How it works
Solar energy is a great alternative for anyone who values independence and efficiency. Start using flexible, lightweight solar now.
How solar power system works
Sunlight shines on pv panels produce DC electricity most appliances in your home requires AC power and cannot run on DC.
DC electricity is sent to an inverter that turns it into AC that can be used to power normal home appliances.
Electricity is used to power the load connected to your solar power system. Any excess power that is not required by the load connected to the system will be stored in the battery bank this can be used at night when there is no sun or when the load exceeds the power supply by the pv.
If the load connected to the solar power system exceeds what the system is producing , the system will automatically switch to utility power supply in the demand.
Some of the solar systems are scalable so you can add pv panels and batteries if needed.
Below are some basic home appliances
Fridge x 1 = 150wh
Freezer x1 = 150wh
Lcd TV x 1 = 100wh
DStv decoder x1 = 40wh
Laptop x1 = 40wh
Energy saving lights x 10 (11w each) = 110wh
During peak hours the system can run all these appliances at once via solar power only.
During off peak hours (evening without sun) all the appliances can run on power supplied by the batteries.
To confirm your exact appliances ( kwh) usage you need to check the power rating on the appliances
Most solar power systems are not actually design to run extremely power hungry devices such as to run geysers, air conditioners, heaters, welding machine and electrical stove etc. Running such power hungry appliances on solar systems will make the cost of the system extremely expensive.
How solar water heating system works
The system has a copper header inside the tank a heat exchanger
Tubes have copper rods inside that fit into the copper header of the geyser these are called heat pipes
Each of the heat pipes has heat transfer fluid inside that boils at 30 degrees Celsius
The sun shines on the tubes and heat is transferred to that heat pipe and the fluid inside heats up at 30 degrees the fluid boils and rises to the top of the heat pipe that is inserted into the heat exchanger inside the tank the heat exchanger then heats up and transfers the heat to water around it