Solar Turnkey Solutions
Services that Big Shine Energy will provide.
Solar Site Assessment
Solar Site Engineering
Incentive and Rebate Preparation
Preparation of Utility Interconnect Application
Install Solar Panels & Inverters
Post-Installation M&V and Support
Monocrystalline solar panels contain cells that are cut from a single crystalline silicon wafer. These panels are typically black in color. Monocrystalline panels maintain their efficiency for a longer time and usually come with a 20 to 25-year performance warranty. The acronyms PERT and PERC refer to special layers added to the backside of the cells to increase efficiency.
Polycrystalline solar cells are fused together from multiple pieces of silicon and molded to create the solar cell. This process gives polycrystalline panels their characteristic faceted appearance and blue color.
Thin film panels are made by depositing amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride and copper indium gallium selenide on a substrate. They are uniform in color and can be flexible.
Why do you have to use an inverter?
An inverter changes direct current to alternating current. When installing solar panels, you will need an inverter if you plan to interconnect with a utility company to feed building loads or feed excess power back into the grid. The inverter will convert the DC current into AC current. If you plan to directly use the DC output of solar cells, then you do not need an inverter.
Individual solar panels typically produce DC current at, for example, 12V, 24V, 40V or 48V. If a number of panels are wired together in series, known as a string, a single inverter can be connected to the string, and it will convert the higher voltage DC current into AC current, which can be used in your facility or exported to the utility grid. Although a large central inverter may be lower in cost, if the inverter goes down, the entire output of the array is lost until repairs can be made. String inverters are small and modular, facilitating rapid repair when needed.
A microinverter is designed to convert the output of a single solar panel to AC current. If you decide to use microinverters, the panels in the array will be connected in parallel, and every panel must have its own microinverter. The use of microinverters is generally limited to residential installations, especially where shading of individual panels is a problem.
A hybrid inverter allows you to combine battery storage with your Solar PV System, and allows for smart management of energy flows, for example directing excess solar power into charging a back-up battery system, charging your electric vehicles or into alternate loads or to the utility grid.
Consultation and Free Energy Audit
A lighting consultant will provide you with a customized lighting design through our consultation and free energy audit services. Our lighting consultants work hands-on to bring your vision to light. Find out more about our simple yet thorough process. Maybe you’re not sure what the best lighting solution is for your facility, but we’re here to help and if you’re ready to switch to the bright side, let’s get started.
Questions? Call us at (845) 444-5255.