Solar Kits for Home or Business

May 14, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Residential Solar PanelsDIY (Do It Yourself) solar kits are the best way to harness solar energy and they are cost effective too; however, there are a few tips to remember when handling such projects. The first and foremost thing to remember is to choose a kit that can give adequate electricity for the required purpose, and obtain sufficient batteries to deliver backup power when the sunlight is absent. Another tip is regarding the location; choose the location for installing DIY solar kits that receive plenty of sun, because the sun exposure is directly proportional to the amount of power generated. So, choose a sunny location to install solar kits. It is suggested to contact the local power company for detailed guidance regarding the installation.

First Step

This project is about power, so it is important to assess the power needs before purchasing any solar kits. If the residential solar energy panels are only going to support another electrical source, this step might not be a big concern. It is imperative to consider the power needs when the solar energy is the main source of power in the home. You also need to consider the weather conditions because the efficiency of solar panels is dependent on the location; the efficiency varies from location to location.

Maximizing the Output

Location of the array should also be considered to maximize the output of solar kits. You can consider installing solar arrays on the roof, but the roofs are not always the best option. For example, if the roof is under the shade of a tree or building, it is wise to consider another location which gets full sun exposure. Any sunnier location is suitable for installing solar arrays. So check the area properly before installation because this is the best possible way to maximize the output.

Power Grid

Another thing to consider when installing solar kits is power grid. Some companies allow solar arrays to be linked to the grid, which implies power is sent back to the grid if not in use. If the power generated by the array is not in used and sent back to the grid, the power meter will turn backward. DIY kits don’t come with electronic essentials. Power regulations by power companies also need to be followed.

All you need is a grid-tie system which include certain parts like PV panels (solar modules) to fetch energy from the sun as well as to transform it to the direct current, power inverter for DC to AC conversion, PV disconnect for cutting off the power to prevent electrocuting, breaker box, and a Net meter. GO SOLAR.