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5 Important Things to Consider Before You Install Solar Panels

on 11/14/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Guest Post Solar Power
Harnessing renewable sources of energy has always been a popular idea on a commercial level, but the good news is that it is slowly becoming a viable option at an individual level too. You can install a solar panel on your roof and take the advantage of solar energy, thus reducing your dependence on an electrical system or power grids. If you are planning on installing solar panels on your roof, keep the following points in mind.
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How Much Will Solar Panels Really Save You?

on 11/7/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Guest Post Green Ideas Solar Power Renewable Energy
Renewable energy has been making headlines over the last several years, especially solar power, which can be harnessed using a solar panel system. But despite all of the attention on solar power, many people are still unaware of the many benefits of using this type of renewable energy. Here’s a look at some of the benefits of installing a solar power system on your home:
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Location Location Location: Why Shading is Bad for Solar Systems

on 10/24/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting Solar Power Installation
  Shade is a wonderful thing, especially in the summer in the south; however, it is bad for off-grid solar power and solar lighting applications. This is because shading robs the solar panels of its peak energy production capacity, which in turn, has an adverse effect on overall system performance. Basically stated, if the solar is shaded, power will not be produced as expected, not allowing the batteries to fully charge, and causing system failures over time. Instead, make sure your installation location has full sun exposure.  
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6 Things to Know Before Going Solar

on 6/6/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Guest Post Solar Power Renewable Energy
  When shopping for a residential solar system you can feel overwhelmed by the quantity of companies out there. But the big question is, How to choose the right company with the right solar system.
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Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – Analyzing Cost Differences

on 4/25/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting Solar Power Solar Lighting Design
  This is the final installment in our Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts series. Finally we want to cover the cost difference between solar lighting and power systems compared to traditional grid powered lighting and power systems.  
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Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – How Long Will A System Last

on 3/14/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Solar Power Solar Lighting Design
  Commercial solar lighting and solar power systems have a great life span if sized appropriately. Each component has a different life span, but as a system in whole, the solar light should last 30 or more years with proper maintenance. Let’s go over each component and dissect how the systems should operate over the 30+ years.
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Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – Why to Size for Worst Case

on 2/14/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Solar Power Solar Lighting Design
  Sizing up a solar lighting or power system can be a difficult task. There are two major ways for getting all the calculations correct for two completely different types of systems; grid tied and off grid. Understanding the way your system will operate will make sure you get the correct information to size the system properly.
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Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – Solar Outside the Sun Belt

on 2/7/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Solar Power Solar Lighting Design Installation
  Solar power assemblies are installed all over the world for lighting and power configurations. Solar sized properly can be installed in almost any location. Solar installations inside the Sun Belt are more efficient and require much less power since there is more available sun as well as shorter nights, but that does not mean that solar cannot be used outside the Sun Belt.
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Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – How Does Shade Affect Solar?

on 1/24/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Solar Power Solar Lighting Design Installation
  How does shade affect solar? This one should be a simple answer, right? Well yes and no. Shade will render solar inoperable while it is being shaded; however, systems can be oversized to take advantage of times when it is not shaded. But the general consensus is trim trees, place the solar in the sunniest location possible, and keep it out of the shade.  
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Simple Solar Lighting and Power Facts – What is a Sun Hour?

We wanted to start the New Year off with some basic facts on solar lighting and power systems. These will explain how the systems operate and basic sizing information. Understanding these few facts will allow you to better understand how solar operates and how a reliable system should operate. Let’s start off with the first fact:
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