Solar Energy For Homes
Which of the available
systems of solar energy for homes will you use?
We've put together information to help you make the right
choice of home solar energy system.
We have been discussing the first of the three main systems and now
move on to
System with Battery Backup
Grid Tied with Battery Backup
are very useful in areas with frequent power failures. Provided
there is ample sunshine, these home solar energy systems give the
customer of running on solar power backed up by batteries even when the
local energy grid is down.
Although more costly because they use batteries, the Grid-Tied systems
with battery backup are also more flexible.
Energy For Homes - Advantages of Grid-Tied with Battery Back-up
Power: Even if the weather is bad, these systems can be
providing you electric during power outages, something that a basic
Grid-Tied system without batteries cannot
Management: Flexibility is one of the pluses of this home
solar energy system. You can manage your power consumption, adapting it
to your needs, and also control the production and storage of power.
Recuperation of Extra Cost: Depending on the utility
company's policy, the cost of the
batteries can sometimes make up for the rate 'gap', meaning it is
worthwhile to store the excess electricity you produce as opposed to
selling it back to the utility.
Energy For Homes - Disadvantages of the Grid-Tied with Battery Back-up
- They are more
Complex: Because of adding at least several batteries as
well as the wiring and added electrical components for charging, etc,
increased system complexity means more is involved..
- Higher Cost: Batteries
are not cheap and you will need to purchase components to charge the
batteries and use the power. That means you could spend up to twice as
much for this home solar energy system as a simple Grid-Tied
system without batteries.
Secrets of DIY Solar Power Revealed:
- How solar panels make electricity
- How to use a multi-tester device
- Basic electronics concepts and practices
- How to solder correctly
- Everything you need to know about batteries
- How charge controllers work
- How inverters work
- Panel mounting and fabrication
- Sun tracking and why you should use it
- System estimation and design concepts
- Tax incentives and rebates
- System payout
- System maintenance
Maintenance: Batteries require regular fluid check,
corrosion cleaning, and replacement every 5-10 years.
Efficiency: You will be using power from your solar energy
for home to charge your batteries. About 15% of the power coming out of
your solar array will be lost.
we will be discussing solar energy for homes using the
Off-Grid Homes system.
Back to the simple Grid-Tied system.
Concerns: The manufacturing and disposal of batteries
and metals that most eco-minded consumers would rather avoid.
Hopefully, technology will be coming up with better components in the
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