AWPS Renewable Energy Ltd, the Nigeria’s #1 provider of premium quality solar power had thought about your likely questions towards investing in solar power energy.
Here are answers to your questions, if you still have more question to ask us, we can further this discussion on our various platforms for more understanding.
How does solar power system work?
Sunlight falls on solar panels or photo voltaic module to produce direct current electricity and fed into DC controllers which regulate them to the battery for conversion into alternating current. The alternating current produced can be conveniently used at home.
What is the life span of solar panels?
For every 1000 solar panel produced, statistics shows about 10 of them fail in 40 years. Quality solar panels are expected to last for 25-30 years.
Is solar not too expensive for the price it goes?
It’s true, the first capital needed to secure solar power is what seems to be huge, But Solar system has investment with great returns. Think of it this way, Generators will give you power only for the time you need it to be on but then the amount spent on running them just for that required time in two years would have done a solar system that will last for years. The cost of generator maintenance, daily fuel and possible replacement not factored in. the cost of running a generator for two years is more expensive compared to the first capital required for solar power systems.
What capacity of Solar power do I need?
Load calculation is critical for solar power systems design. The customer must try as much as possible to give right information on loads to be powered. The amount of solar power required is usually proportional to the loads or appliances you want to power. We calculate your loads to provider a perfect solution. We’ve had customers telling us that they need 1.5kva, 2.5kva 5kva etc, we see this as a meaningless statement, to put up a perfect solar power systems on ground, the size of the power bank and that of panels does more that the size of the inverter itself.
How long can my batteries serve?
The type of battery matters. Some batteries are better than others. We also recommend USA batteries. We have tested it for customers and it works fine. Battery’s life span increases to 6-7years when there is a cut-off of about 50% set for the batteries. Batteries drained to zero points may not last long. This is also dependent on the load being used. Batteries must be used as designed specifically for the loads expected. Violating this, may run the batteries down in a very short period.
What happens when there is no sun or raining season?
Solar panels need photons from the sun. When it is cloudy the panels will not receive good illumination to work optimally. This is the reason we recommend you use more panels than required and MPPT Charge controllers. They can compensate for inadequacies from sunlight by boosting current. It converts the voltage it gets from the panel to current just enough to support load and keep up good battery voltage level.
What are the major parts of solar Systems?
The PV, inverters and batteries charge controllers used to collect DC power from the sun into the battery.
Is maintenance needed
Solar power systems have no moving parts and must no maintenance apart from cleaning the panels during harmattan. This period the dust is always not friendly. Expert can help you clean in order not to damage the panels. The dust will naturally wash off during the rainy seasons.
How much will I save with a solar system?
Your current monthly energy use and the size of your system will decide the amount you need to own a solar power system. Get more information about our offerings by visiting our web store http://atlanticwastepower.com/store/. We will always be available to answer your questions by visiting our social media platforms. .
Where can I get quality solar power systems that meets American & European codes
AWPS Renewable Energy Limited always installs Quality solar power systems. We use European Inverters, charge controllers, SCP to check your system, AGS to make your system switch automatically and Combox to help you communicate with your system anywhere you are. You can have this done on your android or by using a simple browser.
Contact us today, we will respond to you immediately