Use of solar energy is one of mankind’s greatest achievements and with the advance in technology the harnessing of sunshine is becoming easier everyday. Like everything else it does have it’s pros and cons. There are a number of disadvantages for using solar energy in our homes or businesses but this cannot outdo the advantages … Read moreSolar Energy Disadvantages
“Wiring” may be one of the less expensive parts of a small solar electrical system, but definitely not the least important. In fact, if you make a mistake in wiring there can be big consequences, all bad, even on a small system. And, they’re easy mistakes to make. There are literally hundreds of different types … Read moreHow to Wire a Solar System
Solar panels are not only cost effective they are a great investment and renewable energy solution for your home. There are two types of solar panels – solar thermal panels for producing hot water and solar PV panels for producing electricity. Installing solar panels involves several critical steps. Each plays an important role in ensuring … Read moreHow Long Does it Take to Install Solar Panels on a Roof
One perk of having a home run on solar power is that it is a one time cost of equipment with no recurring fees save periodic upkeep. If you are in financial hardship, however, this is probably its biggest downfall as well. To power an average house, the equipment installed would cost approximately $20,000. The … Read moreDo Solar Panels Pay for Themselves?
Installing solar panels on your home or business premises is a great way to generate your own electricity, saving you money and helping the environment. While you may be tempted to think that fitting solar panels is a complex and difficult process, if you work with the right people it’s really fairly straightforward. In most … Read moreWhat is the Best Roof for Solar Panels?
The general rule is that countries in the northern hemisphere should place their solar panels facing true south and in the southern hemisphere true north. This is because the earth rotates on its axis at a slight tilt. This is called the ‘projection effect’ is the main reason why the polar regions are much colder … Read moreWhat Direction Should Solar Panels Face?
Solar insolation is a measure of solar radiation energy received on a given surface area in a given time. It is commonly expressed as average irradiance in watts per square meter (W/m2) or kilowatt-hours per square meter per day (kW•h/(m2•day)) (or hours/day). In the case of photovoltaics it is commonly measured as kWh/(kWp•y) (kilowatt hours … Read moreHow does Insolation affect Solar Panels?
On cloudy cover days, with rain, humidity, air pollution, or dust in the atmosphere, much of the solar radiation is all scattered, meaning the energy that comes from the sun go in different directions. We call this diffuse radiation, solar energy but its rate is smaller. On days like these a rooftop of a home … Read moreDo Solar Panels Charge On Cloudy Days
Solar energy is as simple as getting warmed up in the sun and it is as complex as installing and using solar panels for generating electricity. Photovoltaic cells are the components in solar panels that transform the sun’s energy into electricity. Basically, moving photons are used in creating electric current inside the solar panels. Solar … Read moreHow Does Solar Energy Work To Produce Electricity
It is essential to trust the company with which you are working. A good installer will have a strong education and knowledge in the realm of solar. Establish good communication with your installerthroughout the whole process. Make sure that they can answer all of your questions. If they can’t answer your questions or exhibit questionable behavior, it may … Read moreWhat you need to know before installing Solar on your Roof