Does solar work when its cloudy?

Do Solar Panels Work When It’s Rainy Or Overcast?

Solar panels produce the most electricity on days with clear skies and plentiful sunshine. But all is not lost on cloudy days – typical solar panels can generate anything between 10-25% of their estimated capacity. The amount will vary depending on the type of solar panel as well as the cloud coverage. Modern PV systems actually function better in cooler temperatures.

UV light also reaches the earth’s surface even when it’s cloudy. Have you ever gotten a sunburn when it was overcast? Then you have firsthand experience of this. Even during the grayest days, visible light still gets through clouds and rain. Whether it’s cloudy or foggy outside, even the most standard solar panel will produce some power during daylight.

What if you live in a place where it’s mostly overcast?

If you’re thinking about investing in solar panels to help you save money on your electricity bill, you need to examine how much sunshine you receive annually and not on a specific day. In South Africa, however, we have an abundance of sunshine and while the winters in the Western Cape might get a little dreary, the amount of daylight is still enough to make solar power a legitimate option.

Another option is to invest in solar batteries. They can help you save money by storing free energy to use on cloudy or rainy days.

Even in places like Germany where it can be grey throughout most of the year, they have successfully installed approximately 25 gigawatts of solar power. This accounts for 50% of their electricity needs. The UK is not far behind and has experienced enormous success with its solar initiatives.

Overcast days will come and go, but on average, it won’t affect the ROI of solar panels. If you would like to find out more about saving on electricity bills even when it’s cloudy or rainy out, speak to the team at Nupower today.

Renewable energy is not just a trend, it is an essential contribution to the future of mankind!

As you look around at the development of new homes, residential security estates, commercial and industrial buildings, it’s pretty clear that the move towards using renewable energy solutions has become more than just a growing trend, it has also become a major financial bonus for any business or family taking occupation of a home or commercial business already rigged with solar geysers, solar water heating and grid-tied solar systems.

Grid-tied PV Systems are the most suitable system used primarily in large residential, commercial and industrial properties.  There are no batteries involved, making it a cost effective solution for those who still have access to the grid, especially for industries and businesses that have the highest energy use during daylight hours.

If you live in an area that has no access to the grid, or you just want out of the high costs of electricity and replace Eskom, an Off-Grid PV System, which can vary in size from just a few hundred watts to several hundreds of kilowatts in size, NuPower Solar is the team you can rely on to ensure that those ties are cut and that you will have only the latest in European technology, such as PV Systems from Victron Energy used to design and install a super-efficient system that has a long life expectancy!

In fact, everything done by the experienced team at NuPower is done to the highest standard possible, from the innovative design of renewable energy solutions throughout South Africa to a level of workmanship that guarantees the exceptional quality of any NuPower installation!

NuPower will also put together a plan for you to ensure that you will always have a Back-up power solution to see you comfortably through any power outages, and, once the power goes back on, the battery bank in your back-up power system will immediately start recharging, in preparation for the next blackout!

The team at NuPower Solar is committed to offering personalised, tailor made solar energy solutions, and no matter where you choose to start, these experts will find the perfect solution to meet your energy requirements, and to make your budget work within its limits!

All Off-Grid and Grid-Tied PV systems used by NuPower Solar come from the highly respected Victron Energy range of solar components, and, with the guidance and experience of this team that has been around for over ten years already, you will be able to make informed decisions about where you would like to begin your journey to renewable energy – and a sustainable future!

Developers who build multiple units, builders who focus on residential properties on a contractual basis, home owners and commercial property owners, have made NuPower Solar a market leader in solar energy solutions in South Africa, in fact, NuPower Solar installations can be found as far afield as in Botswana, Namibia and Lesotho, which is further confirmation of the fact that this is a team that is trusted to deliver excellence on every project, from start to finish!

Heating water accounts for up to 60% of your electricity bill, but, with solar water heating systems proudly produced by NuPower, which include flat plate systems, vacuum tube systems as well as bulk solar water heating systems, you can start recouping this expense from the day your NuPower Solar water heating system is installed!

Solar water heating is their area of specialist expertise, and, with thousands of installations under the belt already, there is every reason for you to have absolute trust in the fact that what NuPower will deliver in terms of renewable energy solutions, will be of unrivalled quality!

Call the team today, or fill in the online contact form, and NuPower will start a streamlined process of supplying you with everything you need to make your first steps into solar power as simple and straightforward as possible!

 

Unrivaled Quality in Solar

NuPower Solar Water Heating Systems & PV Systems from Victron Energy offer an unrivalled quality of solar solutions!

Using only the very best in SABS approved, proudly South African NuPower Solar Water Heating systems and PV Systems designed and manufactured by Victron Energy, this team of renewable energy experts have cut a clear path through the solar industry in South Africa with their ability to offer top quality solar components and innovative design for renewable energy solutions that are used in residential and industrial applications.

Each solution is tailor made to suit the energy requirements of individual customers, guided by a passion and commitment to making a difference to the lives of each NuPower customer, and moving South Africa towards a future entirely reliant on renewable energy.

In fact, while some of the coldest countries in the world rely on solar water heating systems and other renewable energy solutions fed by a sun that is, for the most part, hidden behind thick clouds that seldom clear, sunny South Africa is yet to catch up, and we really have no excuse!

Expense is no longer much of a factor when high electricity tariffs are weighed against increasingly affordable solar panels and components. If you count the cost of what electricity is going to set you back in the next few years alone, compared to the lump sum investment it will take to free yourself from this heavy financial burden, then it’s clear that finding the means to invest in renewable energy solutions is a logical step to take.

Whether you start on a small scale or go the whole hog, whatever you invest is going to start paying for itself from the day your PV system or solar water heating system is installed, and, within 2 to 3 years, whatever you have saved on electricity tariffs will leave you free and clear!

The NuPower team has such confidence in their extensive range of solar products that most of these products carry a 10 year warranty, which will definitely help to make you feel a lot more confident about entrusting your budget to the expertise of a team that has been around for a long time, one that intends to stick around well into the future.

This is the kind of stability a company in any industry can be proud of in a highly competitive market place, which is exactly what we all need in a generation where even something as basic as a kettle is designed to end up on the trash heap within a year; a complete departure from the days when things were built to last!

PV Systems from Victron Energy, which was the winner of the 2017 European Battery Management Systems Product Leadership Award, include Off-Grid systems, Grid-Tied systems and Backup Power solutions, all of which are used in the design of personalised renewable energy solutions by the innovative and experienced team of solar engineers at NuPower Solar.

Start your journey to renewable energy, and the freedom that comes with it by contacting NuPower, the friendly team of experts who put all the right products together in designing renewable energy solutions that will last well into the future!

NuPower Solar uses award-winning Victron Energy products in their personalized energy solutions.

NuPower Solar is at the forefront of growth in the use of solar energy in the domestic, commercial and industrial sector throughout South Africa, a leadership position which has been earned through the ability of the NuPower Solar team of experts to deliver outstanding custom solar solutions to suit a variety of applications.

Yet another aspect of the success achieved by NuPower Solar after many years in the industry is that the quality of products offered by this team is of an award winning standard, such as the Victron Color Control (CCGX), which provides intuitive control and monitoring for all Victron power systems.  The list of Victron products that can be connected to the Victron Color Control (CCGX) by NuPower Solar is endless, covering everything from inverters, Multis, Quattros, MPPT solar chargers, BMV battery monitor, Lynx Ion and more.

As a team that remains on the cutting edge of developments in the solar industry, and one committed to ongoing investment into research and development, it stands to reason that NuPower Solar is proud to provide clients with solar solutions that use only the best of products available on the market.

As recently as June 2017, Victron Energy won the 2017 European Battery Management Systems Product Leadership Award, which assures every NuPower Solar client that any solar system designed and installed by NuPower is of the highest standard possible.

Victron products are used by NuPower Solar when designing Off-Grid PV systems, which are for use in areas where there is no access to the grid, Grid-Tied PV systems, which, because there are no batteries, are perfect for commercial, industrial and large residential use, where the most efficient use is for applications where the highest energy use is during sunshine hours.

Back-up power solutions designed and installed by NuPower using Victron Energy products use Eskom power to charge batteries, which are then used to supply the connected load when power goes out, and, once the power is back on, the battery bank is recharged within a few hours.

Service excellence backed by superlative products and an in-depth expertise in the field of solar energy are just a few of the benefits you can look forward to when you contact NuPower Solar for a personalized energy solution!

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