Off-Grid: Lead-Acid Batteries & Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD)

Today we are discussing the battery component of an off-grid solar electric system.

Batteries store the energy that is produced during the day by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.  The energy collected in the batteries is used during cloudy days and/or at night.  Grid-tie systems do […]

Old School Solar PV Equipment [Video]!

We discovered solar treasure!  During our recent move, we unearthed some interesting pieces of Solar PV history, as well as our own history at PPC Solar…  This was groundbreaking in the 70’s!  Now it’s a cool testimony to where we come from, and how long we have been in business.  Please share – and […]

By |January 31, 2014|Categories: Company, D.I.Y., Solar PV, Video|Tags: , , |0 Comments

PV 101: How To Calculate Electrical Loads for Solar

In the last PV 101 Installment we discussed the basic principles of photovoltaics (PV) and modules.  When designing an optimal solar electric system for grid-tie or off-grid, the first step is determining daily average electricity usage or loads.  This article will review […]

By |December 04, 2013|Categories: D.I.Y., Solar PV|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How To Prepare Your Solar PV For Winter [Infographic]

Solar homeowners, this one is for you!  Are you prepared for winter?  The latest PPC Solar infographic features the steps to a healthy and happy home solar electric system.  Follow the steps below, and you will be on your way to a sunny future!

For more detail, see Prepare Your PV For Winter


By |November 07, 2013|Categories: D.I.Y., Solar PV|Tags: , |0 Comments