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Features of Good Solar Panels
Best Solar Panels in Nigeria (2021 Review)
Frequently Asked Questions About Solar Panel
Overview of Solar Nigeria
Nigeria is currently struggling with availability of power and national electricity outages, not many people know that Nigeria has enormous solar energy potential, with fairly distributed solar radiation averaging 19.8 MJm2/day and average sunshine hours of 6h/day. The assumed potential for concentrated solar power and photovoltaic generation is around 427,000 MW. According to estimates, the designation of only 5% of suitable land in central and northern Nigeria for solar thermal would provide a theoretical generation capacity of 42,700 MW. In July 2016, 14 Greenfield Independent photovoltaic (PV) power projects with a capacity of 1,125MW had their PPAs signed by the Federal Government owned NBET. This article is first to encourage Nigerians to invest in solar power as an alternative to grid power from power companies and refer them to the best solar panels available within the country. Our team of experts have explored the necessary features before coming to conclusion on the best solar panels available. While Nigeria is betting on Solar power for possible post-covid recovery, be one of the first to become free of expensive tariffs from the power companies in Nigeria. Buy the best solar panels in Nigeria
Understanding solar panels
Solar panels are those devices which are used to absorb the sun's rays and convert them into electricity or heat. A solar panel is actually a collection of solar (or photovoltaic) cells, which can be used to generate electricity through photovoltaic effect. These cells are arranged in a grid-like pattern on the surface of solar panels. It may also be described as a set of photovoltaic modules, mounted on a structure supporting it. A photovoltaic (PV) module is a packaged and connected assembly of 6×10 solar cells.
A Solar panel consists of an array of photovoltaic cells, connected in series and parallel to deliver rated voltage and power. The PV cell is made from pure Silicon doped with an element like Boron to create an N-type and P-type layer.
An electric field is created at the junctions (boundaries) between the N-type layer (consisting of Silicon) and P-type layer (doped with Boron). This electric field creates a barrier that stops electrons from moving across the junction, effectively creating an open circuit. Installation of solar panels in homes helps in combating the harmful emissions of greenhouse gases and thus helps reduce global warming. Solar panels do not lead to any form of pollution and are clean. They also decrease our reliance on fossil fuels (which are limited) and traditional power sources. These days, solar panels are used in wide-ranging electronic equipment like calculators, which work as long as sunlight is available. However, the only major drawback of solar panels is that they are quite costly. Also, solar panels are installed outdoors as they need sunlight to get charged.
Features of Good Solar Panels
There are many attributes associated with efficient solar panels, but here are some of them to help you choose a good solar panel.
You must also check the warranty and durability of your solar panel. A standard solar panel can have a longevity of 25 years. But you must also keep in mind that the warranty would last only as long as the company does not shut down.
The speed at which your solar panel converts sunlight into electricity also determines the efficiency of your solar panel. If there are two Solar Panels with similar specifications, you must go for the one that converts light into electricity faster because that would be more cost effective for you.
You need to decide on the capacity of your solar panel based on your requirement. A solar panel of 100 Watt would have a capacity to generate 100 watts of electricity per hour. Similarly, a 200 Watt solar panel would generate 200 watts of electricity per hour if all the other conditions are ideal. The Solar Panel Price depends on the amount of electricity it can generate per hour. So you must invest according to your needs to make it more cost-effective.
The cost is an essential factor, but you must also consider the factors mentioned above to choose the right solar panel for you.
Potential Induced Degradation
Potential Induced Degradation or PID happens due to unfavorable climatic conditions and can lead to a loss of power. However, an excellent solar panel shows resistance towards PID. Hence you must keep it in mind before choosing.
Light Induced Degradation
Light-Induced Degradation of LID happens for the first few months of installation of the solar panel. You must go for the solar panel that has the least or no LID.
Best Solar Panels in Nigeria (2021 Review)
1. Mercury Polycrystalline Solar Panel 260W, 24V
Our Mercury Polycrystalline Solar Panel 260w/24v have a power tolerance of 3% and guarantees the power of solar panel received by the customer. It reduces the power loss caused by the mismatch of power and improves the system output performance so as to bring customers more benefits.
Features of Mercury Polycrystalline Solar Panel 260W, 24V
- Stable performance under weak light conditions
- Salt mist and ammonia corrosion tests passed
- Wind load up to 3800 Pa/Snow load up to 5400 Pa
- ISO 9001:2008 & ISO 14001 management systems
- IEC 61215 & IEC 61730 standard quality
- 0-5 W positive power sorting
- Suitable for Large & Small Applications
Technical Specifications of Mercury Polycrystalline Solar Panel 260w/24v
Solar Cell: 156x156mm(6inches)
No.of cells: 60 (6x10)
Front Glass: 3.2 mm tempered glass
Frame: Anodized aluminium alloy
2. Solar Panel 250Watts 24V Poly Luminous
Solar Panel 250Watts 24V Poly Luminous are made from a block of silicon, consisting of a large number of crystals. Solar Panel 250Watts 24V Poly Luminous is highly efficient for solar power generation which comes at best price with IEC certification 25 years performance warranty and 1 year manufacturer warranty.
Features of Solar Panel 250Watts 24V Poly Luminous
- High efficiency Poly-Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells provides optimum output
- Anti-Reflective Coating and Back Surface Field Structure to improve cell conversion efficiency.
- Multi-layer encapsulation for better module protection
- Strong lightweight Aluminum frame design offers high torsion resistance against wind and snow loads.
Technical Specifications of Solar Panel 250Watts 24V Poly Luminous
|Voltage at Max Power (Vmax)||30.20 V|
|Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)||37.42 V|
|Current at max power (Imax)||8.31 amps|
|Short Circuit Current (Isc)||8.85 amps|
|Dimensions (in cm)||167 * 5 * 101|
3. Solar Panel (Mono PERC) 390watt Tescom
Solar Panel (Mono PERC) 390watt Tescom collects clean renewable energy in the form of sunlight and converts that light into electricity which can then be used to provide power for electrical loads. Solar panels are composed of several individual solar cells which are themselves composed of layers of silicon, phosphorus (which provides the negative charge), and boron (which provides the positive charge). Solar panels absorb the photons and in doing so initiate an electric current.
Features of Solar Panel (Mono PERC) 390watt Tescom
- High conversion efficiency: High module efficiency guarantees power output.
- Self-cleaning and anti-reflection glass: Special coating on the glass reduces surface dust.
- High module efficiency even in morning or cloudy weather conditions.
- Excellent endurance capacity: 2400 PA wind load up to 5400 PA load resistance.
- 0 ~ + 5W Detailed knowledge of positive tolerance electrical properties.
- Easy installation.
4. Binatone Polycrystalline Solar Panel SOP-150
Binatone Polycrystalline Solar Panel SOP-150 is for direct use or charge up to 15W appliances (Rechargeable Fan, Rechargeable Lamp, Solar Mini Inverter etc). It adapts to the severest environment conditions and waterproof is perfect for off-grid applications. The operating Temperature is 400C to 800C with tempered glass used for increased strength and safety. For efficient charging, place the solar panel perpendicular(900) to the Sun Ray. Best charging time 11am - 3pm in Sunny Day.
Technical Specifications of Binatone Polycrystalline Solar Panel SOP-150
Operating Temperature: 40oC to 80oC
Tempered glass used for increased strength and safety
Max power (PM): 15W
Open Circuit Voltage(Voc): 21.5V
Short Circuit Current (Isc): 0.93 A
Max Power Voltage (Vmp): 18V
Max Power Current (ipm): 0.84 A
DC plug hole diameter: 5.5 x 2.1mm
Cord Length: 5M
Weight: 6 Kg
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Are there environmental benefits of solar energy?
Solar energy, like other renewable energy resources, has many environmentally friendly and health benefits. Solar reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to climate change, and also results in fewer air pollutants like sulfur dioxide and particulate matter, which can cause health problems.
2. What are the financial benefits of solar energy?
When you install a solar energy system on your property, you save money on your electricity bills and protect yourself against rising electricity rates in the future. How much you can save depends on the utility rates and solar policies in your area, but going solar is a smart investment regardless of where you live.
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