Solar Power

The first thing is to define the average load you need to keep powered. Second is to determine how many days you may be without sufficient solar energy. Does your system have to be powered by battery, or will there be an emergency generator available? If only by battery, then you have to look at worse case bad weather. Offset that by some solar power, my panels provide at least 25% of their daily energy during rainy weather, up to 60% during cloudy days. Us that to calculate how much battery ...

Since there are several electrical standards: by frequency 50/60Hz, by low voltage (residential / commercial) use: 120-220-240-277-380-480V. and we could unify between European/American/Asian use changing all to DC 12Volts, which is used by cars. DC Green technologies are now present in power sources (solar panels) and most loads could be served in DC (led illumination, TVs and all electronic appliances) using USB co ...

In my opinion there are three different kind of possible failures for a solar inverter:

1) Infant mortality due to poor assembly work or components intrinsic defects. In this case the solar inverter lasts for few hours or days before to fail

2) Wear out of components like fans, electrolytic capacitors which lead to a "natural death"

3) Unexpected real world conditions (bad grid voltage quality, bad installation, interaction with other devices on the same gr ...

It basically depends on weather and intensity of radiations, the peak efficiency of a solar panel determine by the surface area of the panel by multiplying the length with width and the surface area is aperture area of the solar panel, therefore the measurement does include the frame. Then find the name plate rating of the panel from the datasheet, the name plate rating at STC (Standard Test Conditions).

This is the standard used to determine how many watts of power are produced i ...

While the applied cost of Solar PV has been steadily dropping thanks at least in part to the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), it remains to be proven if its intended effect will be realized. Will the ITC have stimulated enough commerce to create market demand (supported by sufficient research, development, manufacturing, marketing, distribution, contractor understanding, competition, and end-user desire) to sustain growth beyond 2016? I certainly hope so.

But, even if it has - it will ...