With climate change and global warming becoming a reality the need for clean energy has never been greater. Today, every home needs electricity to function. Without electricity you can’t run your lights and fans or computers. Most of the electricity distributed through the main power grid is generated through coal power plants. The good news is that there is an alternative. By setting up a solar UPS for home use, you can generate clean energy for your house. Here’s how you can set up such a system.
Choose a Solar Inverter
There are many different inverters and UPS available. To find the best solar UPS for home, you must first understand your power requirements. To calculate this, all you must do is sum up the energy consumption of each light, fan and appliance you will need to run on the inverter. Multiple this sum by the number of hours you need power back up for. You also need to consider the type of energy being produced by the inverter. Ideally, you should choose an inverter that generates pure sine wave energy instead of modified sine wave energy. This is because electricity produced by the latter cannot be used to run delicate appliances.
Install Solar Panels
A solar power system works on exposure to sunlight. Hence, the first step to setting up a solar UPS is to find a spot that gets plenty of sunlight. This may be on the ground around your home or on the roof. It should not be the shade of another building , trees, etc. It is not necessary for this site to be a plain surface as the panels can be mounted on stands. In many cases, the panels will have to be angled so as to get maximum exposure to the sunlight. Once you have the spot selected, ask your solar UPS provider to help set up the solar panels.
Connect the Inverter to a Battery
Solar power inverters can typically be used to generate power only while the sun is shining in the sky. However, if you connect the UPS to a battery, the electricity produced by the solar panels can be saved for later use. For your battery and UPS to function at optimum levels, the capacity of the battery and the inverter should be the same. With a battery connected to the inverter, your house can get electricity even at night and on cloudy days.
Installing a solar UPS for home use helps you and the world around you. It is the easiest way to generate clean energy and reduce your carbon footprint. It can even help you save money. This is because when you generate your own electricity you are no longer dependent on the main power grid. Thus, your monthly electricity bills will fall over time. If you manage to generate enough solar power to run all your electrical appliances, you may even be able to disconnect your main power lines.