Solar energy has been around for decades, but it is only in recent years that it has become a popular option for residential homes. With the increasing cost of electricity and the growing concern about environmental issues, more and more homeowners are turning to solar energy as an alternative source of power.
The Solar Batteries for Solar Energy Tapping Process
So how does solar energy work for a residential home? The process begins with the installation of solar panels on the roof of the home. The panels help in tapping energy from the sun through photovoltaic (PV) cells, which convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity that is stored in the solar batteries for use in your home.
Solar batteries come in various amperes hour AH that also vary in costs which is also subjected to your project needs and expected amount of power. Always find a reliable supplier to avoid replacing your solar batteries pre maturely. Reliable suppliers sell renown brands and often indicate expected life line as well as guarantee period.
The DC electricity generated by the solar panels is then sent to an inverter, which converts it into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is then used to power the home’s appliances and electronics. The inverters come in different sizes and wattage according to your project size and needs.
There are no extra bills once installation is done apart from maintenance and keeping your solar panels clean to avoid clogging of duct on their surface. Batteries have various life lengths and it is always good to have a reliable supplier of your solar equipment to ensure reliable production and supply of solar energy.
Excess solar energy
If the solar panels generate more electricity than the home needs, the excess energy can be sent back to the grid, though this is still not the case in Kenya we hope that it will be in the near future. Known as net metering, it allows homeowners to earn credits on their electricity bill for the excess energy they produce.
The other electric fittings and accessories in most cases go hand in hand once the power has been changed to AC power. This means besides having Solar Panels, Solar Batteries and Inverter other fixtures are the usual electric cables, sockets and switches among others.
Why Homeowners Should Consider Solar Energy
One of the benefits of solar energy is that it is a renewable source of power. Unlike fossil fuels, which are finite resources, the sun will continue to shine for billions of years. Additionally, solar energy produces no greenhouse gas emissions, making it a clean and environmentally friendly option.
Another benefit of solar energy is that it can help homeowners save money on their electricity bills. While the initial cost of installing solar panels can be high, the long-term savings can be significant. In some cases, homeowners may even be able to eliminate their electricity bills entirely.
In conclusion, solar energy is a viable option for residential homes looking for an alternative source of power. By harnessing the power of the sun, homeowners can reduce their reliance on fossil fuels, save money on their electricity bills, and contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future.
Written By Erez Biko, Digital Manager-Powermax Electricals