HOW DO I DECIDE ON THE BEST SIZE/CAPACITY OF SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER FOR MY SOLAR POWER INSTALATION

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Choosing the appropriate size/capacity of solar charge controller will go a long way to ensure the efficiency of your solar power system.

Most customers complain about the poor performance of their solar power system. On close observation we usually find out that while they made the right investment in solar panels and also went for good batteries and very reliable inverter, they did not go for the appropriate size/capacity solar charge controller for their solar power system installation.

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Why is my solar power system not working well (PART 2)

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This is a frequently asked question. It is a major challenge that makes it difficult for most people to key into the solar power system revolution.

So many factors can lead to bad solar power system performance. Some of these factors include;

1. WEATHER:

Bad weather is not the best for any solar power system.

For your solar power system to work optimally, you need bright sunlight.

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WHY SOLAR POWER SYSTEMS DO NOT WORK AS DESIRED (PART 1)

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A lot of people will not like to install a solar power system in their home because they claim it does not work well. They talk based on past experience or the bad experience of their friend. The truth is that when properly planned and implemented, solar power systems installation works very well. Some of the reasons why your solar power system will not work as desired include;

  • Inverter faults and errors

Inverter faults account for almost 50% of major solar power system failures. Go for good inverter brands that have good support like the JP2 brand of solar hybrid inverters to avoid annoying faults and failure. Typically when an inverter fails, the whole system shuts down and produces zero energy. There are many potential causes of inverter failure, and these will generally require a qualified solar technician to rectify the issue. Fortunately inverters like the JP2 hybrid power inverter have a 2 year warranty, so you should be able to get these faults fixed for free under warranty.

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HOW TO INSTALL A 24 VOLTS  SOLAR HYBRID INVERTER SYSTEM

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The 24volts solar hybrid inverter system is always the first choice for most homes and small offices. Most 1.5kva, 2kva and 3kva inverters are configured as 24volts systems. A 24volts inverter system will naturally use a minimum of 2 units of battery. Depending on the charging current of the particular system you have, you can make use of two units of 100ah deep cycle battery or 150ah or even 200ah deep cycle battery.

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HOW TO INSTALL SOLAR POWER SYSTEM IN YOUR HOUSE.

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HOW TO INSTALL SOLAR POWER SYSTEM IN YOUR HOUSE

Electric power is very important in every home or office. We cannot do without electricity in today’s world.
The major challenge experienced today is the fact that in sub Saharan Africa, electricity is virtually not available in most places. Even where it is available, it is not steady.
The good news is that you can now generate your own electricity from the sun. solar power is now widely popular and can be used to generate enough electricity to power your basic home and office appliances.

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How to install a 12volts Solar hybrid Inverter

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The 12volts solar hybrid inverter system is the most common inverter system widely used. It is easy to install and serves the basic needs of most users. A good 12volts solar hybrid inverter system with capacity of up to 1kva or above will readily power your TV, fan, lights and laptop. We will make use the 1.2kva 12volts JP2 hybrid inverter to show you how you can install a 12 volts solar hybrid inverter system.

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WHAT DO YOU NEED, TO SET UP YOUR OWN SOLAR POWER SYSTEM

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With the advent of and prevalence of the internet, most people now prefer to do their own thing by themselves. If you fall into the category of people that love to do things by themselves, or you want to be guided, this article is for you. With the rate of power failure experienced in most parts of Africa, it has become imperative that people must look for alternative sources of generating power. Most people go for the regular petrol or diesel power generator. Today with the high cost of diesel and petrol,  we are being forced to seek alternatives. Energy from the sun is free and so people now prefer to make use of solar power.

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Small solar system versus big solar system

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To figure out which solar system size (small or big) you may wish to install, here are five key factors you might consider first.

  • Do you want a solar power system that will eliminate or reduce your power bill;
  • Do you want a solar power system that will power all the load in your house;
  • Do you want a solar power system that will power only your essential load like fan, TV, lights?
  • Would you like a solar power system that has the maximum amount of solar panels that will fit on your roof or;
  • A system size that comes within your budget.

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