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diy solar system for home
August 14, 2017

diy solar system for home

Now that we can all just search the internet for wholesale solar panel prices, there is an understandable temptation to think that we could save big on our dream solar installation, if we could just do it as a cheap solar DIY (Do it Yourself) project. Intuitively it makes sense that DIY solar panels would be cheaper. We already know that DIY is a cheaper way…

Solar power backup system
August 7, 2014

Solar power backup system

Battery Technology is more affordable than ever. Battery technology has come a long way in just a few short years. While battery storage is still expensive (definitely more expensive than just using grid-tied solar) there are cases where a battery backup or off-grid solar system is a great solution for a home or property. For some, having the security of battery…

Solar Lighting system for House
May 24, 2014

Solar Lighting system for House

Solar panels charging a light system outside a house in a rural area around Kisumu. Photographer: Sven Torfinn for Bloomberg Businessweek M-Kopa plans to be a $1 billion company by selling solar panels to rural residents—and providing them with credit. Tom Opiyo is the best-performing salesperson at M-Kopa Solar, a Kenyan company selling solar power systems to…

solar power system benefits
November 28, 2016

solar power system benefits

Learn the advantages of using solar power for your business. sunflower, solar power image by Lisa Hendrickson from Fotolia.com With the continuously increasing demand for electric power, the significantly high price of oil and the growing concern for the environment, many businesses are resorting to alternative sources of energy. Among the renewable energy sources…

solar power system
August 18, 2016

solar power system

Many power plants today use fossil fuels as a heat source to boil water. The steam from the boiling water spins a large turbine, which drives a generator to produce electricity. However, a new generation of power plants with concentrating solar power systems uses the sun as a heat source. The three main types of concentrating solar power systems are: linear concentrator…

best solar systems for homes
October 20, 2016

best solar systems for homes

Efficiency of solar panels refers to the amount of irradiation energy that a solar panel can convert to electricity. From most crystalline modules it is in the range of 15-20%. The more efficient a solar panel the less square footage of solar panels are needed to produce a desired amount of solar power. For those who don’t have enough space for thin-film solar…