Factors to Consider When Choosing Solar Panels to Power up Your Homes

We are forced to leave our dependency on petroleum product as a source of energy and are required to use more safe and renewable sources for the production of energy. This is mainly due to the depletion of the petroleum products which are not renewable and to reduce the pollution caused by the burning of petroleum fuels. One of the most commonly used forms of renewable energy is solar energy.

 

Converting Sunlight to Power

 

We need solar Photovoltaic cells to convert the sunlight into electric power. Each solar PV cell can produce 1-2 watts and hence you need to arrange a large number of solar cells in the solar panel to get enough electricity for your home or office use. You need large solar panels to generate complete electricity need. When you increase the number of panels the energy produced increases. The initial installation costs are higher, but this offers long term efficiency. You can get government subsidies or loans for installing the solar PV cell panels in your home or office.

 

Types Of Panels

 

One needs to know about different types of solar panels before you take the decision to install the solar panels for power generation. Solar panels made of different materials are available in the market. Thin-film panels with amorphous silicon are called monocrystalline, and panels with numerous silicon crystal layers fused together are called polycrystalline modules. You need to select the type according to the substrate used for installing the panel. Experts will be able to tell you which one will suit your purpose.

 

Efficiency

 

You need to consider the efficiency of the solar panel you are going to install.

  • Get panels with higher efficiency rate if you want to improve your savings over a long period of use.
  • The efficiency of the panel can be determined by the ratio of the input power and the output power.
  • Companies that provide installation services can guide you about the efficiency of the each variety of panels and help you in selecting the best one according to your power generation need.

 

Installation

 

Some people believe that they can do the solar panel installation by their own and save lots of installation charges, but they are wrong. Even though the step by step instructions for setting up the solar panels are available online, you may end up with a loss of money as you may select the wrong area for installation or by selecting unsuitable material for solar panel. If, you are planning to use solar energy in your home get the help of professionals from the beginning of the project. They will be able to help you in identifying the best position for installing the panels where they will be exposed to maximum sunlight and will be able to select the right number of panels needed for the power requirement, etc. Blue Flame Energy Solutions Ltd is a company which has more than 30 years of experience in solar energy solutions and will be able to help you in setting up the solar PV panels for tapping solar energy