Energy Matters Solar Workshop videos

   

Welcome to Energy Matters Solar Workshop - a series of videos outlining various aspect of solar power, from the very basics to more technical issues. Under each video is a series of links to more information and resources related to the topic discussed.

   

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Solar panel basics

   

The very basics of what solar panels do (which you probably already know), but also some useful tips in regard to installation safety and how solar panels should be positioned/elevated in relation to the sun for the best possible efficiency and output.

    

    

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Batteries, cabling, circuit breakers and fuses

   

Deep cycle batteries have the potential to deliver large currents, creating fire and shock risks - pick up some cable sizing advice and fuse selection and safety tips from Ben  in this video

   

   

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Charging regulators and shunts

   

What prevents a battery from being overcharged by a solar panel? A regulator - learn more about these magic electronic boxes and the role of shunts from Ben.

   

  

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