13.10.2021

Going Wholly Green and Solar. Is it Possible in LA?

If you are interested in going solar, at some point you might have wondered whether it’s possible or not to go completely green using solar energy. To find that out, firstly you need to learn about various types of solar systems and compare their pros and cons.

What Are The Types of Solar Systems?

There are three main types of solar systems, on-grid, off-grid and hybrid. 

On-grid solar systems provide you with the option to stay attached to the electricity grid when your solar panels are not producing energy. It means that you can have around the clock electricity, even when the sun isn't out. It implies that when your panels produce more energy than needed for your consumption, you can send it to the grid and have your electricity bill lowered by it. In states where the grid's electricity is mostly renewable energy sources, this is a great option to stay green! California’s grid operator has tax credits offered that you can implement as well.

 

On-Grid-Solar-Systems

 

Off-grid solar systems work with a battery bank. So, instead of sending or drawing energy from the grid, you can store your excess energy in your battery bank to use during the hours that your panels are not producing power. It is a great option, and it also helps to avoid rolling blackouts in LA since on-grid panels cannot produce power when the grid is not functional. That is because of the danger factor. When the grid is down, workers are trying to get it up and running again. Producing solar power with an on-grid system during construction can cause damage. 

Hybrid solar systems are the best of both worlds. It is prevalent since it gives you the option of storing solar energy in cases where there is weather impact on the LA power grid and drawing it from the grid. Most people use their hybrid system like an on-grid system. They fill up their batteries in case of a grid shutdown and draw from the grid at nighttime. It is an excellent option for people living in states where there are often electricity outages.

What Is The Greenest Option For a Solar System?

Depending on the state that you are in, you can decide which is the best type of system to pick. That's one of the benefits of going solar in Los Angeles. Most of these options are green for you! The most environmentally friendly option is off-grid systems since they don't use any power from the grid where a percentage of the power comes from non-renewable sources. Considering that they are both environmentally friendly, you can also consider the price difference. Batteries are not cheap, however thanks to innovations, they will become more affordable over time. Going wholly green in the US is a possibility in the future. Considering that we are on our way there, it may be a reality by 2050!

 

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    RENWEX 2021 International Forum - Exhibition

    LA Solar Factory kindly invites everyone to attend the RENWEX 2021 Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles International Forum - Exhibition on June 22-24, where the latest generation solar equipment will be presented. International Forum - Exhibition will be held under the slogan "Together we will build the future of renewable energy". More than 63 companies from around 9 countries will participate.

    The main goal of the RENWEX 2021 Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles International Forum – Exhibition is to identify the potential of companies, as well as to develop the best solutions for projects, making it a basis for renewable energy growth.

    Within the framework of the exhibition, the American LA Solar Group’s Armenian factory (LA Solar Factory) and the Russian branch (Moscow Solar Group) will jointly present a wide range of high-quality solar equipment, modern electric vehicles, which will be displayed in the pavilion 3A46.

    We are kindly waiting for you at EXPO RENWEX 2021.

  • 08.11.2021

    First Armenian Manufactured All-Black Solar Modules! Soon!

    More and more businesses and private homes in Armenia have been switching to solar energy in recent years. Today, blue polycrystalline solar panels (solar panels types) are the most popular on the local and the world market. It is no secret that when choosing a solar system, preference is given to the efficiency and durability of panels - the more powerful the system, the greater the savings.

    However, sometimes it is also important to take into account the appearance of the solar system. 

    Black and Blue Panels. Main Characteristics

    The relatively affordable price of blue panels is caused by a simpler production process and lower installation costs. In addition, one of the advantages of polycrystalline solar panels is the absence of environmentally harmful waste during production.

    Black solar panels are mostly monocrystalline, rarely thin-film. Unlike polycrystalline solar panels, the price of black panels is higher due to the high quality of silicone used, production process waste and consumption of silicon.

    The outer PV layer and the framing of the monocrystalline panels are entirely black, unlike the "traditional" blue panels, the marked areas of which are white.

    Advantages of Black Solar Panels

    1. Black solar panels are more energy efficient

    Made of single silicon, monocrystalline black panels absorb several times more energy. It turns out that fewer monocrystalline panels are required to generate energy than producing the same amount of energy with polycrystalline panels.

    2. Stable operation in cloudy weather

    Even in cloudy weather, black solar panels do not stop absorbing light, providing a house or a building with constant electricity.

    3. Durability

    Compared with polycrystalline panels, monocrystalline panels are more durable. A number of global manufacturers guarantee 25 years of operation of their panels. LA Solar Factory gives a 25-year guarantee of uninterrupted operation of its products in Armenia.

    Monocrystalline Black Panels in Armenia

    The demand for the solar system in Armenia is growing every day. Solar systems of the world's leading companies are represented on the market.

    Armenian consumers will soon be able to purchase locally produced monocrystalline black panels as well. Being the first local manufacturer of monocrystalline panels in Armenia, LA Solar Factory offers its consumers the most efficient solar panels in the field of solar energy.