WHY SOLAR PANELS ARE ESSENTIAL IN YOUR HOME TODAY.
If you have just bought a house for sale in Lekki or anywhere infact, it is expected that you are deliberate about power and constant electricity supply.
Solar panels have become a viable alternative for many Nigerians due to the epileptic power supply experienced in the country for quite a number of years now. They were first viewed with scepticism but have overtime become agreeable to the average Nigerian power consumer.
Solar panels have been embraced by quite a number of communities in Lagos, including consumers in areas like Lekki, Banana island, Ikeja and areas of Yaba while other areas are still witnessing relative withdrawal from the scheme majorly on the Mainland areas of Lagos.
Solar panels harness light energy gotten from the sun and converts it into electrical energy. And since Nigeria is blessed with vibrant sunlight, it is an effective option for those in the Nigerian environment.
Solar panels are made up of polyvoltaic cells or solar cells which absorbs energy from sunlight rays and converts it to direct current, which is later channelled by power inverters to power electronic equipments and appliances.
It is worthy of note that these solar panels are of different output voltage, For those with maximum output requirements, you can simply accumulate these solar panels in a series until you reach your desired voltage.
There are basically two types of solar panels: the monocrystalline solar panels, which are generally more expensive and gets its name from the fact that they are made from one, single, continuous silicon crystal as opposed to the polycrystalline solar panels which are made from multiple crystals of silicon.
One advantage of the polycrystalline solar panel is its ability to tolerate different temperature levels relative to the monocrystalline solar panels.
These solar panels are available with different power outputs ranging from 10W to 320W. One feature to properly consider is the efficiency of the solar panel you are using. Solar power efficiency ranges from 7% to 20%. This reveals the sensitivity of the solar panel is to light and would therefore affect the power it is able to dispense. The higher the number, the higher the output you are going to expect.
To ensure you take a good advantage of the efficiency of your solar panel, it is a good idea to tilt your solar panel assembly to the same latitude as your installation address.
While installing your solar panel, it is nice to fit it with a solar tracker. Solar trackers ensures that your solar panel is automatically tilted, ensuring you catch the highest amount of sunlight irrespective of the time of day.
This process can be quite rigorous, and expensive too, requiring constant maintenance.
But overall, Solar power still remains one of the best power alternatives for consumers, most especially in an environment like Nigeria. And for those staying in the Lekki axis, or simply those seeking to purchase one of the houses for sale in Lekki, it would also be thoughtful to consider the different power alternatives available and pick the one or ones that best suits you.