Describing the Typical 5kW Solar Panel Installation in the United States

First of all, the standard US home would benefit from installing 5kW worth of solar panels. These solar panels are typically 77 inches tall by 40 inches wide. They are around 2 inches thick and weight about 50 pounds each (give or take a few depending on the manufacturer). Each panel will generate about 315 watts or power, meaning that you will need around 16 panels to reach the 5000 […]

How is the world’s first solar powered airport faring?

October 15, 2015 by  
Filed under Buildings, Solar Power Systems

Seen from mid-air as the flight lands, the solar panels can be seen shining in the distance on the expanse of the airport, all 46,000 of them. First ever in the world, Cochin International Airport is an airport powered by solar power The project was first initiated in 2013 with only 400 solar power and once they saw positive results, they expanded and covered the whole airport with 46,000 panels […]

How to maintain your solar energy system

February 4, 2015 by  
Filed under Solar Power Panels, Solar Power Systems

External maintenance External maintenance of your solar energy system should be performed twice a year. The entire outside surface of the collecting devices needs inspection and cleaning. Inspect the outside of all parts of the system. Remove, inspect, and clean the glazing, if the glazing is plastic it’ll need replacing every few years. While the glazing is off check the absorbing surfaces for rust, leaks, paint checking, or any other […]

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