Solar Panels Quantity- How Many are Needed To Power supply your House with energy?

If you care about the environment and want to lead a green friendly existence then solar panels are fantastic! What Solar Panels Quantity will reduce your carbon footprint.

 

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Many people use Battery storage systems now with solar panels

Solar Panels Quantity

A small battery bank that can be used for solar energy storage

 

Solar power is now getting more popular, even here in the UK. You have only to drive around to see that many homes have now got solar panels on the roofs of their houses.

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The legal amount of Solar Panels Quantity in the UK is for a 16 panel system.

Here in the UK the Solar Panels Quantity is 16 panels per roof and the power produced goes in to the National Grid system. The money that is generated on the reverse meter is then deducted from the electricity that is used.

People also use solar panels on their mobile homes and touring caravans. This can also be used for power storage using an inverter and deep cycle AGM batteries to store the electricity for use at nigh-time. Many changes are now happening due to the increasing amount of homes across Europe that are taking up the generous offers from the various governments to install Solar Panels Quantity (Government Grants Solar Panels). Indeed i believe that  Germany produces half the electricity that the whole country generates. The UK are a bit slower but as i travel around you can see more and more homes installing the correct Solar Panels Quantity to their roofs, and now you can buy a Solar Panel Caravan.

Solar Panels Quantity, is also going to play a huge part in electric supply systems via solar power and wind turbines. The problem is at the moment, that the national electricity grids are having to cope with too many peaks and troughs. This can only be corrected by a battery system, a way of storing the energy supplied by the sun and then releasing it at night when the sun has set and the electric can be used to power households. The most efficient way to store the batteries at the moment is to use Deep Cell batteries, connected up in a battery bank and depending on what size you will need for your particular storage needs.

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Power Storage Tesla battery could take your home off the grid with – Inhabitat (blog)

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Ever wish you could ditch your electric bill? Tesla is working on a house battery that could help you break up with your expensive utility company, essentially turning any home into an off-grid abode.

 

Is it legal to run off grid in the USA/

I might  sound pessimistic, but what if you are having problems with your battery power storage ?

Who do call for help, it does happen ?

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Battery Power storage will be part of the big energy mix in the future

This whole scenario of battery Power Storage and off grid electricity, is now going above my head? Tesla cars are now claiming that the Lithium-Ion battery unit, that drives their cars could be used to store solar energy for the average family home for a good three and a  half days, (or should it be nights).

You see I can’t get my head around the fact that power that we would need to power the average home would be cheaper than the power supplied the grid. The total cost of solar panels or wind turbines combined with a large enough battery storage pack, that would adequately cope with all the power that was needed, without totally flattening the batteries and look after itself when the owners were away would surely outweigh the cost of mains electricity You would also need a backup diesel generator, to use as a back- up for your solar system should

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Whole communities with a battery power storage system should be built similar to this one. All these homes have solar panels but not a joined up storage system.

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you have any problems. It would be like having to pay your electric bill 20 years in advance?

I know that there are whole island populations that are now using a solar power electricity system that has a huge battery power storage system that fits into a 20 foot container. I think the system was set up by Saft a French battery company and the island is in the Caribbean group of islands and so can rely on a constant supply of sunshine, but the experts say that these systems can work across most of the world, using the sun that is available to them.

I am not sure if there are many other battery projects on the go but the way I see it as a layman, is that all the experts from all the countries are just going there one way, when what is needed is the getting together of heads and experimenting on housing developments that are nothing like the ones today. These developments would be away from the national grid and would be totally environmentally friendly using all the latest materials for insulation, (I see that here in the UK we are starting to revert back to straw as an insulation material).

I have seen something similar here in the UK, with the homes facing the right way (south) and totally insulated. This in my opinion is going the right way, but to go further, each development should have its own battery Power Storage system which connects all the homes together. The initial electricity will be powered by solar panels and if possible a wind turbine.

In my opinion the problem lies with the fact that everything is based on converting new systems from old, but I do not think this will work. You cannot just disconnect yourself from the grid because of many other issues, including where the old electric cables run, what if you wanted to sell the house, it will be mixing lots of old problems with new problems. I have solar panels fitted to my roof and think that they look fine but I know some people who hate the site of them and I won’t even go into wind-turbines.

I am just scratching the surface here. We need some good joined up thinking and we need to build proper working experimental housing developments using the latest technology and test it out over a number of years. When I hear Tesla talking about their car battery storing power for home owners it makes me cringe, it would probably capable of this but we should be talking collectively and build whole communities, using the latest methods and a collective battery storage system and not load of individuals using all sorts of mis-match battery storage systems that you can find instruction on how to do, on YouTube.

Most of our towns and cities will always be run off the national grids, for well into the future; our infrastructures are too old to cope with major changes.

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Whole 20 ft containers are now used for battery storage

There is no doubt in my mind that battery power will be the future, wherever it comes from, but we should get our heads together and build proper sustainable environmentally friendly housing using only the power of the elements, this would be the way forward and if you read this article and know of such experiments taking place, please let me know.

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Battery Storage systems could significantly reduce the power of the National Grids.

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Battery storage systems-(was not an option)

The way that we built our national power plants, in some cases over a hundred years, will have to change in the future to meet our needs for the production of solar energy and its Battery Storage systemsdistribution through our homes and solar collection farms and wind turbine installations.

These national grid plants were originally owned by the government in the first instances, but in recent times were privatized here in the UK by the Conservative government led by Margret Thatcher. These massive installations distributed power all over the country and were powered by coal. The power stations were located in coal mining areas of Yorkshire, where the coal was transported locally and the electricity was sent across the country on massive power line systems and then diverted into smaller sub-stations before distributed to homes and businesses, usually in an underground network.

Now with battery storage systems things are about to change

In recent times we have seen massive investment into the solar energy collecting market and the introduction of new technologies such as wind turbines that turn the winds energy into producing electricity. Most people will now have seen these giant turbines across the countryside of most countries. This new technology and the advances of battery storage systems will soon mean that things may have to change in the near future, for these nationalized electric companies as the end consumers start to install solar systems to their homes and businesses across the world.

The price of fitting a solar system to your roof has come down dramatically as these things have become mass produced and affordable, helping people reduce their electric bills. The only other problem has been that the power produced could not be stored until recent years when battery storage systems have become widely available and easily installed using a few simple instructions.

This is of great benefit to consumers who live in the country or in larger countries the “wilderness” who are now able to make the production of electricity and store it for night use when the sun goes down. This can also lower the cost of energy which has gradually become one of the most expensive household items in recent years.

I have electricity collecting panels on my roof and sell the electricity back to my provider, thus reducing my electric bills by half. Here in the UK we are limited to the number of panels to one roof and I don’t think that we are allowed to go self-sufficient by producing all our own electricity, but some countries are different, such as the USA, where consumers can go their own way.

In many people’s opinions the day is not too far away when our roof panels will generate electricity which will be stored in a battery storage system. The householder will own an electric car and along with powering the rest of the house, the battery bank will also charge your car battery at night time, totally self-sufficient in electric power.

As I have said this is a perfect scenario for the perfect little houses in a perfect little village, but what about the rest of the population who live in multiple units and don’t even have their own roofs. Could we be looking at communal units of solar panels and storing the electricity in a battery bank, or is that a dream?

Perhaps not, because I have heard of some island communities, who have become self-sufficient by using this method. The batteries are packed into a 20 ft cargo container and the Battery Storage systems will store electricity to be used at night. This also eliminated power failures due storms and broken cables causing outages. The sun reliant system was fitted using up-to-date technology and now works perfectly leaving the island self-sufficient, by using the suns energy and storing it in batteries.

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Fiamm power Battery Storage systems unit to supply a whole Island

My interest in all this is that I sell batteries and I am very interested in the whole sun collecting  project. I cannot see the end in the national grid model, but alterations are going to have to be made in future to accommodate the public’s wishes to produce their own electric power from their own premises. Neither do we know what new technologies for collecting the suns power, will be available to us in the future, new ideas are coming along all the time.

There is one thing for sure that governments are going to have to give this problem some thought for the future of how we use the power of our sun in years to come.

 

 

Solar Batteries-Is It Time for the Utility Companies to confront the need for Solar Storage?

 

 

Solar batteries could also help Europe

I think that at the moment this is an American problem for the near future, but could it turn the economic tables for the poorer Southern countries in Europe. I

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Large bank of batteries used as Solar Batteries

started to write this

article about the growing threat that is coming from the huge increase in solar panel use and the growth of Solar City the country’s largest installer of PV solar panels, combined with the ambitions of American car maker Tesla Motors, who’s intentions are to build a massive battery building plant, to help bring down the cost of building the car batteries that are used to power their electric cars.

It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries can also be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. This type of system is used at the moment by thousands of homes in America, especially in remote areas where it is not possible to connect to the national electricity grid that we use in built-up areas.in our cities and towns.

The national grid has been supplying homes and industries with electricity now for more than a century and in my opinion are now becoming under threat from the joint efforts of these two fast growing energy providers and energy storage companies, Tesla cars and Solar-City. The two companies have used the Lithium-Ion batteries on trial in California, for general usage and soon realised that this was going to be of great use by integrating it into the Grid.

Here in the UK, most solar panels do not store the electricity in solar batteries but use an inverter to change the DC power that is produced by the solar panels, into AC power that is used by the national grid system. The electricity passes through a meter and the electric company buy the electricity from the home producer. If this is the case here in the UK, then I see no problem with a similar system in the States, especially for town and city dwellers.

 

The possibility of huge amounts of electricity being produced in the future opens up other arguments, such as why should we build more fossil fuel power plants or indeed nuclear, when it will be possible to store the electricity in massive battery storage plants. Surely we are swiftly approaching the time for all the parties involved to get their heads together and smell the coffee.

It does not take much figuring out, that here am I on a sunny march day watching my solar panels meter clicking over and reducing my electric bill, times this by millions and the income of the utility companies will collapse. This is only possible because of the technology that is speeding along at the rate of knots.

Solar batteries; could be used to store electricity in the Northern Hemisphere?

This brought me to my earlier thought. Here in the UK, we do use solar panels, but we have limited amount of actual sun power, because of the tilt of the Earth the sun is very low in winter and therefore not at the right angle to supply rooftop solar panels with enough energy. The spring and summertime are fine and we can get the regular strong sun to make solar panels a viable proposition.

To me, this would be a great challenge for the European Union. It is not rocket science to see that the Southern European countries have much more sunshine hours than the richer

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Solar batteries in storage bank

Northern Hemisphere countries such as Germany and the UK. Therefore would it not make economic sense for the Southern countries to produce the electricity from giant banks of solar panels, such as the ones in the deserts of America and the Northern countries,It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries can also be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. could store the surplus for use in winter time, by using the battery technology from out of America. The countries such as Greece, Spain and Portugal not forgetting Italy, would produce the energy and sell it to the North. This is done at the moment here in the UK, as we buy some of our electricity from the nuclear power stations in France.

I have read an article about solar facilities in Greece and Spain from an excellent article by Forbes on…http://www.forbes.com/sites/christophercoats/2013/03/19/whats-behind-the-sudden-solar-surge-in-greece/ 

This is about solar power and It is now thought that these types of Solar Batteries can also be used to store the power that is produced by the solar panels. at a local level but we are not far from the whole of the World having to look at the big picture, as we have a great chance to change the World into a greener and better way to live, whilst also reducing our need for fossil fuels.

Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S andMotor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and, of course, Tyre-safe.

Solar Energy Batteries- May Vie With U.S. Oil Boom as Energy Changer

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The rapid development of rooftop solar and Solar Energy Batteries storage technology could be as trans formative to the economy and modern life as the U.S. oil and gas boom, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said. (Batteries May Vie With U.S.

 

eric Roberts’ insight: Solar batteries

The USA Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has come out with a statement that I have been talking about for a couple of years now. In this article, he says that the USA could start to be getting independent of the national energy providers if the growth in solar Renewable Energy and other renewable resources can keep growing at the present rate.

In my opinion, the public in America and other continents such as here in the Uk, have really grasped the nettle as far as going it alone with solar energy. The solar panels in this picture are situated in a small town in West Yorkshire UK and start producing energy from the Sun as early as February. The electricity that is produced by these solar panels is sent straight to the electricity grid through a reverse meter and the electric company pays the house owner for the electricity that is provided.

In America there is a growing trend to store the electricity that is collected from the panels into banks of Solar Energy Batteries, this is also useful in rural and more isolated areas, where the batteries can store the electricity for use at night by the house owners.

The most effective type of Solar Energy Batteries to use is AGM batteries. These AGM batteries will cost more in the first instance but will give better service due to the ability to have much greater charge and discharge cycles than say a normal lead-acid Car Batteries.

There are many DIY videos available to show householders how to set up a Solar Energy Batteries system and one of them is Trojan AGM Battery. These batteries are very suited for the use with solar energy and anyone thinking of doing this should look at the Trojan AGM product.

Like the USA energy secretary Ernest Moriz, i too wonder how long off are we before we are producing more electricity than the national providers and what happens then?.

Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and, of course, Tyre-safe.

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New Type of Battery for Storing Solar Power Energy for night time use| MIT Technology Review

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Aquion manufactures New Type of Battery, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy. (Demo: #Aquion manufactures cheap, long-lasting batteries for storing renewable energy.

 

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Another New Type of  Battery for solar energy  Hits the Road

Mount Pleasant in Pennsylvania will be the site for the production of yet another new type of battery. The company will be known as Aquion Energy and will start producing a new type of battery that was invented by professor J Whitacre from the material science department of the Carnegie Mellon University.

These new type of battery is expected to cost about the same to produce as lead-acid ones that are in common use today for a multitude of applications, but are expected to last

twice as long. They  will be primarily used for the storage of the suns power generated from Solar Panels for Electricity and  Turbines, offering a storage facility for homes in rural and isolated areas that use the off grid powered by the sun, which  supplies and require storage for night use and bad weather when the sun is not available. At the moment these people use different types of lead-acid ones and fossil fueled engines powered by diesel as standby supplies when the sun does not shine for whatever reasons.

For the reasons that I have explained this new type of battery is expected to be used in countries that do not have an electric grid, but are expected to get electricity in the near future and because this new type of battery will be available for storage, then these countries will save a huge amount of money by running diesel generators when the sun does not shine and at night. I am sure that Africa will be one of the first places to benefit from such inventions.

The new company have also used ingenious ways of saving money during the manufacturing process of the new batteries, using machines that were originally used for making aspirin pills to make the thin plates used to make the positive and negative electrode materials. They also use parts from a sweet wrapping machine to pack the electrodes together to collect current.

The company expects to start full scale production in early 2014 and hopes to make enough batteries to supply 150 solar powered villages.

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Trojan battery bank for large scale storage

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

See on www.technologyreview.com

Solar Power-Used for use With Battery Charging and night battery storage

 Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

Waka-Waka bring out new SOLAR POWER battery charger

A Dutch company who have invented many types of Solar power battery chargers and light, mainly for the developing countries, who do not have a stable electric power system, has come up with a great product now named as the Waka-Waka-power .solar power battery

The WWP (WAKA-WAKA-POWER) has been designed with a joint venture from a team of micro chip makers to make the WWP much slimmer and more lighter than its predecessor the WAKA-WAKA-LIGHT.

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“Place WakaWaka Power in direct sunlight for a whole day and you will notice that the battery will be completely full, even if you live in New York or Seattle (where the intensity of the sun is far less than in Texas). The capacity of the battery is large enough to fully operate most mobile phone from completely depleted, to practically full. On top of this, you will have 10 or more hours of excellent reading light as well. If you don’t charge your phone or tablet, as said before, you can have more than 40 hours of light.”… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wakawakalight/wakawaka-power-the-best-compact-solar-power-statio

New technology used in developing countries.

In my opinion this is a great breakthrough for suns energy, both in the developing countries and to contribute towards the rest of the Worlds green energy and storage problems the combined saving in energy costs must be phenomenal, if people used this charging device to charge up their mobile phones including the new type phones from this sun powered WWP solar charging machine.

This is truly a great invention by this Dutch company and in my opinion the way forward and will also eliminate the use kerosene, that is the liquid fuel used by so many African families for their lighting on a night time and causes so many burning accidents to the users.

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“ You live in a place near the equator. The climate is nice and your bananas grow well, but due the latitude it gets dark at around 6pm/18.00 hrs. And pretty fast as well,

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Roof tiles that blend into the rest of the roof are now the latest solar panels to be used in the building of new houses in some countries.

there is hardly any twilight as many people that live at higher latitudes know it. Here, it is like a light-switch has been turned off: within a few minutes it is dark. Pitch dark”… http://flexiwaysolar.com/kerosene-lamps-the-problem/

The WWP company brought out the WWK Light to try eliminate the use of kerosene fluid for lighting. This new invention has taken to the next stage the power of the equipment to use solar power to help these people and now the rest of the World in the quest for greener and safer energy.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and the Cheap Solar power Storage Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.