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Homework Help: System Design of a Solar Power System

  1. Oct 30, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I'm doing an assignment on cathodic protection systems using solar energy and have no idea on how to construct an efficient system. All the ones online are too basic and dont specify whether the panels are in series or parallel or not. I've calculated that the system needs 120v at 5A but have no idea on how you would arrange panels to get these values and considering the fact that the power passes through a controller before the process begins. Just really lost here and have no idea where to start

    2. Relevant equations
    V=IR calculated voltage as 120v and current at 5A needed for system.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    To reach the voltage, I've considered basic series system layouts but besides that i know very little to properly solve anything
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  3. Oct 30, 2016 #2


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    Could you post links to the reading you've been doing so far about solar power systems? Home solar panel installations would come close to what you are tasked with putting together. Show us the reading you've been doing on such systems please, so we can try to give you some hints on the parts you are struggling with... :smile:
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