Solar Power Inverters

One of the best things about solar power is its relative simplicity.  Add that to the independence you get and the clean renewable energy that comes from it, and you’ve got a winner.  After all, you need a solar panel or panels, wiring, a regulator/charge controller, an inverter, and in some cases a deep cycle battery.  The inverter is one of the most important, but also one of the most frequently overlooked components.  It’s what helps you turn energy from your solar panel into usable power.

Home Solar Panels: The Future has arrived, and it’s green!

Solar energy has come to the rescue of Haiti after it was struck with January 12 earthquake that claimed thousands of lives.  There is no electricity to energize hospitals and relief work past dusk.  Sol Inc. a Palm City based company donated solar lighting supplies that would help relief workers work round the clock.  The solar revolution has finally caught up after several decades.

Solar Panels for Clean Energy

For decades, the world relied on the earth’s resources for energy.  These resources are non-renewable and are feared to be on the decline and some of these have cause havoc on the environment causing air and water pollution.  An alternative is solar energy.  To use the sun’s energy, the sun’s energy is trapped and stored in solar panels.

Solar Power – On Grid or Off Grid

There are two main users of solar power.  There are those individuals who have solar panels on their home, but remain connected to their town or city’s utility system.  They generate their own power, and typically have much lower electricity bills than those people who don’t generate their own power.  Of course, in times when sunlight is scarce, such as if you go through a week or so of nothing but rain, or during the wintertime, your solar panels can’t generate quite as much electricity, but you have no problems because at this point, you receive power from your utility.  However, on those especially sunny days when your solar panels are creating more electricity than you need, it’s being fed to your utility, who gives you a credit on your bill for the appropriate amount.