ThePowerStore Solar and Storage Blog

  1. Solar Panel Orientation: Why Is It Important?

    What is Solar Panel Orientation?

    The efficiency of your solar storage system depends on a crucial but easily overlooked factor that can drastically affect how much energy is absorbed into solar storage and how effectively your solar power storage fuels your home. This factor is called orientation, or the placement, direction, and angle of your solar panels. Keep reading to find out more about why orientation is the most important consideration when placing your panels.

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  2. Tips for Choosing the Right Size Solar Inverter

    Besides the solar panels and the sun, the solar inverter is arguably the most important part of your solar array. To understand this, we’ll explain the basic principles that allow you to gather solar energy to power your home. Then, we’ll explain the factors you must consider determining the right size power inverter, whether it’s a Fronius grid tie solar inverter or another trusted solar brand.

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  3. Solar Power: A Timeless History

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  4. Things You Should Look for in a Solar Inverter

    With advancements in solar technology and the widespread availability and affordability of solar hardware, there’s no wonder that the residential and commercial use of solar power has increased dramatically over the last decade. The confluence of improved panel efficiency, better storage batteries, and advanced grid tied solar inverters, such as the Fronius grid-tie solar inverter, has resulted in an era of clean energy production that continues to increase in popularity.

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  5. The Benefits of an Industrial Solar Panel for Businesses

    The solar power revolution is well underway, as improved technology and the coordinated push for a green living has spurred the widespread adoption of solar energy production. Monocrystalline PV module quality allows many households to meet and exceed their power needs, reducing the strain on both the energy grid and the environment.

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  6. The Various Types of Solar Inverters and Their Functions

    Solar power is becoming more popular for meeting residential, and business power needs thanks to improved technology and the decreasing cost of solar equipment. As a result, many homeowners can afford to install a modest solar array to offset the use of grid power, which can lower utility bills and provide a clean source of environmentally friendly green energy. While many think of the visible solar panels first when considering solar power, the real heart of the solar power system is the solar inverter.

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  7. The Pros of Battery Storage Systems for Your Commercial Space

    Over the last several decades, more and more companies are taking advantage of all that solar power has to offer. Initially, this had entirely to do with installing solar panels. However, as the price of solar battery storage has dropped precipitously over the last few years, increasing efficiency and cutting costs through the use of solar power is now easier than ever. Here are some of the ways your company can benefit from a reliance on renewable energy.

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  8. Things to Consider before Installing Solar Inverters

    When you think of the important components of a solar power system, the first thing that may come to mind are the panels that will collect the sun’s energy and convert it to DC electricity. They are the most visible piece of the solar power puzzle, of course. There also must be batteries to store the electricity generated by the panels so that you can meet your power needs even when the sun isn’t shining. Of equal importance to your system are the less conspicuous solar inverters. The inverters in your system make the DC power generated by your panels (and stored in your batteries if installed) usable by the AC appliances and electrical infrastructure in your household.

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  9. Tips for Maintaining Your Lead Acid Solar Batteries

    The typical photovoltaic system used to generate household electricity is quite simple, as it consists of only a few basic components. Of course, the system features solar panels that gather the sun’s energy, an inverter that makes the energy that’s collected usable in a household setting, and the batteries that store the excess energy generated by your panels. The batteries represent a crucial component in the system because not every day can be sunny, and your solar power storage determines how long you can power your home on dreary, overcast days.

    Your solar panel battery bank may provide reliable service, but if you decide to go with Lead Acid batteries, there are some maintenance tasks that must be handled to wiring the maximum lifespan from it. Batteries for solar energy storage can be expensive, so it’s important to make sure they provide a full service life prior to replacement. Fortunately, by following a few guidelines and performing maintenance tasks, you can make sure that you get the most from your solar battery bank. Keep reading to learn what you can do to prevent the premature demise of your critical solar batteries.

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  10. Rapid Shutdown Certification

    The Symo advanced three phase string inverter by Fronius, is the first to be awarded an official SunSpec Rapid Shutdown certification. The inverter has an integrated PLC (Power Line Communication) transmitter that complies with the SunSpec rapid shutdown communication standard. This is a major victory for Fronius, who began shipping the inverters in January 2019, and for SunSpec, who is looking to expand the use of solar power with inverters and other similar products soon. Here is how the SunSpec Alliance’s rapid shut down certification is changing the technology industry for the better.

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