A Solar Inverter, also known as PV Inverter, is an essential component of a Photovoltaic Solar System. Its purpose is to convert the low voltage DC power (variable Direct Current) output of PV solar panel into AC power (Alternate Current) that can then be used by commercial or residential electrical systems (a house in the […]
What exactly is an energy efficient home? Provided it meets with it’s owner’s energy demands, an energy efficient home is one that reduces energy waste by reducing unnecessary consumption of energy; consequently, energy efficient homes reduce their environmental impact by reducing emissions of greenhouse gasses.
How much do wind turbines cost? Unfortunately, there is no straight single answer to this but only a dependent one based on custom specific circumstances; any single answer to this question, unfortunately, should not be taken too seriously unless it’s followed by full analysis of constituent wind energy costs. To help you understand and be […]
According to the European Commission Directorate-General (DG) for Climate Action, the EU NER-300 funding scheme, a program for carbon capture and storage and for innovative renewable energy projects, a second call for proposal has just been announced and is now open for applications to the European Investment Bank. The program will accept applications until 3rd […]
Solar panels use sunlight to produce direct electricity (DC). To be able to use solar electricity, in both on-grid and off-grid solar panel installations, we need to convert direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC); solar inverters are used to make this DC-AC conversion, thus transform solar electricity in a usable form.
Solar panel maintenance is relatively easy and low cost considering that solar panels do not incorporate any mechanical moving parts. However, maintaining your solar panels in tip top condition is of significant importance for maintaining a high performance of the photovoltaic cell. Herein you will learn how to clean solar panels easily and effectively!
By solar panel efficiency we refer to the rate at which a photovoltaic panel converts solar energy into electrical energy. In general, a typical efficiency level of PV panels ranges between 12-16%, though recent technological improvements suggest we will soon be talking of efficiencies in the range well above 20%!
Solar photovoltaic panels are a proven and mature technology that has diffused successfully into green architecture; the use of solar panels in buildings constitutes a solution towards green energy, in line with contemporary architectural design and with economic and environmental viability.