Solar system and photovoltaics: understand the difference!
There are now two types of systems on the market, through which one can use the energy for the household. One type are the solar systems and the other – the photovoltaic systems. In today’s article we want to discuss the difference between the two.
The solar systems convert the solar energy into thermal energy.
Above all, this allows you to warm up the water. With the help of photovoltaics it is possible to convert solar energy into electricity.
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Solar systems and photovoltaics – the difference in everyday use of the energy produced
Use solar systems and photovoltaics effectively. There are differences. But both can actually complement each other. The photovoltaic panels can be used to generate energy that can be used in everyday life. You can use it to turn on the TV, refrigerator, oven. Just think of all the advantages that you can have when using photovoltaics. Even if you might not be able to make a living from it, you could continue your everyday life with it in the event of a power failure. That is why photovoltaics is very popular in places where the supply of electricity is very difficult due to the great distance. If you are in a tropical country where there is a lot of sun, you can easily opt for photovoltaics. You could achieve real independence in terms of electricity.
In contrast to this, you can perhaps only warm up the water with solar panels
Solar panels and photovoltaics have different degrees of difficulty to install
There is clearly a difference between solar panels and photovoltaics in this regard. The first ones have a much simpler set up. So in many cases it is worth opting for this one. So if you hardly need any electricity in a villa in nature and only want warm water, then you should definitely consider the solar panels. This will suit the low and specific needs well.
The system that is used when using solar panels is very simple
It consists of pipes made of copper. The whole is protected by a panel made of glass.
The technology used in photovoltaics is completely different.
There you have to do with silicon cells
These are arranged next to one another. They are separated from each other by connections. The energy generated by the cells actually runs through the latter. It is forwarded to the house electricity network.
In this way, the energy can be used
Where and how to install solar panels and photovoltaics?
Differences can hardly be observed in this respect either. Both types of installations need to be in places where they are most exposed to strong sunlight. On sunny days they generate 100% of their capacity. If it’s cloudy, less. If you want to use the energy outside of the moment of generation, you have to choose a battery that is charged.
A successful combination
Everything is at work
Decide whether it is worth installing!
Solar panels and photovoltaic differences are an important topic. Because many people are not familiar with the field. But once you look at it, the whole thing looks pretty straightforward. You can hardly confuse anything. We hope you feel the same after reading this article.
You should also find out whether you are installing them for the whole household or perhaps only for specific locations.
Here are a few tips that will be very useful for both. The point now is to decide whether you really need the solar panels or not in reality. Because not in every household the use is proportional to the expenses that one will make. The latter are really high. Governments and manufacturers are working on new, low prices. Hopefully something will change soon in this regard!
Ecological and sustainable
Make a detailed analysis of the areas in which you waste the most energy. Then you could reduce the expenses specifically for these by installing solar panels and photovoltaics. You already know the differences. For the shower one would rather use the solar panels and for the kitchen the photovoltaics.
In the countryside
You should definitely not spend money on areas where the generated energy cannot be used for one reason or another.
Before ordering the installation, you should seek advice from a specialist. He has to analyze where and whether solar panels or photovoltaics can be installed. It is also important to observe whether you can easily do this in your own community. In some cases there are regulations that speak against it. You also have to find out about this in advance.
A clear conscience while swimming
Finally: solar panels and photovoltaics. Differences in cost
In principle, the use of solar energy is encouraged. You get a bonus and can get part of the investment back. The costs for both solar systems and photovoltaics vary depending on the size of the area.
Large-scale photovoltaic system
Nice shade of blue
If you opt for solar panels for hot water supply, then you have to reckon with an investment of 7 to 10 thousand euros. From 10 square meters and larger, you can support the heating in addition to the warm water. In this case, you would spend between 10 and 20 thousand euros.
Always enough warm water
In contrast to solar panels, photovoltaics are used over a wide area
You should expect 3 to 3.5 thousand euros for just one square meter. As you can see for yourself immediately, the investment is much larger in this case. For a single-family home, this would mean an investment of around 50 thousand euros.
Such projects would be feasible in any house
The basic requirement is that the roof structure is in order. It must be tight and not in need of repair. Because the system was designed for 20 to 30 years. You certainly don’t want to make these more expensive due to upcoming construction work, do you?
After a minimum of 8 and up to a maximum of 12 years, the investment in the solar panels has paid off. For solar systems, on the other hand, the period is between 10 and 20 years.
Maintenance is always important
Increasingly popular in developing countries
Nature and high tech
Idyllic in a triangular shape
The tough building process
Solar art and gigantic flowers
A chic café ultra modern
The sun ensures the necessary energy
A solar winter fairy tale
Assembling a solar system
Traditional and modern at the same time
Rustic and innovative
The future belongs to innovative solar systems and photovoltaics
System like from a futuristic film
Electric cars are becoming more and more in
Developing countries value solar systems and photovoltaics just as well
Four solar system in your own house
A gigantic facility in the desert
It has to be built diligently
Even with clouds, the solar systems collect enough solar energy
As far as the eye can see
From a bird’s eye view
Photovoltaics and greenhouses
Square and generous
Solar energy and transparency
Like from a Star Wars series
A sustainable, cozy house
Colorful and innovative
Solar systems on the roof
Sun and sea
Breaking new ground in India
Sustainable in the desert
Cacti and snow
Small, but not to be underestimated
A huge, circular complex
Photovoltaic tree in the market
Quiet and completely sustainable
Solar waves in the mountains
Photovoltaics for a long time
Traditional meets modern innovation
Solar energy is our future
Gigantic and super productive
Nature-friendly energy all year round
Strict and innovative
Assembly goes much faster with two people
Innovative and unique
Magnificent nature and clean air
Cleanliness and healthy ecosystem
Wooden eco houses
Rural and innovative at the same time
Regular maintenance is of course included
The solar and photovoltaic systems are very easy to clean
Solar systems in straight lines
Cleaning is child’s play
Photovoltaics in the snow
A gigantic photovoltaic system
The sunrise of the future
Neat and productive
Renewable energy urban art
Always sufficient thermal energy at home
Shower with a clear conscience
Thousands upon thousands of photovoltaic modules
Gentle on nature and people
Traditional American house with a solar roof
Sufficient energy for the household
A practical and environmentally friendly choice
Photovoltaics and perfect maintenance
Solar technology in space
Everything is checked down to the smallest detail
Future without harmful effects
High-rise buildings in particular often benefit from solar systems
Tremendous amount of green energy
Photovoltaics in the countryside
The house is perfectly supplied with energy from the sun