The solar panels lifespan

October 12, 2019 Blog
solar panels lifespan

Solar panels lifespan typically come with 20 year warranties that guarantee that the panels will produce at least 80% of the rated power after 20 years of use. Solar panel manufacturers put a lot of effort into making their solar panels robust. They need to be able to withstand heat/cold cycles and heavy weather. However, […]

solar energy benefits

Never before has solar power been this available to households. What are the reasons why so many homeowners choose to go solar these days? Without further ado, here`s top 10 solar energy benefits: 1. Save Thousands of Dollars According to One Block Off the Grid, adding solar panels to your home can bring in monthly savings […]

Hybrid Solar Systems

October 12, 2019 Blog
Hybrid System with Battery Storage

Hybrid solar systems combine the best from grid-tied and off-grid solar systems. These systems can either be described as off-grid solar with utility backup power, or grid-tied solar with extra battery storage. If you own a grid-tied solar system and drive a vehicle that runs on electricity, you already kind of have a hybrid setup. […]

Off-Grid Solar Systems

October 12, 2019 Blog
Off-Grid System with Battery Storage

An off-grid solar system (off-the-grid, standalone) is the obvious alternative to one that is grid-tied. For homeowners that have access to the grid, off-grid solar systems are usually out of question. Here`s why: To ensure access to electricity at all times, off-grid solar systems require battery storage and a backup generator (if you live off-the-grid). […]

Grid-Tied Solar Systems

October 12, 2019 Blog
Grid-Tied System

Grid-tied, on-grid, utility-interactive, grid intertie and grid backfeeding are all terms used to describe the same concept – Grid-Tied Solar Systems that is connected to the utility power grid. Advantages of Grid-Tied Solar Systems 1. Save more money with net metering A grid-connection will allow you to save more money with solar panels through better […]

transformerless inverter circuit

What is a transformerless inverter? Transformers The differences between standard or conventional inverters and transformerless inverters are: Conventional inverters are built with an internal transformer that synchronizes the DC voltage with the AC output. Transformerless inverters use a computerized multi-step process and electronic components to convert DC to high frequency AC, back to DC, and […]

Isolation transformer

September 26, 2019 Blog
Isolation transformer

An isolation transformer is a transformer used to transfer electrical power from a source of alternating current (AC) power to some equipment or device while isolating the powered device from the power source, usually for safety reasons. Isolation transformers provide galvanic isolation and are used to protect against electric shock, to suppress electrical noise in […]

home power protection

As we enter the summer season, the likelihood of weather events such as thunderstorms or even hurricanes increases significantly, along with the chance of power failures that often accompany such events. It’s a good time, then, to assess options for home power protection in the event of a failure, including battery backup systems, also known […]