Balcony Photovoltaic – Quick savings at low cost

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Balcony Photovoltaic – Quick savings at low cost


The high cost of electricity has been felt for some time, all the more so following the increases of recent months. Installing a photovoltaic system is not exactly a joke, it takes specific knowledge in this area, managing the installation safely and taking the right steps to start quickly save on the cost of electricity while helping the environment.

do it yourself possible

When one wants to capture the energy of the sun, the optimal solution is certainly that of a complete (and expensive) installation on the roof of the house, rather than on an adjacent ground. Moreover, the recent DL Energy no. 17 of 2022 has extended the simplification already in place concerning solar photovoltaic (but also thermal) systems to what is necessary for connection to the electricity grid. For the whole operation, no more permits are needed o concession by the municipality, under the recognition of “ordinary maintenance”. Exceptions are cases such as condominium units rather than within a property recognized for its aesthetic and historical value for which relative authorization is required.

Technology also on wheels

The technology applied to solar panels over time has been considerably refined, with greater weather resistance, structural and technological longevity which have made interventions for serene use less complex over the years. Of course, it is necessary to make the best accounts possible to be able to amortize as quickly as possible a significant investment for a complete system, while everything becomes simpler and faster by installing photovoltaic panels on the balcony of the house: there are solutions with wheels for faster movement, you can also hook them to the railing or fix them to the masonry parapet to make the most of the sun’s rays throughout the day.

Practical solutions

The balcony solution can become a lot also useful only in case of temporary emergency and power failure, in place of any isolated accumulators (such as backup batteries for computers or other sensitive devices). Rolling transport panels play alternate roles like when you are on vacation by placing them on top of the RV or on the deck of a boat. Fundamentally the approach to balcony photovoltaics at minimum levels provides a single solar panel, which depending on the size and the more or less efficient technology can be from 2.4 kW/h (kilowatt hour) but also only from 1.2 kW/h. In terms of operation, we are in line with that of the panels distributed on the roof, which through a physical reaction induced by light (and the photons that compose it) generates direct current. The latter through a special inverter becomes alternating current ready to be used by any electrical component in the house, no one is excluded.

Stay off the grid

Know that the domestic photovoltaic system can be “on-grid” or “off-grid”. In the first case, it is expected that any surplus accumulation of current in relation to daily needs will be transferred to the electricity network supplier, with a discount on the monthly bill. The condition of “off grid“Is it rather the one in which there is no connection to the industrial energy supply with management in total autonomy. Considering the fact that the balcony photovoltaic system produces a limited amount of direct current, it is very difficult to design one on the network, although it is still necessary contact the energy supply company to activate the meter with the so-called “bi-directionality”. In this way the energy produced by your photovoltaic is not counted in the hourly consumption.

Fighter dear energy

If the energy requirements are very low even a single panel can be considered to meet small needs, such as using a computer, powering a television, interior lighting or powering small appliances. The need for “energy-intensive” equipment is decidedly more critical such as air conditioners and/or heat pumps that would quickly drain the buildup. Sure more panels are installed (obviously due south) and more energy accumulates and it can be tapped, hitting up power for the evening and powering multiple devices together. The cost in this sense is of the order of a few hundred euros to a few thousand, the solutions and offers are not lacking.

Let’s see together some interesting proposals.

100 watt solar panel

Photovoltaic solar panel composed of silicon cells with an aluminum frame. Strong weather resistant structure, excellent to be installed on motorhomes, patios to always have energy to power small appliances. Working Current (Imp): 5.7A, Working Voltage (Vmp): 18V.

80 watt portable solar farm

Flexible monocrystalline photovoltaic solar 12V, suitable for travel but also for isolated homes. Semi-flexible solar modules made of special aluminium-plastic composite. The aluminum core of the base plate is 0.8 mm thick and is covered with plastic to give the whole module greater stability without reducing flexibility. Dimensions 515mm x 1020mm x 3mm.

Kit Jarrett 1KW

Kit consisting of 2000 Watt inverter (maximum 800/900 Watt), 50 Watt solar panel, 30 A charge controller, 38 A sealed lead-acid battery. 0.5KW per day. Suitable for house, chalet, caravan, boat, mountain houses without electricity, possibility of increasing the power of the kit by increasing the number of panels. As always, a southern exposure is necessary, with an inclination of 30° to 45° degrees. Panel dimensions 19.5 x 20.2 x 8.1 (H x W to D).

100 watt slim solar panel

The SLIM 100W photovoltaic module (glass-tedlar), entirely made in Italy. The cells are vacuum encapsulated between two sheets of EVA and protected by a high transparency tempered glass plate on the front and a white tedlar sheet on the back. The whole thing is enclosed in a 35mm anodized aluminum frame, fitted with slots at the back for easy installation on suitable supports. 4mm tempered glass modules with low iron content and textured surface, to guarantee maximum performance even in mobile applications. Dimensions 1663 x 360 x 35 mm and weight 7.5 Kg.

Ecoflex balcony kit

Max power 50 Watts, Max current (Imp): 2.75 A, Max voltage (Vmp): 18.2 V, Short circuit current (Isc): 3.26 A, Open circuit voltage (Voc): 21 .5 V, Operating temperature between -40° C to + 85° C. In addition to offering high performance, lithium batteries are also safe and reliable, waterproof and for multiple use from small household appliances to uninterruptible power supplies and alarm systems. No “memory effect”, high discharge rate (80% DOD) and high cycle life with replacement every 8-10 years. Dimensions 500 x 670 x 3 mm and weight 2.06 Kg. The package includes 1 solar panel of 50 W and 1 lithium battery of 13.8 A.

3K photovoltaic kit

Three 100 watt photovoltaic solar modules ideal for portable installations. Dimensions 120 x 54 x 3 cm, robust frame, simple installation with the clamps provided. With the included inverter it is possible to power small appliances. Equipped with a button control and two types of sockets, including a cooling fan to ensure constant use without overheating problems. Output voltage 220 Volts, power 2000 watts, DC output power 900 – 1000 watts. A socket where you can insert a Shuko socket (10 A). The charge controller works at 12/24 V and also maintains the battery, preventing overcharging and under-discharging.

2kW kit

Solar system of 2 KW per day (on summer days, in winter, however, it guarantees a 1 KW). Two 100 watt solar panels, 50 amp controller, 4000 watt max inverter. Charge regulator ideal for small and medium-sized installations, usable for the controlled charging of batteries, the charge regulator operates at 12/24 V (voltage selected automatically). Battery maintenance activity avoiding overcharging and under-discharging.

1KW solar panel kit

Power 100 W, dimensions 120 x 54 x 3 cm, wide range of applications, sturdy frame and special terminals supplied. Inverter Specifications: Output Voltage 220 Volts, Rated Power 5000 Watts, Effective Power 1200 Watts, DC Output Power 1000/1400 Watts.
Output frequency 50Hz/60Hz, input voltage 12V, anti-overheating fan, on/off button, 1 socket for Shuko socket (10A).

Ensave photovoltaic balcony kit

Solar modules suitable for rapid installations dedicated to residential household appliances such as washing machine, dryer, dishwasher. The system is made up of 2 flexible 260 Watt solar panels in Slim size, so thanks to their narrow and long design they are particularly suitable for application on the balustrade of single ring balconies, particularly robust they are modules made with cells high-efficiency, reliable and weather-resistant photovoltaics. The kit includes: 2 flexible solar panels of 130 Watt each, 1 x inverter of 3500/7000 Watt, 1 x controller, 2 x battery of 120 Ah each.

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