A quick look at one of my DC PV solar electric heater conversions. I heat my home with solar electric energy. The solar panels connect straight to the space heater with nothing in between. I thought I should share the concept as it might help a few people. What prompted me to do so was a recent winter storm we had, we needed all the heat we could get. This video series is about building PV-To-Load (PV2L) quartz infrared heaters which directly utilize solar panels to heat a home or building. I currently heat my home and also my metal building (solar workshop) using this method. PV2L bypasses the traditional method of charge controller / battery / inverter and gives a new option for efficiently operating appliances directly off of solar power. If you're using a grid tie inverter with heating loads, it makes more sense to put the power straight into the heating appliance and save wear on the grid tie inverter.PV2L does not mean the appliance cannot accept a normal DC input. *Batteries can still be used for this type of heater.*I have several custom quartz and standard resistance heater prototypes working at this time. High voltage DC carries a severe risk of electrocution, so my heaters always use safer low voltage DC to power them. However even low voltage DC creates arcs and poses several technical challenges vs AC. The components of an AC space heater are not suitable for DC at all. - Solar and Wind Power - 414495fa05cc770f27

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How I heat my home with solar panels. DIY 24/36/48V quartz infrared PV2L space heater

How I heat my home with solar panels. DIY 24/36/48V quartz infrared PV2L space heater

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A quick look at one of my DC PV solar electric heater conversions. I heat my home with solar electric energy. The solar panels connect straight to the space heater with nothing in between. I thought I should share the concept as it might help a few people. What prompted me to do so was a recent winter storm we had, we needed all the heat we could get.

This video series is about building PV-To-Load (PV2L) quartz infrared heaters which directly utilize solar panels to heat a home or building. I currently heat my home and also my metal building (solar workshop) using this method. PV2L bypasses the traditional method of charge controller / battery / inverter and gives a new option for efficiently operating appliances directly off of solar power. If you're using a grid tie inverter with heating loads, it makes more sense to put the power straight into the heating appliance and save wear on the grid tie inverter.

PV2L does not mean the appliance cannot accept a normal DC input. *Batteries can still be used for this type of heater.*

I have several custom quartz and standard resistance heater prototypes working at this time.

High voltage DC carries a severe risk of electrocution, so my heaters always use safer low voltage DC to power them. However even low voltage DC creates arcs and poses several technical challenges vs AC. The components of an AC space heater are not suitable for DC at all.

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