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opinion:frater_secessus:beginner_mistakes [2022/11/08 12:18]
frater_secessus [buying the wrong panel]
opinion:frater_secessus:beginner_mistakes [2022/11/25 10:59] (current)
frater_secessus [believing 100w of panel will make 100w all day long]
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 See the //not enough panel// section below.  See the //not enough panel// section below. 
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 +==== believing 100w of panel will make 100w all year ====
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 +Solar harvest is greatly affected by the position of the sun in the sky (see above) and how many hours of that sun are available.  A crude generalization is that [[https://mouse.mousetrap.net/blog/2021-12-12-Summer-vs-Winter-solar-harvest-.html|winter harvest will be about half]] of summer harvest.  
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 +==== believing 100w of panel will make 100w in all conditions ====
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 +100w of panel makes 100w under lab (ie, perfect) conditions.  [[electrical:solar:output|Actual harvest]] will be much lower on average.
  
 ==== believing solar makes zero watts in rain, overcast, etc ==== ==== believing solar makes zero watts in rain, overcast, etc ====
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