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March 10, 2023
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How to Generate your own electricity with solar panels and inverter – Off Grid Set up – Video

How to Generate your own electricity with solar panels and inverter – Off Grid Set up How to Generate Your Own Electricity with Solar Panels and Inverter: An Off-Grid Setup from Voltacon for Easy Self-Sufficient Power With an increase in severe weather events, attacks on utility stations, and supply […]
February 14, 2023
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Do I need an MCS approval from my network operator for off-grid solar systems

Do I need to be MCS certified to produce electricity for my off-grid property? The answer is simply no. There is no need to inform your network operator, DNO(Distribution Network Operator), or the electricity supplier. There are different authorities that manage and maintain the electricity grid but none of […]
December 7, 2022

How to Set up Your Hybrid 5.5kW Inverter for Self-Consumption with Energy Meter

In my opinion, the best hybrid mode is “Grid Tie with Backup II“. Eastron meter is needed in order to get this mode to work correctly. In this mode, the inverter blends Grid+PV+battery power together. It allways try to compensate grid to zero: If there’s too much PV power, […]
November 26, 2022

How to install solar panels on Taylor Whimpey tiled roof – 5 bedroom Lavenham

There is a lot of discussion on this topic, some homeowners are quite skeptical when it comes to the endurance of the roof. There is no clear “green light” to permit the installation of solar panels. A solution is to invite a structural engineer to evaluate the roof and […]
September 11, 2022

How the Grid-Tied Photovoltaic System Works with Hybrid Inverter & Energy Storage.

In this article we will explain in a very simple way and a few steps how a photovoltaic system can be integrated to your home when your home is connected to the national grid. The system is widely applicable to all grid-connected properties, warhouses or commercial buildings.  Our turnkey […]
July 3, 2022

How to install solar panels on pitched roof with tiles.

The installation of solar panels on pitched roof is a quite daunting topic, there are many unknown parameters before we start the procedure. The majoity of the roofs will stand easily the extra weight of photovltaics because the 20kg of a module is spread across a surface of 1.8sqmm. […]
June 9, 2022

Three diagrams with photovoltaics and energy storage – Hybrid, Off Grid, Grid-Tied with Batteries.

In this article, you will find the three most common solar PV power systems for domestic and commercial use. For simplicity we draw a single phase system but the concept is applicable for three phase system with one (3-phase) or multiple inverters in parallel.   Diagram A: Hybrid Photovoltaic […]
June 7, 2022
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Which Electric Vehicles Are Compatible with Bidirectional Quasar Charger

Yes the Nissan Leaf is one for the few vehicles capable of bi-directional charging. Below is some information on the current capabilities of the Quasar. Quasar’s main applications can be divided into V2G (Vehicle-to-Grid) and V2H (Vehicle-to-Home), depending on the user/company needs and services that want to be provided to […]
March 13, 2022

Installation of 1kW Wind Turbine on Metallic Building for Hybrid Electricity with Solar

The installation of wind turbines on building is not trivial, it requires careful consideration and a special mechanical study. The safety is also paramount before erecting a generator with blades that spin over 600 rpm. In this post, we revealed how the W.T  is integrated on an industrial , […]
December 23, 2021

Victron DC to DC Orion Chargers. Isolated or Non Isolated ? Which is right ?

Victron Energy Orion-Tr Smart DC-DC Chargers The Victron Orion-Tr Smart DC-DC chargers are DC to DC adaptive 3-stage battery chargers. The “smart” units have a Bluetooth connection for faster and easier set up directly from a mobile phone. They are useful in dual battery projects and especially in vehicles […]