Carlos

Electrical Engineer deeply involved in the solar industry with background on the design of Photovoltaic Systems for the residential and commercial sector. A promoter of sustainable ideas and solutions with a passion for the renewable energy sector.

Carlos
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7 Best Solar Attic Fans of 2019

7 Best Solar Attic Fans of 2019 (Review) The summer and winter seasons can have devastating effects on your roof and inside your attic. During the summer, hot air can get concentrated in the attic and even damage the products or equipment that you have stored. This will also increase the load demand in your …

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10 Best Solar Generators of 2019

10 Best Solar Generators of 2019 (Review) Having a reliable backup generator for emergency situations, like the presence of a blackout or power outage, is essential. The same concept goes for fun activities like camping, fishing or even RV trips: for those, you will need a portable generator system. Fuel generators may serve this purpose, …

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10 Best Solar Powered Motion Security Lights of 2019

10 Best Solar Powered Motion Security Lights of 2019 (Review) Are you concerned about safety in the surrounding outdoor areas of your house? If so, installing solar powered motion security lights for your home can definitely help you! Sensor solar lights are cost-effective, durable, and independent from any connection to the grid. In the event …

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7 Best Solar Power Banks of 2019

7 Best Solar Power Banks of 2019 (Review) Are you looking for power backup when your laptop, smartphone, or tablet runs out of energy? If you are constantly on the move or regularly perform activities such as camping, hiking, trekking, and more, then you need a portable source of energy. The best choice for that …

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7 Best RV Solar Panel Kits of 2019

7 Best RV Solar Panels & Kits of 2019 (Review) Some of the greatest experiences you will ever have will be crossing the country in your RV, exploring the U.S. with your family on a well-deserved vacation. While you go on a trip you might find yourself at multiple destinations inside mountains, lakes, or beaches where no shore power will …

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Can Solar Panels Overheat?

Can Solar Panels Overheat? It is a common assumption to relate really hot climates with excellent conditions for solar panels, however, we must ask ourselves: will this cause overheating? In order to answer this question, we must first understand some basic theory behind solar PV system designs. Solar Panels and Test Conditions New solar panel …

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How Are Solar Panels Rated?

How Are Solar Panels Rated? New solar panel models come out every year and add themselves to an extensive market with hundreds of modules and technologies. However, when you go out to purchase solar panels, you might get overwhelmed with so many brands, models, and technologies. Establishing a rating system is essential for the industry …

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Can Solar Panels Work at Night?

Can Solar Panels Work at Night? Maybe you have heard a friend or neighbor saying that he uses solar energy to power his house at night. That probably raises the question in your mind, can solar panels truly work at night? Some people get confused with this simple way that we commonly refer to solar …

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Are Solar Panels Dangerous?

Are Solar Panels Dangerous? Back in the Nineteenth Century, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla were fighting each other over the control of the electricity industry in the United States. Thomas Edison was the advocate of DC while Nikola Tesla was the advocate of AC electricity. Since DC electricity came first with the invention of the …

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Are Solar Panels Waterproof?

Are Solar Panels Waterproof? Maybe you are thinking about installing a PV system, but you’re unsure if the solar panels will be able to work in outdoor conditions without getting damaged. After all, if the rain, storms, or even hail are common in your location, then it makes total sense to ask yourself if your …

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Can Solar Panels Damage my Roof?

Can Solar Panels Damage my Roof? As solar panel installations spread throughout the country, it is more likely to see homeowners asking themselves if installing a PV system will damage their roof. Roof repairs can be expensive, which is why it is wise to make sure our PV systems won’t imply further costs in the …

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2019 Climate Change Report and How the Advantages of Solar Energy can Help

2019 Climate Change Report and How the Advantages of Solar Energy Can Help Global Warming – Updated 05/24/2019 To say that climate change is an important issue is an understatement. Global warming is a very real threat to humanity which is something almost all of the major countries agree on and, of course, all of …

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Can Solar Panels be Recycled?

Can Solar Panels Be Recycled? The solar industry growth rates keep increasing every year across the world almost exponentially. However, an industry that is proud to promote clean energy consumption and that is proud to be a sector concerned about climate change, cannot forget to dispose properly of the electronic products that exceed their lifespan. …

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When to Clean Solar Panels

When to Clean Solar Panels There are many factors that can reduce the power yield of a solar PV system: Shadings, PID, LID, ohmic, thermal, and mismatch losses among others. However, on this occasion we are going to focus on soiling and how we know when to clean the solar panels to avoid soiling losses. …

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