Field test: PV Modules

A real world comparison between Mono, Poly, PERC and Dual PV Modules.

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Installation date: 09-03-2020

* This is a field test and the results are specific for this installation on this location please research which is the best solution for your own situation as the results can be different based on environmental influences.

Total solar yield as of 27/03/2023 when the results were reset:
Mono: 9158 kWh
Split-cell: 9511 kWh
Poly: 9113 kWh
Perc: 9471 kWh
Perc-east: 1970 kWh
Perc-west: 1730 kWh

Victron Training Videos

Learning is easy with our Basic-to-Pro training courses for system installers

Professional installations which meet client needs and exceed expectations are good for business.

Whether your customer is price conscious or quality-driven, our Training Videos are designed to empower you to easily select the most appropriate product for your customers needs.

They will help you install tidy, well-considered systems, optimally configured for the task.

They will guide you to enabling the appropriate product features that achieve excellent performance – and result in a power system with which your customer will be really happy.

Digital Training Manager Guy Stewart is working on new videos all the time – so why not take a look and see what’s new?

Even if you’ve watched some of these easy-to-follow videos before, a refresher might offer that elusive solution you’ve been looking for!

Training Video Library

At the time of writing there are 19 videos in the Training Library available in seven languages. On land or sea; isolated or connected to the grid, generator back-up or remote stand-alone, large or small, three-phase, parallel, daisy chained, cross-manufacture installation – you’ll find a solution for every circumstance.

The videos, and any presentation slides used in them, can be downloaded for later viewing. Each video is followed by a test. Completion certificates can be downloaded after achieving successful test results.

Here’s a round-up of what to expect from each of them. You will need to be signed in to your Victron Professional account to follow these links to the desired content.

The series begins with MultiPlus Inverter/Chargers as power conversion lies at the heart of everything we do.

Basic Training – Introduction to MultiPlus: Guy Stewart (31 mins)

Providing an overview of our range of inverters from 500VA to 15kVA, expandable to 180kVA – the largest range on the market – this video explains:

Using Generators with Victron – Webinar Margreet Leeftink (40 mins)

In this video Margreet outlines the types of Generators available on the market and discusses:

Basic Training – Introduction to MPPTs: Guy Stewart (31 mins)

With PWM and MPPT stand-alone and all-in-one solar charge controllers capable of handling charge currents between 10A and 100A, with or without Bluetooth – plus an ability to daisy-chain up to 25 solar charge controllers, this video guides you through:

Basic Training for MPPT RS: Guy Stewart (15 mins)

This powerful new galvanically isolated solar charge controller has its own training video, discussing:

Basic Training – Color Control GX: Guy Stewart (42 mins)

When used, the GX family of communication devices sit at the heart of an installation controlling and monitoring power harvest, storage and supply; harmonising third party devices, and storing and reporting system data. This hands on video takes us from unboxing, through making connections, to a full consideration of the many available features:

Basic Training – Using Victron Remote Management (VRM): Guy Stewart (24 mins)

This video explains how to get the most out of the VRM platform, using its powerful data-rich features to analyse the performance of installations as used by customers in the real world. Such analysis allows ‘fine-tuning’ decisions to be made, or additional product purchase with the absolute certainty that it will result in a perfect match between customer need and system build. The video includes:

Batteries and Battery Monitoring – Webinar with Margreet Leeftink (54 mins)

This video provides an insight into battery types and chemistries and, focussing on Lead Acid batteries, discusses:

Maximising Lead Acid Battery Life – 55 page PDF instruction 

This presentation offers a comprehensive investigation into battery types and the jobs they were designed to do. Common errors and misconceptions. How batteries can become damaged, shortening their design life. Correct installation, management of charging, periodic maintenance, and testing. It is followed by an exam.

Basic Training – Connecting MultiPlusII GX to a BYD managed Battery – Guy Stewart (26 mins)

This video includes a practical demonstration, and discusses:

Installation Example VW vehicle narrated by Jono – (4 videos – 36 mins – links below)

This video follows Lucian Popescu and his team as they install a comprehensive power system in a VW van. The instruction is divided into four videos: Solar panel installation; alternator charging provision; mains charging capability; connecting a Color Control GX.

1 Solar (7 mins)

2  Alternator charging (6 mins)

3 Mains Charging (14 mins)

4 Install a Color Control GX (9 mins)

MultiPlus Assistants – Webinar with Margreet Leeftink (47 mins)

This talk-through video familiarises us with the use of programming assistants. Many of the more specialised features of the MultiPlus have been added in response to requests from customers. This video demonstrates the way in which question and answer assistants work for programming:

MultiPlus: How it Works – Technical training with Johannes Boonstra (19 mins)

In this instructional video Johannes opens the casing of a MultiPlus and takes us on a tour of the components, providing the technology behind power inversion and battery charging. Learn about:

Introduction to AC PV Basic Training with Guy Stewart (33 mins)

AC PV Inverters offer efficient daytime power, but are invariably part of a larger installation offering 24 hour electricity. This video discusses:

Introduction to ESS – Basic Training with Guy Stewart (15 mins)

Energy Saving Systems maximise the economies of Solar Energy harvesting and offer some of the neatest solutions to customer needs. This video discusses:

Three-Phase and Parallel System theory – Webinar with Margreet Leeftink (44 mins)

In this webinar Margreet describes the observations necessary for setting up three-phase, parallel and split phase power systems. Among the topics discussed in detail – along with relevant hints, advice and cautions are:

Three-Phase and Parallel System Installation – Advanced Training with Guy Stewart (27 mins)

Three Phase and parallel private power systems offer robust electricity for industrial use – even in the remotest locations. This video demonstrates:


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