Solar Electricity

Direct generation of green electricity from solar photovoltaic PV panels or indirect electricity generation from solar thermal power systems.

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 […]

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 […]

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 cleaning

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by Dino Green on March 22, 2013

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!

While some of these technologies haven’t been developed for residential purposes, some have already paved the way to accessible alternative sources of energy and this includes the solar panels.

The more you search for information about Solar Panels for home the more questions will arise and for these questions you will need answers. We have covered the initial questions and some additional questions a home owner may have the moment (s)he decides to install a solar panel on the roof of his home. We […]