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Electricity basics

Electricity basics

Electricity “consists” of two parts – voltage (V) and current (I). A common metaphor is water – the voltage is the water pressure, how much “push” it has, and the

Voltage rise

Voltage rise

When researching solar energy, you may have heard the phrase “voltage rise”. This is quite a simple concept, but with important implications for you and your system if not considered

Shading

Shading

Solar PV arrays hate shade. Although bill-buster solar installers may try and pile as many solar panels on your roof as possible – so they can earn more money –

Export control

Export control

Image the scene. It’s a beautiful summer’s day and the sun is strong. You’re lying on the beach, enjoying a drink, and decide to check your Solar Analytics app to

Hot spots

Hot spots

Hot spots are areas of the panel which are hotter than the rest of the panel. This is, in a word, bad, because it can cause panel failures. Why does