FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Who can use solar power?

A:

Anyone who uses electricity can use solar power to meet all electrical needs, use as

a back-up system, stand alone system or as a supplementary power system. An existing

inverter user can also easily solarise his power system

Q: How do solar electricity systems work?

A:

The working principles of solar technology are quite simple. A typical system is made

up of solar panels, a charge controller, batteries and an inverter , all connected together.

Solar panels generate free electricity from the sun. They convert sunlight into electricity

( direct current) which could be used instantly and/or  stored in a bank of batteries. The

charge controller regulates the amount of generated electricity stored in the batteries.

While the inverter which is connected to the batteries converts the direct current into

alternating current used by your  appliances and lightings.

Q: How much electricity do solar systems generate?

A:  The  amount  of  electricity  generated  by  a  solar   power  system  depends  on  the

geographical  location, panel  efficiency, panel power rating and number of  solar  panels

installed.  Nigeria  has  one  of  the best  solar irradation  worldwide  because of  favourable

weather  and climate  conditions. We  will work  with  you  to  determine  the  correct system

size you require.

Q: Why do I need Batteries?

A:  Not  all  solar  electricity  systems  require  batteries.  Batteries  are  only  needed  where

there is need for power round the clock and there  is  unreliable  power  supply  from  the  National  Grid  or  at  remote  locations. The batteries store electricity to be used either at night or when there is no sunlight.

Q: How long do solar panels last for?

A: The manufacturers'  warranty  conditions typically guarantee that  solar panels  will last

for, at least, 20 years.

 

Q: What size of solar system do I need?

A:

The  size  of  the  solar  power  system  needed  will  depend  on  your  electricity

consumption  and  whether or not you intend to use solar for your entire power  supply or

just part of it or simply as a back-up system. We will work with you to determine this.

Q: How regularly do I need to clean the panels?

A:

On sloping roofs, panels will be cleaned by the rain as the glass on the panels is self-

cleaning. However,  we  could also  recommend  the  panels  should  be  manually  cleaned

every 6-9 months. This can usually be carried out from the ground using a low pressure

washer and a long lance (with no detergent or abrasives) .

Q: How much space does a solar system require?

A:

The amount of space required for a solar power system will depend on the number of

panels to be installed. We will wor k with you to determine this.

Q: How Much maintenance is required for solar systems?

A:

Very little maintenance is required for solar systems.

Q: How long does it take to install a solar electricity system?

A:

The planning, system design and ordering of products will take only a few weeks. The

Installation process will normally take within 5days or longer depending on the system size

and logistics.

Q: How much shading is too much for solar panels?

A:

Unfortunately,  the  power  output  of  solar  panels  significantly  r educes  when  they

operate  under  any  form  of  shade  from  trees,  buildings  etc.  Shading should be

completely avoided during installation.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions or  queries .

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