Four Things to Look for when Choosing and Installing Solar Power Energy for Your Home


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Customers using solar power panels have access to the Queensland Government’s Solar Bonus Scheme and thus savings on their annual electricity costs. By installing a solar PV system, a family can save around $450 a year.

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Four Things to Look for when Choosing and Installing Solar Power Energy for Your Home

  1. 1. You have just taken the first step to amore efficient, greener and healthier you!
  2. 2.  The choice to install solar power energy for your home is a wise one
  3. 3.  To be satisfied with the end result: the ease with which the system works Instructions on how to make adjustments The reduction of your carbon footprint A short description here will help you to decide which solar power electricity provider to use.
  4. 4. Four items to consider are outlined here.
  5. 5.  The quality of the solar power panels selected will make a difference in the way the panels absorb the light. The basics of how the panels work is simple, yet choosing a producer and distributor that can meet your needs is important.
  6. 6. Two types of silicon One with a positive charge and One with a negative charge are placed together with glass covering so that light can strike the junction of these two pieces. When the photons of the sun hit the panels, voltage, or solar electricity is created in the form of DC power
  7. 7. An inverter is also installed with thepanels to convert that power into ACpower which is more commonly usedin the home
  8. 8. Efficiency is respected in our daily lives with thework we do, so it should also be expected fromyour solar panels. To receive excellent solar powergeneration, the efficiency of the power cells and thetemperature coefficient should be questioned andconsidered of your solar power panel installer.
  9. 9. The panels will be exposed to wind, rain, and of course the intense power and heat of the sun. A 10 to 15 year warrantee, with the panels expected to perform for at least 25 years, should be expected when you install a solar power panels.
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  11. 11. Panels made from multi-crystalline cells aretypically less expensive than those madewith single-crystal, yet are less efficient inconverting to electricity.
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  13. 13. Before we move on to the power inverter for solar panelsinstalled in the home, we will address heating your waterby solar power.
  14. 14.  With the flat panel solar hot water system, the panels will be placed on the roof while the tank that holds the hot water can be placed on the ground or the roof. The tank has a small electric pump that circulates the water through the hot water panels to heat it and then stores it in the tank.
  15. 15. The evacuator tube system is similar in that a pump passes the water through the tubes to heat it, but the advantage of the tubes is that the water in the tubes has more exposure to the sun.
  16. 16.  Both of these systems are beneficial because they create hot water from the sun, although on days which are overcast they will not work. Most hot water solar systems need to be connected to the electricity grid or a back up battery pack to assure that there will always be hot water for a family.
  17. 17. When converting the sun’s DC power to useableAC power, some energy is lost. This is why it iscritical to purchase a solar power energy inverterthat will function at the highest efficiency and willlast for a long time.
  18. 18. The normal voltage output for solar power is 12, 24, or 48 volts, andconverting it to useable power is the responsibility of the inverter. This is why the quality of the inverter iscritical to the success and usability of your solar power electricity system.
  19. 19. When your solar system is connected to aprovider’s electricity grid, the inverter will monitorusage, and provide communication to you thebuyer and the provider via a real-timemicrocontroller. As with solar panels, inverters continue to see advancements and new developments for higher standards for greater efficiency ratings.
  20. 20.  Once you have purchased solar power panels from an expert, it’s time to bring on the true professionals in installing them. This process is complex because the installer is working with live DC power and connecting it to the inverter for AC power.
  21. 21. This accreditation and licensing of the installer allows thehomeowner to claim solar power energy rebates fromthe Queensland government. The reassurance of havinga skilled installer will also take away the worry of yourhome or others nearby being damaged.
  22. 22.  The choice to install solar power electricity in your home may be a big one to make, so take your time in shopping for the best provider. Make sure the company will consult with you before, during and after the installation.
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  26. 26. Every day that you save money by using thesolar power can be accounted for, and then theadditional solar electricity that you feed into the grid will be compensated as well.
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