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5 SECRET Traps To Avoid Before Investing In Solar Energy In Nigeria by perfectsmiles(m): 6:09pm On Sep 14, 2020
5 SECRET TRAPS TO AVOID BEFORE INVESTING IN SOLAR ENERGY IN NIGERIA

With the increase in Electricity tariff, hike in fuel price and the existing power problem faced by many in Nigeria, there is need for a sustainable and alternative power source to help complete daily task, meet up deadlines, work and live a comfortable life and stay safe (crime prevails under darkness).

Renewable energy is the only hope of the common man for energy and solar is taking the lead in this aspect. But just like any other aspect of life, there are secrets if not taken note of you will up wasting money, not getting value for money spent on such an investment.

In order to avoid such problem, and coming to the conclusion that Solar Energy is a waste of investment and a scam. This piece will help EXPOSE You to the 5 SECRET traps associated with Solar Energy Technology.

SECRET #1
The most important Component in your Solar System is the Battery....
If YOU get it wrong from the beginning...
Your Entire Voyage into the Solar World will be marred by...
Great Misery.
Great Anger.
Regrets. And thus, great burning desire to discourage anyone you know not to venture into the Solar World.
The Nigerian market is Flooded with all kinds of substandard Batteries... Thanks mostly to Chinko and some selfish importers...

It only takes a professional Solar Engineer to be able to identify such bad batteries; sometimes the desire to make more no matter what it takes makes some to go for these poor batteries.

Professional advice #1
Rather than managing and spending on low batteries add some money and get good materials with great warranties, the extra cost is nothing compared to the pain, stress and problem associated with poor materials.

NOTE: A poor Job will always overshadow Cheap Price

SECRET #2
This is the Reason Why Your Solar/Inverter Deep Cycle Batteries (200Ah, 100Ah, 150Ah etc) which Usually Last You UP to 12hrs or a whole day when you Installed it Initially Doesn't Last up to 30 Minutes Any More.

Here is Why

Batteries are made up of Cells, and each Cell is made up of Electrolyte- medium-dilute Sulphuric Acid 2H2SO4 and Lead (Pb) Plate (+ve and -ve)

Equation
Pb + 2H2SO4 =PbSO4 + SO2 + 2H2O
When you are powering the electrical load/equipments in your house, the battery is discharging.
Discharging Equation
PbSO4 + SO2 + 2H2O
From the Equation you see that the lead plate attract the SO4 to itself, making the plate PbSO4.
When you recharge your battery
this is the result, Pb + 2H2SO4.
The lead discharge the SO4 which goes into the electrolytes and recombines to form the 2H2SO4
System is balanced.
Here is what makes your battery weak.
When you discharge your battery and you don't recharge it properly to 100%, the SO4 on the lead plate Pb doesn't get off from the plate totally, As you keep using the Battery, and is not recharged properly, over time, the SO4 gets glued to the Lead plate Pb and becomes hard to remove by Charging the battery. This becomes an Insulator or a covering on the Lead plate.

There by covering the Lead plate stopping it from conducting properly, this affects the electrolyte also, making it weak in it content. The overall effect is a weak Battery that doesn't hold power any more.
Your battery might be looking new and clean, but it doesn't provide power for long anymore.
Partial State of Charge PSOC has affected it.

Professional advice #2
So please, whenever you drain your solar/inverter battery, ensure you charge it
properly before using it the next time. Else the battery won't last as expected
We have batteries which are manufactured to overcome this PSOC effects and will last you for long.
I Hope This Helps

More secrets coming up soon that will be when I notice people are really interested in this.
Thank you.
For any advice, you can check my signature and DM for help, consultation, quotes or any solar related issues

Engr. Udeh Chinedu.
07039098400

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Re: 5 SECRET Traps To Avoid Before Investing In Solar Energy In Nigeria by Arabs999: 7:10pm On Sep 14, 2020
This is very informative.
Please we are waiting for more.
Thank you for this freebie
Re: 5 SECRET Traps To Avoid Before Investing In Solar Energy In Nigeria by mrsage(m): 8:49pm On Sep 14, 2020
We need more. Thanks
Re: 5 SECRET Traps To Avoid Before Investing In Solar Energy In Nigeria by Xavfra(m): 9:10pm On Sep 14, 2020
winkNice one
Re: 5 SECRET Traps To Avoid Before Investing In Solar Energy In Nigeria by boogie2: 4:45am On Sep 15, 2020
More please
Re: 5 SECRET Traps To Avoid Before Investing In Solar Energy In Nigeria by odimbannamdi(m): 8:14pm On Oct 07, 2020
Following
Re: 5 SECRET Traps To Avoid Before Investing In Solar Energy In Nigeria by Earthstorms(m): 10:02pm On Oct 07, 2020
So how much are you selling your battery?

Anyway, get lithium iron phosphate batteries and save yourself stress associated with lead acid batteries.

I have a dream, one day we shall have liquid flow batteries powering our homes cheaply. That day we shall use the sun by day and our reliable flow batteries at night. Then we will be laughing at the electricity companies.

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