Latest blog posts by tag "irradiation"

10 Solar PV System Losses - How To Calculate Solar Panel Efficiency 10 Solar PV System Losses - How To Calculate Solar Panel Efficiency
PV system losses have a substantial impact on the overall efficiency and output power of solar panel arrays. Good solar design takes into account 10 main PV losses, while best design and installation practices help to reduce sola...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 22, 2022
Do Solar Panels Work In The Winter? Do Solar Panels Work In The Winter?
Does a solar panel work in winter? Solar panels work wherever there is sunshine, most of us know that, but what determines how much electricity they produce and how efficiently do they work in winter? Does the temperature determi...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 13, 2022
How to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency? What Makes A Solar Panel More Efficient? How to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency? What Makes A Solar Panel More Efficient?
Efficiency of a solar panel is an important factor when using it as a viable power source – the higher the efficiency then the more cost-effective installation will be . Constant research is bringing results however, and developme...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce November 10, 2022
Can Solar Panels Run An Air Conditioner? Can Solar Panels Run An Air Conditioner?
In many areas of the world Air Conditioners have become essential electric appliances today. However, AC consumes a lot of energy, as I found out after moving to Indiana from the UK. I was too generous with the whole-house cooling...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 31, 2022
When Do Solar Panels Work Best? When Do Solar Panels Work Best?
Solar panel output winter vs summer As a general rule solar panels work best in full sunshine when there is maximum insolation, which is the amount of solar radiation hitting a horizontal surface. Standard practice is to assume 10...
Jim Bruce Jim Bruce October 14, 2022