Mark Willis email (remove spam text)
> Can anyone point me to a website
> where I can bone up on the ins &
> outs of solar panels?
> looks good. I've never fiddled with
> solar cells before but I'd guess
> the main gotcha would be if the
> batteries discharged thru the solar
> panel - and fried it.
> Regards & thnax - PJH.
I know you want a diode in series with the stack of solar cells (It's
not uncommon for that diode to already be in the manufactured solar
array.) I'm interested in learning more here, want a PC110 array <G>
Also if you put multiple arrays in parallel you do want a diode in
series with each array (so if one array's shaded, it doesn't
back-charge) etc. I suggest Schottky's rated at the highest peak
current the array could possibly generate <G>
Lessee, some places I pointed my brother at were:
Photon Tech's Links Page
All I have time to snag just now <G>
See also: www.piclist.com/techref/index.htm?key=solar+panels
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