Solar Panel Connection in Parallel

17 Aug

Solar Panels can be connect  either in  parallel or in series. Both types of connections have their own use.

  1. Solar Panel Connection in Parallel. When a solar panel is connected in parallel the voltage(Volts) remains same but the current(Amperes) increase as you increase the number of panels. Example can be if you connect two 12 Volt, 8 Amperes panels in parallel, the output voltage would remain 12 Volts but current available would be 16 Amperes(8*2=16).
  2. Solar Panel Connection in Series. When a solar panel is connected in Series, the Current(Amperes) remains same but the voltage(Volts) increase as you increase the number of panels. Example can be if you connect two 12 Volt, 8 Amperes panels in series, the output Current(Amperes) would remain 8 Amperes but Voltage (Volts) available would be 24 Volts(12*2=24).

Circuit Diagram – Solar Panel Connection in Parallel

PV Parallel Connection

PV Parallel Connection

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