WHAT IS SOLAR MODULE EFFICIENCY, AND DOES IT REALLY MATTER?
WHAT IS SOLAR MODULE EFFICIENCY? Solar module efficiency can be defined as the amount of solar energy (ie sunlight) which hits the surface of a solar module and is converted into electricity. It is expressed as a percentage. This brings us to our f ...Read More
HOW WE USE AND PAY FOR ELECTRICITY (PART 2)
HOW WE PAY FOR ELECTRICITY In the last article we discussed how we use electricity and explained the difference between demand and consumption. In this article I will attempt to explain how we pay for electricity. The two articles are very much lin ...Read More
HOW WE USE & PAY FOR ELECTRICITY (PART 1)
HOW WE USE ELECTRICITY I’m splitting this article in two as there is quite a bit to cover. Let’s start with understanding how you use electricity (which I understand will confuse some people – surely we all use electricity the same way, you s ...Read More
COVID 19 – WHAT WE ARE UP TO, AND WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU
At Tropical Energy Solutions we are still operating – and we are very thankful that we are able to do so. It’s during times like these that our philosophy of building strong relationships with our suppliers and electrical contractor partners is p ...Read More
CHOOSING A SOLAR POWER SYSTEM FOR YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS
Solar power systems have been around for a while now and it’s pretty much accepted that they are a proven means of reducing your electricity bills. For most people, buying a solar system is a bit like buying a car: you want to avoid the rubbish tha ...Read More
BATTERIES – ARE WE THERE YET?
In theory, battery storage sounds like the next logical step from a grid connect solar power system. You make electricity, put it in a battery, and then use it at night time when your panels stop generating. From a technical viewpoint this certainl ...Read More
OFF-GRID POWER SYSTEMS
Off-grid power systems, called Stand Alone Power Systems (SAPS) or Remote Area Power Systems (RAPS) make perfect technical and financial sense if you don’t have the grid available or it needs to be extended to reach your home. Free solar energy rep ...Read More