The technical defenition: Energy emitted by the sun in the form of solar radiation.
Solar energy is vital to support life on earth, it helps to grow our food, light our days, influence weather patterns, provide heat, and can be used to generate solar electricity.
It is realy the time now to start changing to solar energy, with the ever rising prices of the fosil energy. You can generate you own clean energy and become less dependent from the big energy companies.
From the many technologies available to make use of the energy provided by the Sun, we will have a closer look at 2 main forms of making this usefull in our home.
The first one is to use the Light from the Sun to create electricity thru Photovoltaic Cels and Panels (PV-panels). A clean way to generate renewable electricity. This type of generating energy is a great investment with the prices of solarpanels getting lower all the time.
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The second one is to use the Heat from the Sun to warm up your water. This can be used for consumption (shower-bath etc) or for heating your home or a combination of the 2. There is a great variety in systems, from easy to make DIY systems to systems which can take care of all your need for heating the whole year round.
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Solar Electricity thru PhotoVoltaic Panels
Use the Light from the Sun to generate Electricity with the help of PhotoVoltaic Cells.
Every one knows the very small solar cell which is making your calculator work. Cover up this cell and the calculator goes off.
A lot of these cells together make a solar panel, and a small panel can be enough to charge a battery, or feed a small circulation pump. And with Panels being made in all sizes and shapes there is no end in the posibilities how to use them. We even have install flexible panels on boats to charge batteries and provide electrics for the equipment, fridge etc. And with the price of the panels being at an all time low it is a lot cheaper than you think.Panels connected to eachother boost the power and with 6 panels you can generate enough electrics to be independent from the grid.
Our technical background helps to find the best solution for your needs, based on budget, space and desired result. We are realistic enough to realize that to become completely off-grid you either need adapt drasticly your electrics consumption, or have a large number of panels. This means that for most of us it will be an additional system, where you stay connected to the grid, and either seperate a part of your usage to run on Solar Energy, or have a Grid-Tied system, where you connect the solar panels thru an inverter to your Mains. Our goal is to help you decide if this is an option for you, and work out a plan, decide on the components and help you install it. Or if you want we can install the whole system profesionally for you.
It is great fun to invest in this clean from of renewable energy. To see your electricty bills reduce, and become a little less dependent from the big electricity companies.
We are happy to come to your home and see what options there are.. Click here for some examples on solar systems
Off Grid Example.
This is a small off-grid install in Alcalali. The Solar panels, batteries, and generator are away from the main house. We tried to respect the house and surrounding as much as possible to blend in to the natural atmosphere.