plug & play solar

Packaged Solar System Concept Demonstrates An Integrated Approach

A few years ago, I constructed a “plug and play” solar system concept, which contains a 12 volt solar power input, charge controller, lead-acid battery, 120 volt inverter, and 120 volt receptacles for experimental purposes. I wanted to see if this packaged concept could be practical, so I’ve been using it to power things such as my stereo, laptop, and tablet using a 20 watt solar panel. So far, I’ve had no issues with it, as the charge controller handled everything for me.

Fraunhofer CSE Showcases 2 Commercial-Ready Plug & Play Solar PV Systems At 2016 Demo Day

Two new, commercial-ready plug-and-play home solar photovoltaic systems were recently demonstrated by the Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at the organization’s “2016 Demo Day,” according to a new press release. The new plug-and-play solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are, according to Fraunhofer USA Center for Sustainable Energy Systems, simple … [continued]

A Power Backup Solution For The Achilles Heel Of Grid-Tie Solar

Working in the solar industry, I’ve noticed that the number of people calling who are interested in installing solar-electric (photovoltaic) systems increases substantially after a natural disaster. It’s very understandable considering that after Hurricane Sandy, for example, 8.1 million homes lost power in 17 different states as far west as Michigan, and for … [continued]

Solar News Roundup (25 Stories)

More solar news & views for your reading, viewing, sharing pleasure: Solar Impulse Cross-US Flight Launches The Solar Plane is Airborne, Across America 2013 Begins Solar Cells Receive Efficiency Boost Thanks To New Nanoscale Structures 6 Rooftops In LA Could Generate $1,000,000+ Annually From Solar Power Eurostat: EU Renewable Energy … [continued]

10 New Cleantech Consumer Products

1. New plug-and-play solar modules from Wagan Tech. At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Wagan Tech unvieled its new Solar e Power™ Cube 1500 and Solar e Power™ Case 450. More from the news release: According to Alex Hsu, Wagan Tech Vice President of Sales, the Solar e Power Series is expected … [continued]