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You will need a 14 gauge wire with positive and negative terminals inside, and a basic knowledge of soldering. Wire can easily be spliced anywhere in between the connection from the solar panel to the battery box. Wire should not exceed 50 ft. in length at 14 gauge to minimize the voltage drop to below 3%. If you require the panel to be even farther away than this, the wire gauge should be thicker to compensate for the distance and still minimize voltage drop.Read More
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Australia Solar Panel Systems

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:12:09 AM Etc/GMT+5

Australia Solar Panel Systems:

Silicon Solar’s selection of Complete Solar Systems are all-inclusive solar electric systems which are available to accommodate a full range of residential and commercial applications. These systems are both economical and environmentally responsible. Under the Category of Complete Solar Systems, you will find Portable Solar Power Systems, Grid-Tie Solar Kits, Off Grid Solar Systems, and Cabin Solar Kits.

Portable Solar Power Systems

Our Selection of Portable Solar Panels and Power Systems includes a Large Portable Solar Power System, a Portable Solar Power Systems, a Compact Solar Lighting System, flexible solar panels (in 5, 10 and 20 watt models), a 75/150 Watt Power Inverter, a Briefcase Solar Generator, a DC Lighting System, and more. These systems come with different solar panels, dependent upon your specific application, Our Solar Panels are now smaller and stronger than ever before, thanks to an increase in solar panel efficiency rates. Lighter battery systems which require less power give Silicon Solar the edge in providing light, economical solar portable power systems.

Grid-Tie Solar Electric Systems

Our Grid-Tie Solar Electric Systems are capable of providing some, most, or all of the power for your home or office. Since these systems power directly into your utility grid, you can even earn money from your utility company on a per-watt basis. Another benefit of our Grid-Tie Solar Electric Systems is that when the power goes out elsewhere in your area, your Solar Electric System will continue to operate. We offer Grid-Tie Solar Electric Systems in 1059 watt (1 kw), 1225 watt (1.2 kw), 2100 watt (2.1 kw), 2450 watt (2.4 kw) and 5600 watt (5.5 kw) models.

Off-Grid Home and Cabin Solar Power Kits

In our Off-Grid Home and Cabin Solar Power Kits category, you will find a selection of Off Grid Solar Components as well as a 990 Watt AC Cabin Power System. Our Off-Grid Solar components are ideal for anyone would like to expand an existing system, replace a particular component that may have worn over time, or even create a solar system from scratch. Off-Grid Solar components include E-panels, a Mini DC Disconnect Power Center, a Combiner Box, Battery Enclosures in a variety of sizes, and a Complete Back-Up Power System. Our 990 Watt AC Cabin Power System is a great solution when you want to be able to enjoy modern conveniences even in remote locations.

Solar Cabin Kits

Our Solar Cabin Kits provide your remote getaway with consistent, efficient, affordable energy, without harming the environment. We offer both DC and AC Cabin Solar Kits, which come complete with solar panels, professional mounting hardware, panel and system wiring, a battery bank, a charge controller, and in the case of AC Cabin Solar kits a DC to AC power inverter. Our Solar Cabin Kits range from 80 watts all the way up to 1980 watts of power. So no matter what cabin you want provide solar power for, Silicon Solar has the Solar Cabin Kit to meet your needs.

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Australia Solar Pool Heaters

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:10:45 AM Etc/GMT+5

Australia Solar Pool Heaters:

Are you thinking about installing a solar pool heater and utilizing the cost-free energy of the sun to allow you to open your pool earlier in the season and leave it open later in the season? Here follows the steps to take when you are looking for a solar pool heater:

Step 1:
The first thing to do is to determine the size of your pool. With that information, you can then calculate the number of solar pool collectors which you will need to keep your pool heated. If you have questions or concerns at this phase, please don’t hesitate to call our experts at 1-800-653-8540, option 3, then 4.

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Now that you have determined how many solar collectors your application will require your solar pool heater to have, the next thing to do is to calculate the total space your pool heating system will require. Using the specifications provided for each solar pool heater (available here) you can multiply the total area of an individual collector to calculate total area.

Step 3:
The next step is to determine the number of pool heating accessories for your installation. To do this, contact our sales department for an accurate quotation of all the required valves, pumps and other controls. This amount is generally around 30% of the cost of your total system.

Step 4:
Now you are ready for installation! Once you have all of your necessary components, you can get started with your solar pool heating system. In general, depending upon the complexity of the specific system, installation takes about 1-2 days from start to finish. Most installations can be conducted by anyone with basic plumbing experience. However we are more than happy to put you in touch with a specialist in your area who can do the installation for you.
Some Frequestly Asked Questions (also known as FAQs) regarding Solar Pool Heater are as Follows:

Q: What does a FAFCO solar System cost to operate?

A: Because a Solar Pool Heating System uses your existing pump to operate, there is no significant operating cost (less than $1 per month). FAFCO’s patented design produces the least amount of head pressure, so your pump will not have to work any harder or longer than it did before.

Q: Can I use the solar heating system for both my swimming pool and household hot water?

A: No. A Solar Heating System for your pool is a closed system that re-circulates the water in your pool. Solar Systems for domestic hot water are completely separate systems from Solar Pool Heaters, and have completely different requirements.

Q: My roof needs to be redone soon. Should I wait to heat my pool with solar?

A: Our FAFCO Systems are installed in such a way that we can easily remove them and later reinstall them at a fraction of the original cost of the system. If the roof is repaired within the first year of the system’s installation, we do the work at no cost. Therefore, there is no real benefit to postponing your enjoyment of a Solar heated pool.

Q: What about hurricanes and strong wind storms?

A: Our installation procedures are designed to withstand hurricane force winds.

Q: What if I already have a gas or electric pool heater?

A: We are able to install our systems to operate as the primary heat source, with an existing fossil fuel heater serving as a backup. In this way, you can usually enjoy a warm pool regardless of the weather, and save about 80% of the cost of heating with the existing heater.

Q: How do FAFCO Solar Systems compare in cost to other heating systems?

A: FAFCO Systems are the highest rated solar pool heating systems in the market. In spite of this, they are priced very competitively with less effective solar systems, and usually less expensive than heat pump installations. Gas heaters cost less to install, but are very expensive to operate.

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Wind Energy In Australia

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:09:36 AM Etc/GMT+5

Wind Energy in Australia:

Wind power is becoming more and more affordable, throughout the world. The Earth’s surface is uneven and is constantly receiving heat from the sun. Because the Earth’s surface is made up of both land and water, the sun’s heat is absorbed at different rates. Air over land will heat up quicker than air over water. As the warmer air over land rises the cooler air from the water moves in, creating wind.

Silicon Solar offers a variety of Wind Turbines to accommodate a wide range of applications and budgets. Such varieties include land or marine turbines and premium or economy wind energy systems. Premium Wind Energy Systems include well-known Bergey and Jacob wind turbines for small wind energy systems. Our Economy Wind Energy Systems are more reliable for a weekend get-away, RV systems, and marine applications.

A potential disadvantage of Wind Energy is that the location of the wind turbine needs to receive a reasonable amount of wind to produce energy. Not all locations experience a lot of wind, therefore making it impractical to depend on wind as a main energy source. However, a main advantage to Wind Energy is its basic dependent on wind-something that will always be available.

As Silicon Solar only has product lines that cover Solar Power and Wind Power, Silicon Solar is dedicated to Renewable Energy and helping the environment as much as possible. With Wind Systems for both land land marine applications, Silicon Solar carries company names such as Bergey and Jacobs wind turbines and premium and economy wind systems to meet any budget.

Premium Wind Energy Systems:

Our line of Premium Wind Energy Systems are on the smaller end of wind turbines, making them perfect for residential, wind farms, and commercial back up. These Wind Energy Systems consist of turbines that have a long term record of performance and reliability. The Bergey and Jacob wind turbines that require little maintenance. Installation and understanding the system easy.

Economy Wind Energy Systems:

Economy Wind Energy Systems are well suited to providing power for weekend getaways, marine applications, and RV systems. Heavier and more durable, the Economy Wind Energy Systems are great for the do-it-yourself sort of person. The Economy Wind Energy Systems require a bit more attention than the Premium Wind Energy Systems.

Silicon Solar’s Solar Panel product line has a very extensive and detailed selection. From Panels by the Watt, Flexible Panels, Educational Panels, Grid Tie/Off-Grid Panels, and Concentrator Panels, Silicon Solar is sure to have what you’re looking for!

Posted in Worldwide Solar Guide By Silicon Solar

Australia Solar Information

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:07:32 AM Etc/GMT+5

Wondering what sort of incentives and programs are available in Australia for renewable resources such as solar energy? Below, you will find a listing of articles relating to Solar Energy in Australia. If you have any questions on how you can utilize green technologies to make your home or business more efficient, economical and environmentally friendly, feel free to contact us.

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Solar Security Lights in Canada

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:00:33 AM Etc/GMT+5

Solar Security Lights in Canada: Silicon Solars selection of Solar Security Light options are a way for you to help protectyour home or business and to prevent dangerous falls on stairs. Bright andreliable light features Solar Securit

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Solar Spot and Flag Lights in Canada

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:59:42 AM Etc/GMT+5

Solar Spot and Flag Lights in Canada: Silicon Solars selection of Solar Spot and Flag Lighting provides a highoutput light for garden and landscape solar lighting. Silicon Solarhappens to carry the largest selection o

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Canada Renewable Energy

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:58:46 AM Etc/GMT+5

Canada Renewable Energy:

When looking for a clean and affordable source of energy for your residential, commercial and agricultural needs, Renewable Energy is a great choice. Great for the environment and low cost, Renewable Energy shows your interest in the helping the environment! Wind Power, Solar Power, Hydroelectricity/micro Hydro, Biomass, and Biofuels all make up Renewable Energy.

As Silicon Solar only has product lines that cover Solar Power and Wind Power, Silicon Solar is dedicated to Renewable Energy and helping the environment as much as possible. With Wind Systems for both land land marine applications, Silicon Solar carries company names such as Bergey and Jacobs wind turbines and premium and economy wind systems to meet any budget.

Premium Wind Energy Systems:

The Premium Wind Energy Systems are the smaller wind turbines for residential, wind farms, and commercial back up. Premium Wind Energy Systems consist of turbines that have a long term record of performance and reliability. With Bergey and Jacob wind turbines that require little user interaction make installation and understanding the system easy.

Economy Wind Energy Systems:

The Economy Wind Energy Systems are designed for weekend getaways, marine applications, and RV systems. Heavier and more durable, the Economy Wind Energy Systems are more suited to the do-it-yourself scenario. The Economy Wind Energy System is designed for more 1-on-1 attention.

Silicon Solar’s Solar Panel product line has a very extensive and detailed selection. From Panels by the Watt, Flexible Panels, Educational Panels, Grid Tie/Off-Grid Panels, and Concentrator Panels, Silicon Solar is sure to have what you’re looking for!

Solar Panels by the Watt:

Solar Panels by the watt creates an easy way to break down the different levels of pre-built Solar Panel modules and utilize their size and specification to help choose a better solar panel system.

Flexible Solar Panels:

Thin Film solar cells and panels now allow for several types of application to be introduced into the market including solar backpacks, solar thin film clothing and athletic apparel. We at Silicon Solar have taken these methods to the extreme and receive requests from customers who give us incentive and constructive feedback on developing new ways of utilizing this technology not only for them, but for you as well. Each flexible solar panel can be rolled up to 2 inches in diameter, making the paper thin solar cell one of the most durable and long lasting solar modules on the market.

Educational Solar Panels:

Silicon Solar supplies a mix of educational solar panels compatible with any of our educational kits which are great for learning about solar energy. Each of our educational solar panels are designed for multiple purposes and repetitive handling making learning easy and unforgettable. Each panel can be used in several of our educational kits allowing for the mind to ponder in ways of making different solar educational systems function. Why not learn from scratch? Each solar educational kit shows the basic concept of how certain solar system can work. These systems include everything from a Solar PV System on your home to a Solar Lighting System for your back porch. Either way, purchasing a solar educational kit system is a “win win” situation for anyone interested in utilizing the power from the sun.

Grid Tie/Off Grid Solar Panels:

Find a large selection of the world’s leading grid-tie solar electric panels. We offer manufacture direct pricing, making solar modules more affordable for our customers. Whether you are adding onto your existing grid tie or off grid system or wish to install a brand new one, let us assist you with sizing the correct modules for your application. Off Grid systems are ideal for seasonal cabins or even full time, year round habitats. Our off grid product line comes complete with all major components necessary for your installation. Save thousands on your utility and installation costs! Speak to a specialist today and let us help you with your solar panel questions.

Concentrator Solar Panels:

With most residential and commercial buildings in poor sun light areas solar can be the last option on your list. Not anymore, concentrator panels provide the both of best worlds. Our concentrator solar panels come completely reliable for almost any household or small business building. Why? Each concentrator takes the limited sun light that is captured during the day time and reflects the sun the sunlight so the panel’s output is maximized to its optimum performance. Concentrator panels are made from a low cost silicon anamorphic panel that collects sun light not only through the new protective reflective lens, but as well through cloudy weather. This new development makes solar more feasible, more cost efficient, and clearer!

Posted in Worldwide Solar Guide By Silicon Solar

Canada Solar Garden Lights

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:57:14 AM Etc/GMT+5

Canada Solar Garden Lights:

Silicon Solar's selection of Solar Garden Lights serve a variety of purposes and fit into just about any application. With so many different styles, we offer a Solar garden lighting option to accommodate all tastes and budgets. From Hanging Solar Lights, Ground-Stake Solar Lights, Solar Deck & Step Lights, and Solar Garden Spot Lights, Silicon Solar has what you”re looking for!

Hanging Solar Lights:

Hanging Solar Garden Lights come with a complete range of lights diversifying from a copper finish, stainless steel, post lante s, solar wall mounts, and mail box lights. These Hanging Solar Garden Lights are sure to add elegance and artistry to your pathway, garden or patio. With an automatic switch, these Solar Garden Lights are equipped to tu on at night and off at dawn. Over the past few years, our Hanging Solar Garden Lights have grown in interest mainly because of the increase solar LED technology that allows these lights to be brighter and last longer.

Ground-Stake Solar Lighting:

Ground Stake Solar Lights come complete with the solar panel, an LED, and ground and building mounting components. With adding a few Ground-Stake Solar Lighting you can enhance your garden, deck, patio, or walkway without raising your electricity bill. Because these lights do not come with wires, the hassle is gone and allows you to place your lights wherever they are receiving an adequate amount of sun.

Solar Deck & Step Lights:

Solar Deck & Step Lights provide solar garden lighting to the highest level of satisfaction because of their strong construction, high output, and minimal distraction to surrounding neighbors. Solar Deck & Step Lights give the opportunity to illuminate your deck and patio in many styles and sizes. Many of our Solar Deck & Step Lights are built with a highly durable constructed piece of plastic that allows for heavy weights to rest on top of each light.

Solar Garden Spot Lights:

Solar Garden Spot Lights are capable of illuminating any tree, shrub, stone, statue, or a large fountain that occupies your back or front garden. Solar Spot Lights are great unde eath plants and short trees. Capable of lighting up a 10” tree, each landscape spot light is designed for high output and low light pollution.

Posted in Worldwide Solar Guide By Silicon Solar

Canada Solar Fountains

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:55:29 AM Etc/GMT+5

Canada Solar Fountains: If you are interested in Solar fountains you have a few different options. You might choose to select a pre-packaged solar fountain from our comprehensive selection, or you may decide to create your own water feature, using a Solar Fountain Pump. No matter what type of solar fountain you are looking for, or how much of a do-it-yourself type of person you are, Silicon Solar offers Solar Water Fountains and Pumps to suit all tastes and budgets.

Solar Fountain Pumps:

We offer a wide range of Solar Fountain Pumps can accommodate just about any residential, commercial or agricultural application. There are pumps for solar fountains, pumps for solar waterfalls, replacement solar pumps, a Solar Oxygenator which works in either freshwater or saltwater, a replacement battery pack, replacement fountain heads, upgrades, and even a pump which is designed to look like an ordinary rock and blend in to your existing landscape. No matter what your solar fountain pumping needs, Silicon Solar has a solution.

Solar Birdbath Fountains:

Solar Birdbath fountains are elegant, efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly. We offer wholesale pricing on solar water fountains to suit all tastes. No matter if you prefer to look of copper, terracotta, granite, or even bamboo, you’ll find a fountain which will meet with your approval among our Solar Water Fountains. We even offer a Tiered Wood Barrel Fountain. Not only will these fountain beautify your landscape and emit the soothing sound of flowing water, because they are solar powered, they require no electrical wiring, they will not harm the environment, and they will not add to your electric bill.

Commercial and Large Pump Kits:

Our line of Commercial Solar Pumps are idea for larger pumping projects, such as irrigation systems, wells, stock animal feed, and water transportation. The 12Volt Night and Day Power Pack can operate your solar fountain all day and into the night. The Aquajet pump kit moves 180L of water each hour and can provide up to 2 feet of lift. Local farmers world wide put these pumps to use for natural irrigation systems, continuous water flow for their crops, and for livestock feeding. These pumps are used all over the globe to provide hundreds of communities (which may not have access to conventional energy sources) with with water from wells.

Floating Solar Fountains:

Floating solar fountains make a great addition to any pond or pool. The sound will create a relaxing atmosphere, and these fountains are easy to install, requiring no electrical wiring. Since they are solar, they will not cause harm to the environment and they will cost you nothing at all to operate.

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