Solar panels suffer from a somewhat ironic problem: You need more sun to generate more power, but the hotter the panels get, the less efficient the panels are. This inefficiency means that the sunniest months of the year might hold the most potential, but might not be the most productive months for your solar system. Solar enthusiasts have been searching for ways to get more power from their system for years, and solar panel cooling is a topic frequently discussed.
So, are you looking for ways to increase your solar panel output? Do you like to tinker and explore DIY projects to wring every ounce of performance from your rig? If so, then read on to explore why it is that solar panels have this problem in the first place, some ways in which technology is evolving to cope with the problem and find methods that many DIYers have used to tackle the problem on their own.
Thinking about installing batteries to go with your solar panels? No matter if it’s an off-grid mountain cabin or a battery back-up for your grid-connected homes, the basic process for planning designing your own DIY battery bank is fairly straightforward, but can be a bit confusing your first time around.
Below are the basic steps to planning and designing your own DIY battery bank to complement your solar installation. Continue reading
If you’re looking to dip your toe into solar power, a good place to start is with a 12/24V 400W DIY solar panel kit. In this article we’ll look at five examples, and go over what you need to determine the best solar panel kits for your needs.
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.
Passive solar does not generate actual electricity from the sun, but is simply an architectural discipline involving harnessing the sun for warming in winter and cooling in summer.
Out of two 250 watt solar panels, one with 15% efficiency, and one with 20% efficiency, which one puts out the most power?
Answer: They both work just the same: they both put out the same identical power; 250 watts.
Maybe your business isn’t Apple, Walmart or Google, but solar isn’t just a big benefit for big businesses.
For a business that owns its own building going solar is clear sailing, with several provisos.
A Nigerian farmer, entrepreneur and radio presenter; Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu had personally experienced how much fruits and vegetables were being wasted because of the lack of electric power in developing nations for cold storage, both from the moment they are picked, but also en route to market, and also sitting all day in the sun once at the market.
When you think of solar installations, you probably think of a crew of construction workers hammering away at your roof to install the right number of solar panels at the right angle. And that image can make you think of the costs of solar installation, along with the research, time, budgeting, and so on it will take to install those panels. While all those steps are extremely worthwhile, as you’ll be saving tons of money on utility bills while cutting down your greenhouse gas emissions, it can also sound like too much money or effort for some people.