Wastage of energy is always a bad etiquette whether it is the limited and expensive traditional electricity or the infinite and free solar energy. Do you know how much solar energy we waste every minute? It’s immeasurable.
However, it is not anyone’s fault that we are unable to use all of the solar energy. Scientists and engineers have been working on this issue since decades. It is because of their efforts that now we can use at least some of the solar energy with the help of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. But that’s just not it. The solar panels are not using the sun’s energy completely. More than half of the energy received by a PV panel is wasted in the process of electricity generation.
Engineers are trying to come up with a solution on how we can make optimum use of solar energy. Till then, it is our responsibility to save all that we can. Small efforts on our part can increase the efficiency of the solar panels. Let’s see how you can play your part in reducing energy wastage by maximizing the solar panel efficiency.
Orientation Of The Panel
When we talk about solar panel efficiency, the most important thing is the placement of the panel. It should be positioned in such a manner that it gets direct sunlight. The direction of the panel depends upon the locality and which side of your house gets maximum amount of sunlight. In any case the best position that will produce optimum solar panel efficiency is one where you can place your solar panel surface perpendicular to the sun’s rays. Our solar energy expert and later the solar installer will assist and consult with you to ensure your solar panels are in the optimum position for solar generation.
Solar Cleaning And Maintenance
You must be aware of the fact that solar panels require less or almost no maintenance. Here we mean that you won’t have to spend much money on the technical maintenance of the solar panels. However, you need to maintain them to get maximum solar panel efficiency over the lifetime of the PV panels. Cleaning the panels regularly is all that they demand from you.
According to a research, approximately 20% of the solar panel efficiency is reduced by the accumulation of dust, grains and pollen on the solar panels. Moreover, the moisture present in the atmosphere further worsens the issue. Water and moist particles makes the panels dirty and sticky
Make sure you get CEC accredited Installer to clean your panels when requires.
Like we said in the beginning, engineers are continuously trying to invent ways that will boost solar panel efficiency. Recently, they announced the success of an experiment called ‘singlet exciton fission technique’. It’s not as complicated as it sounds. As per the standard mechanism of solar panels, when sunlight hits the solar cells it releases one electron which kick starts the electricity generation process. The singlet exciton fission technique alters this mechanism. In this case, solar cells when coated with pentacene, an organic compound would release two electrons from one photon. This would result in more energy conversion, thereby wasting less amount of solar energy. In a nutshell, this would use more sunlight and thus increases the solar panel efficiency.
Solar energy is a comparatively new source of electricity generation. A lot is yet to be discovered. Till then, you know what to do to maximize your solar panel efficiency. Want to know more about solar panel efficiency or what is the perfect position for your solar panel? Get advice from Solar Secure, a reliable brand in the field of solar energy. Call 1300 867 328 or Visit https://www.solar-secure.com.au/and speak to an expert today.