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Solar Panels Optimization using MPPT Controllers

May 14th, 2019 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - solar
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Figure 1. Scheme of a Solar Generation System [2]


Solar Panels: context

The generation of electric power from renewable energies is the new boom in the world market. There are different types of clean energies from natural sources such as the sun, winds, tides, etc.

In particular, the energy from the sun has some advantage over other types of energy. It is theoretically feasible in almost all the terrestrial globe. Harvesting solar energy is possible now thanks to the photovoltaic cells.


Important Parameters in Solar Panel Installations

February 13th, 2019 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - solar
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solar installation improper installationSolar panels are great. Not only are these photovoltaic modules a great option for micro power generation, but they also provide clean, renewable energy. Before going ahead to install or procure a solar panel, there are certain parameters that define its properties, which you should be conversant with.

Read more to find out what are these paremeters as Tido, an electrical engineer, explains and gives details for each of them. Don’t forget to leave a comment and send us articles via email too if you want to participate in this blog!


Solar system: how to design a grid-tied with battery backup system

November 22nd, 2018 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - solar
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solar power systems panelsEvery photovoltaic system (PV system) has its own constraints, each one different from the other. Some are related to shades, others to space or costs.

A good design of the PV system must be able to cover the needs of the customer and face the constraints, finding a technical and economic solution to the problem. Read Carlos’s solar design experience in Venezuela and share your story too in the comments.

Cost Effective energy projects

March 24th, 2014 | Make a comment | Posted in Energy Efficiency - news
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Without energy i.e. fuel and power utilities, we cannot survive but the problem is that producing this energy costs a lot. For the past couple of years, this issue has received a great deal of attention from leaders, scientists, environmentalists and economists throughout the world.

Many engineers and innovators have been working on introducing methods of producing cheap and economical energy. In this regard, many efforts were quite fruitful.

Cost Effective Power Projects

Electricity production has always been costly and most of the production is done using carbon reserves of the world like oil and coal, which is ironic because these resources are not only non-renewable but are also very costly. So, as a remedy to this situation, cost effective and renewable energy sources like wind power, biomass (microbial) generators and solar panels are promoted throughout the world.

Wind Power Projects

Wind power projects are a great source of producing cheap energy. Wind turbines have been used for centuries for different purposes and nowadays, they serve as a means of harnessing wind energy into electrical energy.

The functioning of a wind turbine is very simple. When a wind of about 15 Km per hour is blowing, it causes the rotor to rotate which provides enough mechanical power to the generator in it to produce electricity.

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The output is also great and it is estimated that a 1.8 megawatt utility scale wind turbine can produce electrical energy of about 4700 Megawatt hour. Since, the wind turbines are installed in clusters or groups so an average farm of about one hundred turbines can provide power to a town of 100,000 houses.

Although, the installation cost of a wind farm seems large but it is still economical because you don’t have to worry about fuel costs and running expanses.


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