In times like this where there seemed to be a scarcity of electricity supply at times due to high demands, blackouts or power interruptions are inevitable. Thus, it disrupts most of our daily routines that leads to being unproductive. It is therefore wise to invest on solar panels for residential owners or on units/properties in a building that is powered by Solar Panels such as Primavera City by an Italian-Filipino developer and property firm Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC)
What is a Solar Panel
(also known as “PV panels”) it is a panel designed to absorb the sun’s rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating that can be used to power electrical loads..
Where are Solar Panels used?
Solar Panels can be used for a wide variety of applications including remote power systems for cabins, telecommunications equipment, remote sensing, and of course for the production of electricity by residential and commercial solar electric systems. On a study of Solar Panels installations (US based), solar panels are used in Rural Areas, Commercial Buildings, Solar street lamps, City Buildings, Widely used in wide areas like desert, and second is on residences.
Trivia: Google’s headquarters in California is using a Solar Panel System.
How Solar Panel Works
Circuits within the cells collect that energy and turn it into direct current (DC) electricity. The DC electricity is passed through a device called an inverter to convert it to the alternating current (AC) electricity used by most homes and businesses. You can use that electricity in your home, store it with a solar battery, or send it back to the grid.
Here’s an illustration by EnergySage on how solar panel works
Advantage of using Solar Panels
- It’s a Renewable Energy Source
- Reduces Electricity Bills
- Diverse Applications
- Low Maintenance Costs
- Environment Friendly – because it is energy purely from the sun, it helps combat greenhouse gas emissions and reduces our collective dependence on fossil fuel
How Many Solar Panels are needed to Power an entire House?
This is actually how much kWh your household is consuming. An example from gogreensolar is a 1100 kWh consumption per month. Divide your average monthly usage by 30 to get your average daily kWh usage. In this case, it would be about 37kWh per day. Assuming that you use about 37 kWh per day, you would need about 37 solar panels to meet 100% of your average energy needs.
These solar panels are employed at the rooftop of Primavera City ensuring residents and investors a renewable source of energy and savings in terms of electricity bill.