Solar Power

Solar PV and Solar Thermal projects

Blog post for Mastervolt Soladin 600 Wi-Fi logging adapter with ESP32

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Wi-Fi logging adapter with ESP32

Adding remote Wi-Fi data access to our Mastervolt Soladin 600 solar PV inverter using an Espressif ESP32-WROOM-32UE module

Blog post for Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger Version 2

Time to replace our Raspberry Pi solar data logger with a new version 2 revision with more features and sensors

Blog post for Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Optical Interface Noise Fail

Trying to add a optical interface to our Mastervolt Soladin 600 solar mains inverter but had problems with unwanted RF noise from the inverter

Blog post for USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

USB Smart Charger with Bluetooth LE

Designing a USB smart charger with wireless power monitoring.

Blog post for Powerpole Fused Distribution Board Case

Powerpole Fused Distribution Board Case

Making a plastic case for the Powerpole Fused Distribution Board

Blog post for Mastervolt Soladin RF Filtering

Mastervolt Soladin RF Filtering

The Mastervolt Soladin 600 solar mains inverter has a issue where is it causing a lot of RF interference so we added additional RF Filtering and screening to try to reduce the unwaned radio emissons

Blog post for Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference

Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter RF Interference

Tracking down the source of RF Interference across the HF bands and it was the Mastervolt Soladin 600 Inverter

Blog post for Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger v2 Plans

Planning to build a new Raspberry Pi Solar Data Logger version two to replace our current data logger

Blog post for Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

Cental Heating Control via Windows Phone and Raspberry Pi

Using a Windows Phone and a Raspberry Pi to control our homes gas powered central heating system