14 May 2015 – Solar Panels by David, G8UOD

David admitted he wasn’t an expert on the subject, but knew there would be interest in the economies and perhaps, nearer to members hearts, the effects they can have on our hobby.  Firstly, he gave an insight into how they work and what they are made of. Then followed by explaining how they are used to efficiently create energy.  David detailed how solar panels are used in the domestic environment.  The cost effectiveness was explained, followed by small applications where they might be useful in amateur radio.

Most members are more familiar with the problems associated with them and David explained what can be done to overcome these issues. Particularly which standards should be sought and the consequences of not following them.

David's SME Inverter
David’s SMA Inverter