With the existing grid-system, many businesses are facing issues like; Large electricity bills due to high electricity consumption for heating water or operating machinery, operations throughout day and night. Unfortunately, most of these businesses are not even aware of the fact that solar energy can help them save money.
Up for discussion are the world's largest battery storage system which is now switched on and operational in California, as well as just what drove surging growth in Vietnam's solar sector towards the end of 2020, a push that saw more than 6GW of solar installed in just over one month.
Meanwhile, we also look at yet further additions in both solar manufacturing capacity and renewable energy auctions in Europe slated for 2020 and explore what the repercussions might be as an investment in solar and storage, and more specifically the companies in those respective sectors accelerate further.
In this episode of Boaz Augustin, Borg Energy India Shares its predictions for solar and storage trends in 2021: All roof orientations are fair game for solar Buildings will be designed to be carbon negative Skill levels for solar and storage contractors will increase Module-level power electronics duopoly will continue Customer service and warranties are key battery system selection criteria UL 9540 requirements will stall new battery system releases Rooftop solar systems should be oversized EV chargers will be common options for new solar and battery installations The home of the future will have two batteries in every garage Whole-home battery backup will remain expensive For the details of these predictions, please listen up to this week’s Borg Energy India Show.
In this episode, Boaz Augustin Founder Of Borg Energy India discusses his passion for bringing renewable energy to the low-to-moderate income (LMI) residential market, solar projects for non-profit organizations, and whether new legislation to keep the Solar Investment Tax Credit("ITC") at 30 percent will be passed.
In this episode, Boaz Augustin, Founder Of Borg Energy India, says goodbye to a crazy 2020 and welcomes the new year 2021, which should be the biggest year in the history of solar power. Boaz will discuss all of the upcoming contributors and what the near future for solar power will bring to new and existing solar clients.
In this episode, Boaz Augustin, Founder Of Borg Energy India talks about why roofing and solar are important and how roof restoration with solar allow more rooftop solar projects to be constructed. This discussion is an in-depth look at what roof restoration entails, what makes a good solar platform, and how the cost-saving benefits will last well into the future.
Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. For example, if a residential customer has a PV system on their roof, it may generate more electricity than the home uses during daylight hours.
The investment tax credit (ITC), also known as the federal solar tax credit, allows you to deduct 26 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial Solar systems, and there is no cap on its value. The average EnergySage Solar Marketplace shopper saves nearly $9,000 on the cost of going solar as a result of the ITC.
Electricity prices are usually highest for residential and commercial consumers because it costs more to distribute electricity to them. Industrial consumers use more electricity and can receive it at higher voltages, so supplying electricity to these customers is more efficient and less expensive.
Solar path lights are a great way to illuminate driveways, walkways, yards, or gardens in the house. They increase visibility and safety at night without consuming electricity. It makes them a suitable option if you are planning to buy pathway lights.
You will not need to lift an extra electricity bill burden due to these lights as they work in sunlight. You will also save the cost of electrical wiring from your house's main panel to each light pole.
Solar panel technology has been around in some form for a long time – Bell Labs invented the first useful solar cell more than 60 years ago, and scientists have known for centuries that the sun can be used to produce energy. However, it’s only in the last ten years or so that solar photovoltaics (PV) has really taken off as a renewable energy source. There are two major factors influencing the technology’s growth: the steady improvement of both solar panel cost and solar panel efficiency over time.
In this episode, Boaz Augustin founder of Borg Energy analyzes the disruptions that low-priced #solarpower is causing as the perception and attitude about solar power has changed over the years—30+ cents per kWh feed-in tariff in 2006 to 1.1 cents per kWh in the Portuguese auction of August 2020.
Installing solar panels helps you take advantage of the sun’s energy and make the most of the clean energy options. The panels work by collecting the rays of the sun and converting them into energy. The more light the panel is exposed to, the more energy it generates, which is why it’s important to point your panels upward toward the sun and have clean solar panels—but this means they are exposed to bird droppings, rain, dust, and debris.
The new solar technology has successfully overcome two traditional barriers to widespread adoption of solar technology – high capital costs and intermittency. In contrast to conventional photovoltaic (PV) systems that convert light to electricity, concentrating solar power systems (CSP) similar to the one used by SHEC Energy, produce power by concentrating sunlight to generate high temperature heat. This heat is then used to boil water to produce steam to propel a turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity.
The technology can also be applied in amplified photovoltaics in smaller scale deployments. There is also potential for application in industrial, village and acreage scale systems for power and heat.
When connecting multiple solar panels in a 12-48 volt off-grid system, you have a few options: parallel, series, or a combination of the two. In this article, we’ll give you the basics on wiring solar panels in parallel and in series.
When wiring solar panels in parallel, the amperage (current) is additive, but the voltage remains the same. To Connect Solar Panels in Parallel Connect all the positive terminals of all the solar panels together, and all the negative terminals of all the panels together.
These are ideal for harnessing the sun's energy by converting it into electric power. This can be done by adding an interface known as an inverter to convert the DC power generated by the solar panels on the rooftop to AC power as most appliances/devices run on AC
REITs are taking the lead in bringing renewable energy sources into real estate with both on-site and off-site solutions. These efforts are expanding and evolving as companies continue to explore creative, cost-effective solutions.
Solar energy has had a major impact on the real estate market over the last few years. In today’s markets, property developers and renovators are using solar to increase the value of their properties
Using solar panels instead of relying on a utility company can help you cut your electric bill by up to 50% per month. When your home has solar panels, energy from the sun will be used to power your electricity, except for when the sun is not present, such as during thunderstorms or at night.
Solar and battery backup systems are the ideal antidote to the triple threat of high evening electric rates, frequent power failures, and our increasing dependence on electricity for the necessities of life. Listen to this Podcast as Boaz Augustin talk about the evolution of battery storage technology, how solar and batteries work together, the technical limitations of storage systems, and the critical software and hardware components that factor into design considerations for battery backup systems that will reliably keep your lights on and your fridge cold.
Solar Power and Electric Vehicle chargers are the key to significantly reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and is the natural evolution of our energy infrastructure. Powering your plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) provides substantial savings over purchasing gas. Consumer incentives are also making the purchase of an electric vehicle and home fast-charging station more affordable and attractive.
Photovoltaic glass is probably the most cutting-edge new solar panel technology that promises to be a game-changer in expanding the scope of solar. These are transparent solar panels that can literally generate electricity from windows—in offices, homes, car’s sunroof, or even smartphones. Blinds are another part of a building’s window that can generate electricity.
With solar energy being available only during the day without a stable supply of energy, latest innovations are looking to bridge this issue. Technologies are evolving to store solar energy on a MW scale in Lithium Ion Battery banks, and innovations are centred around stabilizing the electric grid, supplying the stored power during peak demand from 7pm to 11pm. Going forward, India will be looking at Solar Micro grids with a battery banking facility so that clean electricity is available for use, especially in remote areas of the country that have a dearth of electricity.”
When searching for the best solar panels for your home, you should take into consideration a panel's performance, quality, durability, and warranties. There are three major technical specifications that can help you as you make your decision: panel efficiency, temperature coefficient, and the materials warranty.
An off-grid solar energy system is not connected to the utility grid, whereas an on-grid (aka grid-tied) solar energy system is connected to the utility grid. Your choice of an off-grid system or on-grid system will determine your access to electricity, what equipment is needed for excess production, what happens when the grid goes down, and how you’re billed for electricity.
It’s easy to see the appeal of a zero-eneyrg home. The premise is simple enough: build a house that consumes the least possible amount of energy and install renewable energy generators that can make up for the home’s remaining needs.
Biomass energy is a “bridge” solution—one that can help the world transition from fossil-fuel power to 100 percent clean, renewable energy. Until energy storage grows and the grid becomes more flexible, it can help meet electricity demand, complementing variable wind and solar power.
Biomass energy is energy generated or produced by living organisms or once alive. The most commonly used materials for biomass energy are plants such as corn and soybeans, above. can burn the energy of these organisms to produce heat or converted into electricity.
The higher you raise in the world of business, the stronger the temptation to exchange your principles for success. Few people know this better than Boaz Augustin, Chairman & Managing Director of Borg Energy. Boaz holds an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from an institution which is rated among top-10 in India (Anna University), pursued his MBA and LNV also holds the Doctorate degree in business administration.