Yes, wind speed estimates can vary widely across short distances, especially near bodies of water or mountainous regions; not so much in land locked areas where topography doesn't change much. The model estimate we can provide has a resolution of 250 meters, so it is sometimes worth looking at different locations in a general area. 4 [...]
Customer: I get AC power to the input terminals, but the LED lights are off and the system will not power up. Troubleshoot: Did you use a DC voltmeter to check the voltage directly on the DC terminals? Customer: Yes. The DC voltage is only 1.5 volts. Batteries are completely dead... Troubleshoot: The battery bank voltage is too [...]
A 1-pole breaker is used when there is 1 live wire and a 2-pole breaker is used when there are 2 live wires. In a 2-pole breaker, if one live wire has a short circuit, they are both tripped.
Do I need a battery to power the OutBack Power FM80-150VDC, or can I connect it directly to an inverter?
The OutBack Power FM80-150VDC Charge Controller does not come with a battery and requires an external power source to power up, such as a sealed-lead acid battery in your battery bank.
No, it is not safe to wash hot solar panels with cold water. Yes, they could crack. The best time to clean them is in the morning after they have cooled overnight.
The combiner box (aka "breaker box") functions as a switch to turn the power off and combine the strings in your solar panel system together. In this case, the MNPV6 can combine up to 6 strings of solar panels into 1 wire. 6 strings in, 1 wire out. Why is a combiner box necessary? You cannot simply [...]
You can mix the FM80 with the FM60, however, you cannot mix the FM100 with the FM80 or the FM60.
Yes, the TS-60 can be used with a 12V battery system, however, you will not harvest all of the solar panel's potential. In this scenario, a more suitable charge controller would be the TS-MPPT-60 or the TS-MPPT-60M charge controller.
No, Morningstar products will not work with systems greater than 600V.