ThePowerStore Solar and Storage Blog

  1. A Guide to Sizing an Off-Grid Solar System

    Solar power has become the preferred method for meeting modern usage needs in a way that has a low impact on the environment. With the right type of solar array and supporting system, the average household can collect enough energy to meet the needs of the home, and in many cases, there’s surplus energy that can be contributed back to the grid if the system is an on-grid solar system. For many, however, one of the benefits of solar power is not being attached to the grid at all, as an off-grid solar system allows a homeowner to be completely independent from the mainstream grid and its connecting infrastructure.

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  2. The Best Solar Inverters for Grid-Tie Systems

    There's a wide range of grid-tied solar inverters that service different panels and arrays. Each has unique features, functions, and requireme-nts. Read on to find out what these power converters are and which one of them is best for your system.

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  3. Grid Tied Solar System: Tips for Adding Battery Backup

    Every second, the sun transmits 126 trillion horsepower of energy to the earth, according to scientists. On the sun’s surface, the nuclei of hydrogen atoms constantly fusing together release vast amounts of energy through nuclear fusion. This massive quantity of light and energy spreads across the surface of the earth, sustaining life, and powering our lives.

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  4. Lead Acid vs Lithium Battery for Solar System: A Comparison

    While the focus in discussions about solar power technology usually centers on panels and converters, the batteries are no less important when it comes to the viability of your solar power system. Walk into any solar store, and you’ll see a wide array of battery choices, which can make it difficult to determine which one will best meet your solar power needs, lifestyle, and usage. Though battery technology is advancing at an increasing rate, there are two primary types of batteries in use for solar power systems currently. Those two types are traditional lead acid batteries, in their various forms, and lithium batteries.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Solar Power: A Timeless History

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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