Frequently asked questions about solar power
- How does it work?
Solar electricity is produced from sunlight shinning on photovoltaic solar panels.
The energy is stored in batteries and provide a constant power source for your electrical equipment your system requires a controller in order to manage the flow of electricity (the current) into and out of battery
The electricity generated by a solar electric is direct current (DC) so you will need an inverter to convert the current from DC to AC to convert the voltage to the same voltage as you get from the grid
2. For what is it suitable?
The final element of your solar electric system is the devices you plan to power. Theoretically , anything that you can power with electricity can be powered by solar. However many electrical devices are very power hungry, which makes running then on solar expensive.
2. What are the limitations?
Solar electric power is an excellent and practical resource it is not without it’s drawbacks and it is not suitable for every application to get the best out of solar, it is important to do your planning first an to be meticulous with details, only then will you have a system that will perform properly
3. How much does it cost?
The cost the depends on the size of the solar system you need, solar systems available today are smaller, more robust and better value for money than ever before, for more applications solar is now the most cost effective way to generate electricity.