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Hey Guys

I am an architect currently taking a turn at constructing a house. I have designed all the plans for the house, and now I'm ready to start putting it together! However, the electronic side is still a bit of a mystery. I understand the basics of electrical engineering, but I'm sure there are many more complicated aspects that I haven't quite grasped yet. That's why I was wondering if any of you could give me some tips on building up the electrical system in my house. I want to go for solar energy sources.

As you know, nowadays, Solar Energy is the most efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly energy source. It's the best way to reduce electricity bills and also a great help in climate change. But I need help understanding which parts I should buy and how to install them correctly. Could you please share your advice? Also, I am here to ask a few questions about electronics and energy sources.

What are some of the best solar energy products that I can buy?

What is the process for installing and connecting a solar energy system to my home electricity grid?

Which components are essential for a good quality, reliable solar energy system?

Are there any other renewable energy sources available for residential homes?

Where can I get coupons and promo codes for solar energy products?

Thank you very much for your help. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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On 12/26/2022 at 7:16 PM, symakhan said:

Hey Guys

I am an architect currently taking a turn at constructing a house. I have designed all the plans for the house, and now I'm ready to start putting it together! However, the electronic side is still a bit of a mystery. I understand the basics of electrical engineering, but I'm sure there are many more complicated aspects that I haven't quite grasped yet. That's why I was wondering if any of you could give me some tips on building up the electrical system in my house. I want to go for solar energy sources.

As you know, nowadays, Solar Energy is the most efficient, reliable, and environmentally friendly energy source. It's the best way to reduce electricity bills and also a great help in climate change. But I need help understanding which parts I should buy and how to install them correctly. Could you please share your advice? Also, I am here to ask a few questions about electronics and energy sources.

What are some of the best solar energy products that I can buy?

What is the process for installing and connecting a solar energy system to my home electricity grid?

Which components are essential for a good quality, reliable solar energy system?

Are there any other renewable energy sources available for residential homes?

Where can I get coupons and promo codes for solar energy products?

Thank you very much for your help. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

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There are many quality panel manufacturers... It really depends on your mission, space, and design. Look at the kPA ratings for wind/snow/hail... this will tell you how durable the glass is. Also look for series mounting voltage ratings, these will indicate the gauge wire and fusing they're built with. For large residential panels, there are several good options. LG, Panasonic, SunPower are probably the best in terms of manufacturing quality. For slightly smaller applications, but still in the 300Watt range, I like Mission Solar and Canadian Solar. For a van install, I see people using large panels, and there is nothing inherently wrong with that, but the larger the single panel, the more expensive your single point failure can be. Remember that solar panels do have a glass pane protecting the cells, and that glass is subject to wind loading. Most panels will hold up to a minimum of 100 mph sustained winds... the larger the aluminum extrusion frame, say for a 400 W panel, the thicker the glass has to be in order to sustain that force, making them heavier. I'd be weary to put a large panel on my roof, knowing that I routinely drive 75 MPH and have experienced 40 MPH head and cross winds on a routine basis crossing the plains states. Smaller panels < 200W, have less surface area per glass panel and are a bit more robust for the vibration and wind loading on a van. Please know that all panels are susceptible to damage from wind, branches, road debris, etc. I'd rather have 4 x 100 Watt panels and have to replace ONE of them every once in a while than have one very expensive 400 watt panel. For the record, I have cheaper NewPowa 180 W panels ready for install on my van. They're cheap, efficent, and fit my rack design easily. At less than $1.00/Watt, I won't be too put out when one inevitably get's busted by a tree branch or a baseball.

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