How To Get More Value Out Of Your Solar System

Businesses today are increasingly shifting to a commercial solar power system, thanks to its improving efficiency over the past few years, lower energy costs in the long run, and in many instances, incentives from the government to switch to a more sustainable alternative with a lower carbon footprint.

While these businesses may be making significant investments in solar panels, many often overlook making the same effort to maintain the efficiency of their solar energy systems.

In this blog, we discuss some of the ways in which you can improve the efficiency of your solar power system and get the most possible value out of it. 

Choose High-Efficiency Solar Module Technology

To begin with, choose the most efficient solar module technology. Solar panels are composed of photovoltaic cells that capture sunlight and turn solar energy into electricity for consumption.

However, solar panels cannot convert 100 per cent of the solar energy they receive into electricity. So, the efficiency of a solar panel refers to the percentage of energy that its photovoltaic cells can actually transform into electricity.

Though solar cell technology has made immense progress over the last few years, not all solar panels function at the same efficiency.

Choose a model with high concentrated photovoltaic cells, that has a good structure and is made with quality material — these are what determine the solar panel’s efficiency. Mono Perc solar panels maintain high industry standards and can be a good option.

Use The Right Inverter

Just as it’s important to choose the proper solar panel, so it is to choose the correct inverter. For your system, get an inverter with a watts rating that’s about the same as your solar system’s watts rating, or maybe a little more.

However, it should not be too much or it will affect the system’s efficiency. Use one of the reputed make to ensure that the system experiences minimal downtime.

Avoid Installing Solar Panels In Shaded Areas

It goes without saying that the solar panels must be under maximum sunlight to capture optimal energy. But shaded areas can affect electricity output even if one photovoltaic is shaded. Remember to analyse and plan the site so that tall trees or buildings do not shade your panels.

Get An Established Epc Company To Install Your Solar Plant

The installation process is a complex and crucial one. Do not compromise and enlist the services of a professional solar EPC company to do the job. If the solar panels are not installed correctly, they will not receive the optimal level of sunlight. 

Clean Your Solar Modules On A Regular Basis

Over time, dirt and dust accumulate on the solar panels. Although solar panels have no moving parts and may not require frequent maintenance, it’s important to clean them occasionally to ensure that they function at peak levels. Temperature and rain can affect them; so get an expert opinion on how often to clean yours.

Track Your Solar Panel Output 

Often, businesses are happy with the initial output of energy from their solar system and stop monitoring it over time. So, a drop in levels can go undetected. Make it a practice to track output and you will be a lot more likely to be able to spot a reduction in efficiency if it occurs.

For help to determine the right solar panel for you, contact us on +919819907445. As one of India’s best solar companies, with 72 years of industry experience, VEMC provides end-to-end solar services to its clients. VEMC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and is one of the leading solar EPC companies in India.