Practical And DIY

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Export Power and Earn From Your DIY System Without MCS

Learn how your DIY solar energy system can earn money through Octopus Energy’s innovative export scheme. No MCS-certificate required — a step-by-step guide.

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Adding Panels To An Existing String With Microinverters

Hybrid inverters have AC-Coupled input ports for taking additional power from microsieverts or generators. Use this to easily add more PV capacity.

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The DIY Solar Panels System I Would Build in 2024

I built a DIY solar panel system for my home in May 2023. It has been a fantastic asset, and by March 2024, it has saved me over £500 in electricity bills.

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Flexible Tariffs and Battery Charging Automation for Winter

Simple automation for battery charging and smart use of flexible tariffs for maximum savings using Solar Assistant.

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Harness Solar Power from Your Shed or Garage: Great for DIY

Achieve surprisingly short ROI with solar energy from your shed’s roof. A guid on placing solar panels on your shed or garage and saving money from your bills.

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Extending the Sunsynk and Deye CT Clamp

Discover practical solutions for extending Sunsynk and Deye CT clamps beyond 15m. Learn how to overcome limitations and optimize your solar energy system.

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Solar Assistant CRC Error on Sunsynk and Deye

Solve CRC error when connecting Solar Assistant to Sunsynk/Deye inverters. Get step-by-step DIY guidance for real-time monitoring and analytics.