design steps for installing solar panel


I am designing a solar system I need some help with design steps.

the site has two 120/240 v service panels , 600 Amps each.
how should i determine which panels , inverters and optimizers to use
what calculations are required for it? 


  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,874Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    What are the desired system requirements?  Most households have a single 200a panel
    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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  • BB.BB. Posts: 27,788Super Moderators admin
    You also need to talk with your utility/research what they allow for GT Solar connections. Typically, more than 10,000 Watts of solar panels moves you into "commercial" power--Which can have a whole different set of requirements and rate plans.

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
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