"Solar Energy International (SEI) offers a range of training courses in PV and other forms of renewable energy, including classroom and online courses, hands-on installation, and custom trainings. Some courses focus specifically on renewable energy…"
With batteries that size, I think a lower cost AGM battery will be suitable for price/performance, and they also tend to have better temperature tolerance than gel cells. BTW, I'm not aware of a memory effect problem with gel…"
While RO is super effective, I don't consider it to be very compatible with small-medium solar power setups -- the pressure pump takes a fair bit of energy to run. I have used a UV sterilizer in the past with good results. These…"
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Designer, installer, and technical trainer for solar power systems, ranging in size from small clinic lighting to village scale mini-grids. Successful projects and trainings in China/Tibet, India, Haiti, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Chile, USA, Native American lands, and Canada. Adjunct professor with San Juan College, and contract instructor with Solar Energy International. I teach hands-on and internet-based solar design and installation classes. Degree in electrical engineering, and 15 years experience working on off-grid PV installations: lighting, water pumping, communications, and high-power applications such as air-conditioning and 3-phase systems. Multilingual skills.
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