How Can I Make The Most Out Of My Solar Panel System?
February 16, 2022
It is no hidden secret that the world is slowly opting more and more for solar energy. Due to a rise in the price of fuel, the cost of electricity is rising globally which is forcing everyone to adopt solar electricity production which is not only reasonable in the long run but also more eco-friendly.
Many people have already installed solar panels on the rooftops of their houses, and buildings. One main concern that many of those that have switched over to solar power have had is how to obtain and maintain maximum output from their new solar panel systems.
In this blog, we discuss some of the ways by which you can ensure that you receive maximum benefit from your solar panel system.
Maximize Your Use During The Day
As solar panels produce electricity from sunlight they acquire maximum sunshine during the day particularly during peak hours between 9 am to 3 pm. So all you need to do is to maximize your consumption of electricity during this time.
All your electronic appliances that can store charges like laptops, mobile phones, and electric cars should be charged during the day.
Devices like washing machines, vacuum machines, dishwashers and air conditioners have timer options where they can switch on automatically at their set time. You can schedule them to run during the day even if you are not home.
Use The Stored Energy Practically
The energy produced from your solar panels will solely depend on the kind of panels you have installed on your rooftop. The number of solar cells and the quality of the panel will determine the outcome.
Switch off additional lights and bulbs when no one is using them especially when your solar cells are not actively generating electricity.
Use one electric accessory at a time and schedule your work accordingly. This rational approach will also help you save energy so you can utilize it in the later hours of the day.
A Quick Inspection Of Your Panels
Your main source of power production is your panels so you should monitor every aspect that increases their output. Your solar panels can become dirty with dust and sand particles present in the air abating their light obtaining ability. So you should occasionally clean your panels. It is advised that you clean them after every few weeks and get a proper examination done after two or three years by an experienced professional to make sure that everything is still working.
One other thing you should look for is whether your panels are in direct sunlight meaning they shouldn’t be shaded by trees, branches or other light inhibiting materials.
Upgrading Your Electric Machines
These days many of our everyday utilized gadgets come with the capacity to store charge. They have batteries installed in them. So you can easily charge them in the sunlight and use them after sunset.
Changing your ordinary electric bulbs in your house with LED bulbs can help you save on your electricity bills as your old bulbs use up a lot of their energy in the form of heat.
Upgrade Your Storage System
Enhancing your batteries storehouse system will boost your power storage potential. So invest in a decent quality, sealed lead acid battery. Or look for a lithium-ion battery that will last longer.
Use Of Modern Tech
These days there are many solar apps available that can provide you with the facility to monitor your usage with the help of a smartphone. You can manage your power consumption through them. This can help you achieve maximum output from your panels.
Sundawg Solar is a group of 3 electronic technologists that are passionate about solar energy generation.
We take care of all aspects of planning, simulating, utility applications, design, building and development permits, electrical work, the installation of ground and roof mounts, the installation of electronics, cabling, panels and monitoring software, coordinating SaskPower inspections, net meter installation, and the commissioning of your system.