Solar Energy Facts
Solar Energy is already being successfully used in residential and industrial settings for cooking, heating, cooling, lighting, space technology, and for communications among other uses. With fossil fuels making major impact on the environment and raising issues of pollution and global warming, solar energy has increased in its importance to industries and homes. While the reserves of fossil fuels are restricted, there is no limitation to the availability of solar energy.
In the last few years, the cost of manufacturing of photo voltaic cells has gone down by as much as 5% in a year and the percentage of government subsidies have gone up. This means that every year, it is becoming more and more affordable to use Solar Energy. In 2004, the global solar cell production increased by as much as 60%. The amount of energy released by a single Kilo Watt of solar energy unit is equivalent to burning as much as 76 Kg of coal that releases over 135 Kg of carbon dioxide.
As per energy industry giant, Shell more than 50% of the global energy in 2040 is going to be in the form of renewable energy.
Solar in GCC
The reason why the GCC countries have been increasingly adapting themselves to Solar Power is because these countries have almost 360 Solar Days - which means abundant supply of Solar Energy throughout the year. Shadow Free Areas and massive landmasses add to the advantage.
With Oil prices fluctuating and the world realizing the effects of Global Warming, the GCC countries are fast moving in to capitalize the capacity and advantage of Solar Power System.
Due to the movement of manpower from all over the world into the GCC countries and especially the UAE, the high demand for electricity is consistently rising. This growth of infrastructure and manpower has forced these countries to think beyond conventional modes of power generation.
This is where Solar Energy, Solar Power and the installation of the entire Solar Power System comes into play. To make sure that the right amount of energy is supplied in order to handle the demand for electricity and power.
Solar panel refers to a panel designed to absorb the sun's rays as a source of energy for generating electricity or heating.
PV cells are made from layers of semi-conducting material, usually silicon. When light shines on the cell it creates an electric field across the layers. The stronger the sunshine, the more electricity is produced. Groups of cells are mounted together in panels or modules that can either be mounted on your roof or on the ground.
The power of a PV cell is measured in kilowatts peak (KWP). That's the rate at which it generates energy at peak performance in full direct sunlight during the summer. PV cells come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Most PV systems are made up of panels that fit on top of an existing roof.
Solar Outdoor Lights:
No Cables and 100% Solar Energy
By avoiding costly trenching, wiring and electrical connection, our solar lights can be installed for less than the cost of traditional systems.Solar powered lighting are the reliable, renewable and remarkable way to light outdoor space.Whether to enhance security, improve commerce or create visibility, Solar lights offer an economic and environmental choice for you parking lot, roadway, path, academic campus, villas,retail or corporate complex, bike trail, pavilion or fence line.
Each system features an integrated or Separate Solar array and fixture mount for quick assembly.It is economical, easily installed lighting solution.
Solar Water Heaters
Solar Water Heating (SWH) is the conversion of sunlight into renewable energy for water heating using a solar thermal collector. Solar water heating systems comprise various technologies that are used worldwide increasingly.
In a "close-coupled" SWH system the storage tank is horizontally mounted immediately above the solar collectors on the roof. No pumping is required as the hot water naturally rises into the tank through thermo siphon flow. In a "pump-circulated" system the storage tank is ground- or floor-mounted and is below the level of the collectors; a circulating pump moves water or heat transfer fluid between the tank and the collectors.
SWH systems are designed to deliver hot water for most of the year. However, in winter there sometimes may not be sufficient solar heat gain to deliver sufficient hot water. In this case a gas or electric booster is used to heat the water.
A Solar Water Geyser collects heat from the sun and transfers that heat to a stored water supply. A solar water heater can save money and energy-since the fuel source is both free and renewable.
Evacuated Tube Collectors
· Can easily handle hard water without any salts deposition inside
· Requires much lesser space due to its high efficiency
· Practically NIL maintenance
· Very long life (more than 15 years!!!)
· Elegant appearance (made of only shining glass and stainless steel )
· Applications: Homes, Hotels, Hospitals, Hostels, Guest Houses, Process Industries etc.
Flat Plate Collectors
· Absorber - copper fins with selective coating
· Storage Tank SS 304
· PUF Insulated tank with SS or powder coated Aluminium cladding
· Back up Electrical Heater with Thermostat (optional)
· Powder coated mild steel support structure
· Temperature - 60 ° C / 80 ° C