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Here, I will focus this and various subsequent posts on solar energy as this is the most common and least site-specific renewable resource, meaning it is the most widely available and most commonly understood concept of renewable energy to the beginner, and the most used globally. Lets discuss sunlight for a second. According to; ,"The surface of the Sun has a temperature of about 5,800 Kelvin (about 5,500 degrees Celsius, or about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit). At that temperature, most of the energy the Sun radiates is visible and near-infrared light. At Earth’s average distance from the Sun (about 150 million kilometers),...

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This is an open-ended series. I want it to take as long as it needs to to cover the things you need to know about off-grid energy; What it IS & What it ISN'T. We want you to know ALL of your options for going solar or to any other renewable source.  There are multiple types of systems to begin making the transfer; you can go full off-grid, this is obviously what we support, but there are very good grid-tie systems that let you offset your energy bills.Within this, you can do full grid-tie, grid-tie with emergency back-up (hybrid system) and...

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        Ok, So there are so many different kinds, sizes, and prices... How do you know which battery to choose? Plus they can get expensive so it's best to know what your looking for... This brings us to the second part of our series.. Part 2 Selecting A Battery         So your batteries store all that natural sunny energy goodness that your solar panels collect during the day so you've got it when you need it... They're pretty important. That's why you should always buy trusted brands from reputable distributors. HERE is a full list of batteries...

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