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Switch to solar power with confidence:

Your comprehensive guide to modern solar solutions.

Are you considering making the switch to solar power but feeling uncertain about the technology?

It's completely understandable. Many people hesitate to venture into this new territory, especially concerning their business and energy consumption. However, understanding the different components of a commercial solar power system is vital to deciding whether it's the right choice for your business.

 

That's why we've created this information hub, to provide you with knowledge about the world of solar technology. Our goal is to break it down in a friendly and easy-to-understand way, so you can feel confident in your decision to switch to solar power.

 

Sit back, relax, and browse our pages to better understand this exciting and sustainable technology.

Solar Panels

Half Cell PERC Technology

Half Cell PERC Solar Panels are the most advanced technology currently available in the market when it comes to solar panel solutions. These panels offer higher efficiency and improved performance over older models and have revolutionised solar energy.

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PERC - Explained

Their innovative design is based on Passivated Emitter Rear Contact (PERC) technology, which involves a single junction rather than a two-cell structure like most older models of solar cells.

 

This means that by connecting the rear contact directly to each cell, more energy can be captured from the same amount of light while avoiding losses due to recombination in front contacts. The result is higher power output, enhanced durability and improved resistance to extreme weather conditions.

Low Light Performance

The Half Cell architecture has enabled closer cell spacing within a single module, thereby increasing power generation capacity. This helps capture more light in lower irradiance levels, a common condition in the UK, meaning that these panels can generate more electricity even when there is less sunshine available.

 

They also have a longer lifespan and greater reliability thanks to their enhanced temperature co-efficiency and induced stress tolerance - both of which make them ideal for use in extreme temperatures or areas with heavy rain and snowfall.

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A Faster Return on Your Investment

Thanks to their cutting-edge design, Half Cell PERC solar panels continue to provide excellent value for money compared to other technologies available on the market today.

 

By investing in this type of solar panel solution, you can be sure that your investment will pay off in no time at all with high quality and reliable performance even under difficult environmental conditions.

Inverters

On-Grid & Hybrid Solutions

If you are interested in installing a solar energy system in your home or business, then you need to have a good understanding of what solar power inverters are, what their purpose is, and how they function.

 

Solar power inverters are an integral component of any solar energy system, as they are responsible for converting the DC (direct current) electricity generated by solar panels into AC (alternating current) electricity that can be used to power appliances and electronics in your home or business. In other words, without a solar power inverter, you would not be able to access or use the electricity generated by your solar panels.

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On-Grid & Hybrid Solutions

At My Solar Solutions, we offer two of the most common types of solar power inverters: on-grid inverters and hybrid inverters.

 

On-grid inverters are connected to the utility grid and are designed to synchronise with the grid's frequency and voltage, allowing excess electricity to be fed back into the grid for credit or compensation.

 

Hybrid inverters, on the other hand, are designed to work both on-grid and off-grid, providing backup power during blackouts or times of low solar energy production.

Your Unique Needs - Your Power Solution

When it comes to choosing between these two types of solar power inverters, it is important to consider your specific energy needs and goals.

 

On-grid inverters are ideal for those who are primarily looking to reduce their energy bills and receive credit for any excess electricity generated by their solar panels.

 

Hybrid inverters, on the other hand, are a more reliable option for those who live in areas with frequent power outages or want to prioritise energy independence.

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On-Grid Inverters - Explained

Inverters are an essential component of an on-grid solar panel system. Their role is to convert the DC power produced by your solar panels into AC power that can be used to power your home. Unlike hybrid solar systems, on-grid inverters don't need battery storage and are designed to feed into the power grid. This means that any excess energy produced by the solar panels can be sold back to the utility company, which helps to offset the costs of the energy consumed from the grid during periods of low solar output.

The process of converting DC power to AC power involves four stages:

 

The conversion stage

DC power produced by the solar panels is first converted into AC power by the on-grid inverter.

 

The filtering stage

Your inverter ensures that the power generated is clean and free from any voltage or current spikes.

 

The modulation stage

The inverter regulates the frequency and voltage of the AC power to match the utility grid.

 

The output stage

The clean and synchronised AC power is sent back to the utility grid or used to power the appliances in your home or business.

 

The benefits of using an on-grid inverter are numerous. In addition to being able to sell excess energy back to the grid, on-grid inverters eliminate the need for battery storage, which can be costly and require regular maintenance. They require no additional plumbing and cooling, and they are generally more efficient and cost-effective than other types of inverters. As a result, choosing an on-grid inverter can provide significant long-term economic savings for homeowners and business owners alike.

Hybrid Inverters - Explained

A Hybrid Inverter is a device that is responsible for converting the DC power generated by solar panels into usable AC power for your home or business, and it is also designed to work with battery storage systems. Essentially, it is a single device that combines the functions of an on-grid inverter and an off-grid inverter, allowing for seamless integration with both solar panels and batteries.

 

Hybrid Inverters function by optimising the usage of solar energy by allowing the system to switch between battery storage and grid connectivity based on the available solar energy. During periods of high solar energy production, excess power is stored in batteries for later use, allowing for energy independence during periods of low solar energy production. During periods of low solar energy production, the batteries are used to supply the system with energy, allowing for uninterrupted power supply.

 

Hybrid Inverters provide several benefits, including increased cost savings, decreased carbon emissions, and increased energy independence. By using solar energy instead of electric power from the grid, homeowners and business owners can significantly reduce their electricity bills which can lead to long-term cost savings. Using solar energy results in lower carbon emissions, helping the environment by reducing the carbon footprint. The ability to switch between battery storage and grid connectivity means that using Hybrid Inverters can provide a source of backup power during blackouts, providing energy independence.

 

Hybrid Inverters also come with some caveats. They tend to be more expensive than other types of inverters due to their advanced functionalities. They also require a higher level of maintenance than other types of inverters, as the batteries must be maintained and occasionally replaced. Hybrid Inverters may not be suitable for everyone and other types of inverters may be more cost-effective for smaller-scale solar panel systems.

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Choosing Your Solution

Inverters play a key role in any solar solution and choosing the right type of inverter is an important step when selecting the ideal system for your home or business.

 

Ultimately, it is important to consider all options available when choosing the solar solution that best suits your needs. Our team is always available to provide additional information or support, so you can make an informed decision about which one is right for you. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or need help choosing the perfect solar solution for your home.

Powerwall

Energy Storage

The My Solar Solution 48V 200Ah lithium battery is the perfect solution for your hybrid solar energy system.

 

With a remarkable longevity of up to 6000 cycles at 80% depth of discharge (DoD), this battery is designed to last for an impressive 10-15 years, making it an economical choice for powering your residential or commercial electric needs.

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DoD & Battery Life - Explained

Depth of Discharge (DoD) is a widely used term in batteries and refers to the fraction of the total capacity of a battery that has been discharged or used.

 

For example, if a 200Ah battery is depleted by 80Ah, then the depth of discharge would be 40% (80Ah/200Ah). It is a critical parameter that determines the longevity of the battery because the lower the discharge, the more strain and wear the battery undergoes, which can shorten its life. By using batteries that can handle a high percentage of DoD, like the My Solar Solution 48V 200Ah lithium battery, which has an 80% DoD, you can extract more energy and prolong the life of your battery.

Not only does this battery pack have a long life span, but it also offers high charging/discharge efficiency. The advanced lithium-ion technology used in the battery enables fast charging and discharging, ensuring that you get the most out of your solar energy system.

Optimum Compatibility & Safety

One of the most notable features of the My Solar Solution battery is its compatibility with hybrid solar energy systems. The battery pack integrates seamlessly with solar panels, inverters, and other system components, which means you can store your excess energy and use it when needed - even when the sun isn't shining.

 

Safety is always a top priority, and the My Solar Solutions 48V 200Ah lithium battery incorporates several safety features. It has an integrated Battery Management System (BMS) that ensures optimal performance, and it is equipped with a protection circuit that safeguards against overcharging, over-discharging, and short circuits. Additional features include a smart monitoring system that provides real-time updates on the battery's status.

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Making Switching Easy

Switching to a hybrid solar power system with a reliable Powerwall isn't just a matter of saving money on your electricity bills. It's also about making an impact in your life and your environment. Thanks to the advanced specifications, long lifespan, and high efficiency of our solar solutions, we can help you enjoy a more sustainable and comfortable lifestyle. By reducing your reliance on fossil fuels, you can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a cleaner, healthier planet.

 

My Solar Solution can help you make the transition to solar-powered living seamlessly and affordably - giving you the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are taking an active step towards a brighter, better future.

 

It's time to make the switch to a green and sustainable future - Contact us today and get started on your path to a greener, cleaner, and more energy-efficient lifestyle.

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