Archive for 2021

Single Port BMS MOSFETs Explained

Tags: Electronics, Solar

I'm writing this post since it seems there seems to be some confusion on why both MOSFETs in a typical single port BMS (Battery Management System) are controlled individually and why/how this works when they're in the same series circuit. It will hopefully also show why just controlling both MOSFETs at the same time to try and accomplish this is not a good idea.

Low Cost 10kW Solar System - One Year Later

Tags: Electronics, Finland, Hardware, Solar

A little over a year ago I published an overview of my off-grid solar system consisting of 10kW of panels and 28kWh LiFePo4 battery. The set-up consisted of all the components to run this solar system - including charge controllers, inverter, BMS, etc. The target goal was a cost of under €10K, which I managed to achieve with some cash to spare. Now that it has been in operation for a year, let's see how well the system held up, any issues that were encountered, and what the current price of the system would be were we to build it again today.

Panel Ground Mount


Partial Solar Eclipse over Finland Today

Tags: Other

Eclipse 2021