Off-grid Power Articles

  • 5 Reasons to Go Solar Today

    Homeowners everywhere are enjoying the cost savings and environmental benefits of solar power.  Going solar has never been easier, and never more popular. So why should you go solar today? Save Money Many homeowners don’t realize the savings they can reap by installing solar panels on their roof.   ...


    By Institut für Solartechnik

  • Types of Solar Power System for your Power Needs

    Frequent power cuts, shortage of electricity and slow power generation are some of the growing concerns that the world is facing.  It’s time now to look out for alternatives for generating electricity. Without electricity, life comes to a standstill and it’s impossible to imagine a day without it. Thus, alternatives for electricity are needed. One such alternative is the solar ...


    By Blue Sail Energy Solutions

  • Technical and economic evaluation of an off-grid solar desalination system in Myanmar

    Myanmar is a unique country where the majority of the people live in rural areas, away from grid electricity and reliable water supplies. The penetration of grid electricity in rural areas is minimal and even then it is often erratic. This paper focuses on the challenges of transitioning from an electricity-poor country to a renewable energy based-economy augmented with photovoltaics (PV). ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Perimeter Fence Lighting Power Generating Station Gains Security with Solar

    Project Summary End User: Power Generating Station in Southwest US Lighting Agent: R.C. Lurie Company (Lighting Design) Project Scope: Independently powered (solar) lighting systems for perimeter fencing surrounding a power generating station located in the Southwest US Product: ...

  • Success Story: 1 Million Sunny Boy TL Inverters Sold Worldwide

    SMA has been making and selling PV inverters for over 30 years. But no product has been installed as often as the Sunny Boy TL: launched in 2008, the one-millionth unit from this product family was sold in June 2015. As a result, the Sunny Boy is the bestselling inverter of its class worldwide. Its total installed output – more than four gigawatts – is enough to replace four typical ...


    By SMA Solar Technology AG

  • Off-Grid Hybrid Systems in Thailand - Case Study

    Project: Water Treatment Solution Product scope: System design, supply of equipment , commissioning of 5 systems by Fortis Wind Energy & Independent Energy The Netherlands Project: Off-Grid Hybrid Systems in Thailand In February 2015 “Fortis Wind Energy” & “Independent Energy” from The Netherlands together with ...


    By Fortis Wind Energy

  • How to Choose Solar Lights for Small Area Illumination

    Lighting is a very delicate subject. Most people do not take it as such because the assumption is that illumination is required in any area that is dark. The type of illumination is usually not considered since any kind of light is considered right. This is however not right. You cannot have the same kind of lighting in a large space as well as a small place. The lighting needs in these ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Personalize Your Solar Garden Lights

    Gardens are a beautiful part of every home but they usually take center stage during the day. Lighting up your garden will make it a spectacle both during the day and at night. Lighting it up will bring some life to it and the surrounding property because light has a way of livening up things. You may be wondering whether the lights will not bring too much brightness to your home and ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Is Solar Energy the Answer?

    Due to the rising demands of electricity consumption brought to us by different factors, the world has faced a serious problem in terms of power shortage. It is because of the occurrence of new technologies and gadgets brought to us by the new millennium. As the growth of population also increases, more demand of electricity usage and consumption is presently rising. As you can see, insufficient ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar Streetlights: Bright Side

    The world’s largest demand of energy resources is the renewable one. These includes the bio fuel, geothermal energy, wind power, hydro-electricity and solar power. Among the names being mentioned, experts preferably chosen solar power as one of the great source that must be cultivate to solve the economic issues and problems in the earth. Otherwise, scientists develop new discoveries and ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar Tech: The Global Phenomenon

    Talking about the present situation of the world, we can really say that we have come to the point wherein almost everything is possible. We can directly jump into conclusion that the world is progressing compared with billion years ago. This is because of the changes brought to us by the new millennium. As we can see, as time passes by, change is ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar Energy – Groundbreaking Technology to Simplify Off-the-Grid Living

    The sun is one of the most reliable, free sources of unlimited renewable energy. If it is successfully tapped, it can light up the future of off-the-grid living. One day of the sun’s energy on the earth can power the energy needs of the entire world for more than a year! What Makes Solar Energy So Important? The fact that the sun shines equally on every part of the earth is ...


    By Vista Solar

  • Off-grid CPV in Latin America

    As company project pipelines for the Latin American market increase CPV’s biggest customer may not be the utility companies of America and Europe but instead industrial and commercial uses may provide the biggest opportunity for CPV in Latin America. London, February 13th 2013 Tecate, Mexico will be the site for the biggest CPV plant in the world. Using a ...

  • Grid Connection An open letter to those on grid considering pursuing hydro power

    Many people contact us concerning the possibility of using a power source that is either connected to the commercial power grid or feeding power to a house that is. While this may be possible, it is not likely to make economic sense. Over 99% of our customers are off-grid and there are reasons for this. The question is then more like: ’Can I put in a small hydro system or should I spend ...

  • How to maintain a solar system

    How to maintain a solar system How many years an off-grid system can live?As the solar power system is composed of many different components, and life of each component is not the same, so this problem should be separated, the solar panels have a long life, can reach 20--25 years, the controller and ...


    By Inverter Go

  • Digital control of a three-phase grid connected inverter

    This paper presents the design and practical implementation of a digital current controller for a three-phase PWM voltage source inverter connected to the grid via an LCL filter to produce a high quality current injected into the grid. A two-feedback loops control system is proposed, with an outer grid current loop and an inner filter capacitor current loop. The controller also incorporates a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Potential for reduction of CO2 emissions in power generation by using solar Add-Ons in India

    Technical Top Tip courtesy of Solar Power Group GmbH - The energy production based in fossil fuels is the foundation of our civilisation. Unfortunately, the accumulation of the emissions derived from it is becoming one of the biggest challenges for the mankind. The abundancy of fossil fuels, and simply the reliability of its production difficults the adoption of alternative energy sources. ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • `Sahara Power` needs pan-European grid operator

    A consortium of leading European – mostly German – companies plans to invest €400 billion in a megaproject to generate solar power in the Sahara desert. “Desertec”, as the project is called, could cover 15 percent of European electricity demand. The problem is, how do you transport this power to Paris and Berlin? ‘It will not work without a pan-European grid operator.’ The figures for the ...


    By European Energy Review (EER)

  • CDM and solar energy in India: Issues and concerns

    The energy challenge we face in the new century is extraordinary in its urgency, stakes, scope and opportunity. Energy has long been at the intersection of the economy, environment and national security and its availability and price have always been important factors in economic performance. Since energy has been produced over the past two centuries mainly by burning fossil fuels, dirty by ...


  • Modelling of three-phase grid-connected inverters

    Grid-connected inverters are key elements that interface the distributed energy sources with the grid. In this paper, a graphic modelling method based on switching flow graph is presented for modelling inverters, with a one-cycle controlled inverter as an example. This method features great simplicity and accuracy, and is compatible with dynamic system-simulation software, such as MATLAB. PSPICE ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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