Solar panels collect the sun's energy in the form of photons and converts them to DC voltage, which becomes usable electricity. The DC voltage is converted to AC power through the work of an inverter, which is usually mounted next to your electric panel. Through a breaker in your electric panel, this AC power is connected to the electrical loads your home receives and uses.
What is the difference between a PWM and MPPT charge controller?
Pulse-Width Modulating (PWM) charge controllers use complex algorithms to determine the amount of charge going to a battery and slowly taper off charging as the battery becomes full. One of the greatest advantages of PWM controllers is that they have been around for many years, are cheaper, and are available in a wider variety of sizes for different applications.
What are the different modes of operation for my Solar Security Light?
The light automatically turns on at dusk with a dim light (so you can see where it is located, provide about 10% of the standard illumination capacity). When sensing motion the light will turn on to full power for 30 seconds.
Do we sell a flexible solar panel that will power a laptop computer?
Yes we do. The SolMaxx FlexFold 20W Flexible PV Panel or the SolMaxx FlexFold 62W Flexible PV Panel are two of our products that will power a laptop computer. The SolMaxx FlexFold 62W Flexible PV Panel will charge a computer more efficiently than the SolMaxx FlexFold 20W Flexible PV Panel. The SolMaxx FlexFold 20W Flexible PV Panel will charge your laptop computer, but it will work more as a trickle charger, meaning it will take many more hours to charge your laptop especially depending on the weather conditions.
If you live in a climate where the temperatures are not able to freeze water, than yes you can leave your fountain in water all year round. If you live in a climate where water can freeze you will want to remove your fountain from the water. If you do not your fountain may become damaged by ice, which is not covered in your warranty.Read More
RobecoSAM, a Swiss investment group, ranks Sweden as the most sustainable country in the world. The report concluded from a trifold analysis of social, environmental, and governance systems, the highest ranking countries for sustainability. 59 countries were measured, and the U.S. ranked 9th. Second place was awarded to Australia, and several other Scandinavian countries ranked in the top ten.Read More
You will need a 14 gauge wire with positive and negative terminals inside, and a basic knowledge of soldering. Wire can easily be spliced anywhere in between the connection from the solar panel to the battery box. Wire should not exceed 50 ft. in length at 14 gauge to minimize the voltage drop to below 3%. If you require the panel to be even farther away than this, the wire gauge should be thicker to compensate for the distance and still minimize voltage drop.Read More
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