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Thread: 110V solar panels

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011

    Default 110V solar panels

    Hi all !

    I have one simple question, whether there is any way how to use the old solar panels with an output voltage of 110V at home?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    off grid retirement in Northern Calif


    panels with voltage outputs 40v or higher, are designed mostly for Grid Tie Inverters, that need 300-600VDC to run.

    The can be used for battery charging, with a MPPT charge controller that down converts the high voltage, to battery voltage.
    Since the dawn of time it has been mankind's dream to blot out the sun.
    Montgomery Burns

    "Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it."

    spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:


    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,
    battery lugs http://tinyurl.com/LMR-BigLug
    Setting up batteries http://tinyurl.com/LMR-NiFe

    gear :
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||

    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||

    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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