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Stop EMI / RFI Interference in Off Grid Solar PV Systems

Being a Ham radio operator, I am quite aware of EMI and RFI radiation interfering with my radios. Recently I added an Off Grid Solar PV system to my ham radio station. Using solar panels is great

Solar Panel Installation On The Roof Of My Home

The idea of having solar panels generating my electricity has always interested me. There is just something about generating your own power that is satisfying. Recently, I was in a position to be able to start looking

DIY Solar Gel Cell Battery Charger using a LM317

Recently I needed to use a solar panel to charge a 12 volt Gel Cell Battery. So I went on Amazon and bought a solar charge controller similar to this one. However there was a problem, this particular charge

How to Read a Net Meter / Smart Meter

Recently I installed solar panels at my house. With it being a grid-tied system, I had Ohio Edison install a net meter, also called a smart meter. The model of smart meter installed is a Itron Centron