Solar Photovoltaic Systems - Make Money While the Sun Shines

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<ul><li> 1. Renewable Energy Systems<br />1<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 2. Renewable technologies are a clear opportunity for countries to establish and reinforce a competitive edge in a highly innovative industrial sector. These technologies are in a position to lead the global effort in reducing emissions from energy systems and carbon footprint. <br />2<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 3. Photovoltaic Energy Systems in Use Today<br />There are essentially two types of solar panel installation systems:<br />Solar electricity panels<br />Solar hot water panels<br />3<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 4. Photovoltaic technology is:<br /><ul><li>Safe, clean, robust </li> <li> 5. Efficient and scalable </li> <li> 6. Easy to introduce and implement </li> <li> 7. Create more jobs</li></ul>4<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 8. PV Making a Difference<br />5<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 9. The European Commission, for instance, strongly endorses the development of the photovoltaic sector in its policy measures, and also in further research.<br />6<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 10. This chart illustrates:<br />Europe is leading the way in use of photovoltaic technology<br />United States is slowly gaining traction in adopting green technology<br />Japan is leading the photovoltaic space in Asia<br />Other countries are in the midst of developing policies and guidelines for more widespread adoption of solar technologies<br />7<br />Photovoltaic Market - 2009<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 11. Types of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Systems<br />Grid inter-tied system<br />Off-grid variety<br />8<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 12. Residential Solar PV Systems Buying Guide<br />Load amount: Choose panels that can support your home appliances and other systems. Conventional PV systems for home range from 75 to 120 watts. <br />9<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 13. Buying Guide Contd..<br />Cost: Approximately between $3 and $5 per watt.<br />Test: Check durability, quality, and weather-proofing.<br />10<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 14. Components of Off-grid Solar PV Systems<br />Backup generator: Required in emergencies and in situations where you have to sustain without weeks of sunlight.<br />11<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 15. Components Contd..<br />Inverter: DC -&gt; AC<br />System Meter: Measure Consumption<br />12<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 16. Install Solar Panel and Save the Earth!<br />13<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 17. Step 1: Arrange the mounts on top of the rafters and pre-drill with a pilot to prevent the rafters from splitting. The rafters are available with a stud finder. Ensure the mounts are arranged in a linear fashion by drawing a straight line manually. <br />14<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 18. Steps Contd.<br />Step 2: Secure the mounts properly with stainless steel bolts.<br />Step 3: Arrange the solar panels in an array, and attach them to the inverter.<br />15<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 19. Americans constitute 5% of the world's population but consume 24% of the world's energy. The average individual daily consumption of water is 159 gallons, while more than half the world's population lives on 25 gallons. 50% of the wetlands, 90% of the northwestern old-growth forests, and 99% of the tall-grass prairie have been destroyed in the last 200 years. <br />16<br />Energy Consumption in USA<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 20. Despite the US being the #1 energy consuming nation:<br /><ul><li>PV technology usage is rapidly increasing </li> <li> 21. More Americans are committed to keep the environment clean </li> <li> 22. Depleting green cover and resources have made policy makers look for alternate sources of energy </li> <li> 23. More money being spent on Green R&amp;D</li></ul>17<br />PV Market looks good in the US!<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 24. Photovoltaic Market Is Exploding in Europe!<br />In the last years the photovoltaic market expanded extensively, especially in Germany, followed by Spain and Italy. In addition, Greece is due to be the next fast-growing market. Several incentives have stimulated the expansion, rendering the photovoltaics industry ready to expand. <br />18<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> <li> 25. The European photovoltaic industry currently has an important role in photovoltaic technology development, capturing about 30 % of the world market of photovoltaic modules.<br />19<br />Source: Solar Fast Track Blog<br /></li> </ul>

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