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Renewable Energy Videos

Intro to Solar Electric Systems

Intro to Solar Electric Systems

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Get to know the pros and cons of each kind of solar electric system: PV Direct, Grid-Tied, Off-Grid, Grid-Tied with Battery Backup, and Hybrid systems.
Solar Power System Components

Solar Power System Components

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This 4-part video series covers the primary components of a solar power system: solar panels and storage batteries, charge controllers and inverters, solar panel racking, and overcurrent protection.
How to Wire a Solar System

How to Wire a Solar System

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Learn to calculate NEC-compliant wire sizes for an off-grid or grid-tied solar PV system, including de-rating calculations for temperature, conduit fill, distance off the roof, and more.
Intro to Solar Panels

Intro to Solar Panels

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This 2-part video series discusses solar panel basics: voltage, current, power, grid-tied vs. off-grid applications, Standard Test Conditions, connecting modules, and mono vs poly solar cells.
Grid-Tied Solar System Design

Grid-Tied Solar System Design

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Learn how to design and choose components for a grid-tie solar system, including solar panels, inverter, racking, and overcurrent protection.

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