How important is Energy Audit to your next solar project?

How Important is Energy Audit to your next Solar project?

Energy Audit is the determination of the energy requirements for a building. It is a careful examination of the electrical loads. This is crucial for stand-alone system which are commonly seen in Nigeria. ENERGY AUDIT helps prevent over sizing of the system, safe guarding your electrical appliances from damaging from inappropriate power surge and it generally saves your cost.

The main aim of a Solar Energy Audit is to know the energy demand of the client.

An energy audit is not a design or works specification. However, data from an energy audit is required for the designing of a solar system solution. Without an accurate energy audit, it’s seemingly impossible to design a sustainable solar system.

Things to consider during Solar Energy Audit

  • List of electrical appliances to be powered by the solar system.
  • Power rating of the Electrical appliances in Watt.
  • Daily running hours of the appliances.
  • Total energy consumption of the building.

 

Total Energy Consumption = Quantity of electrical appliance x Power rating of appliance x daily running hours.

 Look at this simply illustration below:

A house in Nigeria has the following electrical appliance usage:

 

1 x 10-Watt LED bulb used 4 hours per day.

1 x 70-Watt fan used for 2 hours per day.

1 x 75-Watt refrigerator that runs 12 hours per day.

1 x 150-Watt Television used for 6 hours per day

1 x 150-Watt Miscellaneous load used 6 hours per day

 

Calculate the energy demand

Total appliance use = (10 W x 4 hours) + (70 W x 2 hours) + (75 W x 12 hours) + (150 W x 6 hours) + (150 W x 6 hours)

= 2,890 wh/day

Total energy consumed daily = 2,890 Wh.

The Merits of Solar Energy Audit

  1. It provides the data needed for the appropriate system design.
  2. It helps identify opportunities to reduce energy use
  3. It helps reduce the capital cost
  4. It will help the technicians to position and capacity of the solar inverter the solar arrays /solar panels.
  5. An Energy Audit helps ascertain the back-up time of the solar storage.

 

The Demerits of Solar Energy Audit.

There are no disadvantages of carrying out this process however, if it is not carried out by a professional Solar Technician the system design can either be overestimated or underestimated which can lead to a more expensive capital cost or a system malfunction.

At Auxano Solar, our team of excellent professional Solar Technicians and Engineers dot all the i’s and cross all the T’s during every energy audit of any project capacity.

We are AUXANO SOLAR and ALL OUR INNOVATIONS WORKS.

Think Solar, Think Auxano Solar!

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PLANET ON THE EDGE

Our planet is changing drastically, nature is screaming for help, nature is shrinking by seconds, and nature is on the edge of vanishing, humans are suffering due to global warming yet, human beings have the key to save our planet.

In fact, is no longer a myth that the global warming is affecting natural habitats, wildlife and the human lives in ways that needs urgent remedies?

Recently, the freezing conditions in Texas crippled the entire state and brought about many deaths. We also, heard about California literally burning because of heatwaves and wild fires.

Do we want these extreme climate changes to befall our country?  I could guess what our response might be.

Extreme climate change is already upon us. Have we not noticed the increased heat or the noticeable absence of rain and the prolong rainy days when it chooses to rain? Are you still comfortable? Alternatively, do you still think is not your palaver?  You can do your part to conserve the planet remember, a tiny drop in a river causes several ripples.

We can help the gentle, lush and glorious mother-earth by rethinking our energy options and substituting them with non-conventional and environment friendly options that will help us. Always bear in mind that nature doesn’t need humans instead human needs nature to thrive in this world.

Why use Non-renewable sources of energy when you can use a Renewable energy? Why should we use generators as our main source of energy when we can make the right choice by easily switch to solar energy?

We are the major contributors of the global warming through our actions and inactions .If we want our children and grandchildren to live in a natural , serene, clean and safe world, we will have to change our choices NOW!!!. We can prevent a bleak and worrisome future.

Now is the best time to GO GREEN.

Now is the best time to utilize nature’s free energy

Now is the best time to utilize the AMAZING GOLDEN sun, ever smiling.

Now is the best time to use Solar Energy

Think Solar, Think Auxano Solar!

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How Solar Power Works

Let’s Put You Through On How Solar Power Works

Solar power works by converting light from the sun into electricity. This electricity can then be used in your home or exported to the grid when it’s not needed. This is done by installing solar panels on your roof which generate DC (Direct Current) electricity. This is then fed into a solar inverter which converts the DC electricity from your solar panels into AC (Alternating Current) electricity.

Your solar panels are made up of silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells. When sunlight hits your solar panels, the solar PV cells absorb the sunlight’s rays and electricity is produced via the Photovoltaic Effect. The electricity produced by your panels is called Direct Current (DC) electricity, and which is not suitable to be used in your home by your appliances. Instead, the DC electricity is directed to your central inverter (or micro inverter, depending on your system set up). 

Your inverter is able to convert the DC electricity into Alternating Current (AC) electricity, which can be used in your home. From here, the AC electricity is directed to your switchboard. 

A switchboard allows your usable AC electricity to be sent to the appliances in your home. Your switchboard will always ensure that your solar energy will be used first to power your home, only accessing additional energy from the grid when your solar production is not enough. With solar power, you don’t need to switch it on in the morning or switch it off at night – the system will do this seamlessly and automatically. You also don’t need to switch between solar power and the grid, as your solar system can determine when is best to do so based on the amount of energy being consumed in your home.  In fact a solar system requires very little maintenance (as there are no moving parts) which means you’ll hardly know it’s there. This also means a good quality solar power system will last a long time.

Your solar inverter (usually installed in your garage or in an accessible spot), can provide you with information like the amount of electricity being produced at any particular point in time or how much it has generated for the day or in total since it has been operating. Many quality inverters feature wireless connectivity and sophisticated online monitoring.

If it seems complicated, don’t worry; one of our Energy Consultant’s will guide you through the process of how solar power works either by phone, email or via a no obligation home consultation.

To arrange a no obligation consultation at your home or office:

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AUXANO SOLAR MODULES

AUXANO SOLAR MODULES

250W 48 Cells ~ Mono-crystalline Solar Panel

Auxano Solar has long experience producing high quality and high reliability Solar modules which includes poly-crystalline solar panel and mono-crystalline solar panel following high regulated manufacturing standard and advanced technology for solar power system. Our solar panels provide high conversion efficiency and high reliability performance over years.

 

Technical Features:

• Entire module is certified to withstand high wind loads (2400 Pa)
• High conversion efficiency based on leading innovative photovoltaic technologies
• Elegant appearance that blends beautifully with your home roof line
• Provides long life and enhanced cell performance
• Uses advanced surface texturing to improve efficiency
• Sealed construction with high transparency, low iron tempered glass, anti-aging EVA, high insulation TPT
• High stability with guaranteed 0~+5W power output tolerance also ensuring return on investment

 

For Inquiries:

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Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills with Auxano home solar system

Save More with Auxano Home Solar System

Whether your motivations for going solar are economic, environmental, or personal, below benefits will further confirm why opting for Auxano home solar system is the way to go.

Drastically reduce or even eliminate your electric bills

In addition to regulating your energy bill, Auxano solar panels or home solar system significantly reduce your utility bill – sometimes even eliminating it entirely. Whether you’re a homeowner, business, or NGO, electricity costs can make up a large portion of your monthly expenditures. With Auxano home solar system, you’ll generate free power for your system’s entire 25+ year life cycle. Even if you don’t produce 100% of the energy you consume, you’ll still save a substantial amount of money.

For inquiries: 

Call/WhatsApp: +234-706-795-6193 E-mail: info@auxanosolar.com

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THE BENEFITS OF SWITCHING TO SOLAR POWER

IMPORTANCE OF ADOPTING TO SOLAR POWER

Importance Of Adopting To Solar Power

Energy is required to facilitate most of the activities that people do on a day to day basis. There are various forms of energy that have been developed for use such as hydroelectricity, geothermal power, and solar power, among others. Solar energy provides the best energy source when it comes to conserving the environment and reducing acquisition costs. The energy is gotten from the sun’s radiation and can be converted to heat or electricity. This energy source is therefore freely available and can be harnessed to ensure continued availability for domestic and commercial use.

As our lives become increasingly dependent on electricity to keep our needs, it seems that we must be careful how we get a profitable renewable. While other forms of “green energy” are only practical on a commercial level, solar panels are easy to install-power for residential consumers. Sunlight is a natural source of clean energy that is abundant worldwide so there is little reason not to enjoy. Simply switching to solar panels for 25 percent of its electricity, emissions overall average consumers will be reduced by more than 1.5 tons, helping to conserve energy for future generations, while saving thousands of money for your homes in the long term. While this may seem like an expensive investment installation of solar energy systems, the average life of the solar system is more than 25 years, during which you are less dependent on a grid.

Discussed below are the merits that are associated with using solar power:

Environment Friendly

Solar energy has the least negative environmental effect in comparison to the other energy sources. It neither pollutes any water body nor does it emit greenhouse gases to the environment. It also requires little maintenance aside from solar panels; as compared to other energy sources such as nuclear power plants which require approximately twenty times as much water. Moreover, the production of solar energy does not lead to any noise pollution which means it is healthy to install them near residences. Therefore, getting a solar panel from a commercial solar company like us that assemblies ours locally; stands to provide a lot of benefits for both the solar panel user and the surrounding.

Cost-effectiveness

Solar power ensures that you generate your utility which reduces your consumption from the utility supplier. This eventually translates into cost-savings in terms of capital that would have been otherwise spent on energy provision.

The ubiquity of solar energy

Solar power is easily and naturally available, as long as there is some sunshine. This is particularly very useful especially for remote areas that do not have any access to another source of energy. Even for those who do have access to other sources of energy such as hydro-electric power or geothermal energy, they can still install solar panels and use them as a back-up in case of any outages or shortages. The solar energy can then be upgraded to be used as the main source of energy over time to reduce energy-related costs.

Conserves energy

Energy sources such as hydro-electric power is usually prone to energy loss during distribution. There usually are long distances between supply points and production plants which result in over 3% energy loss in the process. These energy losses can greatly influence installation performance, especially in highly populated areas.

Bottom Line

Solar power is rapidly gaining popularity and rightly so. Solar energy is easy to produce and does not harm the environment, among other benefits as discussed above. For this reason, you should adopt solar power today, either as your main source of energy or as a back-up power plan and the long-term savings from the solar panel to move not only help to maintain a healthy environment for future generations, but also economically benefit the end user.

Visit any of our offices near you to get started today. 

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All On, Auxano sign $1.5m Investment Deal for Solar Panel Assembly Plant Expansion

Auxano Solar Signs Investment Deal with AllON

Shell Funded impact investment company AllOn has signed a $1.5M deal with Auxano Solar. This investment will enable the company expand its capacity, processes and sevices by over 50%.
This investment will also make supply of solar panels more accessible to Nigerians, strengthen the off-grid energy sector in Nigeria and boost economic development.

Auxano Solar is a rapidly growing renewable energy company with emphasis on solar power. Besides manufacturing of solar PV modules, we are also involved in the design, installation and sales of solar power systems and components such as inverters, batteries, charge controllers, etc.

Auxano Solar’s journey with AllON began in 2018, when she was selected as one of finalist to win the 2018 AllOn-USADF Off-Grid Energy Challenge.

All On has gone on to partner with Auxano Solar on numerous off-grid energy projects most recently the deployment of solar power to emergency health care and response centres in Nigeria such as the COVID-19 isolation ward; National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos through the AllON COVID-19 Solar Relief Fund initiative in April 2020.

The story continues…!

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Proper maintenance helps to keep your solar panels working safely and efficiently. It reduces system downtime while minimising repair costs.

Solar System Maintenance and Repairs

Proper maintenance helps to keep your solar panels working safely and efficiently. It reduces system downtime while minimizing repair costs.

Below we have set out some general tips you may wish to consider when you are seeking to engage someone to provide maintenance services to your solar system.

Why do I need to maintain my solar panel system?

It is important that regular maintenance is carried out on your solar panel system. Undertaking regular maintenance will ensure your solar panel system is operating safely, correctly and efficiently.

Over time dust and debris will build up on your solar panels, which may compromise the performance of your solar panel system. In addition, water and moisture seepage, vermin, hail, wind and sunlight can all cause damage or deterioration to your system.

By ensuring regular routine maintenance is undertaken, you can ensure your solar panel system is safe for everyone living in the premises, along with electrical workers working on the distribution network. Routine maintenance will also ensure system performance is maintained, allowing you to maximize savings on your power bills for many years.

Just like running a car, regular servicing is the best way to ensure your solar panel system keeps operating safely, correctly and efficiently.

How often do I need to maintain my solar panel system?

Like all electrical equipment, regular maintenance of your solar panel system is necessary. Please take note of and follow the maintenance schedule provided by our solar retailer or installer.

Don’t forget: Keep all the paperwork from your installation, as some faults may be covered by warranties.

Who can undertake routine maintenance on my solar panel system?

Unlike typical electrical products, turning a solar panel system ‘off’ at the switch does not mean that the components no longer pose an electrical hazard. In addition, for roof mounted systems, some maintenance tasks may need to be conducted on the roof which poses additional hazards.

It is recommended that solar panel systems should only be inspected and maintained by our licenced electrician or installer.

What is involved?

Maintaining your solar panel system involves much more than simply cleaning your solar panels. Regular maintenance of your solar panel system should ensure:

  • solar panels are clean, secure and free of defects
  • no parts have deteriorated/corroded
  • vents are free of debris
  • switches do not have any defects
  • wiring has not been damaged/has not deteriorated
  • electrical checks to ensure all components are operating as intended
  • confirming fittings and cables are securely attached
  • reviewing the inverter display panel for recorded faults
  • checking that access to the isolator switches has not been impeded, and/or
  • making sure the emergency procedures for shutdown and isolation are clearly displayed.

For more details call or whatsapp our Maintenance Dept: +234 806 621 4740 or +234 706 795 6193

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