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Solar Panels and Battery

 

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More evidence emerged this week of the imminent arrival of the solar storage revolution. First was a report by the Deutsche Bank, the latest to predict that solar will become the dominant energy source by 2050, displacing other traditional energy such as fossil fuels.

“Over the next 20 years, we expect the electricity market to double to $US4 trillion and expect the solar industry to increase by a factor of 10. During this timeframe, the solar industry is expected to generate $5 trillion of cumulative revenue,” said the report.

The study sees solar expanding rapidly in developing countries such as India.

“By the year 2050, we expect global solar penetration rates to increase to 30%. We also see solar penetration rates increasing more rapidly in developing economies. India for example has recently announced targets to reach 100GW of solar capacity by 2022.”

The solar storage revolution

But it is affordable solar storage which the bank describes as being at the heart of the revolution. Calling it the “next killer app” because it will help with metering and accessing the grid, the bank states the importance of storage in the rapid expansion of solar power.

“We believe reduction(a) in solar storage costs could act as a significant catalyst for global solar adoption, particularly in high electricity markets such as Europe.”

Reinforcing the was an ABC article last week which quoted CQ University professor Peter Wolfs as saying his team was researching ways for people with solar power to access stored energy during natural disasters. As the recent cyclones in the North have shown, the loss of power is a major problem for those affected by these natural disasters.

However Professor Wolfs said it was possible for those with solar energy to disconnect from the grid during such times, thanks to solar energy and storage.

“You can separate your house. If you actually disconnect your house from the network during a power outage you can form what is called an island and you basically operate off your solar energy and your energy stored in a battery.”

Calling the falling price of the storage battery for electric cars the real “game changer”, he predicted that further drops in price will encourage more homeowners to add a battery component to their solar system.

“…the price of batteries has dropped steadily at about 10 to 15 per cent each year, so in a handful of years, three to four years, you’ll probably find there will be an increasing demand for batteries going into houses.”

So all signs point to a solar storage revolution at the vanguard of solar energy as the dominant power source of the future. The opportunities for Australia, with its wide open spaces and wealth of sunlight, are of course, endless. The chance to become a true renewable energy superpower (as Australia was once described by the Spanish Foreign Minister) may lie in investment in not just solar energy, both domestic and large array, but also in solar battery storage.

 

Read how Generator Inverters work HERE

Read iTechworld Generator Reviews HERE

Read how to use a Generator Inverter HERE

Read how to avoid a drained battery HERE

Read about light weight Solar Panels HERE

Read 5 great tips to get the most out of your Solar Panels HERE

Read our comprehensive guide on Inverters HERE

Read about the benefits of travelling with Solar Power HERE

 

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iTechworld 12 Volt Flexible LED Light

iTechworld 12 Volt Flexible LED Light.

 

iTechworld's 12 Volt Flexible LED Camp light could be regarded as one of the most versatile light sources available for the Australian outdoor recreation market today. Its minimal power draw allows it to be used for camping, 4x4, motor homes, caravans and boats without putting a strain onto your power supply.

We have taken great pride in producing a product that has the beautiful yet harsh Australian market in mind. This enables you to have the confidence knowing that whatever the conditions, wherever you are you will have a light source to suit your needs.

 

Specs & info 

  • Aussie tough.
  • 1.1m long light strip.
  • 5m long cable.
  • Waterproof control switch.
  • Heavy duty carry bag.
  • It plugs straight into a 12v cigarette socket.
  • Low amperage draw.
  • Produces a bright white light. 

 

Read how Generator Inverters work HERE

Read iTechworld Generator Reviews HERE

Read how to use a Generator Inverter HERE

Read how to avoid a drained battery HERE

Read about light weight Solar Panels HERE

Read 5 great tips to get the most out of your Solar Panels HERE

Read our comprehensive guide on Inverters HERE

Read about the benefits of travelling with Solar Power HERE

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Ian

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There are “experts” everywhere!

There are “experts” everywhere!

 

Hi, i am the head technician at iTechworld. I spend a lot of time helping people get their satellite TV systems working.
Doing technical support for iTechworld means I get to see all manner of different problems.  Some are really complex and challenging, others are as simple as telling someone that their Vast Smartcard is already inside the set top box.  The one problem however that keeps coming around and around over and over again is the local “expert” at the caravan park who has “been doing this for years”.  They have “experience doing it with all different equipment” changing the settings in other peoples equipment when there is no need to do so.  To be fair usually these people have the best intentions at heart and are genuinely trying to help however in a lot of cases it’s not actually helping at all.  It’s making it worse.

 

Vast boxes are pre-set! It does not matter if you have an Altech or a Satking Vast box they are all pre-set and ready to use.  There is absolutely no need what so ever to go in and change the LNB settings, the frequencies or any other setting in there.  The LNB is set to 10700 that means the Vast box will only work using a 10700 LNB, if you do not have a 10700 LNB then you will have to get one, changing the setting in the Vast box to suit your LNB will not work.

 

The iTechworld D3 and D4 satellite finders are pre-set by iTechworld technicians before they leave the shop.  They are ready to use right out of the box and will lock onto the Optus C1/D3 satellite.  If you change the setting in the D3 or D4 satellite finder it will not work.

 

If you think that someone has changed your settings, altered your box or done anything you aren’t sure about then please call me,  08 9472 7200 or 1300 483 249.  I will be more than happy to help you.  I can talk you through how to set your Vast box or Satellite finder back to the correct settings.

 

Read how Generator Inverters work HERE

Read iTechworld Generator Reviews HERE

Read how to use a Generator Inverter HERE

Read how to avoid a drained battery HERE

Read about light weight Solar Panels HERE

Read 5 great tips to get the most out of your Solar Panels HERE

Read our comprehensive guide on Inverters HERE

Read about the benefits of travelling with Solar Power HERE

 

Article author

Ian

[email protected]

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