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After spending the first half of the series learning about everything inside a solar panel, now it's time to learn how do we connect solar panels to the device that we want to power, forming a PV system. In this video, we learn
- The different combinations of PV systems
- How you as a homeowner can install solar panels at your home with a government PV scheme
- Using the payback period method to make investment decisions in PV systems
- How large-scale solar plant projects are evaluated using the Levelized cost of electricity (LCOE).
Updated list of SEG suppliers https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/seg-supplier-list
Introduction to payback period https://youtu.be/YX4NoZN8YWU
Calculations by Energy Savings Trust https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/solar-installation-payback-possible-smart-export-guarantee/
Further reference materials that I highly recommend:
Other parts in this series:
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2.0: Semiconductor Physics (Band Diagram, Free Carriers)
- Chapter 3.0: PN Junction diode (Drift and Diffusion)
- Chapter 3.1: PN Junction diode (Forward & Reverse Bias, IV Curve)
- Chapter 4: Photons
- Chapter 5.0: How do Solar Cells Work? (Working Principle, IV Curve, Photovoltaic Parameters, Solar Cell Datasheet)
- Chapter 5.1: How do Solar Cells Work? (Typical Structure, Shockley-Queisser Limit)
- Chapter 6.0: How are solar panels made? (From quartz to silicon wafers)
- Chapter 6.1: How are solar panels made? (From silicon wafers to solar panels)