As electricity prices continue to skyrocket and power becomes more unreliable in Kenya,more people are thinking of alternatives to the problem.
Home owners, business and commercial centers are making the switch to solar power due to its high reliability, cost effectiveness and ability to produce one’s own energy.
The four major components of a solar energy system are;
- Solar panels
- Solar battery storage unit(s).
Solar panel is an assembly of photo-voltaic cells mounted in a framework for installation.Solar panels are made up of silicon layers and when light particles ( known as photons) from the Sun, hit the silicon layer knock off electrons causing them to flow hence generating electricity. Solar panels use sunlight as a source of energy to generate direct current electricity. A collection of PV modules is called a PV panel, and a system of PV panels is called an array. Arrays of a photovoltaic system supply solar electricity to electrical equipment.
An inverter is one of the most important pieces of equipment in a solar energy system. It’s a device that converts direct current (DC) electricity, which is what a solar panel generates, to alternating current (AC) electricity, which the electrical grid uses.
To explain further, the sun shines down on your solar panels (or photovoltaic (PV) cells), These layers are a combination of both positive and negative layers, which are connected by a junction. When the sun shines, the semiconductor layers absorb the light and send the energy to the PV cell. This energy runs around and bumps electrons lose, and they move between the positive and negative layers, producing an electric current known as direct current (DC). Once this energy is produced, it is either stored in a battery for later use or sent directly to an inverter. When the energy gets sent to the inverter, it is in DC format but your home requires AC. The inverter grabs the energy and runs it through a transformer, which then spits out an AC output.
A racking system safely affixes solar modules to different surfaces such as roofs, carports, awnings and the ground. These systems are typically made of metal and set the orientation and tilt angle of a solar array.
Selecting a racking system that helps promote safety on the job site and saves time is critical. Choosing a system wisely will help keep your projects on schedule and on budget. This will help reduce your installation costs while ensuring happy customers.
The solar battery is the storage portion of your solar panel system for the energy supplied by the panel to the home. The storage ability of different kinds of solar batteries corresponds to their capacity. Instead of returning solar electricity directly to your grid, the solar battery collects it for later use. When your battery is fully charged, the system will send electricity back to the grid. When the battery is used and its charge gets depleted, then the battery will resume charging and draw electricity from the panels once more. In times when the solar panel isn’t generating any electricity, this battery will release its stored energy for your use.
From supplying your home with power during an outrage to helping minimize the amount of electricity to pull from the power grid, a battery is a practical and beneficial addition to any home solar system.
Why you should consider us for solar power solution
The sun provides more than enough energy to meet the whole world’s energy needs, and unlike fossil fuels, it won’t run out anytime soon. As a renewable energy source, the only limitation of solar power is our ability to turn it into electricity in an efficient and cost-effective way.
At Mazero Agrifood, we have the best solar solutions from credible manufacturers. Our products are quality-proven and very affordable. We also have a team of qualified personnel on installation of solar panels. Contact us today on 0729777711.