How to install inverter/solar energy inverter is a device that converts direct current (DC) into alternating current (A.C). It gets its source in form of alternating current which is stored in form of direct current in batteries.
The moment it senses any open circuit (power Outage), it inverts the energy (DC) stored in the battery into AC to serve the loads put on it. This means that for every inverter system there should be a battery bank. Here, we will see how to install inverter/solar energy.
How to install Solar Panel System
The solar power system consists of an array of solar panels(or modules), a mounting system, an inverter and a computerized solid-state controller. The solar panel generates DC electricity directly from the sunlight. The computerized controller (charge controller) also regulates the solar power from the sun to ensure peak performance. The inverter converts the DC electricity produced by the solar panel into AC electricity to be useable in the home.
The inverter is commonly installed near the main panel either indoors or outdoors. Since it is made with solid state electronics and performs better cooler conditions, the inverter should be located away from the reach of the sun or rain. Usually, the best location is near the main electric panel.
Solar Panel Installation (PV System)
For most customers, residential or commercial, the roof is the best locations for solar panel installation. It has the structural specifications that the solar panel require. All that is needed is mounting hardware and appropriate flashings.
If the roof is not applicable or desired, various mounting options are available, example ground mount option (i. e, standard ground-mount, ground pole or trackers).
Solar Panel System Cost
Since every customer’s need differs, the exact solar panel system cost will depend on system size and ease of installation.
Each installation is custom built depending on the unique power needs of each residence.
Now that your have learnt how to install inverter/solar energy, we shall discuss it’s maintenance and benefits.
Benefits of Solar Panels and Inverter Systems
|Solar panel installed on the roof of a building.|
Inverter and Solar panel maintenance and benefits: Solar Panel needs little maintenance, you will need to keep the panels relatively clean and make sure trees doesn’t begin to overshadow them.
In Nigeria, panels that are tilted at 15° or more have additional benefit of being cleaned by rainfall and to ensure optimal performance. Debris is more likely to accumulate if you have ground mounted panels.
If dust, debris or bird’s droppings are a problem, the should be removed with warm water (and perhaps some washing-up liquid or something similar-your installer can advise) and a brush or high pressure hose (or telescopic cleaning pole) if the panel are difficult to clean.
Some of the benefits of solar panel and inverter system are;
There is no emission of Carbon dioxide (CO2) and no clean up.
It aids in slowing down of global warming due to its renewable nature and negative effects.
It saves over a tone of carbon dioxide per year, that’s more than 30 tonnes over its life time.
Oil spill doesn’t occur.
Saves money from electric bills
Little maintenance is involved, it saves cost
It’s investment is in your home and not utility companies
Not subject to rate hikes
Energy is saved and can be used when needed
No life style changes, use solar power the same way as your currently use electricity.
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