Terms, definitions and Formulas
drraptor
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Please post all the common Terms, definitions and Formulas a newbie should know e.g
Calculating Load in WH
Power rating (watts) * Number of hours the appliance is used (hours) = WH
Battery Bank calculation
Wh * 1/Battery voltage * Number of days of storage * 1/maximum discharge = Ah @ Battery Voltage
Array required for Charging a certain battery bank
Ah * Charging Voltage * 1/0.77 panel+controller derating * % rate of charge (in fraction) = Watts, array size
Definitions e.g
Array: ??
Terms e.g
Panel wattage rating, how it is calculated etc.
Calculating Load in WH
Power rating (watts) * Number of hours the appliance is used (hours) = WH
Battery Bank calculation
Wh * 1/Battery voltage * Number of days of storage * 1/maximum discharge = Ah @ Battery Voltage
Array required for Charging a certain battery bank
Ah * Charging Voltage * 1/0.77 panel+controller derating * % rate of charge (in fraction) = Watts, array size
Definitions e.g
Array: ??
Terms e.g
Panel wattage rating, how it is calculated etc.
Comments

Re: Terms, definitions and Formulas
Thank you for putting up some of the standard formulas... Hopefully that will help some people researching solar.
BillNear San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset 
Re: Terms, definitions and Formulas
We in fact have a glossary of common terms: http://forum.solarelectric.com/showthread.php?6136Glossary
I quit expanding it because no one ever reads the reference material. 
Re: Terms, definitions and Formulas
@BB you are welcome. Please do point out any mistakes which I might have made.
@moderators Please merge the the two threads. and move it to Solar Beginners Corner (most viewed section of the forums) and sticky it.
Some terms need to be added to that glossary e.g Diversion Load and Opportunity Load

Re: Terms, definitions and Formulas
I have moved the original post and discussion of Diversion/Opportunity Loads over to the definitions thread.
BillNear San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset 
Re: Terms, definitions and Formulas
Thanks, but that section is one of the least visited area of the site. 
Re: Terms, definitions and Formulas
OK, I have moved thread to Beginners Corner.
BillNear San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset 
Re: Terms, definitions and Formulas
Thanks, now more people will consult the glossary more often.
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