Frequently Asked Question
Can I start small and add on later?
Yes. Solar is quite unlike a computer. If you start with
a couple of
good base components it is easy to add to your system later. First is
start with a good charge controller. Lets say you want to start with
solar module now. Don’t buy a charge controller that can handle one
Buy a 20 or a 30 amp charge controller that can handle several modules.
This will keep you from throwing away a small controller because you
it. Most larger charge controllers cost less then two smaller charge
so you will also save money.
The same principal goes for inverters. An inverter is a
one time purchase.
So think about what your needs will be in the future and buy something
you can grow into. For example if you are looking at a 2500 watt 12
inverter. And you are using 80% of its power rating now you are not
yourself any room to grow. You may want to think about a 4000 watt 24
or 48 volt inverter. The higher voltages will save you in wiring cost
also mean you will have to add solar panels in 4 modules increments to
make 48 volt.
It is a lot to keep in mind. So don’t be afraid to
e-mail or call us
at anytime for help