Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Why Solar?

CONTROL ENERGY COSTS

  • With solar you can secure predictable electricity costs for years to come.
  • SAVE MONEY

  • In most states, solar costs less than energy from the utility, so you can save on your bill.
  • HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Solar creates 91% less CO2 pollution than natural gas and 96% less CO2 than coal.
  • ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

  • Clean solar energy provides us with an unlimited, reliable source of energy.
  • On-Grid Solar

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    On-Grid Systems are solar PV systems that only generate power when the utility power grid is available. They must connect to the grid to function. They can send excess power generated back to the grid when you are overproducing so you credit it for later use.

    Benefits:
    These are simplest systems and the most cost effective to install. These systems will pay for themselves by offsetting utility bills in 3-8 yrs.

    Off-Grid/Hybrid Solar

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    These systems allow you to store your solar power in batteries for use when the power grid goes down or if you are not on the grid. Hybrid systems provide power to offset the grid power whenever the sun is shining and will even send excess power to the grid for credit for later use.
    Benefits:
    Provides power for your critical loads when the power grid is down.

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    A hybrid solar system combines the best of both worlds: the convenience of a grid connected system including the ability to earn Feed-In Tariff credits.
    Benefits:
    with the extra peace of mind of a battery backup. This means that even during a power blackout, you still have electricity.

    Grid intertied/off grid wind turbine with battery backup

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    Wind is produced as a result of giant convection currents in the Earth's atmosphere, which are driven by heat energy from the Sun. This means the kinetic energy in wind is a renewable energy resource - so long as the Sun exists, wind will too.
    Wind turbines have huge blades mounted on a tall tower. The blades are connected to a nacelle, or housing, that contains gears linked to a generator. As the wind blows, it transfers some of its kinetic energy to the blades, which turn and drive the generator.
    Several wind turbines may be grouped together in windy locations to form wind farms.

    Solar Powered boats with battery backup

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    Solar-powered boats - powered by Sun , typically solar panels providing electrical power to motors.
    Exp.: Alstersonne is a passenger boat for 100 persons on the river Alster in Hamburg, Germany. It was the first crossing of the Atlantic powered only by solar

    Solar Powered water pumping

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    A solar-powered pump is a pump running on electricity generated by photovoltaic panels or the radiated thermal energy available from collected sunlight as opposed to grid electricity or diesel run water pumps. The operation of solar powered pumps is more economical mainly due to the lower operation and maintenance costs and has less environmental impact than pumps powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE). Solar pumps are useful where grid electricity is unavailable and alternative sources (in particular wind) do not provide sufficient energy.

    Direct Lightening Protection
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    Surge Protection

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    Lightning can strike anywhere on earth – even the North and South Poles, In any geographical location lightning storms occur as few as five times or as many as 100 times per year.
    High earth resistivity (the earths resistance to conduct current) increases the potential of a lightning strike. If struck structures in these areas will generally sustain more damage when there is no lightning protection system present. Each year thousands of homes and other properties are damaged or destroyed by lightning.

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    surge protector (or surge suppressor or surge diverter) is an appliance or device designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes. A surge protector attempts to limit the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or shorting to ground any unwanted voltages above a safe threshold.