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What should I do if my floating solar fountain does not spray anymore?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:03:04 PM Etc/GMT+5

What should I do if my floating solar fountain does not spray anymore?

Check to make sure your fountain’s filter is not clogged.  If it isn’t you may need to replace the battery in your fountain.

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Do we sell a flexible solar panel that will power a laptop computer?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:48:50 AM Etc/GMT+5

Do we sell a flexible solar panel that will power a laptop computer?

Yes we do.  The SolMaxx FlexFold 20W Flexible PV Panel or the SolMaxx FlexFold 62W Flexible PV Panel are two of our products that will power a laptop computer.  The SolMaxx FlexFold 62W Flexible PV Panel will charge a computer more efficiently than the SolMaxx FlexFold 20W Flexible PV Panel.  The SolMaxx FlexFold 20W Flexible PV Panel will charge your laptop computer, but it will work more as a trickle charger, meaning it will take many more hours to charge your laptop especially depending on the weather conditions.

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What is the difference between our Genlight 54 and our Genlight 108?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:45:27 PM Etc/GMT+5

The GenLight 54 LED operates for a longer time per night, while the GenLight 108 LED has a brighter light output.Read More
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Can I leave my floating solar fountain in water all year round?

Friday, August 1, 2014 9:06:59 AM Etc/GMT+5

If you live in a climate where the temperatures are not able to freeze water, than yes you can leave your fountain in water all year round. If you live in a climate where water can freeze you will want to remove your fountain from the water. If you do not your fountain may become damaged by ice, which is not covered in your warranty.Read More
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Sweden is the Number 1!

Friday, August 1, 2014 8:45:32 AM Etc/GMT+5

RobecoSAM, a Swiss investment group, ranks Sweden as the most sustainable country in the world. The report concluded from a trifold analysis of social, environmental, and governance systems, the highest ranking countries for sustainability. 59 countries were measured, and the U.S. ranked 9th. Second place was awarded to Australia, and several other Scandinavian countries ranked in the top ten.Read More
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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.

Posted in Worldwide Solar Guide By Silicon Solar

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.

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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.

Posted in Worldwide Solar Guide By Silicon Solar

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