A Solar panel is a photo voltaic cell known as pv modules which absorbs sunlight as a source of energy to generate electricity or heat.
Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis
Of all the several factors that needs to be put into considerations, with one which is very key is the integrity of your roof where the pv modules will be mounted on, as safety is of greater importance.
There are several variables that affect the optimal system size for a given home. The two key variables is to consider:
1. The amount of electricity to be consumed during daylight hours, and;
2. The back up hours that you desire to store solar energy with a battery for use at night.
As these two variables are key to determining the optimal system size for your home.
The best place to start, is by checking your most recent electricity bill and seeing how much power you use each day. Then, the onus is on you to estimate how much power you consume during daylight hours. Our system size calculator below can then display your optimal system size.
An Inverter is an electronic device or circuitry that changes direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC). The input voltage, output voltage and frequency, and overall power handling depend on the design of the specific device or circuitry. And the term Hybrid Inverter is name ascribed to just one type of solar inverter used in a solar electricity system, which during normal operation synchronizes with your mains utility power and supplements your power usage using the solar power during the day, and uses batteries to supplement your usage during the evening hours.
An Inverter system works by the principles of taken in alternating current (AC), converting it to a direct current (DC), storing it up in a battery. And then draw the energy up in a reverse manner for use when the primary power supply is not available.
A backup battery is an energy stored in a battery which provides power to a system when the primary source of power is unavailable.
Sunshine hours or sunshine duration is a climatological indicator, measuring duration of sunshine in given period (usually, a day or a year) for a given location on Earth, typically expressed as an averaged value over several years.
This is the angle of the sun looking up from ground level or the horizon. The zenith angle of the sun varies throughout the day in the form of an arc with the sun reaching its maximum elevation (also called solar altitude) around midday