Our first encounter was in 2017. As he drove by my house he stopped to make enquiry concerning solar power systems. After so much explanation and orientation his response was very short and simple, give me the exact setup you have in your home. This we did. Installed a 1.5 kWp with backup storage off 4.8 kwh and inverter power of 2 kVA
Fast-forward to 2021, client has moved to a new bigger home, thus the need to upgrade the existing system. After due loads audit, site evaluation, deliberations & costing we finally came up with a template that is meant to power his new home (all appliances – including Airconditioners, Refrigerator, Freezer, CCTV, TVs, Fans, motorised gate, lights, heat extractor etc except water heaters.
New system details specification listed below: Inverter power | 5.0 kW Hybrid (to be upgraded to 10 soon) Backup Capacity | 19.2 kWH when fully charged Solar array | 5000 Watts-peak
This system is expected to realistically generate energy in excess of 19 kilowatt-Hour per day. Combined with an assumed 5hr grid power supply, the home is set for an uninterrupted power supply experience with a life expectancy of 3years (on the least) for the battery bank.
A final word, when making plans for a new home, kindly engage experienced hands in the process, it will save you a lot of funds in due time. My team faced several challenges (I wouldn’t mention here) which costed more to overcome, a few we couldn’t.
Are you confused about what is real or fake with solar powered energy? With all the wrong information and ‘fake news’ out there about switching to solar, it’s not surprising. Luckily, nuron has you covered!
Myth: Solar energy is too costly and is not economically viable.
In recent years it has been proven that investments in solar energy are on the rise and that the cost has actually been reducing. The average cost has fallen 30% from 2015 and all around the world it is cheaper to produce electricity from solar energy vs the traditional ways. With better technology to produce the panels, the overall cost has dropped, making the benefits even more rewarding.
Myth: Solar batteries are too weak and don’t last.
Their death sequence commences from the day you start to cycle (use) them. Depending on the battery chemistry, the life cycle range from 300 for Lead Acid to 5000 for Lithium. Each cycle represent a usage from fully charged to completely discharged. Here’s the secret, a user who frequently exhausts his battery every day, will have a dead, weak or need to replace batteries in a shorter period because the chemicals inside would have been depleted. Also the charging sequence is as important for a pleasant experience.
Myth: Solar Panels are bad for the environment after their lifespan is reached.
Solar panels are manufactured to have a long lifespan of over 20 years on the average. When that lifespan is up, they are also recyclable, making panels a product that has a positive impact through its lifespan and reduces their environmental impact afterwards. This means that even when the panels are no longer efficiently producing, the overall result is still a more green and productive energy source than fossil fuels.
Myth: Solar panel prices are based on the size of your home.
Some companies sell “one-size-fits-all” solar energy systems that fit a cookie-cutter mold. However, that mold doesn’t always fit the needs of the homeowner. At NuronSolutions, we don’t price a system based on the size of your home. We price our system based on the utility needs and budget of each homeowner. These factors vary from home to home. Since we design our systems to produce enough energy for your home, it will be different from a system your neighbor may need, for example. When determining the cost of the system installations, the design of your roof and the slope is considered, as well as the surrounding areas and shade, because the panels need to be positioned and have the best access to sunlight as possible.
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Solar power has come along way recently, especially as 2019 hit new heights for both national and global efforts. But one of the biggest breakthroughs could actually be in arm’s reach, all through the technology of perovskite innovation.
According to Oil Price, limitations around harnessing the maximum possible energy from the sun is still affecting progress across renewable energy. However, perovskite solar cells could soon change this.
The current situation
The sun is where we collect a majority of our energy. As Oil Price notes, it sends out 430 quintillion joules of energy every hour, but humanity is only actually able to consume 410 quintillion joules per year. That’s a lot of excess energy that’s going unused, so how exactly are we to harness this with current technology?
Positioned in the U.S., a public-private body has been created – known as the US-MAP – to rapidly increase the development of low-cost perovskite solar cells for use across the global marketplace.
Solar panel technology needs to advance
We’re well on our way towards improving solar system technology, especially as renewable efforts continue to ramp up under political programs.
According to IEA, 2.2 per cent of the world’s total electricity consumption in 2018 (a huge 26,571 GW) was provided by solar power. In the scheme of things, that’s minuscule, and that was even after a 20 per cent increase in PV installations.
The problem remains in the fact that 90 per cent of these developments are created from PV panels (photovoltaic) that are crafted from crystalised silicon. While they have their benefits – like durability and easy installation – they are still largely inefficient in comparison to technology that’s now in the pipeline.
Current tests and experiments with perovskite panels – in order to replace silicon designs – are providing hope for the sector to increase cost-efficiency and performance across global developments. This comes after many years of scientists dabbling with crystal formations to see what options can capture more energy (over silicon). But until now, there hasn’t been much proof in the pudding.
The perovskite breakthrough
It’s expected that perovskite crystals could break through this challenge of efficiency.
Defined as a “family of crystals named after Russian geologist Leo Perovski”, perovskites are a bunch of minerals that could ultimately be the foundation for extraordinary energy conduction. They feature a plethora of advantages that alternative thinner filmed PV panels can’t provide, especially across wave-lengths and the ability to provide a more intense, higher volume of electricity.
Experiments started back in 2021 when cells were created successfully with this material. Since then, designs featuring perovskite have rapidly increased, and newer innovations can even achieve up to 20 per cent more efficiency.
From here, US-MAP intends on resolving challenges around the manufacturing of these panels, also attending to sustainability issues that may come with it. However, if all goes well, we may just see solar power become the cheapest way to create electricity by 2025