INSTALLATION OF SOLAR
How tO connect solar panels in series / parallel. It is easy to get confused with all the technical terms you might read or hear about. You may have come across the different ways that solar panels can be wired. And your first thought might be: does it really matter? After all, you just want the panels to produce current!
How your solar panels are connect actually matter. It impacts the performance of the system, as well as the inverter you will be able to use. You want your panels connect so that they give you the best savings possible, and a better return on investment.
Here are answers to a few of the common questions people ask about installation of solar that can help you get a better understanding of whether your panels should be wired in series or parallel.
On this place you will know how to connect/install solar panels.
What does connecting solar panels in series mean?
What does connecting solar panels in parallel mean?
How do they compare?
What does it mean to wire solar panels in series?
Just like battery's, solar panels have two terminals: positive (+) negative( -).
When you connect the positive terminal of one panel to the negative terminal of another panel, you create a series connection. When you connect two or more solar panels like this, it becomes a PV source circuit.
solar panels wired in a series
Solar panels are wired in series when you connect the positive terminal of one panel to the negative terminal of another.
When solar panels are connected in series, the voltage of the panels adds together, but the amperage remains the same. So, if you connect two solar panels with a rated voltage of 40 volts and a rated amperage of 5 amps in series, the voltage of the series would be 80 volts, while the amperage would remain at 5 amps... To be continued