The Going Solar blog will feature ideas and information relevant to installing and optimizing home solar energy systems. Our low cost panel racks have been replicated three times in our county, and at least a dozen times across the country and South America that I know of.
We recently added a few galleries and updated old galleries to a new format (this site is used test software I’m developing for my client’s websites). There are also some useful resources related to our Solar Open House.
Sorry I haven’t gotten to more ‘how-to’ posts than the panel mounting rack yet, but I’ve been swamped with website work and building projects. I’m working to extract myself from various website maintenance loops (by automating my client’s sites with WordPress) and hope to begin adding more technical posts sometime in 2016 or 2017.
Upcoming ‘how-to’ posts will cover topics such as low cost ultra-low power DC lighting and using DC/DC power supplies to eliminate vampire transformers so your inverter can run in stand-by mode (every watt-hour is sacred, especially in an off-grid system). Also how to modify a frost-free refrigerator to work with an inverter running in stand-by mode – without modification a frost-free refrigerator will experience severe mood swings.10 posts found