FACTORS THAT LIMIT SOLAR PRODUCTION

  • 02/27/2020
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  • By Sean Si
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Having a large roof space can be an advantage when putting up a solar system since you can install a higher quantity of solar panels compared to a home with a limited roof area. However, your system does not solely depend on the capability of your solar panels. There are several internal and external factors that can also affect solar production which you may want to consider to achieve the best results for your system.

 

Temperature

Rooftop solar panels under the intense heat

Did you know that colder temperatures can improve and enhance the performance of your system? In fact, warmer and hotter temperatures can cause energy losses since solar power is generated using the sun’s light and not heat. These high energy levels caused by hot temperatures impede the production of power because the energy is converted into heat instead of electricity. Higher and prolonged heat exposure can also cause degradation of solar cells.

Temperature does not affect the amount of sunlight gathered by the solar panels but it affects how the energy is produced and converted inside the cells. To maintain higher efficiency, solar panels should be positioned to have a breathable space and adequate airflow to induce natural cooling.

 

Orientation

A solar panel installed to face the sun on a roof

To maximize solar production, solar panels should face the sun where it would receive the most sunlight all year round. For a tropical country like the Philippines, it is advisable to face the solar modules in the south. Facing it in the true south will generate the highest yield or harvest and the tilt angle can be between 10 to 40 degrees to match the local settings. Remember that the outcome and results may vary as it is a case to case basis. This is the part where your home’s geometry and location becomes an important factor. Installing the same size and system in different locations would still give you different output or yield. Consult reliable solar experts to know the best-recommended specifications for your solar system.

 

Shading

A solar panel blocked by shade

Having the best and premium solar panels doesn’t automatically guarantee a perfect system. External factors should be considered such as shading. Shading on a small part of the panel can have a huge impact on the performance of your system and this has something to do with how solar panels are wired. In a series wiring, a tiny shaded portion of a panel can cause the entire array to drop in solar production. Different circumstances can cause shading issues such as the changing angle of the sun throughout the whole year, trees, nearby establishments and roof obstructions such as vents and antennas.

There are instances wherein we cannot avoid these factors that’s why it is important to consult a solar expert who can properly design your system and minimize or eliminate the possibility of shading.

 

Turning on the sun

At Solaric, we appeal to Filipino sensibilities of approachability, service and value. Before we give a quotation, we learn how you use energy. We determine the best ways to maximize your return on a hard-earned investment. We present different strategies to ensure that you achieve your solar goals. We want to ensure reduced expenses and increased savings so that you make that one-time wise business and environmental investment. We always do our best to deliver fast, efficient, and thorough customer service. We are in the business of not just selling solar panels – but also enabling solar-powered lifestyles. With this, we want to provide endless satisfaction by delivering Solaric Service Satisfaction, ranging from permanent reduction of electric bills to the ultimate ZERO bill.

 

Solaric is the leader in rooftop solar

Solaric has established its name across the renewable industry as a proven and reputable rooftop solar leader. Backed by decades of experience, Solaric has installed more than 50% of residential rooftop solar in the Philippines and has delivered significant cost reductions in electricity expenses, as well as milestone contributions to a cleaner, greener, and renewable future. We want every Filipino to enjoy the benefits of clean and renewable power. Welcome to the new generation of solar and turning on the sun.

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We will gladly explain to you how the system works, or schedule a survey so we can give you options for your new home or existing homes or businesses.

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