Off-grid Power Articles

  • Modified Sine Wave Inverters vs Pure Sine Wave Inverters

    Most everyday appliances and commercial tools run on AC power. This is fine if you’re connecting the device to a wall outlet that provides AC power. But what if you want to use power from a DC source, like a solar-powered generator or a car battery? In such cases, individuals need to use an inverter – a device that converts DC power to AC power. There are several types of ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • 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: ...

  • The Benefits of Micro Inverters

    The Benefits of Micro Inverters   In the solar world, one of the big debates is the whole string inverter vs. micro inverter issue.  Solar inverters are the devices that convert DC power being produced by the solar panel into AC power.  The debate lies in which type of inverter is better, string or ...


    By Stellar Solar

  • 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

  • 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

  • Exergy analysis and optimisation of collector dimensions in a solar chimney power plant using entropy generation minimisation method

    The purpose of this study is to optimise the dimensions of the collector in a solar chimney power plant with entropy generation minimisation (EGM) method. Projection method, based on second–order finite difference discretisation, is developed to solve the coupled equations of continuity, momentum and energy of laminar natural convection in a fully staggered grid. Numerical solution showed that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Solar Grove™ San Diego, California - Case Study

    “The economic viability of PV systems and their positive impact on our environment represent a significant opportunity for businesses throughout California. By installing this very attractive system on a Kyocera facility, we are setting a new benchmark for commercial PV installations, and leading San Diego into the solar age.” Steve Hill, President of Kyocera Solar, Inc. ...


    By Kyocera Solar, Inc.

  • Don’t Let Shading Turn Your Solar Lights Off

    Lighting assumes a critical part in making a superb home inside outline. What's more we must comprehend that our lifestyle and the items that we pick for our home have a colossal effect to the earth. Consequently, it is fundamental that we choose a lighting item that produces great glow, however we should likewise choose focused around the execution, vitality productivity and natural cordiality ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Types of Solar Outdoor Lights

    Solar outdoor lights are slowly being taken up as a great alternative to grid lighting. This is actually a very good investment because it is very durable and provides good quality lighting for much less over time. It is also a green source of lighting since there are no emissions into the environment associated with solar lighting. Some people think that outdoor solar lighting is a ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • How to take care of your solar lights in winter

    Most sun powered items survive the winter fine and dandy the length of you keep scoops, snow blowers and chemicals far from them. Others, on the other hand, truly ought to be taken inside. This article audits what ought to come in and how to store them appropriately, and what how to deal with sun oriented lights that will stay out for the winter. ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Green summer with solar lighting

    Solar oriented lighting items have developed in prominence during the time because of the few profits they offer private and business developments. With steadily changing advances in lighting innovation, these profits are expanding as we know it creating more property holders to switch from standard outside lighting applications to solar light based controlled apparatuses. Being fueled by the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Powerful Solar Streetlight from Dusk to Dawn

    Proper lighting leads to a lot more possibilities as opposed to when there is none. It is important to get the best quality of lighting so as to gain the most benefits from it. Lighting affects everyday life in so many aspects beginning with general illumination and more serious uses like security. Security is an important consideration for any neighborhood. Lack of it causes a ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Enjoy Your Summer with Solar Outdoor Lighting

    The summer comes with very high temperatures and everyone is torn between enjoying the heat and succumbing to it. The evenings offer a much better environment because the temperatures are a little lower. The air is cooler and you can comfortably carry out your chores. At the end of a long hot day you would prefer to just relax and stretch out and what better place to do it than the ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Decorative Solar Lighting with Bell-shaped LED Fixtures

    The sun is an ever-present source of energy for solar lighting. Solar lighting is being taken up and is especially being used for street lights. Lighting up streets is very essential for security purposes since it makes people feel safer. It is also important since it increases night vision by about 25 percent. This ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Haiti is benefiting from Solar Streetlights

    Natural disasters are known to happen in very many countries and there is nothing much that people can do to prevent them. This was the case in Haiti when a mighty earthquake shook the island in 2010. It left in its wake a lot of destruction. Homes were destroyed and people lost all they had. Starting from scratch meant living in camps and tents until things became better. Improved ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • Solar Powered Streetlights are more popular

    Lighting takes on many forms and is used in all areas. Solar lighting has over the years been used indoors but it is now gaining popularity outside. Solar outdoor lighting is the new fad and with good reason. It has been found to have quite a number of benefits even though people had initially dismissed solar lighting as ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • 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

  • Solar Streetlights Are Bright

    Solar lighting is being adopted by very many households and they are now becoming a common fixture on streets. They are famed mostly for the savings they bring about in terms of energy bills and maintenance costs and that anyone who uses solar lighting is contributing to a reversal of the damage done by carbon ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

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