how do solar panels work as an energy efficient solution?

Mar 21, 2022 | solar

Solar PV or Solar Photovoltaic is the generation of renewable energy by transforming heat from the Sun into DC current. Inverters within the system convert the DC power into AC current that can be used to power the facility. Many modern solar panels are capable of producing electricity from daylight and do not actually require direct sunlight. However, the stronger the sunlight the more electricity will be generated.

Although inverters make up a significant part of any solar projects costs, they manage 100% of the energy production. This makes the right choice of inverter a critical part of any solution design to ensure long-term financial performance, as well as maximum energy production and reduced lifetime costs.

Unlike many string systems, where the maximum output is determined by the lowest performing PV panel, our solution provides twin optimisers that can make up the capacity if one panel is shaded or covered. If several panels are shaded or underperforming resulting in low voltage or current, the other panel optimisers can compensate for the poor performing panel and increase output. A standard PV system is only as powerful as its least performing panel and if there is a degree of shading or a panel is dirty the whole output will be reduced. Our solutions can give you more flexibility in panel placement and reduce any shading considerations.

Designed to be compliant with the most advanced safety standards, our solution allows the array to be shut down either manually or automatically if the system detects any safety issues, including arcing and interruption to the communication. String systems can continue to generate potential harmful 800v DC in daylight, even if you isolate the inverter and this could be extremely dangerous to on-site staff or emergency services.

To give you complete control each panel can have a Wi-Fi or GSM connection, allowing easy monitoring and tracking of each individual panel, giving you real-time data on any underperforming panels in real-time. The monitoring system is available in desk-top or an App providing you with detailed reporting, such as up to date power generation vs. power consumption.

Solar arrays can be mounted in a number of different ways, depending on the specifics on the site and system requirements. Arrays can be ground mounted, on either pitched or flat roofs and carports. Please talk to us about your requirements and we will work with you to define the best solution.