Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - 8:54 pm 
(Arizona time)

Following is a collection of common mistakes made when installing solar electric systems.

shade-pv How Not to Install PV - Shadow Considerations

This PV array was installed under a tree and as a result the branches of the tree were casting shadows on the PV modules.

orientation-pv1 How Not to Install PV - Orientation & Shadowing

Here the photovoltaic module is facing West and gets very little sunshine. In addition, a shadowing issue further reduces the output.

meltdown How Not to Install Batteries - Battery Post Meltdown!  What's the Ampacity of a 3/8" Bolt?

Bolts are not for current carrying.  Bolts are to hold lugs, etc. in tight contact with electrical terminals.

dry-battery How Not to Treat Batteries - Maintaining Electrolyte Levels

During normal operation, water is lost from a flooded lead-acid battery as a result of evaporation and electrolysis...


Please contact us if you have additional examples for posting here. These can be related to photovoltaic installations or to other solar technologies. We will arrange with you to get pictures and explanations. Thanks.
banner-donation

AzSC Blog

Fighting Obama?

President Barack Obama isn't on the Arizona primary election ballot, but judging from the campaigns, candidates and political rhetoric it seems he is running for every political office in the state, even Corporation Commissioner.

Continue Reading...

--- Find us on ---
Facebook Twitter Meetup Group Youtube Wikipedia Linked In
Why not Like Us on Facebook?
Or Follow us on Twitter?

Calendar

July 2014
S M T W T F S
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2

Login or Register

We thank the following AzSC Sponsors:
ASEA Logo AriSEIA Logo PSM Logo