Well being a boater myself I realised that prices for anything with the word 'Boat' in tripled prices of the products you needed! Same goes for caravan, motorhome's etc, totally unfair and not really justified! To say that most of us live as 'off grid' as possible most the time and yet the prices soar! I was sick of this so decided to find products we can use that actually work and not some cheesy sales guy selling you something he/she has no idea about. We aim to supply the best products at reasonable pricing!
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Now this is the question, for home owners the simple answer is to look on your electricity bill and work out how many Kw your using for a given day/week/year, an average house hold uses around 5kwh per day according to Ofgem, i would say it was nearer 8kwh depending who's in the house through the day! Solar panels now can range up to 600w each so 10 x 600 = 6000 x 5 (average daylight hours) =30,000w which equals 30kwh Do you need that many? Well no! But........remember we live in the UK, on a warm sunny summers day that's great but what about our long autumn and winter periods, the fact of the matter is it's better to go overkill on the solar panels than find out you need more later, after all, what goes back to the grid you get paid for! If your on a hybrid system then you should have fully charged batteries to last even the longest nights! For the 12v/24v/48v brigade it's much the same scenario, it's a little more difficult to work out how much your depleting your batteries in terms of amp hours but this would be first rule of thumb, however and as discussed elsewhere, space is also an issue, this is where our 18v flexible panels shine, space required and performance got! Plus the fact they are low profile, you can walk on them and for each panels size the results are brilliant
For home user's it's now much simpler than it used to be, hybrid inverters like the ones we sell have most items installed, i.e the inverter itself, the MPPT, a battery charger (should you want to store energy) and even a solar power meter (used to calculate how much is going back onto the grid) For all us 12v, 24, 48, it's even more simple as all we want is to replace the charge taken out of the storage (batteries) as quickly as possible
The answer is yes! Although for home owners it's a little more tricky as to tie into the grid requires a qualified electrician, not only to do the work but to also 'sign it off' the rest of the install though is fairly straight forward and any competent diy'er should be able to fit the associated main parts of the system. Things are much simpler for boat's, caravan's, motorhomes and even static caravan's (mobile homes) and a simple installation that doesn't break the bank should be easy enough to fit
The benefits of solar energy speak for themselves, whether your a home owner, live on a boat, caravan etc the benefits once the initial cost's are covered are substantial, with rising fuel cost's it's only a matter of time that energy as we know it will cease and everyone will need to support themselves in some form or another, solar energy has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years and that development work means that not only is the quality getting better but the performance to!
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