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How Do Solar Panels Work? A Basic Overview

How Do Solar Panels Work? A Basic Overview

Watch the video below to find out how solar panels work or read the article below.  

Solar panels consist of individual silicon cells that are linked together and housed(...)

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Why solar installers might oversize a solar panel array

Why solar installers might oversize a solar panel array

There could be multiple reasons why solar installers might recommend an inverter size that is smaller than your solar array size, but don’t be alarmed. For instance, a 3kW rated(...)

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How To Choose The Best Solar Battery Storage System

How To Choose The Best Solar Battery Storage System

Good news! An array of solar batteries are now available in New Zealand, allowing customers freedom of choice; something that wasn't plausible only a few short years ago. By now I'm(...)

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The Difference Between Solar Hot Water & Solar Power

The Difference Between Solar Hot Water & Solar Power

There are two main types of solar power systems available today. One is a solar power system that generates power whilst the other is a solar hot water system that generates hot(...)

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Solar Power Maintenance & Monitoring

Solar Power Maintenance & Monitoring

Keeping up maintenance on solar power systems is conveniently easy as they have no moving parts.  If solar panels are titled on an angle, as most are, then they will self clean in the rain, removing the majority of dirt and debris. 

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Bifacial Solar Panels

Bifacial Solar Panels

A colleague here in New Zealand recently introduced me to a new solar innovation: bifacial solar panels. I did a little research, and it turns out these bifacial panels are pretty neat. By utilizing reflective light from roofing, concrete, or snow alongside direct(...)

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Solar Panel Efficiency

Solar Panel Efficiency

Efficiency can be associated with all things electrical, however solar panels command their own definition of 'efficiency'. Below you can find helpful explanations as to what is commonly referred to in the industry as "solar panel efficiency".

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Solar Eclipse & The Effect on Solar PV

Solar Eclipse & The Effect on Solar PV

This March, Europe will be graced by an astronomical occurrence will potentially affect the future of solar power. On the morning of March 20, a solar eclipse will pass over Europe, which is predicted to be visible from Turkey to Greenland. Although European solar(...)

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