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How does maximum power point tracking (MPPT) work?

February 13, 2018
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Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) is a technology approach used in solar PV inverters to optimise power output in less-than-ideal sunlight conditions. Most modern inverters are equipped with at least one MPPT input. The below article – which originally appeared as a response by Bradley Detjen to a question on Quora.com – explains MPPT using the most […]

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Can I add more panels to my existing solar system?

September 18, 2017
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Some of the most common questions we receive at Solar Choice are about adding solar panels to an existing solar PV system. This article takes a look at the situations in which you might want to add panels, and what you need to bear in mind before making a decision. Possible reasons for adding more panels […]

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Why even partial shading is bad for solar power systems

November 1, 2016
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Solar panels work best when there is no shade cast upon them. In fact, a shadow cast on even just part of one solar panel in your solar array can potentially compromise the output of the whole system. What are some strategies for dealing with potential shading of solar arrays? (This article was originally published […]

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JinkoSolar introduces modules with ‘next generation’ power optimisation

October 17, 2016
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Panel manufacturer JinkoSolar claims to have solved the issue of partial shading of solar panels with its new line of JinkoMX modules, which use an advanced power optimisation technology called a ‘cell string optimiser’ by Maxim instead of conventional bypass diodes. Partial shading and the problem of the ‘weakest link’ With conventional solar PV systems […]

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Magellan power’s Solar Smoother deployed at Carnarvon’s new Police Complex

October 16, 2014
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WA-based power product engineering company Magellan has seen its Australian-made Solar Smoother put to use for the first time at a new Police and Justice Complex in regional WA. Carnarvon, whose name was once synonymous with the issues associated with an overload of solar PV on a fragile grid, is now home to one of the […]

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Solar Choice sponsors 10kW solar power system for Manly Surf Life Saving Club

November 1, 2013
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Commercial solar project tender management company and residential solar system brokerage Solar Choice has sponsored the installation of a 10kW solar power system for Manly Surf Life Saving Club. The system will save the club approximately $3,500 per year on electricity bills. Update June 2014: Manly Surf Life Saving Club has informed Solar Choice that the solar system […]

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SolarEdge: Module-level DC-DC optimisers for solar PV systems

December 12, 2012
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One of the trickiest parts of maximising efficiency in a solar installation is dealing with variations in power output among panels and strings of panels in the same system. SolarEdge is a company that has developed a unique solution to the problem of irregularity in solar panel array output. It uses a solar system architecture that utilises per-module maximum […]

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