solar system accessories

Solar Accessories

We are please to offer a full range of Solar System Accessories, if you simply wantRenusol Bucket Image Solar System Accessories to monitor your Charge Controller or fix your Solar Panel to the roof of your camper. We have a solutions for you.

If you want to go bigger with garage solutions or pitched roof solutions we can also help.

Take a look at the offers below and if you have any questions please message us.

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Solar Panel Cables – MC4 Connectors

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How solar energy works

Solar energy is produced by converting sunlight into electricity. This energy is usually done through two main types of technologies: 

  • Solar photovoltaics (PV) 
  • Concentrating solar-thermal power (CSP).  

Photovoltaics are the example you’re probably most familiar with, since this technology is used in solar panels.  

However, new technologies that generate high-temperature solar process heat from concentrated sunlight have been developed and are currently being applied on an industrial scale.  

Solar process heat can be used to produce alternative, more sustainable fuels. This means that industries that have heavily relied on fossil fuels can now use solar energy and solar process heat for a cleaner, more sustainable fuel alternative. 

The construction sector is one industry that has seen many benefits from using solar power. In particular, the cement industry has been eager to reduce its carbon footprint in recent years, and solar energy is just one of the answers to this challenge. But before we get into specifics, here are some interesting facts about solar energy that we think you should know!

 

Interesting facts about solar energy

 

It’s the cheapest energy

With the recent rise in energy prices around the world, cheap clean energy alternatives are in high demand! The good news is that solar energy prices have significantly dropped in the last decade and are now 33% cheaper than gas power in the U.S

 

The efficiency of solar energy

Most solar panels have an energy efficiency rating between 11-15%, which translates to the percentage of energy that can be converted into electricity. However, there are different types of solar panels and efficiency varies based on each model.  

Researchers have succeeded in improving the efficiency of solar technologies, but their advancements have not yet been made available to the public.

Panels produce energy without direct sunlight

What if it’s a cloudy day or raining? This is one of the biggest doubts most people have, but even with bad weather electricity can be produced by solar power.  

On average, solar panels generate 30%-50% and 10%-20% of their full potential on cloudy days and days with heavy rain, respectively. And did you know that there are already industrial-scale solar fuel plants? Synhelion’s proprietary technology uses solar panels to produce sunlight into a synthetic liquid fuel  

Panels can last up to 30 years

Solar panels usually operate at a high efficiency for the first 25-30 years, but you can already begin to see a return on your investment and savings around 6 years after installation. After this 30-year period, performance will degrade, but your panels will never completely stop converting sunlight into solar energy.  

It is the most abundant energy on earth

According to Scientific American, solar is the most abundant energy resource on our planet and the amount of sunlight that hits the earth’s surface in just 90 minutes is enough to power energy consumption around the world for an entire year!  

Moreover, solar energy dominates all other renewable resources combined (e.g., wind, hydropower, geothermal), and uses relatively little space or resources to produce power.  

Countries investing the most in solar energy

As of summer 2022, China, the European Union, the U.S., Vietnam and Japan were the biggest producers of solar energy in the world.  

China currently leads the list as the top producer of solar energy, which is promising considering it boasts the largest population and carbon footprint globally. Within the European Union, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain stand out as key markets with a significant investment in solar energy.  

Solar energy was discovered almost 200 years ago

The science behind solar energy was discovered almost 200 years ago by the French physicist, Edmond Becquerel. Fun fact: his discovery was made during an experiment about photography at only 19 years old!