The summer season is on in India and most of the parts are experiencing the beating of scorching heat. The fans, dessert coolers, and a/c are running continuously at their full capacity making the electricity bills to rise at least twice than in the normal months. Installing solar power system at your rooftop can be a good solution to meet your energy demand in summers that too without raising your electricity bills.
September, October and November. You know these months’ offer the ideal conditions for the solar PV systems to perform at its peak. This is the right time for the homeowners, who actually want to install the solar roof at their residences and want to enjoy the benefits of their solar PV systems in the summers. Well, the solar PV system, if installed in this season can offer the following advantages to the homeowners:
My previous article, How silicon cells generate electricity?, gives you an idea about the working and the functioning of the silicon cells. In this article, we will learn the effect of the wavelength on the working of the solar cells. Any change in the value of wavelength, changes the amount of energy falling on the surface of the silicon solar cells, hence affects their performance
Our country India is a developing economy whose GDP is growing at an average rate of 7% per annum. Also, we are one the largest energy consumers in the world and the demand are increasing every year. If we actually want to grow in real sense then we need to change our energy dynamics by gradually shifting from imported fossil fuels to self reliant renewable energy. And one such option & possibility is Building Integrated Photo-voltaics (BIPV).
The solar panel is the main component in any solar power system. Therefore, its functioning should be smooth and efficiency has to be maintained to get the desired output. The blocking diode and By-pass diode plays very important role in maintaining the performance of your solar roof (Please read "How to measure the efficiency of your solar roof?"). They help in restoring the charge in the battery, protect solar panel from the reverse current and by-pass the current for the smooth functioning of your solar roof.
The sun radiates the electromagnetic energy and it reaches the surface of the earth in around 8.33 minutes, covering almost 150 million kilometres with a speed of 3,00,000 km/sec. The silicon solar cells absorb this electromagnetic energy and convert it into electrical energy. The most of the solar energy is present in the visible spectrum of the light.