What is the Cost of Using Solar Energy: The Real Cost of Solar Power System For Home and OFF-Grid Revealed

A techno-economic assessment will prove the economic feasibility and sense of buying a solar electric system. First, let’s consider grid-tied systems. If you are planning to buy, build yourself or have built a grid-tied system, such an evaluation should, by all means, take into account the expected future price of grid electricity over the period … Read more

What Are The Disadvantages Of Solar Power?

Along with numerous advantages, solar power has some drawbacks. Let’s list the most important disadvantages of solar power: 1. Solar electricity might not  be economically beneficial for everyone Our comment on this disadvantage of solar power: Although prices of photovoltaics / solar panels are steadily going down and electricity prices rise gradually in the USA … Read more

Why You Should Be Careful With Free Solar Sizing Software

Why you should be careful with free solar sizing software or tools? Free software for solar power system sizing could be easily found on the Internet, on sites of most solar vendors. It appears attractive since everybody would be excited to get a solar system evaluated for free. At least this is what those free … Read more

Where Are Solar Panels Used?

Solar panels are used in solar electric systems to generate electricity from sunlight. Different types of  solar panels have different performance due to different conversion efficiency of their solar cells. There are two main types of solar electric (photovoltaic) systems – connected to the grid (‘grid-tied’) and disconnected from the grid (‘off-grid’). Grid-tied systems allow … Read more