Photovoltaic System Benefits
More POWER to SOLAR POWER!
The festivities of the New Year have now settled down. This year, like each year, will pass by in the blink of an eye. (Well, metaphorically!) While many states play a significant role in making the country more energy-efficient, it is your time now to make a decision.
You are a part of an energy-saving community; if not, you have to be, for our planet is burning (it’s true), and we need to act fast. Adopting clean energy sources such as solar and wind power, and becoming mindful about energy consumption will help you become a proud citizen of a green country.
Photovoltaic systems come with a lot of benefits, most important of which is that they help mitigate the carbon footprint. Another individual benefit of solar modules is that they allow saving money on utility bills. If not, investing in a solar module can make you eligible for rebates.
However, when thinking about installing a residential solar module, you must know about solar accessories. A solar module needs other devices apart from the panels; that do the actual solar conversion. Among a list of devices that your PV system cannot skip is a solar inverter.
Why do you need a solar inverter?
Solar inverters are one of the most critical components of any PV system. Inverters help convert the DC voltage generated by a solar module to AC voltage.
Why do you need the AC voltage?
The Electrical appliances in your home, operate on AC voltage. Hence the need for inverters prevail. There are different types of inverters that you can use with a solar module. Albeit, you’ll first have to decide the capacity of the solar module, as it will help you figure out the right type of inverter.
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What’s better than adopting solar energy?
Solar energy is one of the cleanest forms of energy. The sun is gracious (well, apart from the heat strokes that blow thy mind sometimes!), and it can meet our energy needs for another 7 to 8 billion years before it dies out.
Nonetheless, that time will come long after several colonies of the human race (and several billion more for micro-organisms!) will have evolved and ceased to exist. In case you believe in rebirth and karma, you’d be incarnated several thousand times by then.
Anyways, the point is that solar energy is right for you, in most forms. (Excluding the harmful UV rays. Yes, the ones that the ozone layer protects us from! ) Hence, using solar energy to derive the daily energy for everyday electric systems is a wise choice to make.
Powering electric vehicles with Solar
The need of the hour and the planet is that all of us make the shift to clean energy. Meanwhile, it would be best if you also thought about the carbon emission that comes from the use of fossil fuels. Hence, switching to electric vehicles (EVs) will be the cherry on the crystalline-cake (Solar panels) that you need.
Solar EV chargers
The more in-support that we are with EVs, the lesser carbon footprint we will have.
Charging your EV with solar will help cut down on the utility bills while mitigating the drastic climate change.
Since EVs are in trend now, you must care, for this will be a positive trend. (Unlike many that sprawl on social media) if you do not have an EV vehicle now, maybe you should think about getting one shortly.
Solar EV chargers are integrated devices that combine a solar inverter and an EV charger. Such a device has several benefits, among which the list that follows is significant:
EV chargers are cost-effective, as their installation will help reduce the cost of your solar module. With the use of these chargers, your PV system will need much lesser wiring; hence the power loss during energy transmission eliminates. Also, using one device to take care of both electrical conversion and EV charging will mean that you don’t have to invest in two devices!
These chargers will charge EVs up to 2.5 times faster than independent ones. Some brands even offer EV chargers that will charge faster than other similar products. SolarEdge (Manufacturer of the world’s first EV charger.) provides EV chargers that charge an electric car for 25 to 30 miles of driving after 1.5 to 1 hours of charging.
Moreover, during optimum hours, you can put these charges on a ‘power-boost mode’ and charge the EV up to six times faster than any standard 1V EV chargers.
Lightweight and Portable
Solar EV chargers are small devices that do not take up much space. These are lightweight and portable, so the installation process is easy and fast.
You can control these chargers from a mobile app. You can make use of the smart scheduling feature that, depending on the power source, allows defining a time-of-use. Remote controlling will also allow switching the charging on and off. Also, with the mobile app, it will be possible to check the charge-time and power status.
These devices will allow you to access dual-power, as they will keep on making shifts between the grid and solar battery, depending upon the power availability.
Integrated Arc fault Protection
Electrical arc formation leads to overheating of circuit wiring at the point of AC formation, leading to a fire, if not checked. These EV chargers come with arc fault interrupters that eliminate the need for a circuit breaker. Hence, integrated arc fault protection makes sure that a PV system’s wiring does not catch fire.
These chargers offer high-efficiency rates of about 99%, which is more than many electrical chargers.
Are small Devices the next big thing?
With technology advancing at a swift pace, we have reached a time where devices are getting simpler and smaller. Although the making of small devices takes a lot of research and precision, they help increase the efficiency of the modern lifestyle. These devices help save money over long-term use, and, of course, they take us another step closer towards becoming the green citizens of a clean planet!
If you have made up your mind on installing a PV system, strengthen your decision by adding an EV to your list. When you do (or if you already have it), consider using EV chargers!