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Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 10:39am On Nov 12, 2017
Good day romancelanders!!!! I'm Holmes07 the C.E.O of Crystal Solar Nigeria Limited
( meet us on facebook @ www.facebook.com/CrystalSolarNG), it is my pleasure to bring to your notice the services of Crystal Solar, we specialize in renewable energy chiefly solar Power installation and maintenance.. My mission here today is to create a discussion on solar power where you ask me anything on solar power and i will be glad to answer you.
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Before we procede to the discussion in proper, i'd like to briefly discuss how solar power works.

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV) or using concentrated solar power, concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam which are in turn used generate steam and then electric power, we will focus on the use of photovoltaics (PV) cells in this discussion. Photovoltaics involves using solar cell, or photovoltaic cell (PV), to converts sunlight light into electric current using the photovoltaic effect.
For an individual to generate electricity using photovoltaics (PV) or solar cells one needs the followings:

1. Photovoltaic (PV) cells convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity.
2. Inverter converts DC into alternating current (AC) electricity.
3. Solar charge controller.
4. Battery(s)
There are on-grid connection system and the off-grid connection system of solar power installation. On-grid system simply implies that your solar system is tied to your local utility company’s system. All this means for you is that your utility(like PHCN in Nigeria) system acts as your battery space. If you are producing more energy with your solar panels or system than you are using, the excess energy is sent to your grid’s power company, allowing you to build credit that you can cash out with at the end of the year, in a process called net metering. Being grid-tied is beneficial because you don’t have to buy an expensive battery back-up system to store any excess energy.
Being off-grid means you are not connected in any way to your grid’s power system or utility company. This is appealing because you are 100% self-sustaining your energy use. However off-grid systems require you to purchase back-up battery which can be expensive and bulky.


Thanks for your time, nw keep the questions rolling in!!

Picture1 is My company's flyer
picture2 is a solar charge controller
picture3 is a battery
picture4 shows PV panels from a recent installation

Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by greatnaija01: 10:51am On Nov 12, 2017
I DONT EVER WANT TO USE PHCN AGAIN..... how much will such a set up cost for a 2bedroom flat!!!

I do not want to use PHCN or GEN ever again
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by jospepper(m): 11:13am On Nov 12, 2017
I operate laundry shop with two pressing irons rated 1000w and 2800w, a ceilling fan(not sure of the wattage) , a water heater rated 1000w and an energy bulb of 85w. Would this solar energy be cost-effective for this scenario? How much would it cost to set it up?Mind you I pay between 2k to 3k per month to phcn. Thank you.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by gmajor10(m): 11:32am On Nov 12, 2017
jospepper:
I operate laundry shop with two pressing irons rated 1000w and 2800w, a ceilling fan(not sure of the wattage) , a water heater rated 1000w and an energy bulb of 85w. Would this solar energy be cost-effective for this scenario? How much would it cost to set it up?Mind you I pay between 2k to 3k per month to phcn. Thank you.

Bros even me wey no be professional go tell you say solar can sustain the level of watts you consume. Especially, when it is a laundry service. You use them constantly not sparingly, just stick to Nepa and Gen.

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Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by jospepper(m): 12:02pm On Nov 12, 2017
gmajor10:


Bros even me wey no be professional go tell you say solar can sustain the level of watts you consume. Especially, when it is a laundry service. You use them constantly not sparingly, just stick to Nepa and Gen.
ok thank you.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by jerflakes(m): 12:16pm On Nov 12, 2017
I want a solar system for my laptop and lightweight devices... Do you have any?

Preferably laptop only

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Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 1:31pm On Nov 12, 2017
jospepper:
I operate laundry shop with two pressing irons rated 1000w and 2800w, a ceilling fan(not sure of the wattage) , a water heater rated 1000w and an energy bulb of 85w. Would this solar energy be cost-effective for this scenario? How much would it cost to set it up?Mind you I pay between 2k to 3k per month to phcn. Thank you.
Sir Solar power can provide sufficient energy to anything. To supply ur energy demands cost won't be on ur side..
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by jospepper(m): 1:36pm On Nov 12, 2017
Holmes07:

Sir Solar power can provide sufficient energy to anything. To supply ur energy demands cost won't be on ur side..
ok thank you.
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 1:37pm On Nov 12, 2017
jerflakes:
I want a solar system for my laptop and lightweight devices... Do you have any?

Preferably laptop only
Well, there are solar cells for laptop only, although it's out of stock... A 200watts system which cost 140k should fit ur laptop nd oda light weight system..
Give me ur contact, when the solar cell for laptop only is available i'd let u knw..
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 1:40pm On Nov 12, 2017
greatnaija01:
I DONT EVER WANT TO USE PHCN AGAIN..... how much will such a set up cost for a 2bedroom flat!!!

I do not want to use PHCN or GEN ever again
It depends on ur energy needs i.e the kind of appliance u run at home.. 600watts system which costs should fit a typical Nigerian two bedroom flat, it might cost up to 650k or below.....
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by jerflakes(m): 1:46pm On Nov 12, 2017
Holmes07:

Well, there are solar cells for laptop only, although it's out of stock...

Why does this keep happening?

Everyone I ask says it's unavailable

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Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 1:49pm On Nov 12, 2017
jerflakes:

Why does this keep happening?
Everyone I ask says it's unavailable
I've been trying to get them in large quantity from USA..
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by jerflakes(m): 1:56pm On Nov 12, 2017
Holmes07:

I've been trying to get them in large quantity from USA..

When will it come, nepa don do me shege for here

I want to use the money I use to repair my gen and buy petrol to buy solar system for my laptop

I can charge my phone through my laptop, so I don't need a big solar system

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Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 1:29am On Nov 13, 2017
jerflakes:


When will it come, nepa don do me shege for here

I want to use the money I use to repair my gen and buy petrol to buy solar system for my laptop

I can charge my phone through my laptop, so I don't need a big solar system
January..
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by olaolu11(m): 2:55am On Jul 17, 2019
Are you still available. Last thread here was 2017
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 6:42am On Aug 20, 2019
jerflakes:


When will it come, nepa don do me shege for here

I want to use the money I use to repair my gen and buy petrol to buy solar system for my laptop

I can charge my phone through my laptop, so I don't need a big solar system
Bro longest time, we now have Solar cells specially built for phones, it can output 1amps to 2amps.. You can whatsapp me on 09021196692
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by olaolu11(m): 6:21pm On Aug 23, 2019
Pls give details of what you have
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 5:26pm On Sep 03, 2019
olaolu11:
Pls give details of what you have
Message me on whatsapp so that we can talk better
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 10:30pm On Apr 28, 2020
Mongol:
We live in a century where everything is improving faster and ecologically speaking, better. We don’t have a choice, we must do better for our Earth. So installing solar power panels is a good first step. And why shouldn’t we? My brother is an advocate of ecological stuff. So one day he called a Brisbane electrician and had him installed some solar panels. I don’t remember how much did he pay. It wasn’t cheap, but not so expensive when you think about the damage that we do to our Earth. Since then, my brother is paying much less for the power bill and he is so happy with himself that he makes at least something for our future.
The job of a Solar Engineer and that of an Electrician are similar but different. When you want to install a Solar system seek the service of a qualified solar engineer( like myself) and not an Electrician. Our page remains www.Facebook.com/CrystalSolarNG
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by olaolu11(m): 5:49am On May 04, 2020
jerflakes:


When will it come, nepa don do me shege for here

I want to use the money I use to repair my gen and buy petrol to buy solar system for my laptop

I can charge my phone through my laptop, so I don't need a big solar system

150watts panel, 80-100ah battery 10a controller is okay. Set that up for him now
Re: Ask Me Anything On Solar Power!!!!! by Holmes07(m): 11:09am On Jun 10, 2020
olaolu11:


150watts panel, 80-100ah battery 10a controller. is okay. Set that up for him now
If jerflakes is still interested, then that would be sufficient for his stated energy needs..

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