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If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 9:39am On Jun 02, 2016
Hello my name is Charpell and i am a Solar Energy Consultant.

As electricity bills and price of fuel increase around the country, solar panels are increasingly being installed by homeowners wishing to take advantage of a system that produces greener energy and insulates them from rising energy prices.

If you are building your house and you have not factored solar energy into your budget then you need to go back to your drawing board. No one can run away from electricity needs, because it drives the economy. Only smart individuals understand that they can spend less on solar energy in the long run than using fossil generators.

Solar energy needs no introduction, with the abundance of sun in Nigeria; we still are not harnessing the energy. With the current price of fuel, every smart individual knows that solar energy is the way forward.
The major challenge of solar energy in Nigeria is the cost but what people have failed to factor is that these system has a life span of 25-30 years. It has no moving parts, it needs no maintenance.

When building a new home, you have the opportunity to build it right from the get-go, saving yourself thousands of naira in utility bills over the decades (as well as offsetting the associated fossil fuel emissions).

High efficiency appliances make the most of the energy they consume. Electricity is appealing because you can generate it for free with solar panels on your roof.

However, the amount of electricity generated at a particular site depends on how much of the sun's energy reaches it. Thus, PV systems function most efficiently in the northern part of the country, which receives the greatest amount of solar energy.
Before selecting system components and sizing a PV system for an existing home, you should evaluate your energy consumption patterns and try to reduce your home's electricity use. You can start by performing a load analysis with the help of a good installer.

By understanding your "energy habits" and becoming more energy efficient, you can reduce the size of the PV system you'll need, lowering both your capital and operating costs.
If you're designing a new home, you should work with the builder and the solar professional to incorporate your PV system into your whole-house system design -- an approach for building an energy-efficient home.

There are 3 types of Solar Energy Installation

1 Back-Up System
This is the cheapest form of Renewable energy. Back-Up Installation are essentially UPS that provides uninterrupted electricity when the power from PHCN goes off. They mainly consist of Inverter and batteries. The batteries sustain power for a give number of hours at a time before recharge.
A Back-Up installation can later be upgraded, by adding solar panels.

Who needs this Installation?
This system of installation is suitable for people who have at least 10 hours of electricity per day. If you are not sure of the number of hours, you can still install now and later upgrade to the hybrid system. The most important thing is you have started.


2 Stand alone system
This is the most expensive form of Solar Installation. A Stand alone system solely relies on solar energy and does not require PHCN for charging the battery. It isn't connected to a electricity distribution grid operated by a utility.
When considering Stand alone system, you should hire an expert solar engineer to help you calculate the energy audit of your appliance, positioning of solar arrays and number of panels required to let your system run for 24 hours otherwise your batteries may not be getting charged.

Who needs this Installation?
This system of installation is suitable for people who want some part of their appliance in their home or all of their appliances be totally independent of National grid.

3 Hybrid Systems
In a hybrid Solar Installation, there is always electricity round the clock because more than one source is required and available for battery charging. For example, there is the presence of at least two of the following:

• PHCN
• Solar array
• Wind energy
• Fuel/Diesel Generator

Hybrid Installation provides the highest form of power efficiency and availability.

Who needs this Installation?
This system of installation is suitable for people who can't afford the stand alone installation, so the number of solar array is reduced to let other source cover up for the time charging.

There are 3 factors everyone needs to consider before coming up with a budget.
I Energy Load
2 Number of Hours the Battery can sustain without charging
3 Price of each system Component

I have prepared a current quote that describes the design and cost analyst for all size of solar setup ranging from 1.2kva to 15kva for both backup and stand-alone system. With a consultant fee of N5,000, you get the quote sent to you and regular update for any change in price

In the quote I will be sending out, you get the:

1 The Total wattage of all your house appliance
2 Current price of every component, that makes up the solar generator.
3 1.2kva Quote for back up and Stand alone system
4 2kva Quote for back up and Stand alone system
5 2.5kva Quote for back up and Stand alone system
6 3.5kva Quote for back up and Stand alone system
7 5kva Quote for back up and Stand alone system
8 7.5kva Quote for back up and Stand alone system
9 10kva Quote for back up and Stand alone system
10 15kva Quote for back up and Stand alone system
11 We also compare the price of the solar installation to the cost of each system fuel/ Diesel generator for a period of 2 year.

To calculate your energy load, follow this link to install IQSolar app in your android phone https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=appinventor.ai_chappelle09.Solarapp

If you want to get the quote, drop your email address here or send me an email at u.charpell@afsenergies.com

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Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 9:59am On Jun 02, 2016
A complete Hybrid System

Source of Power
• Solar Array
• PHCN
• Fuel Generator

Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by sunite1: 10:02am On Jun 02, 2016
Please send details of the cost/installation for a solar that can power one fridge freezer, two Tv's, 12 energy bulbs and four fans to: funmilayo_victor@yahoo.com
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Emeka71(m): 10:23am On Jun 02, 2016
In my village there hasn't been PHCN light ; we now use solar ; inverter and generator.
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 10:23am On Jun 02, 2016
sunite1:
Please send details of the cost/installation for a solar that can power one fridge freezer, two Tv's, 12 energy bulbs and four fans to: funmilayo_victor@yahoo.com
Sent
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 10:26am On Jun 02, 2016
Emeka71:
In my village there hasn't been PHCN light ; we now use solar ; inverter and generator.
Good, solar energy will take over in coming years
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Emeka71(m): 10:37am On Jun 02, 2016
Charpell:

Good, solar energy will take over in coming years
That will be a good innovation to counter the move of Federal Government exploiting citizens ; very soon vehicles that don't use fuel shall take over ; for now bicycles shall be more useful.
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by deking(m): 10:50am On Jun 02, 2016
Please send cost for installation combo that can power 4 large freezers (Max 250Watt each) to on a 24hrs basis to dekingsa@gmail.com
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 11:01am On Jun 02, 2016
deking:
Please send cost for installation combo that can power 4 large freezers (Max 250Watt each) to on a 24hrs basis to dekingsa@gmail.com
I sent you a 3.5kva system which will handle that
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Azinganga: 3:00pm On Jun 02, 2016
Please send the details of the standalone and backup type of solar energy including their cost to mong_uka@yahoo.com
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 5:51pm On Jun 02, 2016
Azinganga:
Please send the details of the standalone and backup type of solar energy including their cost to mong_uka@yahoo.com
Sent
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by bluejay242001(m): 8:07pm On Jun 02, 2016
I need a cost analysis for 3.5 kva.. . To carry fridge, two TV set and 3 fans to bluejay242001@gmail.com
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by ifyan(m): 10:05pm On Jun 02, 2016
Hey Charpell.
I love your information. Keep it up.

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Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 3:11am On Jun 03, 2016
bluejay242001:
I need a cost analysis for 3.5 kva.. . To carry fridge, two TV set and 3 fans to bluejay242001@gmail.com
Sent
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by drgica74: 6:07am On Jun 03, 2016
l just read your commendable analysis. I am building a mini hospital now that I expect to have atleast 10 one horse power a/cs', 8 tvs' and maybe some automated hospital equipment. pleas can u send me the cost to
ifeanyiasamole@yahoo.com
sorry from portharcourt.
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Nobody: 6:49am On Jun 03, 2016
I'll be doing a full standalone system for a 2 bedroom apartment.

I intend to store the batteries indoors, is there a safety issue?
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by mujeebmuhsin: 8:27am On Jun 03, 2016
Kindly send the price of installing a 3.5kva system to habyboo@gmail.com.
Thank you.
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 8:28am On Jun 03, 2016
drgica74:
l just read your commendable analysis. I am building a mini hospital now that I expect to have atleast 10 one horse power a/cs', 8 tvs' and maybe some automated hospital equipment. pleas can u send me the cost to
ifeanyiasamole@yahoo.com
sorry from portharcourt.
Hello the cost analysis for 1.2kva, 2kva and 3.5kva are free. Anything exceeding 3.5kva means we have to come your facility to take accurate measurement and carry out proper Energy Audit.

Regards
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 11:23am On Jun 03, 2016
mujeebmuhsin:
Kindly send the price of installing a 3.5kva system to habyboo@gmail.com.
Thank you.
Sent
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 11:25am On Jun 03, 2016
EgunMogaji:
I'll be doing a full standalone system for a 2 bedroom apartment.

I intend to store the batteries indoors, is there a safety issue?
Batteries are always safe. However ensure there is adequate ventilation around the environment your battery will stay
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 1:49pm On Jun 03, 2016
ifyan:
Hey Charpell.

I love your information. Keep it up.
Thanks
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by kenazuu(m): 2:44pm On Jun 03, 2016
Nice info. Please send quote for 2kva to kenauu@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by olawale100: 3:45pm On Jun 03, 2016
Kindly send quote for 1.5Kva and 3.5Kva.

Please, I will also need a quote to convert an existing inverter charged by PHCN to fully run on Solar.

oolabintan@yahoo.com

Thanks
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 3:58pm On Jun 03, 2016
olawale100:
Kindly send quote for 1.5Kva and 3.5Kva.

Please, I will also need a quote to convert an existing inverter charged by PHCN to fully run on Solar.

oolabintan@yahoo.com

Thanks
Sent
HOW many KVA is your Inverter?
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by abouzaid: 5:27pm On Jun 03, 2016
Charpell:

Thanks
greenermodels@gmail.com, for all three estimates, i.need to compare and contrast
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 8:27am On Jun 04, 2016
abouzaid:
greenermodels@gmail.com, for all three estimates, i.need to compare and contrast
Sent
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by mcmeffy(m): 8:47am On Jun 04, 2016
Hi pls send the analysis for stand alone and hybrid for 1.5kv and 2.5kv.
For a 2 bedroom flat with 2Led TV,12 bulbs,3 fans, 2 1hp ac's, 1 fridge....with a possibility of a small waging machine and a portable steamer machine. Though not to be used at the same time.
mcmeffyklothyn@gmail.com.
thank you.
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Charpell(m): 9:54am On Jun 04, 2016
mcmeffy:
Hi pls send the analysis for stand alone and hybrid for 1.5kv and 2.5kv.
For a 2 bedroom flat with 2Led TV,12 bulbs,3 fans, 2 1hp ac's, 1 fridge....with a possibility of a small waging machine and a portable steamer machine. Though not to be used at the same time.
mcmeffyklothyn@gmail.com.
thank you.

You cant use 1.5kva or 2.5kva for all your appliance.
If you want to use 2 Ac's with those other machines, it means it has gone beyond 3.5kva
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by abouzaid: 3:29pm On Jun 04, 2016
Charpell:


You cant use 1.5kva or 2.5kva for all your appliance.
If you want to use 2 Ac's with those other machines, it means it has gone beyond 3.5kva
please, i also need the estimate for the 3.5kva. greenermodels@gmail.com
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by Koffman: 10:18pm On Jun 04, 2016
Pls. I need d 3.5kva koffmanben@gmail.com
Re: If You Are Building A House And You Want To Incorporate Solar Energy, Read This by dblackninja: 3:11am On Jun 05, 2016
Hello @ Charpell, have sent to your email but haven't gotten a reply yet. Please send the details of the standalone and backup type of solar energy including their cost.
The total wattage that will be used for it is about 3000watts.

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