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Detailed reviews and information of the best solar panels, inverters and batteries. Plus hybrid and off-grid solar system reviews and information articles on how solar and battery systems work.

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Reviews and information of the best Solar panels and inverters from SMA, Fronius, SunPower, SolaX, Q Cells, Trina, Jinko, Selectronic, Tesla Powerwall, ABB. Plus hybrid inverters, battery sizing, Lithium-ion and lead-acid batteries, off-grid and on-grid power systems.

How much does a solar power system cost?

Martin Newkirk

Obviously no one wants to pay too much for their solar system, but did you know you should also be careful about paying too little? This article is an excerpt from our “Guide To Buying Solar” eBook. Find out how much is too much and too little by using our Solar Price Calculator.

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Top 10 Solar Panels - Latest Technology 2019

Jason Svarc

We review the latest solar panel and cell technologies plus highlight the best panels from Sunpower, LG, Winaico, REC, Trina and Jinko. Find out about recent innovations such as PERC, half-size cells, multi busbars and smart panels.

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Complete Solar Battery Review

Jason Svarc

We compare the leading battery technologies including Tesla Powerwall 2, LG Chem RESU, PylonTech, Simpliphi, Sonnen, Gel lead-acid and lead-carbon batteries.

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Solar Panel Construction

Jason Svarc

Solar panels are made up of the following 6 main components. Silicon PV cells, toughened glass, EVA film layers, protective back sheet, junction box with connection cables. These components are assembled in a tough aluminium frame. All the components must be engineered to withstand years of extreme weather, high temperatures and wind forces.

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Solar battery system types - AC Vs DC coupled

Jason Svarc

AC coupled is the preferred battery configuration for larger solar installations while DC coupling works very well for smaller systems. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of each along with the new generation High Voltage DC batteries and AC battery systems.

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