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Solar panels are a popular product these days, and there are many criteria to consider when deciding which panels to purchase for your solar energy system.solar panels efficiency are a measure of how much of the sun’s energy a solar panel is able to convert into electricity under ideal, laboratory-like conditions. As you explore solar […]

The forecasted lifespan of the valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) battery in Prostar is 3 to 5 years under recommended conditions; however, this life expectancy will fluctuate greatly depending on the following factors.  Being proactive and aware of these characteristics and conditions will ensure you maximize the life expectancy of your battery and are prepared for any […]

As we know, all chemical reactions are affected by temperature, and a battery relies on chemical reaction to generate power. One can easily infer that temperature does affect power of a battery. The optimum functioning of a battery is at room temperature. With a slight deviation in temperature , changes can be seen in capacity […]

What is a bank of batteries? No, it’s not some kind of financial battery establishment. A battery bank is the result of joining two or more batteries together for a single application. What does this accomplish? Well, by connecting batteries, you can increase the voltage, amperage, or both. Finally an illustrated description of what it means […]

More than a million homes have already gone solar and many more homeowners are considering how to install solar panels. If you’re in the market for solar, you probably want to know what actually happens during a solar panel installation. There are five big steps that need to happen after you sign your solar contract […]

Prostar Solar is gaining momentum around the world as more and more countries have begun transitioning to solar as a primal energy source. As the cost of solar energy has plummeted in recent years alongside major improvements in technical efficiencies and manufacturing quality, many homeowners are starting to look at solar as a viable alternative […]

Pre-sized solar battery banks ensure you have the right storage solution for your solar system. The battery bank is one of the most complicated and costly components of any off-grid power system. Your battery storage needs to be large enough to supply power year-round. Nothing is more frustrating than suffering a power outage because your […]

Not all batteries are made equal.  Have you ever wondered why there are different battery sizes and ratings? Did you know every battery type serves a specific functionality? The two main battery types are stationary batteries and “starting” batteries. It is very important that you find the correct battery for your particular application, as the wrong […]

Solar Power

What are advantages and disadvantages of solar power We’re huge advocates for solar energy, but we recognize it isn’t the right solution for everyone. While solar is sustainable and ultimately cheaper than utility power in the long run, it also requires a significant up-front investment and doesn’t work for every property / roof type. The […]

What is kilowatt hour

October 9, 2018 Blog
kilowatt hour

WHAT IS A KILOWATT HOUR? Kilowatt hour measures energy usage and production. If you’re thinking about going solar (or just want some advice on how to reduce your energy consumption), you’ve probably come across the term kilowatt-hours. But exactly what is a kilowatt hour? And why do we need to know how many we use […]

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