Solar Power Los Alamos NM
Internship - Off Grid Solar Energy System
Estimating Your Home Solar Power Needs
If you are using solar power to run single items, from a water pump to remote lighting to a solar powered laptop computer, your needs will be easy to assess.
For a larger solar electricity system, here is a short guide to deciding your needs:
This is really the first step in determining your needs. If you are using excessive energy, it is in your best interest to learn all you can about efficiency. In planning a solar energy system of any size, some simple steps you can take are:
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Solar Energy Calculation
We have a handy solar calculator for assessing your needs.
Take the time to find the wattage of each of the appliances, machines, tools, systems, etc. that you will be using. Find out of they require AC or DC, then plug the numbers into our solar calculator .
A watt meter is a handy tool that makes it easy to determine the watts being used by each electrical item in your home. The appliance is plugged into the meter and then the meter is plugged into t...
Solar for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Purposes
Solar energy is ideal for many commercial, industrial and institutional purposes. Solar is a practical way to cut down on energy usage, and cost-conscious companies know that solar energy is the perfect way to power remote energy needs, from monitoring stations to lights.
Businesses can save money while they do the right thing for their community.
Today, solar energy is incorporated into office towers, solar thermal heating is used by car washes, and solar electric fences keep crops safe from predators. The following are a few more ways that solar is used to reduce costs and increase profits:
Many commercial buildings have flat (tar and chip) roofs that are unused otherwise. These are an ideal situation for mounting solar panels and panel arrays.
Some businesses and corporations are finding it profitable to use building integrated photovoltaics to decrease energy costs.
Solar is also used by many industries to save metallic structures from corrosion, in a process called cathodic protection .
You can read more about a motel that uses solar energy to reduce its hot water heating system in a solar hot water profile ....