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Renewable Energy Articles

Introduction to Solar Electricity

Introduction to Solar Electricity

 Article   

Solar electricity does not have to be complicated. However, becoming a PV system owner does require a basic level of understanding, and this article is a good place to start.
The Reality of a Backup Power System

The Reality of a Backup Power System

 Article   

In areas where power outages are common, backup power sources are extremely important. Depending upon what loads you need to run and for what period of time, you may need an actual battery based system.
Solar PV Panels Overview

Solar PV Panels Overview

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Solar electric panels (also known as photovoltaic modules) are perhaps the most popular of the renewable energy technologies for home owners. This article goes over some of technical basics behind solar electric panels and how they are used in larger systems.
How to Buy Solar Panels

How to Buy Solar Panels

 Article    Buying Guide   

Are you thinking about buying a solar panel system but don't know where to start? You came to the right place!
MC Cable Types

MC Cable Types

 Article   

PV modules often come with special connectors (wires) on the back rather than just a junction box. There are several different types of connectors, and it's important to understand the difference between them.
Batteries: Measuring State of Charge

Batteries: Measuring State of Charge

 Article   

Accurately knowing the state of charge of your batteries and keeping them properly charged can extend their life, keep your system running properly, and save you money.
Power Ratings for Common Appliances

Power Ratings for Common Appliances

 Article    Calculator/Tool   

Quickly find the the typical power rating (in Watts) of many common household appliances. Use this information to help estimate how large your alternative energy system needs to be.
Solar Air Heating Overview

Solar Air Heating Overview

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Homes from north Texas to Canada are using solar heaters in conjunction with their normal heating system to reduce their yearly heating bills by as much as 30% - 40%.

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