Category: Solar Energy System
Home Energy Monitor
Home energy monitors are handy when you want to find out how is the energy consumption distributed among the electrical appliances at work.
Solar Battery Bank
The batteries come into play when you need to store the energy produced by your solar panels. But don't hurry to shell out your money for expensive batteries because your energy grid may act as a lossless battery
Solar Panels 2018
Photovoltaic solar cells generate electricity as a result of light photons hitting their surface. PV cells generate direct current (DC) which then is converted into alternating current (AC) by an inverter to be consumed by electric appliances. Typically solar cells produce 0.5V voltage so they are strung together as a module to get more power. A module usually encompasses 6 x 10 grid of cells. PV modules then are combined in PV arrays to provide the required amount of power. Modules are rated by the power they produce under the standard test conditions (STC) measured in Watts. The efficiency of a panel is the percentage of generated power versus the total solar power incident on the panel's surface. In other words, a panel with twice lower efficiency than another panel has to have twice the other panel's surface to generate the same amount of power.
Solar Power Optimizers
Solar power optimizer or DC optimizer is a DC to DC conversion device mounted on each PV module to optimize power output. It employs the MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) algorithm to do the optimization.