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  1. Types of Solar Energy

    Added by Stuart Fox on 07/08/2010

    There are really two "types" of solar energy and they are defined most simply by the way they're used.

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  2. How Solar Cells Work

    Added by Stuart Fox on 07/08/2010

    The most common type of solar cell (the cell being the basic building block of the rooftop panel) is made of the common element Silicon.

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  3. How to Size a Battery Bank - Part 2

    Added by Levent Bas on 07/07/2010

    -continued from "How to Size a Battery Pack - Part 1" Once you know your average daily energy consumption (Wh), numbe

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  4. How to Size a Battery Bank -Part 1

    Added by Levent Bas on 07/07/2010

    Batteries are the key components of an off-grid renewable energy system such as remote cabins, homes, RVs and sailboats.

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  5. How to Size a Charge Controller

    Added by Levent Bas on 07/07/2010

    The charge controller is a regulator which limits the rate of current that goes to and from the battery pack.

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