Bay Area 510-214-7799      Cell 408-500-1573

Home        About Us       Electrical       Why Go Solar?       Solar Home Systems       Wind Energy       Electrical Installation       Temporary Power       Contact

 

For more information call us at 510-214-7799

Solar Power for the Home


PLEASE NOTE: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOUR HOME IS PROPERLY INSULATED AND THAT ALL
APPLIANCES AND LIGHTS USED ARE ENERGY EFFICIENT WITH AN "A" STAR RATING.

If we take package 3 - Medium Energy Package, it will be able to run all of the appliances listed below. Naturally, it cannot run them all at the same time!

  1. low power lighting

  2. stereo, tuner, CD and DVD player

  3. small fridge

  4. TV and VCR

  5. computer, printer, and scanner

  6. kettle

  7. various power tools

  8. microwave oven

  9. toaster

  10. vacuum cleaner

  11. toaster

  12. vacuum cleaner


Remote power systems are ideal for providing energy to rural properties, holiday homes, alternative power systems and small community power supplies. If you live in an area where there is no electricity and connecting to the electricity grid is not an option, most likely it is far too expensive! Coupled with sunshine, a solar and wind solution provides a reliable, safe, environmentally friendly and user-friendly source of electricity for a very long time. A solar and or wind power solution will need little maintenance simply because there are no moving parts. Component failure is very rare and come with superb guarantees; solar panels offer a 25 year warranty as standard. Best of all, you are generating your own electricity for free!


A customized system has a lot of options and we can offer a wide range of products to suit all requirements. These include:

We offer a customized design service and are able to design a system that meets your exact needs. Everything we do is ecological responsible and sustainable. We offer complete, efficient, cost effective, and environmental systems.

Before we can design a system for your own off-grid home there are six essential steps to be taken. The steps are:

  1. 1. Estimating the Load

  2. 2. Sizing and Specifying the Battery Storage

  3. 3. Sizing and Specifying the Solar Array and/or Wind Turbine

  4. 4. Sizing the controller

  5. 5. Sizing the inverter

  6. 6. Specifying the System Cable


When designing any off-grid system there are a lot of factors to take into consideration, such as module shading, orientation, frame mounting options, wiring etc.

Whatever processes a designer takes it all boils down to a consideration of the drawbacks to designing a system. There are a lot of factors that affect any system but the main ones are:

  1. a) Location - the site needs to be clear, open and free of shade.

  2. b) Orientation - Solar arrays should be aligned to "true south" with proper inclination.

  3. c) Frames - mounting options are many but should maximize solar efficiency and gain.

  4. d) Solar Modules - these need to meet your system guidelines

  5. e) Solar Controllers - sized to meet the needs of the system AND the user

  6. f) Battery Storage - it is essential to size the batteries to the specific installation.

  7. g) Loads - Can they be minimized as much as possible?

  8. h) Wiring - What size cable is required and what effect does it have on the system performance?




CALL US ON: (510) 214-7799 OR (408) 832-3831
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND NO OBLIGATION FREE ADVICE




 

Request a Service Evaluation

Spectrum Solar Electric,  PO Box 59795,  San Jose, CA 95159

© 2010 - 11  Spectrum Solar Electric     All Rights Reserved

  1. Mounting Frames                                   

  2. How Solar Works

  3. Net Metering

  4. Pros and Cons of Solar Energy