Enphase IQ6 microinverter installed on rails

How to Choose the Inverter for your Solar Grid Tie System

Selecting the correct inverter for your solar system is probably the most critical decision when designing your project. The inverter impacts daily performance and overall efficiency, and installing the correct one ensures everything you worked hard to set up will work properly. How do you pick the right inverter? The short answer – you need to take into consideration the …

Solaria All Black High EfficiencyCalifornia Solar Panel

How to Choose the Right Solar Panels for your PV System

It can be very confusing on how to select the right equipment for a solar system because there are so many different options to choose from. When making that decision, it is best to remember to do the research and gather all the information before making the choice. The following guide will help you in the selection process. All solar …

Wired and sized battery enclosure

How to select your lead-acid batteries

The first and most important step to configure your battery back is to know your system’s voltage. Small systems used in RVs and boats are usually 12V. It is recommended to use 24V or 48V for medium sized energy systems and always 48V for large systems. Some systems can even go up to 60V, however, 12V, 24V and 48V are …

Midnite Solar Dual Prewired Battery Based System

MidNite Solar Pre-Wired Battery Based Systems

MidNite Solar pre-wired systems are the epitome of how battery based systems should be assembled for a safe operation. You no longer need to worry about a delayed system commissioning due to a missing breaker or any other small component. With these pre-wired systems, you can be confident that all the circuit protection, busbars, terminals and components that you need for the safe operation of …

Phocos Dingo 20A Charge Controller

Phocos PMW Charge Controller Selection Guide

Phocos has a very complete line of charge controllers. Their line of PMW controllers goes from the very simple and economic CM 04 to the sophisticated and unbreakable CIS-N models. We have put together the following selection guide to help you learn about the available options and make an informed decision when choosing a charge controller for your application. Note …

Midnite Solar E-Panel

Presenting Midnite Solar Prewired E-Panels

A complete renewable energy battery system requires a lot of peripheral equipment in order to be installed safely. The main components of the systems usually are the solar panels, the inverter(s), charge controller, batteries, ground equipment and circuit protection. There are many other parts involved in a well designed system; components such as surge protection, shunts, bus bars, rapid shut …

Solarland Solar Panel Mounting Brackets

The Right Mounting Bracket for Solarland Solar Panels

Finding the right hardware to mount your solar panel can be a confusing task, especially considering how many different styles and types of brackets are on the market. To help you select the right bracket for your purposes, we’ve assembled a guide to the panel, pole, and wall mounts we supply. This compatibility table includes universal single panel pole and …

Battery State of Charge (SOC)

How to measure battery State-of-Charge (SOC)

Essentially, battery state-of-charge (SOC) can be easily measured using an amp-hour meter, by voltage, or by specific gravity. Measuring SOC by voltage or specific gravity requires specialized knowledge and a great deal of care, so it is recommended that owners utilize amp-hour meters for all battery systems. An amp-hour meter is somewhat like a fuel gauge for batteries, providing all …