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Grid-Tie Solar Installations: Know Before You Buy

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Grid-Tie Solar Installations: Know Before You Buy

Personalized Grid-Tie Solar Power Needs at Your Fingertips Are you considering a grid-tie solar setup for your home? Although Solar Sporting Goods does not do these types of installations, here at The Solar Side, we still look after our solar inspired clients!When was the last time you showed up at a car dealership with the intention to buy a car, and having zero preconceived notions of anticipated and realistic costs?Never? Me either. Why should buying solar be any different? One of the best independent sources of information to estimate the most appropriate size of your grid-tie solar array can be found...

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Fall Off Grid: Holiday Solar + Survival Sneak Peak

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Fall Off Grid: Holiday Solar + Survival Sneak Peak

Fall Off Grid: Holiday Solar + Survival Sneak Peak by Solar Sporting Goods   VIEW HUMLESS PORTABLE SOLAR POWER STATIONS   SHOP ALL MEALS READY TO EAT (MRE) KITS  

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Wiring 12V Solar Panels in Parallel vs Series

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Wiring 12V Solar Panels in Parallel vs Series

Solar Panel Wiring:  Which is better - Parallel or Series? So you are interested in setting up your own DIY solar panel array to charge your batteries.  Perhaps you want to use portable solar panels for RV or Marine batteries, or establish a DIY portable solar power generator kit to power RV appliances such as a Dometic CoolFreeze Portable cooler, a TV, lights, cooktop, etc.  After reviewing Solar Generators vs. Portable Solar Power Banks and estimating your PV wattage requirements using our solar calculators, you recognize that a single 12v 100W solar panel may not quite be sufficient to meet your needs,...

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Solar Generators vs. Portable Solar Power Station

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Solar Generators vs. Portable Solar Power Station

When it comes to small, off grid portable solar power applications, there are several products on the market that manufacturers claim to be “solar generators.”  So, what are they and how do you choose the best one? First things first - THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A SOLAR GENERATOR. By definition, a generator is a machine that converts one form of stable energy into another, e.g., a dynamo that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Solar energy is hardly stable.  All those “solar generators” on the market are nothing more than varied size batteries with built-in inverters and displays...

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Watts vs. Lumina: Outdoor Solar Power LED Lighting

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Watts vs. Lumina: Outdoor Solar Power LED Lighting

Spring is around the corner!  It's time to revisit your outdoor lighting and change those light bulbs.  Maybe you need to add some new lighting in the yard.  At Solar Sporting Goods we dare you to GO SOLAR. Recommendation:  To light up a larger outdoor space, consider the super bright MAXSA Innovations 150 LED security flood light, one of the brightest solar LED lights on the market. We have put together this short guide with reference tables to aid your selection of lighting choices, in terms of brightness, energy conservation, and longevity.  Traditional light bulbs are the worst.  They don't last long....

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