Should You Go Solar?

What is Solar power?

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics, or indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and solar tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam.

In the immediate future, silicon solar cells are likely to continue to decrease in cost and be installed in large numbers. In the United States, these cost decreases are anticipated to increase the solar power produced by at least 700% by 2050.

Solar or photovoltaic panels decrease your home's dependency on the main energy grid, and in turn, your power bill. ... The economic advantages of solar power include: Lower your electric bills. Net metering allows you to sell your excess electricity to the utility company for even lower energy bills!

Solar power sounds like a genius, obvious way to save money and solar is clean and renewable.

Solar power systems are being  used  used in private homes, RV's or Boats, office and public buildings and almost anywhere where there is a need for energy.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Power ?

Before you even start with transforming your home to Solar Power, as a smart consumer, you must prepare.

Over the past decade or so, many cities are promoting and some are even subsidizing homeowners to convert their power source to Solar. Not only will you benefit from saving in energy cost, you may even end up making some passive income form the energy you will be producing and selling to your power company. But you must be aware of the basics following factors;

 

            Advantages of Solar Energy                                                             Disadvantages of Solar Energy

            Reduces Electricity Bills                                                                       Weather Dependent

            Diverse Applications                                                                              Solar Energy Storage is Expensive

            Low Maintenance Costs                                                                       Uses a Lot of Space

            Technology Development                                                                    Associated with Pollution

 How Solar Energy Works (Step by Step)

  • STEP 1: Sunlight activates the panels. A rack-and-panel solar system. ...

  • STEP 2: The cells produce electrical current. A silicon ingot and wafer. ...

  • STEP 3: The electrical energy is converted. A solar inverter. ...

  • STEP 4: The converted electricity powers your home. A solar microinverter. ...

  • STEP 5: A net meter measures usage.

Solar panel costs have fallen significantly in recent years, making solar systems more accessible.

The solar market in many States is expected to stay strong through 2020 and 2021, as the federal tax credit and other solar incentives (such as sales tax exemptions) make home solar panel systems a very attractive investment - despite low electricity prices charged by utility companies.

The economics of the solar panel installation varies by house, utility area, climate zone, and state.

Below are a few Solar products offered on the marketplace;

  FEATURES:

  • Off-Grid On-Grid Large Solar System, Residential Commercial House Cabin Sheds Rooftop, Multi-Panel Solar Arrays

  • Reliable: EL tested solar modules; no hot-spot heating . PERC Solar Cells, Black frame solar panel

  • Durable: Capable of withstanding high winds, up to 2400 Pa, and snow loads of 5400 Pa. Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use. Anti-reflective, high transparency, low iron-tempered glass with enhanced stiffness and impact resistance. IP67 rated junction box provides complete protection against environmental particles and low-pressure water jets

  • Versatile: Can be used for many different applications, even work sheds, garages, or camps. Ideal for residential and commercial rooftop systems. Ground mount compatible. Compatible with on-grid and off-grid inverters

  • Information: 25-year power output: 5 year/95% efficiency rate, 10 year/90% efficiency rate, 25-year/80% efficiency rate. 10-year material and workmanship

  • Package Includes: 3 Pieces Renogy 300 Watts Monocrystalline Solar panel

  • Power source type: Solar-Powered

  FEATURES:

  • Solar Panel System Kit with Battery and Inverter for Homes House Shed Farm

  • 4kwh daily output depends on the sunlight availability, supply for the off grid life,power for fridge and small A/C,etc.

  • Complete system with 200Ah battery and 3.5KW inverter, easy setting up.

  • 195W solar panel with high quality frame which has excellent performance in harsh weather.

  • For charging battery and a backup power, suitable for off grid shop,isolated cabin,garage,shed and remote agriculture,etc.

  • 1 year warranty and 24/7 technical support team, call ECO-WORTHY hotline whatever any question or concern you have.

Renegy Solar Panels_51c3JqOLWKL._SL250_.

  FEATURES:

  • 2 Pack of 12V 100W

  • Weize Panel: monocrystalline panel of high-efficiency solar cell, efficiency up to 21%.

  • 100W Output: the panel maximum power voltage: 18.78v, maximum power current: 5.32A, 18.87*5.32=100w, it won't always output 100 watt, usually produce 300-600Wh a day, which depends on the sunshine.

  • Solar System: (only 2 x100w solar panels, no any accessories) to get a solar system working, you need solar panel(s), charger controller, battery, connecting wires, mounting brackets or inverter optional.

  • Easy Install: Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast mounting, fit for Z-brackets, Pole or Tilt Mounts, ect.

  • Long Life: waterproof IP65 rated junction box, advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations enhance a long service life.

Renogy Solar Power _400_51xAO2G0ACL._SL2

  FEATURES:

  • Starter Kit with Wanderer

  • 400W Starter Kit with 30A PWM Controller

  • Monocrystalline solar cell efficiency: 21%;Ideal output: 2000Wh per day; can fully charge a 200Ah battery from 50% in 3 hours (depending on the availability of sunlight)

  • With the Renogy Wanderer 30A PWM Charge Controller, you can expand your system up to a maximum of 400W

  • The charge controller has been upgraded to Renogy' s new 30A PWM Negative-Ground Charge Controller - the Renogy Wanderer

  • Negative grounding controller with battery reversed, overloading, short-circuit and over charging /discharging protection ensures the broader off grid applications and safety. Especially can be used on a vehicle which has battery negative on the chassis

  • The kit now includes an 8ft 10AWG Tray Cable to connect your charge controller and battery.

  FEATURES:

  • Designed for off-grid solar panel system, Caravan, RV, boat, Green house Solar panel system. Mono-crystalline Solar Cell efficiency: 21%

  • Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades as well as withstand high winds (2400PA) and snow loads (5400PA)

  • This kit includes the adventurer 30A PWM flush mount charge controller can charge the Battery quickly and safely under almost any condition

  • Order will be delivered in multiple packages; bypass diodes minimize power drop caused by shade and ensure excellent performance in low-light environments. Short-Circuit Current (Isc)-6.24A

  • Complete kit includes: (1)2 pc Renogy 100 watt 12 volt Mono-crystalline Solar panel (2) adventurer Li 30A PWM flush mount charge controller (3)one 30Ft 10AWG MC4 adaptor kit (4)one 16Ft 10AWG tray cable (5)one pair of branch connectors (6) a bt-1 Bluetooth module (7)one Renogy cable entry housing

Renegy 200 watt RV Kit_419L3aNB2GL._SL25

  FEATURES:

  • Hurricane, Power Outage with 4 USB Solar Charger LED Light Bulb and 5 Cellphone Charger/5V 2A Output

  • ★ NEW DESIGN EMERGENCY POWER SUPPLY ★ Keep your ordinary electricity need in the hurricane, snowstorm time, Combine the charging and lighting, with anti-reflective and high-transparency. This is a completely independent off-grid power system.

  • ★ FULL ACCESSORY EASY INSTALL POWER ★ Includes 1 10V 30W Flexible Solar Panel +1 Solar DC System + 2x 2W LED + 2x 3W LED + 2 for IPHONE 4&8 Adapter + 3 Cord, meet whole ordinary electricity need no any added cost. genuine energy conservation and environmental protection.

  • ★ WATERPROOF MULTI-PURPOSE SOLAR ★ Flexed panel can be mounted on a Curved Roof, RV, Travel Trailer, Van, Truck, Boat, Cabin, Tent or any other irregular surface. High waterproof grade never worry about rainy, hurricane, snowstorm outdoor using!

  • ★ FAST CHARGE PORTS & BRIGHT BULBS ★ The 5V 2A output is a universal charge port, can quickly charge your cellphone, digital devices, power bank, fan etc. The multiple outlets enable several LED bulbs working at the same time.

  • ★ POWERFUL LIGHTWEIGHT SOLAR KIT ★ Full kit only 9.9 lbs. EASY INSTALLATION, Working time: 2x 2W bulbs---13 to 14 hours, 2x 3W bulbs---10 to 12 hours, 4 bulbs---8 to 9 hours. Widely applied to the wild, home, outdoor such as patio, garden, outdoor party, camping, snack street etc.