Solar Power Overview
Solar power has taken the country by a storm! Every second house boasts a solar panel or two these days—so much so that those who have yet to go solar seem to be, both, primitive and insensitive to the environment in their ways of living.
Tips to Choose the Right Solar Power for Your Work
If you have decided to keep up with your Joneses, then here is a quick guide that can help you go solar right away:-
There are different types of solar panels and panel manufacturers out there. You could choose from monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels manufactured by brands such as Waaree, Maruthi Solar, Moserbaer, Rashmi and Alpex, to name a few.
Both types of panels serve their respective set of advantages. Usually, solar panels used in homes tend to be only about 10 – 20% efficient. As a general rule, higher the efficiency of the solar panel, the greater would be its price.
When buying a panel, do not simply go by its efficiency; also remember to take into account whether or not it would prove to be a value-for-money investment or not! A less efficient solar panel, though also less expensive, would take a larger roof space to generate the same amount of electrical power as would a more efficient solar panel.
#2)Install the Panel
You must get a professional to assess what type of solar panel you’d need and how many of them you’d need to power whatever you intend to use the solar system. The calculations are far from lucid for a novice and you’d be better off leaving them to an experienced person. Also, have the expert install the network of panels on your rooftop to for them to work optimally!
#3)Get a Solar Charge Controller
The next step entails connecting your solar panels to a solar charge controller. A solar charge controller is a device that is used to regulate and monitor the magnitude of power that is flowing through the entire solar setup. You must connect your solar panels to the charge controller to prevent any harm from coming to your batteries.
#4)Connect the Charge Controller & the Batteries
Following this, you have to connect your charge controller to your DC batteries. If you happen to have AC-based batteries, you’d have to connect your batteries to the inverter so as to convert the DC current emanating from the solar panels to AC. Once done, you can finally connect your inverter to the mains.
#5)Connect the Panels to the Entire System
Once everything is established, you can finally connect the rest of the system normally and power up your set up to start reaping the benefits of solar!
With a solar panel installed in your home, you can be sure that you are safe from blackouts and grid failures. As a matter of fact, you could even help supply power in the neighborhood to houses that are struck very hard by the grid failure in the event of a natural calamity or total blackout.