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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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:

Call/SMS/WhatsApp: +2347067956193 E-mail: info@auxanosolar.com

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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:

Call or WhatsApp: +2347067956193 E-mail: info@auxanosolar.com

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