than those used in residential applications. The only difference is the environment in which they would be used. If you are either living aboard or cruise in salt water.

Most certainly know that wiring and attachment hardware need to be up to marine standards.

Applications:
1. Maintenance charging while on mooring or anchor
If you are fortunate to live aboard, or frequently find yourself at anchor, maintaining a floating charge is essential to keeping the batteries topped off and avoiding “no-start” situations.
2. Augments onboard charging systems
Whether you own a cruiser or a trawler; are a live-aboard or a weekend boater; marine Solar Energy World applications can easily be integrated into your boating style. I would like to quickly explain how solar panels work and 3 relevant marine applications.
What are marine solar panels and how do they work?
Simply stated, marine solar panels take energy from the sun and convert it into usable DC/AC power. The panels and system are really no different than those used in residential applications. The only difference is the environment in which they would be used. If you are either living aboard or cruise in salt water, you most certainly know that wiring and attachment hardware need to be up to marine standards.
Applications:
1. Maintenance charging while on mooring or anchor
If you are fortunate to live aboard, or frequently find yourself at anchor, maintaining a floating charge is essential to keeping the batteries topped off and avoiding “no-start” situations.
2. Augments onboard charging systems
If you have an onboard generator or use your engine(s) to power your systems (especially the hot water heater) and appliances, a small Solar Energy World panel can easily take care of powering small appliances and critical electronics.
3. Primary charging for vessels without an auxiliary power source
Many cruisers, trawlers, and sailboats are without a generator or auxiliary power source. A solar generation system solves this issue.
Using marine solar panels in conjunction with battery banks to store the energy and a power inverter to convert DC to AC , allow you to utilize these 3 marine applications both effectively and efficiently.
If you have an onboard generator or use your engine(s) to power your systems (especially the hot water heater) and appliances, a small solar panel can easily take care of powering small appliances and critical electronics.
3. Primary charging for vessels without an auxiliary power source
Many cruisers, trawlers, and sailboats are without a generator or auxiliary power source. A 500 watt solar panel generation system solves this issue.
Using marine solar panels in conjunction with battery banks to store the energy and a power inverter to convert DC to AC , allow you to utilize these 3 marine applications both effectively and efficiently.…