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What can solar powered systems be used for in the home?

Generally solar powered systems can be used to power both lighting and water heating systems. Did you know that if you use less electricity than you receive from your solar panels, in other words you have extra electricity stored up, you can sell this extra electricity back to your electric company for extra cash!

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How is the solar industry working towards improving its technology?

In recent years research for improving solar technology has been an ongoing process. There has been a lot of research done to improve solar power technology. In Europe there is the European Kestcells Project that is funded with 3.7 million euros as researchers are looking to replace the present material in solar technology to another […]

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What are Standard Test Conditions (STC)?

STC stands for “Standard Test Conditions” and are the industry standard for the conditions under which a solar panel are tested. By using a fixed set of conditions, all solar panels can be more accurately compared and rated against each other. There are three standard test conditions which are: 1. Temperature of the cell – […]

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Why does my solar panel not seem to work even though only one small part of it is covered up/in the shade?

A solar panel is actually just a casing that holds multiple small solar cells. These are the blue or dark-blue squares inside the solar panel that are actually absorbing the light and producing the energy. Each individual cell has its own voltage and amperage that are normally both very small. By combining these small cells […]

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What is a “dead” battery?

Because most of our solar kits for any application use rechargeable batteries that are charged externally using a solar panel, the question of what constitutes a “dead” battery often comes up. Batteries only store power, and over time their capacity to hold this energy naturally decreases. A battery is only branded as “dead” when it […]

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How long is the typical shelf life of an unused backup battery?

An unused solar backup battery can last well over a year if properly taken care of. Like any battery, one that is left depleted will eventually lose its ability to hold any charge at all. To combat this it is strongly recommended to use a trickle charger to slowly keep a battery charged part way […]

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What do I do if the solar panel on my garden or patio light looks cloudy/dirty?

Dirt and dust will accumulate on lights over time and if the solar panel becomes blocked it can affect the output of the panel. This can normally be dealt with by wiping the panels clean. The solar panels on small garden lights may also naturally cloud over time, especially when stored in the warehouse for […]

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What is the advantage of using a SolScape kit instead of regular garden lighting?

SolScape lighting kits are 100% solar powered, which means that you will never pay for electricity to keep them running. Free, clean solar power means that once your kit is installed the lights will run independently. Installing garden lights is typically very expensive, requiring underground wiring and a third party installer which can cost hundreds […]

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How do solar garden lighting kits work?

A typical garden light works the same as any other light in your house, except with longer wires needed to plug the lights into an outlet. A solar garden light takes that concept, but removes the long wire tying the lights to the house and compacts everything you need into one small, convenient package. Power […]

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Solar Landscape Lighting with Bluetooth Sound System from Silicon Solar is breaking the traditional boundary of landscape lighting!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 23, 2013

Solar lights took another step closer in becoming the future of landscape lighting systems. Recent developments include improvement in utility and added leisure aspects with artistic input. Until recently, most solar lights are only able to emit a dim light. That has changed with Silicon Solar’s Solscape Lighting Kits. This kit replaced more conventional bulbs […]

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