Solar Academy


The Freedom Forever Solar Academy was designed for solar enthusiasts who want to enhance their knowledge on how solar works. From how to read a utility bill to the physics behind solar panels, these are the lessons for you!
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01:35

Lesson 1: How solar energy storage systems work

A solar system combined with batteries is known as a solar energy storage system. This is an in-depth discussion of how those work.
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Lesson 1: How solar energy storage systems work

A solar system combined with batteries is known as a solar energy storage system. This is an in-depth discussion of how those work.
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02:06

Lesson 2: How to read a utility bill

To read your utility bill you must first know how you are being billed for electricity. Understanding your bill will enable you to choose the best rate plan
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Lesson 2: How to read a utility bill

To read your utility bill you must first know how you are being billed for electricity. Understanding your bill will enable you to choose the best rate plan
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02:03

Lesson 3: How solar panels work

Solar panels are made of multiple solar cells. The cells are made of silicone, a semiconductor. Light causes current to flow by releasing of electrons
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Lesson 3: How solar panels work

Solar panels are made of multiple solar cells. The cells are made of silicone, a semiconductor. Light causes current to flow by releasing of electrons
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02:04

Lesson 4: How inverters and charge controllers work

Inverters convert the DC power generated by solar panels into AC power. A charge controller is an additional circuit found in inverters for battery systems
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Lesson 4: How inverters and charge controllers work

Inverters convert the DC power generated by solar panels into AC power. A charge controller is an additional circuit found in inverters for battery systems
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Lesson 5: Solar inverter oversizing vs. undersizing

Undersizing a solar system inverter is a smart choice when building a solar system because that actually increases the daily amount of power produced.
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Lesson 5: Solar inverter oversizing vs. undersizing

Undersizing a solar system inverter is a smart choice when building a solar system because that actually increases the daily amount of power produced.
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Lesson 6: Take control of demand charges with a load controller

If your utility company bills you using demand charges, you can avoid expensive high peak electrical demand with a load controller.
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Lesson 6: Take control of demand charges with a load controller

If your utility company bills you using demand charges, you can avoid expensive high peak electrical demand with a load controller.
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Earth Day 2021

EP 13
23Min
04/22/2021

It’s Earth Day and we’ve got something special that we’ve put together for you! In honor of this special day, we’ll be talking about ways you can get involved at home to support this wonderful planet. We’ve got the tools to help you succeed in your environmental efforts including some great resources from the Freedom Forever Blog:Tips to make remote work environmentally sustainableRecycling 101: Your Ultimate GuideRestore our Earth! How you can helpSustainable Spring Cleaning TipsSave the oceans with solar powerLinksMake sure you enter our giveaway! Head over to our Instagram for details on how to enter before April 29, 2021! And don’t forget to sign the petition to Save California Solar!The Solar Disruption Theory would be nothing without our amazing guests. Want to join us on an episode? Drops us a line and let us know what you would like to talk about on the show. Include as much information as you would like!

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