Solar Energy Kits

Even though solar energy is thought to be the next best thing to sliced bread we will discuss the advantages of solar energy and the disadvantages of solar energy.

These pages will also provide you with information about how solar energy works, the different types of solar energy and how energy from the sun can be used to make everyday products like batteries.

The Power of the Sun

Kits are bundled solar energy products required to complete a system. There are many different kits available, each with specific uses. While many serve as complete solutions for homes, there are others for business, industrial, and recreational purposes. Although there are Do-it-Yourself kits, most solar energy packages come with services for consultation and installation.

Solar Energy Kits for the Home

Kits for the home come with everything households need to generate clean power and reduce electricity bills at the same time. For homes that are already connected to a residential electricity grid, there are kits that do not only generate solar power but also revert excess electricity production to the grid for use by other homeowners.

The total value of excess production will then be credited against the producer’s electricity bill, allowing them to save money. Apart from the panels, these kits often include mounting structures, inverters, DC insulators, plugs and sockets, warning labels, and owner’s manuals. There are also kits that come with additional devices that allow homeowners to easily monitor the performance of their systems.

For homes that are not connected to any electricity grid, there are stand-alone kits available. Apart from the solar panels, these often include mounting frames, regulators, inverters, and battery banks. There are also kits that provide generators that serve as back-up sources of electricity in case the system malfunctions.

Although there are solar hot water kits available, homeowners can also choose complete home kits that come with hot water devices.

Solar Energy Kits for Businesses

Kits for businesses are perfect for office buildings and schools. They are very attractive because they not only allow business to generate clean electricity on a large scale but also cut their operational costs and enhance their reputation through a long-term investment that is easy to install and simple to operate. Business can choose between roof-mounted or ground-mounted systems, depending on how much space they have available.

Solar Energy Kits for Industrial Purposes

Kits for industrial purposes are perfect for large factories and plants that need reliable sources of clean energy no matter what weather and environmental conditions are. Most often, these kits are not commercially available for purchase because they need to be custom-built for specific needs. To avail of them, people must coordinate and plan with engineers and project managers to come up with customized solutions.

Solar Energy Kits for Recreational Purposes

Kits for recreational purposes are those that can be mobile and used outdoors. These usually involve systems that have capabilities to produce electricity in campsites, motor homes, houseboats, and yachts.

There are many other types of kits available including specific products like solar-powered mobile phone and laptop chargers. All these kits are easily available online or through local solar energy companies.

Sources

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005/10/inexpensive_diy.php
http://www.affordable-solar.com/residential.solar.home.htm
http://store.sundancesolar.com/20wadosoenst.html
http://www.sunwindsolar.com/a_scripts/n_educational_kits.php

For more information on solar energy follow these links:

What is Solar Energy

How Does Solar Energy Work

Advantages of Solar Energy

Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Solar Energy Cars

Solar Energy Australia

Solar Energy Facts

Types of Solar Energy

Solar Energy For Homes

Solar Energy Tax Credits

Solar Energy Grants

Solar Energy Batteries

Solar Energy Panels

Indirect Solar Energy

Solar Energy Examples

Solar Energy History

Who Invented Solar Energy

Solar Energy Companies

Solar Energy For Kids

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