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Technology in the solar industry is evolving faster by the day. with new innovation promising to improve efficiency and lower cost. One of the new technologies that shows promise is QDSC or quantum dot solar cell. A quantum dot solar cell (QDSC) is a solar cell that uses quantum dots as the captivating photovoltaic material. Read more about What is quantum dot solar cell (QDSC) ?[…]
According to a report released by the Vienna university of technology. A new type of material generates electrical current very efficiently from temperature differences.
In accordance with new legislation Anti Island may be required for registration of PV solar system in many cases as per local and international legislation and safety regulation. The ability of a small-scale embedded generator (SSEG) installation to instantly and automatically disconnect from the municipal electrical grid is legally required when there is a power Read more about Legal Anti-Island relays for CCOC registrations may be required for your PV System to be legal.[…]
The single largest energy consuming device in our homes are geysers. So it makes sense to look at ways on how to safe more energy on water heating. Electricity prices are rising faster than inflation, with yearly increases in double figures to become a norm which should become more concerning as time pass. Solar PV Read more about Why you should think to use PV (Photovoltaic) Solar Geyser technology ?[…]
Selecting the incorrect cells for your solar PV or backup application can be a costly mistake!
he New Victron Multiplus II is a very powerful bi-directional Inverter that can be used for Solar Installations, Grid and Off-Grid setups as well as an UPS of quality and reliability
Achieve the near impossible with Blue Energy The Challenge One year ago Orbic Solar was given the opportunity to design and install a Solar System for a upmarket property in Camps Bay area. The request was to design a system spec as follows” Power a large family home with Solar Energy Power air conditioners, garden Read more about Blue Energy can do it![…]
Choosing the correct Wind Turbine for your home or farm can make a huge different to having a successful yield and low operating costs.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article is about generation of electricity using solar energy. For other uses of solar energy, see Solar energy.Not to be confused with Solar luminosity Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power. Concentrated solar power systems use Read more about Solar Power[…]
Guest houses, can benefit greatly from solar energy as a supportive power source. Orbic Solar have designed systems specifically for guest houses, that will assist in lowering the power usage over time and safe the owner more money in the long run with the best possible ROI on his investment. When choosing a solar system, Read more about Solar Systems for Guest Houses[…]
The total 120Kw system is currently running with very low maintenance now for nearly 6 years and saved the owner 1000s of Kw/h without the need for Eskom power and limited diesel usesage. Expensive eskom connection cost more than the complete PV solar and battery setup. The sites consist of 4 Micro grids, each around Read more about 120 kw OFF-GRID Solar System “Op Die berg farm” lowering Diesel cost by up to 98% – 6 Years Running[…]
This 10 Kw Blue power system , Installed in Constantia Hills outside Cape Town, delivers the impossible! With PowerAssist: this function, unique to the VICTRON , takes PowerControl to a further dimension, allowing the system to supplement the capacity of the AC source. This is where we “achieved the impossible”: the bidirectional converter of the Read more about 10 Kw Blue Energy System[…]
In the solar engineering world, hybrid could mean many different things. With reference to this article it will mean the following: The ability for a solar system to work from grid power, solar power and batteries. See image for operation of system.
Solar Installation on Farm used for Water Pumps
Reliable LifePHo4 batteries available from Orbic Solar.
With power supply infrastructure in South Africa becoming less and less reliable as a power source and more expensive yearly, more and more people are now considering solar power as a alternative option for their homes and businesses. This article will point out some pitfalls and some important advice that will help you with your Read more about How to start planning for a photovoltaic Solar System.[…]
Although PV technology has been around for over 40 years, solar cells remain only 30% efficient. This means they only convert one-third of the energy harnessed from the sun into usable electricity. However, this may be about to change soon… Cells in solar modules are currently made of silicon, but there is a new Read more about The future of solar[…]
The first hours of a lithium-ion battery’s life largely determine just how well it will perform. In those moments, a set of molecules self-assembles into a structure inside the battery that will affect the battery for years to come. This component, known as the solid-electrolyte interphase or SEI, has the crucial job of blocking some Read more about Why lithium-ion batteries work at all?[…]
Transparent Solar Cells also known as TSC’s is the latest technologies in light to electricity conversion that may benefit BIM’s and another industries sooner than what you think. The prospective application of these technologies to integrate into Buildings, vehicles and portable electronics as a alternative source of energy could compliment a these industries and products Read more about New Flexible Transparent Solar Cells may soon power Building, Vehicles and Portable electronics[…]
Buying a home solar power system can be a very exciting experience, if done properly also lasting experience. Be sure to focus on the important aspects of your purchase as it’s a substantial investment and one you’ll want to be living with for a long time. Here are 10 tips to help you plan better. Read more about Buying Solar with Energy Storage – 10 Tips to make your life easier[…]