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Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by psucc(m): 9:05pm On Aug 10, 2020
chelseamann:
If you need solar to be installed for you in Enugu or close by..chat me up with the number in my signature.
Good evening.

Please can it be possible to use solar panel alone to generate electricity? Someone came to my shop (computer) to introduce the solar system to me. He said since the business runs on daytime when the sun is up, that I have no need for battery (storage).

Though we lost contact hence I could not get him.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by chelseamann(m): 9:35pm On Aug 10, 2020
psucc:
Good evening.

Please can it be possible to use solar panel alone to generate electricity? Someone came to my shop (computer) to introduce the solar system to me. He said since the business runs on daytime when the sun is up, that I have no need for battery (storage).

Though we lost contact hence I could not get him.

It can power DC electronics (Not AC like Fan, TV etc) but the voltage will be fluctuating..so it's not advisable. You will need at least 500Watts Inverter and a minimum of 100AH battery to keep the light steady because you can not rely on sun always.(The battery saves the energy and supplies electricity on a steady basis even when the weather is cloudy)... And Your location?

In addition, you can get the inverter + battery then skip the solar panels if you are sure of at least 5hours of NEPA daily to charge the inverter so u could use it during your business hours whether there is NEPA or not
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by Penuelseun(m): 10:45pm On Aug 10, 2020
psucc:
Good evening.

Please can it be possible to use solar panel alone to generate electricity? Someone came to my shop (computer) to introduce the solar system to me. He said since the business runs on daytime when the sun is up, that I have no need for battery (storage).

Though we lost contact hence I could not get him.

Yes it is possible, there are inverters that can power your home with only power from solar panels
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by psucc(m): 7:20am On Aug 11, 2020
chelseamann:
It can power DC electronics (Not AC like Fan, TV etc) but the voltage will be fluctuating..so it's not advisable. You will need at least 500Watts Inverter and a minimum of 100AH battery to keep the light steady because you can not rely on sun always.(The battery saves the energy and supplies electricity on a steady basis even when the weather is cloudy)... And Your location?

In addition, you can get the inverter + battery then skip the solar panels if you are sure of at least 5hours of NEPA daily to charge the inverter so u could use it during your business hours whether there is NEPA or not
Thanks alot! My requirements are 3 desktop computers, 2 laptops, 1 LaserJet printer and photocopy and fan.

NEPA here is a taboo as we seldom have 10minutes in a week.

I am based in Akwa Ibom and want alternative power seriously.

What's your advice?
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by psucc(m): 7:27am On Aug 11, 2020
Penuelseun:
Yes it is possible, there are inverters that can power your home with only power from solar panels
My load will include 3 desktop, 2 laptops, a printer(LaserJet) photocopy machine and a fan.

What's the best setup the power them Though the printer and the copier caan run alternative?

I am in Akwa Ibom.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by Jaapu: 11:47am On Aug 11, 2020
oblo:
I have been following this thread and I must say its been so educative. Thanks for this.

I also do have a solar setup BUT I opted for the DC option. grin

Breakdown of my setup

2nos 80 watts solar panel Got both them on jiji for 18k @9k eachwink though used oo. But they looked preety new so.... tongue

Solar charge controller (Jumia@6k+)

3 DC led light tubes (1k each)

2 DC fans (small one 4k or so and bigger one.. I had lying around bought years ago kiss


1 DC tv
1 GOtv decoder

For now I use mostly the lights + fans and the run almost 24 hours. This is so because I have not gotten around to buy a Deep cycle battery. I just use on the interim 2 old car batteries for now I had lying around and are already not at full capacity again lipsrsealed. They serve me well at least till they give up totally angry

When I get the inverter battery I would use the tv 24/7 or less when there is PHCN power.

And maybe as time elapse and funds come in I would also add more panels and led tubes etc.

Been running the setup for a year now and no hassles. This setup saves me fuel and running cost of my generator and except there is power failure for more than 2 days or so do I run it to power the freezer or run the washing machine.. Else... All man dey your dey.. angry We kukuma have lights, TV and Fan.. cheesy



Which inverter you dey use power washing machine and freezer...what is the rating of this appliances.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by feelme3(m): 12:51pm On Aug 11, 2020
Jaapu:


Which inverter you dey use power washing machine and freezer...what is the rating of this appliances.

He meant running his Gen to power those appliances when there's no power for two days.

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Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by Jaapu: 2:09pm On Aug 11, 2020
feelme3:


He meant running his Gen to power those appliances when there's no power for two days.

The style of writing confused me. Glad you could help.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by chelseamann(m): 9:34pm On Aug 11, 2020
psucc:
Thanks alot! My requirements are 3 desktop computers, 2 laptops, 1 LaserJet printer and photocopy and fan.

NEPA here is a taboo as we seldom have 10minutes in a week.

I am based in Akwa Ibom and want alternative power seriously.

What's your advice?
go for 1.5kv inverter and two 200Ahs battery 300w panel 3 and 30amps charge controller.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by mekuscato: 11:56am On Aug 24, 2020
My question:
Can same solar panel be used by two different connections...
(Where I want to park in, they had solar pumping machine which was stolen, now I'm thinking of tapping the solar panel and be using it in my room)
Is it possible please?
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by sseunhayor(m): 9:28am On Aug 31, 2020
Nice Thread Mordecai.

im ffg the thread diligently.

Good Job. Oya come and continue.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by psucc(m): 1:47pm On Aug 31, 2020
chelseamann:
go for 1.5kv inverter and two 200Ahs battery 300w panel 3 and 30amps charge controller.
Please what will the capital layout look like?

I may not be able to go for the high quality stuffs. I can manage chinco or even fairly used if available.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by chelseamann(m): 12:41pm On Sep 02, 2020
mekuscato:
My question:
Can same solar panel be used by two different connections...
(Where I want to park in, they had solar pumping machine which was stolen, now I'm thinking of tapping the solar panel and be using it in my room)
Is it possible please?
it's somehow possible but very complicated.. generally, it's never advisable.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by iamclime(m): 7:28pm On Sep 07, 2020
As my own contribution to this great thread by @Mordecai, I promise to combine the content here into a single PDF document for future use of all. Please house, keep reminding me of this.

I stumbled upon this thread today while searching for affordable solar energy solutions. As a freelancer, poor power supply has really caused me a lot of setbacks and frustrations, loss of clients and loss of revenue, too numerous to count. I don't like using generators for extended periods, due to noise and pollution. I love working in a clean and quiet space. I have decided to forget about grid electricity for now, for my own good!

Mordecai, thank you and may God bless you for taking the time to do this. You remind me of the Mordecai in the Bible. He was always interested in the welfare of his people.

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Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by harish00000(m): 7:04pm On Sep 30, 2020
The cost of setting up solar power for an average middle class household is quite high. It may ranges between N70,000 to N90,000. Don't worry if you can't afford to go solar. You can still use solar power following the two ways below:

1. You can take a loan with government benefits but regular interest.
2. Change your home appliances to those that work on solar power.

Well, in my case, I'll choose the second option! If you're looking for some solar powered fans, then you can read my review on the same here: https://solarfunda.com/solar-powered-fans/
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by emmaak2(m): 7:15am On Oct 01, 2020
iamclime:
As my own contribution to this great thread by @Mordecai, I promise to combine the content here into a single PDF document for future use of all. Please house, keep reminding me of this.

I stumbled upon this thread today while searching for affordable solar energy solutions. As a freelancer, poor power supply has really caused me a lot of setbacks and frustrations, loss of clients and loss of revenue, too numerous to count. I don't like using generators for extended periods, due to noise and pollution. I love working in a clean and quiet space. I have decided to forget about grid electricity for now, for my own good!

Mordecai, thank you and may God bless you for taking the time to do this. You remind me of the Mordecai in the Bible. He was always interested in the welfare of his people.

HELLO SIR WERE YOU ABLE TO CONVERT IT TO PDF
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by feelme3(m): 6:15pm On Nov 01, 2020
So this wonderful thread just died like this?
@Mordecai, Hope Al is well and good with you Sir.
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by superbouck(m): 3:13pm On Jan 13
very informative thread

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Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by Casemiro(m): 9:27am On Jan 18
please what could cause solar wire to rust?
could it be the wire isn't good or it's from the Solar panel?
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by Penuelseun(m): 11:37am On Jan 18
Casemiro:
please what could cause solar wire to rust?

could it be the wire isn't good or it's from the Solar panel?
Low quality wire, change it to original copper flex wire
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by Casemiro(m): 3:12pm On Jan 18
Penuelseun:
Low quality wire, change it to original copper flex wire
thanks. will change it
Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by Casemiro(m): 3:23pm On Jan 29
Penuelseun:
Low quality wire, change it to original copper flex wire

Thanks. You are correct! I changed the wire, and everything is working well now

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Re: Solar Power For An Average Middle Class Household by Ogeneigbo1: 5:57pm On Jan 29
Mordecai:
Solar power is considered out of reach of the average middle class income earner.

But is it?

Let's go into it, step by step.

I hope, by the information I'll be detailing below to encourage most low-income earners to adopt solar power for their needs. It is not as expensive as the resellers would have it be.

NB: I am not a professional. Most of the views I'll express will likely be as a result of my own experience.


Hello.

What will be the requirement for

22 18 watts bulb.

2 standing fans

1 tv.

1 laptop.
1 fridge.

I wil like the appliances to run direct on sun light in day times and run on battery at night when i will remove some load .
Thanks

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