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Achievable solar power for IoT project

  • 23-12-2018 9:33pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,597 ✭✭✭ Turbulent Bill
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    Solar PV newbie here, trying to estimate the achievable solar power over the course of a year. Something like kWhr/m^2 of panel on a month-by-month basis. Might be an elementary question, but can anyone provide some pointers please?

    Toying with building a solar-powered IoT device which is battery-backed. There are tradeoffs between device power (and hence functionality), required panel and battery size etc. that I want to understand before going any further.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ conor_mc
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    Solar PV newbie here, trying to estimate the achievable solar power over the course of a year. Something like kWhr/m^2 of panel on a month-by-month basis. Might be an elementary question, but can anyone provide some pointers please?

    Toying with building a solar-powered IoT device which is battery-backed. There are tradeoffs between device power (and hence functionality), required panel and battery size etc. that I want to understand before going any further.

    Set up a trial account on helioscope and play with the numbers..... panel type, location orientation, etc. You Can generate a per-month report from it.


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