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Tilt and Azimuth v2

Azimuth angle refers to the orientation of the solar panel, i.e. direction that a solar panel is facing relative to the sun. It is usually calculated clockwise starting from the north and expressed in degrees. For example, a solar panel having an azimuth angle of 180° clockwise from north would imply that the panel is …

Is Solar a Scam

Have you ever heard solar panels are a scam? The solar industry has been booming in recent years, and unfortunately, this growth has also attracted scammers looking to take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners. However, this does not mean solar panels and solar energy are a scam. Although solar scammers DO exist, so you need to …

A solar panel with photovoltaic cells, generating electricity from the sun's energy

Have you ever gazed at the sun and wondered how its powerful rays could be harnessed to power our homes and businesses? Solar panels are an incredible solution to our growing energy needs, transforming sunlight into clean, renewable energy. In this article, we’ll dive into the fascinating world of solar panels, unravelling the mysteries of …

What Are the Disadvantages of Solar Energy in 2023

Solar energy, a renewable and clean source of power, has gained immense popularity in recent years. As more homeowners and businesses consider making the switch to solar, it’s essential to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of going solar. This blog post will delve deep into the disadvantages of solar energy in 2023, discussing aspects such …

Selecting the right solar panels for your home

You have already made a smart decision by investing in a solar system. Now it’s time to find out how to maximize the benefits of using it. To get the most out of your solar and maximize solar savings: Use your appliances during the day, Stagger your consumption, Check for shade and debris, Regularly clean …

Roof space required for a 3kW solar system

Solar power is becoming increasingly common, which allow us to use the solar energy in our homes and businesses. Solar electricity can be utilized for various purposes, it is highly feasible to use solar energy to charge gadgets, home appliances and now even vehicles. This can be possible by implementing and converting solar light into …

How To Run a Fridge on Solar Power

Refrigerators require access to a constant power supply to keep food fresh.  The average fridge uses about 120 Watts per hour or 2.8kW per day.  To run a fridge on solar power, you can install a tiny 4-panel, 1.5kWh solar system (6kWh output daily). With a grid-tied system, you can send excess power to the …

Solar Panels vs Photovoltaic Cells  What's the Difference

Solar panels and photovoltaic cells are often used interchangeably because most people seem to think they mean the same thing. But do they? Well, technically, no. Solar panels and photovoltaic cells are two distinct parts of your solar photovoltaic system. A photovoltaic cell is a single electronic component containing layers of silicon semiconductors that convert …

What is a photovoltaic effect

The photovoltaic process is basically how the absorbed sunlight converts into electricity. The photovoltaic effect is the process that involves two dissimilar materials coming into contact to produce voltage or electricity when exposed to light or radiant energy. This effect is what ables solar panels to be useful because the photovoltaic cell inside the panel …

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