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 […]
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In general, there are six main instruments which are used to support investments in renewable energy technologies. Among those six are: quota obligation, feed-in tariffs, fiscal incentives, tax exemptions and premium. Table 1 below shows the various instruments used to enhance investment in renewable energy technologies in the EU. Table 1: Main Renewable Energy […]
There are many myths that surround solar panels and it is about time that one was busted forever! Many people believe that solar panels are far less effective during winter but this is far from the truth; winter is still a perfectly good time for transferring solar energy to be used in your home. It […]
What kinds of energies supply your appliances and gadgets? You probably have gas, electricity, and batteries all under one roof. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a simpler, more natural way to power up? That convenient source of life exists, right under – or rather, above – your nose! The sun has provided planet […]
Photovoltaic (PV) technology involves the use of semiconductor devices to directly convert solar radiation into electricity. This technology uses solar panels made up of several solar cells having PV material. There are various semiconductor materials used to make a PV system including: silicon (monocrystalline, polycrystalline and amorphous) silicon and cadmium telluride among others. The total […]
Cyprus is an independent country and member of the EU family. Since Cyprus is a member of the European Union (EU), it is directly affected by the European energy policies, like the low carbon energy policies. These policies were put in place to counter climate change and were adopted in 2008. The EU is committed […]
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.